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  15 responses   half empty nest car
nasowas

We are approaching our 60's. Our boys left the house and left a 60 lbs Springer Spaniel behind. Our yearly milage dropped from 20K to about 12K thanks to the lack of soccer and boyscout activities. I imagine we will now fly more and rent but still do day trips...
  15 responses   half empty nest car
nasowas

We are approaching our 60's. Our boys left the house and left a 60 lbs Springer Spaniel behind. Our yearly milage dropped from 20K to about 12K thanks to the lack of soccer and boyscout activities. I imagine we will now fly more and rent but still do day trips...
  9 responses   Wanted: a "Ralph Nader" car -- safe, sensible, reliable, efficient, green
kitsnicket

Reject anything with poor or mediocre safety rating or mpg < 25.
Must seat at least 5, 7 preferred. Convertible cargo space preferred; we move furniture, bikes, and landscaping materials (dirt).
Looking for excellent reliability, prefer excellent mileage.
Current car is 2006 highlander hybrid w possibly bad inverter. Just...
  6 responses   Low maintenance, fuel efficient vehicle for my growing family
Member6666

My family is growing from three to four in April and my Honda Civic has grown too small for our needs. I am looking for a used family vehicle that can serve us for the next four or five year. It must have room for two car seats...
  6 responses   Low maintenance, fuel efficient vehicle for my growing family
Member6666

My family is growing from three to four in April and my Honda Civic has grown too small for our needs. I am looking for a used family vehicle that can serve us for the next four or five year. It must have room for two car seats...
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  6 responses   Time to let go of my 2001 Civic coupe and get a family car.
Member31

I have had my 2001 Civic since new. I have a daughter that will be inheriting it at the end of the year. I have a 15 year old, wife, 18 month old and a dog. I need a car I can take them all in on mid to long...
  5 responses   Bulk Transport/ Customer Service for tall guy
Member5909

Key Points: I'm 6'-6 1/2" (half my height in the upper body), and I need a car that I can sit upright in. Owing to developing arthritis in both knees - I don't want to have to climb down into the car, and I don't want to be looking out...
  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...
  6 responses   Fuel efficient family hauler, fast
Member3057

I am looking for a wagon or an SUV. I am willing to pay around 12k for it. I want to be able to fit about a 7' item with the seats folded down.

I want to be able to use it for daily driving duty so it has...
  6 responses   Fuel efficient family hauler, fast
Member3057

I am looking for a wagon or an SUV. I am willing to pay around 12k for it. I want to be able to fit about a 7' item with the seats folded down.

I want to be able to use it for daily driving duty so it has...
  4 responses   Reliable, comfortable gear/people hauler with good visibility.
Member2828

My 1995 Camry Wagon has been hit, and my insurer wont fix it. So I need a reliable replacement gear hauler. I really like wagons, but would be happy with a small SUV. Reliability and good driver visibility are my 2 main priorities. I've got about $10,000 to spend and...
  4 responses   mini van maybe
Member6538

My sienna is totalled. I am hoping that they can unbend frame and not total it. However, I do not think that is possible. Rear ended at 30+mph.

My youngest is 16, out of 6 kids, but I still have older kids to take to college. If the older...
  4 responses   Wagon, like the Freestar/TaurusX
Member378

Looking for a replacement for my Town and Country. Don't want a minivan, but would like second-row captain chairs if possible. Leather a must. Considering the Freeestyle/Taurus X anyway. Looking at big dog hauling in addition to teenage kids and cross-country trips. Absolutely going used, not new.
  3 responses   Maybe A 2006 Chevrolet HHR
Member6477

I looked at all brands of trucks, hatchbacks, pickups, wagons and SUVs. It is easier to say that I want minimal plastic and electronics, no internet, computer or RF sending devices, simple radio, low enough to ground for people with small stature, automatic transmission, good 360 visibility of surroundings, good...
  3 responses   Smallest car, van, SUV or whatever with third row seating
Member2217

I am at a loss as to what to look at. I have been thinking a Mazda CX5, but am unsure it has sufficient space. Basically, my wife is looking for third row seating for our kids, and their friends, but she is an unconfident driver, who is 5 feet...
  3 responses   must be able to do stop and going delivering papers
Member6090

needing a vehicle for long trips and delivering so needs to stop and go alot. also seats must set-up and be comfortable. good gas mileage also. 2001 honda cvr, 2006 ford escape
  3 responses   Comfortable,safe fuel-efficient hauler for senior driving.
Member4926

My wife is 4feet11 and the kia rondo, was perfect to get in and out We are looking for somthing similar ,sowe also can take a lot of thing ,when we travelling,but the Rondo was not easy on gas..
  3 responses   Comfortable,safe fuel-efficient hauler for senior driving.
Member4926

My wife is 4feet11 and the kia rondo, was perfect to get in and out We are looking for somthing similar ,sowe also can take a lot of thing ,when we travelling,but the Rondo was not easy on gas..
  2 responses   safe fun fuel efficient
Member5806

Looking for a new car for the family. Can be used. Want good fuel economy and prefer something that is fun to drive. Small SUV prefered.
  2 responses   Fuel-efficient family hauler, used to haul small trailers, some off roading would be nice
Member6439

Just looking for a vehicle to take my family camping, while hauling a trailer, maybe a pop-up trailer. Something with decent gas mileage, and can hold a family of 6. I have been looking at Chevy sliverados and Ford f150s. Added bonus would be something that would not break the...
  2 responses   searching for reliable Van
A member in British Columbia, Canada

Dodge Grand Caravan - nice ride, gas a little noisy, black interior not impressive - no other choice, stow and go nice feature, back up camera good, plug-ins nice feature, warrenty 36 months or 3000 miles not good. Sedona, better warrenty, nice ride, better choice of colors, more expensive.
  2 responses   Great corssover/suv for family of 3 in Sunny SoFlo.
Member6492

We were looking at a 2005 Honda Pilot and ended up test driving a Cadillac SRX too! We really like the SRX but wonder if it's comparable with the Pilot's resale value, low maintenace cost and safety. Suggestions on something simliar in our price range?
  2 responses   Occasional long-haul family hauler.
bokubob

I'm looking for something reliable and fun to drive. Most days it will be driven 15 mintues to and from work and dropping off the kid(s) at daycare, but sometimes it will be used to visit family in Wisconsin (winter driving) and Arizona (far away). We want lots of space...
  2 responses   Occasional long-haul family hauler.
bokubob

I'm looking for something reliable and fun to drive. Most days it will be driven 15 mintues to and from work and dropping off the kid(s) at daycare, but sometimes it will be used to visit family in Wisconsin (winter driving) and Arizona (far away). We want lots of space...
  2 responses   Next Car
Member6677

I'm looking at a 2006 Ford Freestyle to replace a totalled Mazda Tribute. What are the pros and cons with this vehicle?

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