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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...
  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...
  13 responses   First car out of college - thinking about a TDI
ttobin

I currently own a beat up 2004 Hyundai Elantra GT and am looking for something fresh. Fortunately I've acquired a good job so I can afford to invest in a car that will last sometime, but I don't want to find myself in a long term loan as I am...
  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...
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  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   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   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   Fun to drive, compact to mid-size, manual transmisison and big trunk
Member5602

My golf course doesn't have club storage so I leave my bag and cart in the trunk all summer and go on road trips with 2 sets of clubs. Needgood sizedtrunk.
Want a manual transmission for driving fun. Don't want lowest trim to get the MT. My other car is...
  5 responses   quick acceleration, fuel economy, stick, easy to work on, longer life span, safe, cheap insurance
Member6557

Hi guys,
I think I am greedy. Just got my first car a few months ago. Didn't like it but bought it long story short. however, I planed to keep this car for a few years from now. myabe 2 or 3. And I am looking for a new future...
  4 responses   Fuel-efficient family hauler; Fun, comfortable car
Member4488

kia optima hybrid
  4 responses   teen and adult car
shell

toyota hybrid
mitsubishi mirage ES
ford focus trend
mazda6 sport
  4 responses   Daily commuter with emphasizes on fuel economy...Fusion or Honda hybrid or Mazda 6
jeholton

I'm really torn over the Fusion or Honda hybrid, I'm spending a lot of time on the road for work and want good fuel economy and though it appears that Honda's MPG is slightly higher then Fords, based on reviews, the Fusion is quieter and more fun to drive, which...
  4 responses   Daily commuter with emphasizes on fuel economy...Fusion or Honda hybrid or Mazda 6
jeholton

I'm really torn over the Fusion or Honda hybrid, I'm spending a lot of time on the road for work and want good fuel economy and though it appears that Honda's MPG is slightly higher then Fords, based on reviews, the Fusion is quieter and more fun to drive, which...
  3 responses   Reliable Sporty Sedan
Member6181

I am looking for a sporty sedan that does have a history of being reliable. I would also consider less sporty sedans as long as they had decent performance.
A few cars that come to mind are the Acura TL, Acura TSX, Cadillac ATS 2.0, and even the Toyota...
  2 responses   sporty reliable sedan
Member4623

BMW, I like how they drive, quiet and comfort. I didn't like the high cost and reliability issues in the 2008 3 series wagonI owned. I I liked my 2001 VW Jetta TDI, great handling, fuel economy, best leather car seats and audio. Unfortunately it destroyed 2 automatic transmissions at...
  2 responses   Young Professonal Car
Member6271

I saw a honda civic which had a sunroof and the lanewatch camera on the right side mirror, and i liked those features about it. I'm 24 years old, and need to commute daily to work.
  2 responses   Entry-Level Luxury Daily Driver, European or Japanese
Member6328

Looking for an entry-level luxury/performance car for use as a daily driver.
  2 responses   First Car
Member6373

I am looking for my first car, I have looked at the 2012 c250 which I really liked. I am also looking at the cla250, but the used inventory is hard to come across. I really like the look of both of these cars. Are these cood choices, or do...
  2 responses   fun car to my later years
Member6437

Current thinking is between a lightly used C-Class, 3 series or A4; or should I just buy an Accord Touring or perhapps a Mazda 6. I have had an Accord for 10+ years so I really would like to step up from that class.
  2 responses   Middle aged , Sedan with some kick and great handling. Comfortable as well
Member4500

I have a Jetta TDI diesel and love this car. It handles well is cheap to maintain and a tank. The seats are not comforatble even though I have the leather seats. The Passat is more slugish and it would not be my first choice.

Looked at WRX, bmw...
  2 responses   Fuel efficient dependable car for husband to take on long business trips. Big enough on the inside for a family.
Member6092

I like the handling of the Camry XLE but it only comes in a light interior which my husband will trash. The Passat seemed durable and with diesel had great mpg. Just concerned with the VW reliability beause of things I have read online. The Nissan Altima had a very...

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