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I'm looking for a reliable, used, family friendly car. I currently drive a Toyota Yaris, but with a five-month old, we're quickly outgrowing the amount of space that my little Yaris has to offer. I don't want to break the bank, but I don't want something that is going to break-down frequently either.

Need minimum of 5 seats

Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 95000
Maximum age: 12 years

Maximum price: US $ 16000

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Response from mwcten

11:08 am February 11, 2015

The most economical/reliable 6-seater is probably going to be a Mazda 5. It's 6 seats in 3 rows, but kind of midway in size between your Yaris and a conventional minivan. They're relatively cheap used. Beyond that, you're probably looking at a conventional minivan like a Toyota Sienna or Honda Odyssey. If you can make 5 seats work, a lot more options open up.


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Response from mkaresh

8:17 am February 20, 2015

If even the Mazda5 seems a little large, the Honda Fit might provide the extra space you're looking for. Same size on the outside as the Yaris, but far roomier inside. And extremely reliable.

A Kia Soul might also provide the extra space you want. The 2014 and up drive much better than the first generation, and you should be able to find a 2014 within your budget.


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