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  31 responses   Want another hybrid, but they seem to be either disappearing or not offering really great mileage
Rodney

I lease a 2013 Honda Civic hybrid. I'd get another, but Honda has discontinued it for 2016. I get about 35 MPG driving in D.C. traffic. I'll need to get a new lease this year.
  • The only other Honda hybrids are the Accord (which is probably outside my price range)...
  31 responses   Want another hybrid, but they seem to be either disappearing or not offering really great mileage
Rodney

I lease a 2013 Honda Civic hybrid. I'd get another, but Honda has discontinued it for 2016. I get about 35 MPG driving in D.C. traffic. I'll need to get a new lease this year.
  • The only other Honda hybrids are the Accord (which is probably outside my price range)...
  14 responses   Comfortable, reliable car with some creature comforts
Layclerk

I'm looking for a reliable, comfortable to drive car that will last me 5-7 years. I currently drive a 2004 Mercedes-Benz C Class, which has been and still is a great car. However, the older I get, the more I want something with a smoother ride, especially going over bumps...
  14 responses   Comfortable, reliable car with some creature comforts
Layclerk

I'm looking for a reliable, comfortable to drive car that will last me 5-7 years. I currently drive a 2004 Mercedes-Benz C Class, which has been and still is a great car. However, the older I get, the more I want something with a smoother ride, especially going over bumps...
  11 responses   Replacement for Nissan Maxima SE - sports sedan with a little bit of luxury without breaking the bank
Member6202

I love my 2002 Maxima SE - great drive (handling, speed, pickup) sporty, luxurious, roomy, comfortable. Multi-purpose for family and business. What's a good option something similar to this?
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  11 responses   Replacement for Nissan Maxima SE - sports sedan with a little bit of luxury without breaking the bank
Member6202

I love my 2002 Maxima SE - great drive (handling, speed, pickup) sporty, luxurious, roomy, comfortable. Multi-purpose for family and business. What's a good option something similar to this?
  8 responses   4 Door, 4 Cylinder, year 2000 or newer
wilfredtr

Toyota Camry, 4 cylinder , everything but gas mpg.

Car will be used for trips in and around Charlotte, as well as trips to New York, 4 times a year.
I may also use it ocassionally for a personal taxi, like Lyft or Uber
  8 responses   replacement for Acura TSX
Member6100

I've had 7 Acuras, most recently TSX. I want a sporty/elegant car, but I don't love the ILX and am shopping.

I've eliminated the Hyandai Sonata because too much play insteering wheel and ride
felt mushy.I'm looking at Buick Verano, Ford Fusion and Nissan Altima.

Desired features: responsive...
  7 responses   Looking for a stylish, fun to drive, fuel efficient and pratical/room to grow car to buy after finishing grad school
ottoman141516

Top Priorities/Features Required:
Stylish Exterior/Interior
Bluetooth Streaming Audio
Sunroof
Fog Lights
Cruise Control
4 wheel disc brakes
folding 60/40 rear seats
Cheap to maintain/easy to find parts
power driver seat

Would like to have, but not deal breakers:
Smart key access/push button start
cooled seats
rear air vents
Projector...
  6 responses   Family sedan with three car seats
tirthankar_b

My brother (soon to have 3 kids) needs to lease a car for my sister-in-law's commute and the occassional family hauling. Lease for around $500 a month for 3 years. He does have a Pilot for heavy duty family hauling. I do not want to recommend him a large sedan...
  6 responses   Family sedan with three car seats
tirthankar_b

My brother (soon to have 3 kids) needs to lease a car for my sister-in-law's commute and the occassional family hauling. Lease for around $500 a month for 3 years. He does have a Pilot for heavy duty family hauling. I do not want to recommend him a large sedan...
  6 responses   New daily driver, sedan, fun to drive...reasonably reliable...
Member4327

I'm in the early research phase for my next car purchase. Likely a ways off...sometime later this year or early next year. I'm a hardcore car guy, I currently have a 2012 Chevy Cruze Eco with a manual trans which I bought last fall when I thought my commute was going...
  6 responses   Tall man sized car
Member6565

I am 6'6" - so interior space and head room is critical.
Second is reliability - my perfect car never needs to have work done except for oil change
  5 responses   Semi mid-life crisis
in2ba8

Drove Toyota Camry 2013 for business rental. Fun to drive. Had most options. Little loud road noise. Always liked the Accord. Open to coupes. Need some "distinction" with car. Set apart from rest though not too flashy. Infiniti G series?
  5 responses   Safe, reliable, inexpensive, first car
Member6541

I've been looking at the standards: accord, camry, jetta, s80. My yearly expenses for transit with bus and uber is about $6,000. I want to find something that will pay for itself in under 3 years. My wife will be learning to drive in this car so safety is number...
  5 responses   I'm an outside sales rep. I have a VW Passat TDI, my company wants me to rent cars instead of paying mileage
Member5768

I'm driving a VW Passat tdi. I love the diesel, but my situation has changed a bit. The company I work for wants me to rent instead of paying .56 per mile, so the mileage of a diesel isn't as important. I herniated a disc and the Passat doesn't have...
  4 responses   Mother-in-law car
sasolomon

It is nearing up time to replace my mother-in-law's '99 Millenia S. Overall been a decent car but has a bunch of issues currently that we are not fixing. Big one (shocker I'm sure) is rusted wheel arch. She's had the car since new, it has about 93k miles on...
  4 responses   Car comfortable for a big guy; good fuel economy; moderate luxury; reliable; acceptable power
Member6209

I'm looking for a sedan with fuel economy around 28mpg combined. The biggest requirement is ease of ingress/egress. This car is for a bigger guy with back problems. I'd like to have the option to have some luxuries like leather, heated seats, navigation, automatic climate control, etc. The car must...
  4 responses   teen and adult car
shell

toyota hybrid
mitsubishi mirage ES
ford focus trend
mazda6 sport
  4 responses   Car comfortable for a big guy; good fuel economy; moderate luxury; reliable; acceptable power
Member6209

I'm looking for a sedan with fuel economy around 28mpg combined. The biggest requirement is ease of ingress/egress. This car is for a bigger guy with back problems. I'd like to have the option to have some luxuries like leather, heated seats, navigation, automatic climate control, etc. The car must...
  4 responses   A comfortable commuter that's reliable and not boring.
Member6448

I have a long highway commute about an hour each way. I would prefer something used, but not too old. I want something that will pamper me, leather seats, toys, and safety technology, but I want it to be relaible and mostly worry free (I'm OCD with maitnence, and I...
  4 responses   Fuel-Efficient Commuter Car
Member6310

Have had current car for 10 years and 125,000 miles, looking for a car that would be used for commute to work, trips around town.

Current commute is about 20 miles each way in traffic.

Have really started to look into hybrids (Honda Accord, Hyandai Sonata, Ford Focus),...
  4 responses   Something to use for uber, really high city mpg, 4door sedan/hatch, 2009-2014, Private party <= 10k, manual/rwd would be a plus
Member6570

I'm considering driving for uber and would like something that gets high city mpg. The roads in my city can be pretty rough, so rwd orsomething tough and durable would be a plus. I like to drive manual. I prefer smaller>larger vehicles as well, if a 4 seater miata existed,...
  4 responses   fuel efficient and comfy
Member1253

I need something reliable, affordable, and comfortable. Prefer a mid-sized vehicle with good gas mileage.
  4 responses   fuel efficient and comfy
Member1253

I need something reliable, affordable, and comfortable. Prefer a mid-sized vehicle with good gas mileage.

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