Camaro vs Honda?

My car recently blew a head. It was a 96 Camaro with 150k miles on it. We have been fixing it ever since we got it so we decided to get a new car. My best friends uncle knew we were looking and offered to sell us his 02 Camaro with only 80k miles on it. Mostly highway miles. It's a 5 speed manual. Only problem

My car recently blew a head. It was a 96 Camaro with 150k miles on it. We have been fixing it ever since we got it so we decided to get a new car. My best friends uncle knew we were looking and offered to sell us his 02 Camaro with only 80k miles on it. Mostly highway miles. It's a 5 speed manual. Only problem is it's inspection ran up. The car runs fine I drove it and so did my dad. My dad is worried that he is trying to screw us over and doesn't want to buy a car that isn't inspected. I tried to explain to him that my best friends uncle, who I've met and talked to many times, isn't trying to screw us over. He told me if I ever have problems with the car he will fix it. He instead wants to go buy a Honda Accord with 200k miles on it from a random guy on Craigslist. I think he's being very stupid for doing this but no matter how much I tell him he doesn't listen.

Other answer:

Gage:
Neither. The Camaro is a 20 year old piece of junk, and since you failed to say the year of the Honda, we cannot guess about it's likely remaining life.

Find a better car, but a Honda is always better than a Camaro.

TheReal:
First of all, there is no difference in "city miles" and "highway miles". These terms are meaningless. Second, at no point will a Camaro be a better buy than a Honda. Ever. Get the Honda.
Anonymous:
To be honest with you, the only Camaros from that era really worth getting are a 98-02 Z28 or SS with a 6 speed and a LS1 V8 in it. A high mileage one purchased at $3000-$5000 would make a good project car and the engine and transmission are both worth something if you dismantle the car. It will depend on how well the cars in questioned are maintained. If you can get your friend to show maintenance records, I'd go with the camaro.
Love big words:
Honda
g:
Unfortunately, the '02 Camaro was a poor quality and unreliable vehicle from the get go. Now with 80k and 15 years on the planet it is ready for retirement. And without current inspection I would not touch it with a barge pole.
john:
Well he is right in that it should be inspected by a mechanic to make sure there's no serious problems
XTX:
the 02 CAmero is the best deal == get a bill of sale that states the car has not been on the roads == and you will legally be OK … see your insurance agent he knows how you can best handle the new title / insp.