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  13 responses   My FIRST car! Reliability/low cost-to-own a must
Eeyore

Looking to buy my first car! I'm on a shoestring first-job budget too, but happily have enough saved to buy outright (with help from family). My main concerns are reliability and lifetime cost-to-own, specifically maintinence/repair costs, and to a lesser extent MPG. I'm hoping to find a car that'll last...
  9 responses   Extra vehicle for winter driving
Member5907

I'm looking for a used 4WD or AWD SUV as an extra vehicle. I will be moving out to the country and we do get some snow. Roads are very narrow and curvy, so I need 4WD or AWD. I want something reliable and I want to spend around $15K.In...
  8 responses   Fuel-efficient college-stuff-hauler
Busterjnz

Have looked at Honda CRV and Nissan Rogue; I like both, mainly due to reliability, gas mileage and AWD. Toyota Rav4 and Kia Sportage would be 2nd choices in SUV department. In wagons, would consider Toyota Matrix and Subaru.
  8 responses   Fuel-efficient cargo carrier
Grantkarl

Looking for a roomy but efficient vehicle; I'm a musician and need to have the cargo capacity to carry my equipment without turning my car into a one-seater, yet I'd rather not sacrifice fuel economy. I've looked at the Jetta SportWagen and the Subaru Outback. I prefer the economy and...
  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
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  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
  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   Safe, reliable, lasting suv for college student
Member6482

I'm am a college student. I have saved up about $4000 and would like to get a decent small suv because the snow at my school is kind of bad. I want something that will last me 2.5-3 years so I can finish our school with it. I really need...
  5 responses   Crossover SUV. Safe but fun to drive. Fuel economy a must.
loumutt2k2

1. I've test driven the Mitsubishi Outlander and didn't like it. Too slow and very uncomfortable driving position. Not on my list anymore.

2. I've test driven the Nissan Rogue. I like the look inside and out but am not sold on the CVT. For what I've seen around...
  6 responses   New SUV - reliable but with a few more modern touches
fuster

I currently have a Honda CR-V ('09-EX model with about 140k miles). Can't lease, need to buy as I drivearound 18-20K miles a year. Looking into the following (in no particular order - all 2016 models):
  1. Honda CR-V
  2. Mazda CX-5
  3. Hyundai Tucson
  4. Toyota RAV4 (hybrid?)
  5. Subaru Forester
I like the CRV style and I'm...
  5 responses   Sedan
sadgrove

My preference would be for a car that gets close to 50 mpg real world mileage and big enough to carry 5 adults. A hatchback is preferable but not essential.
  5 responses   Safe, dependable AWD for au pair
Member6434

Our 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee was rear ended and totaled. The Jeep didn't look too bad other than the bumper cover, but the frame rails were unfortunately bent. It was driven by our au pair for our two girls. Liked that it was 4WD, roomy, built like a tank and...
  6 responses   New SUV - reliable but with a few more modern touches
fuster

I currently have a Honda CR-V ('09-EX model with about 140k miles). Can't lease, need to buy as I drivearound 18-20K miles a year. Looking into the following (in no particular order - all 2016 models):
  1. Honda CR-V
  2. Mazda CX-5
  3. Hyundai Tucson
  4. Toyota RAV4 (hybrid?)
  5. Subaru Forester
I like the CRV style and I'm...
  5 responses   wife's car
Member3875

looking for something like a honda crv or maxima
  5 responses   Crossover SUV. Safe but fun to drive. Fuel economy a must.
loumutt2k2

1. I've test driven the Mitsubishi Outlander and didn't like it. Too slow and very uncomfortable driving position. Not on my list anymore.

2. I've test driven the Nissan Rogue. I like the look inside and out but am not sold on the CVT. For what I've seen around...
  4 responses   Fuel-efficient AWD or 4WD wagon or compact SUV for rural living, with good ground clearance
A member in Washington, United States

I'm considering a Honda CR-V, because my 2001 CR-V gave me 13 entirely trouble-free years until a recent A/C system failure that is not reparable. Now I have to live without A/C or get a different car. I'm shopping the CR-V again, along with Toyota Highlander and Subaru Outback. I...
  4 responses   Fuel efficient family vehicle with some testosterone
Xerses82

I currently have two vehicles; a 2003 Saturn Vue and and 2007 Ion. I love the versatility of the Vue, so I want to stay in that segment. The vehicle will be used as my daily driver, but also to take road trips for work and play. I'd like something...
  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!
  4 responses   reliable compact suv, room for camping gear and dog
Member6120

Considered Forester, concerned about reliabilty. Coming from 11 yr old Civic, over 150,000, no problems until 9 yrs old, and nothing terrible. Was able to just do oil changes and then tires/brakes/etc. as needed, never did any other maintaince. Would like to be able to abuse new car in a...
  4 responses   reliable compact suv, room for camping gear and dog
Member6120

Considered Forester, concerned about reliabilty. Coming from 11 yr old Civic, over 150,000, no problems until 9 yrs old, and nothing terrible. Was able to just do oil changes and then tires/brakes/etc. as needed, never did any other maintaince. Would like to be able to abuse new car in a...
  4 responses   reliable compact suv, room for camping gear and dog
Member6120

Considered Forester, concerned about reliabilty. Coming from 11 yr old Civic, over 150,000, no problems until 9 yrs old, and nothing terrible. Was able to just do oil changes and then tires/brakes/etc. as needed, never did any other maintaince. Would like to be able to abuse new car in a...
  3 responses   Reliable mid-priced toy hauler
Anonymous

I primarily drive to/from work and run errands within my city (8-10 mile commute each way). On weekends I mountain bike, paddle board, kayak, etc. so I need something able to haul my toys. I also pull a trailer 3-4 times a year with 1500-2000 lbs of cargo (helping people...
  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   Fuel efficient two and four legged family hauler
Member6505

I've been an Acura owner for 24 yrs. so that's whzere I'm leaning. But im open to suggestion. Fuel economy, but I need to haul things occasionally as heavy as two horse trailer. Am currently sear hinging for European make that reduces the tongue weight of the trailer significantly so...
  3 responses   City-friendly AWD snow monster
Member6352

Hello Folks,

Looking for a cheaper, shorter-length car for winter errands when it's too crappy out to bike.

Use case is a bit interesting:
I drive <3000mi/yr, so fuel economy is not a big concern.
Vehicle only needs to last a few years, but be reliable in that...

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