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Time to replace my 2003 Sentra(200k miles). My sentra hasrequired too much work and $to keep on the road and I am DONE with NISSAN! I value good economy butmy wife drives a lexus and I would like tobuysomething lghtly used that she is not emmbarrassed to ride in. I need something better than a Sentra!

Priorities: Reliability & durability / Fuel economy / Quietness

Car Needs: Daily commuter

Primary Driver(s): Senior driver

Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 115000
Maximum age: 7 years

Maximum price: US $ 12000

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Response from mkaresh

5:51 pm March 21, 2016

For a reliable, quiet compact car with a luxurious interior and comfortable front seats check out the Buick Verano. Economical--sort of. The Verano's EPA ratings of 21 city, 32 highway are towards the bottom of the range for sedans its size. The Verano's other weakness: a tight back seat.

You might also try to find a Lexus HS 250h. A hybrid sedan based off of a European-market Toyota, it's a good fit for your priorities.

Either is available well under your age / mileage limits for under $12k.

Other possibilities include the Acura ILX and 2014+ Kia Forte, though these aren't as quiet and smooth as the Buick or the Lexus. The Acura also has a tight back seat.


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Response from NormT

11:59 pm July 22, 2017

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