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  17 responses   Small, nimble, fun (as in lean in to the curves) car for petite woman with dogs & a desire to drive a stick/manual again
BellaBee

I moved from the California Bay Area to Western Massachusetts a year ago with several dogs and a 2011 Ford Flex Limited. When I lived in the Bay Area, I worked for a wonderful animal shelter and routinely transported dogs (up to 8 including 2 dog crates) between Gilroy and...
  17 responses   Small, nimble, fun (as in lean in to the curves) car for petite woman with dogs & a desire to drive a stick/manual again
BellaBee

I moved from the California Bay Area to Western Massachusetts a year ago with several dogs and a 2011 Ford Flex Limited. When I lived in the Bay Area, I worked for a wonderful animal shelter and routinely transported dogs (up to 8 including 2 dog crates) between Gilroy and...
  12 responses   Small/medium size family hauler - fun, inexpensive, good to look at it
agog

Our requirements are:
- good space for a small family with at least 5 seats
- 1/2 child seat capacity
- rearview camera is a must, love to have all around view
- like sporty looking cars specially in red color :)
- climate control
- love to have moon/sun...
  6 responses   Reliable attractive car for single mom
Member6454

I'm looking for a reliable, durable used SUV, that looks attractive inside and out, has a smooth ride and is cheap on gas and insurance. What are my best options
  5 responses   Passenger-seat accommodation for lower back problems in CRV - update
ianrowepeng

Replacing (excellent) 2006 Buick Rendezvous SUV. Passenger has spinal stenosis, low back pain and sacro-iliac issues. Current Buick SUV key feature is comfortable electric passenger seat with: 6-position controls, seat height exceeds 13" (330mm), good depth of seat exceeds anything that we have seen; also cargo floor level to top...
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  5 responses   Dog and activity car
Member5377

We have outgrown our Honda Civic and are looking to replace it with something that can fit 4 adults, 2-3 dogs, and hiking gear. So far, the Subaru Outback and Forester seem to be the best options that I've seen, but they are pretty expensive cars so we are open...
  5 responses   Dog and activity car
Member5377

We have outgrown our Honda Civic and are looking to replace it with something that can fit 4 adults, 2-3 dogs, and hiking gear. So far, the Subaru Outback and Forester seem to be the best options that I've seen, but they are pretty expensive cars so we are open...
  4 responses   Fuel efficient family hauler with 4 people & 2 dogs.
Member2177

Make or Break a car for me: poor reliability,poor durability,poor safety, poor braking, poor front seats, poor slow powertraine performance, poor mileage and poor cargo space for family and dogs.

I LIKE A VERY QUIET CAR INSIDE TO DRIVE.Can have a good conversation and listen to good music.A Car...
  4 responses   Fuel efficient family hauler with 4 people & 2 dogs.
Member2177

Make or Break a car for me: poor reliability,poor durability,poor safety, poor braking, poor front seats, poor slow powertraine performance, poor mileage and poor cargo space for family and dogs.

I LIKE A VERY QUIET CAR INSIDE TO DRIVE.Can have a good conversation and listen to good music.A Car...
  4 responses   2014 Toyota Rav4 or 2014 Kia Sportage-Looking for reliability and ride quality over all else
Member6644

Looking for reliabilty and handling as main features. I want low repair costs.
  4 responses   Gymnastics Coach's dream car!
xevious

Hello, hopefully I use the right format here, first attempt at this.

I've been researching a car for my girlfriend to buy as she doesn't know much about cars other than how they look.

She has a very short commute on average, <5 miles="" br="">She has a long...
  4 responses   Reliable family car
mishagos

Looking for a good solid, reliable car for my sister who has two kids. She prefers something a little smaller than a minivan but is open to a small one. Would like it to last at least 5-7 years or more, up to at least 200k. Thanks!
  3 responses   AWD, fuel-efficient but powerful, daily commuter
Member6294

Family of four plus two large dogs. AWD mandatory for snow, rain and inclement weather, not off-road. Love ther versatility of pickups however with full crew cab for family, they start getting pricey and not as fuel efficient, and in day to day driving, handling of pickups is a negative.
  3 responses   civic reliability and mpg but in an SUV
webmagnets

I am thinking a rav4 or a cr-v. Are there any other SUVs that have better or similar reliability in old age?
  2 responses   AWD, rear leg room, memory seats
Member4945

I've been looking at a new Jeep Cherokee with the luxury package. I like the feel of a large sun roof and I appreciate the heated memory seats. AWD is a must. I have a 2007 BMW x5 as a back up plan but am scared by the potential out...
  2 responses   Car for 2015
Member3413

No cvt or manual trans
Yes shiftable auto 6 + speeds


  2 responses   Quiet and comfortable car / CUV for my daily commute for midwest snow conditions
Member3981

Hi!
I currently drive 20 miles one way to my work and own a 2003 honds civic. The car is reliable but comfortable or quiet.
I am looking for something that is quiet, reliable and also can my family of 2 (2 toddlers) for short trips (200 miles).
I would...
  1 response   Need a fuel-efficient, reliable and fun SUV
Member6208

My wife and I are looking for a Small to Midsized SUV or Crossover to replace my newly compacted compact car. Things we're looking for:
  1. Something from the more recent model years. 2014 onward would be preferable, but we could handle something a little older if it still had good gas...

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