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Safety and realiability,mid-sized sedan
sofisticated look well stylized interior and exterior
safety options i.e. airbags
as many options as available at time of purchase
something a bit out of the ordinary on the road


I have been interested in the Hyundau Genesis, but am somewhat skeptical of its reliability, I hear good and bad. Equus if intriquing but too exspensive. Also of interest is the Chrysler 300C and Buick La Cross

Priorities: Exterior styling / Feature availability / Front seat support & comfort

Need minimum of 2 seats

Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 70000
Maximum age: 6 years

Maximum price: US $ 15500

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Response from koksetna

9:15 pm December 2, 2016

A second your Buick La Crosse idea. That car got good reliability and build quality grades several years in a row. Check the reliablity stats on this web site.

A Mazda 6 is a nice looking sedan you don't see every day. Mazdas have been reliable.


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Response from mkaresh

5:56 pm December 6, 2016

I really like the 2015 and up Genesis, but it's still be out of your price range.

With older ones reliability has varied. The 2011 has been looking better than other years, and the 2012 (first year of the mid-cycle refresh) has been the worst. With the earlier model years, some common problems can be avoided by getting a car without the Tech Package (identifiable by a power tilt-and-telesoping steering wheel). This might also mean no nav.

We don't have much reliability data on the LaCrosse, and what we do have indicates so-so reliability. My main issue with the car, though, is that it's very hard to see out of. In many ways the related Chevrolet Impala is a better car.

I like the Chrysler 300 quite a bit, so I wish it performed better in our reliability survey. The 2012 has been looking good recently, but was worse earlier, and the 2013 and 2014 continue to have high repair frequencies (not good). We have no data on the 2015 and up.

The Kia Cadenza isn't common and drives very well. You might be able to find a 2014 with somewhat high miles in your price range.

Finally, the Nissan Maxima is worth a look. We have limited data for the Maxima, but what we have suggests that it's reliable. Not as luxurious as some of the others here, but sportier. There appear to be quite a few as new as 2014 in your price range.


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Nissan Maxima

Response from NormT

1:00 pm July 17, 2017

Another vote for the Buick LaCrosse. The 2009-2013 generation can be had with 2.4l, 2.4l eAssist mild hybrid, or a V6. My 70+ year old Mom loves her 2011 LaCrosse CXL she picked up used in 2015.


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Buick LaCrosse
Chevrolet Impala Limited
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