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Lower cost tool carrier/commuter

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I am making a career change and no longer need my Ford F150. I'd still like to be able to carry around some tools, though. I need a reliable used car mostly for commuting. I'm thinking about a wagon or mid-size SUV. Any advice on which generations and which models are best, would be much appreciated.

Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 75000
Maximum age: 15 years

Maximum price: US $ 10000

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Response from LectroFuel

8:04 pm December 8, 2019

I think a Toyota Matrix would be the most reliable and give you some cargo room. I wouldn't be suprised to find that a Prius has more cargo room than a Matrix. It is amazing to see what people can fit in the trunk of a Prius and you'll be saving gas. Some other choices would be the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. If you need something bigger then the Toyota Highlander would be the most reliable. I'm just going based off your need for reliability and space because you didn't mention any other preferences.


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Toyota Matrix
Toyota RAV4
Toyota Highlander

Response from ejulien6

3:46 pm December 13, 2019

All.of these can be found for 10k or less, are fun to drive, reliable, have low maintenance costs. All except the Crosstour are available with a manual transmissions as well.

Mazda 3 hatchback.
Mazda CX5
Honda Crosstour
Lancer Sportback or sedan in GTS trim with manual.
Honda CRZ.
Acura TSX sedan or wagon.
Hyundai Veloster
Fiesta ST


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Acura TSX
Honda Crosstour
Mazda CX-5
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