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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...
  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.
  6 responses   safe, reliable, fuel efficient auto, awd, about 20k per year
ranger801

The number of repairs are probably my key factor in selecting a vehicle.
The next would be fuel economy.
I'm not into hybrid yet because I think they have a long way to go before a standard is accepted and the cost of repairs are too high and the space...
  6 responses   safe, reliable, fuel efficient auto, awd, about 20k per year
ranger801

The number of repairs are probably my key factor in selecting a vehicle.
The next would be fuel economy.
I'm not into hybrid yet because I think they have a long way to go before a standard is accepted and the cost of repairs are too high and the space...
  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...
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  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...
  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   Mid-size SUV for towing light loads, going on road trips, growing family. Expecting to put ~5,000mi/year on it.


Looking for a vehicle for my husband. We want a mid-size SUV with towing capability (light loads) and 4WD. It needs to have enough room to fit his 6'3'' self. He will be towing his canoe and utility trailer often during hunting season-short distances. We want room in the back...
  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, 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...
  5 responses   Inexpensive and reliable
Member6675

I am mainly looking for a vehicle that is reliable and inexpensive to buy and own. A hatch would be great but I can't find one that hasn't been mistreated or with a clean title. I also need an automatic and it doesn't matter if it is AWD/FWD. Last car...
  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   Recommendations for used car that is small, cheap and reliable
Member6223

Something cheap and reliable. Possibly an alternative to the Honda Civc/Accord since they tend to be expensive from brand recognition. Looked at some Mazdas, but was concerned about rust issues. Also looked at some Hyundais, Elantras, etc. Just trying to figure out what old used cars to target forreliability.
  3 responses   Summer home extra vehicle
Member5462

honda crv seems to be perfect, but the ones I have found have 200K + miles. Rav 4s are scarce and not cheap either. Ideas? Is 200K OK for something I would not be using as a 1st car?
  3 responses   Fuel-efficient hauler for single guy and four-legged friends, easy to clean, reliable, cargo
Member6507

Currently driving a 2008 Dodge Nitro SLT and sister is driving a 2007. Both of us have been experiencing reliability issues and are looking to move onto something else.

For the here and now, these are things I am currently looking for in a vehicle...
* Easy to maintain...
  5 responses   Inexpensive and reliable
Member6675

I am mainly looking for a vehicle that is reliable and inexpensive to buy and own. A hatch would be great but I can't find one that hasn't been mistreated or with a clean title. I also need an automatic and it doesn't matter if it is AWD/FWD. Last car...
  1 response   Safe fuel-efficient SUV for gigging teenage musician
Member3953

My 16 year old musician son is needing a small-midsize SUV or wagonfor getting to/from school and gigs. He plays gigs instead of working in fast food... His ideal is probably a Honda Element or something similar. He needs to be able tohaul 2-3 guitars, maybe a couple amps and a...

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