It is nearing up time to replace my mother-in-law's '99 Millenia S. Overall been a decent car but has a bunch of issues currently that we are not fixing. Big one (shocker I'm sure) is rusted wheel arch. She's had the car since new, it has about 93k miles on it, and generally she likes it but is constantly worried (without any reason) that it is going to leave her stranded (in fully developed suburbs).
Nervous Nellie likes our old Camry (2001 with 155k miles) and her sister bought a Camry last year, plus the Toyota dealer is walking distance from her condo (joined to Caddy and Infiniti dealers) so I likely won't be able to talk her out of a Toyota product. However, I am going to make her test drive multiple cars for seating position, sight lines, and general driving comfort. Biggest requirement - seat heaters (which, of course, I can install aftermarket if necessary).
Suggestions? Camry 2-3 years old is most likely where we will end up; however, new Corolla impressed me when I had one as a rental. Also will try a new 3 and preowned 6 since she has driven the Mazda for nearly 15 years. Maybe a used G25 will come within budget but likely she won't find it comfortable (although it is probably the closest thing to her Millenia S out there). Taking all suggestions! Thanks in advance!
Priorities: Quietness / Driving position & visibility / Materials & workmanship / Reliability & durability / Warranty, maintenance cost
Preferred Bodystyle(s): Sedan
Car Needs: Daily commuter / Errands about town
Primary Driver(s): Senior driver
Need minimum of 5 seats
Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 30000
Maximum age: 3 years
Maximum price: US $ 20000
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