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Hi! Looking for first car for 17 year old daughter who lives in L.A. Safety, reliability, low maintenence/repair costs. Used Hybrid SUV would be the dream. Under $10k if possible. Suggestions?

Priorities: Safety & braking / Reliability & durability / Warranty, maintenance cost

Need minimum of 5 seats

Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 120
Maximum age: 14 years

Maximum price: US $ 9000

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Response from mkaresh

2:11 am October 30, 2021

Sorry for not replying sooner. It's probably best to not try to find a reliable hybrid SUV at this price--they'll be either too expensive or not very reliable--and to search for the newest / lowest miles Toyota Prius you can find within your budget. The Prius can hold plenty of stuff, tends to be very reliable, and is considerably more fuel-efficient than an SUV even if the SUV is a hybrid. If you do want something a bit larger, try to find a Prius v. A Ford C-MAX is another option that will be less expensive than a Prius, but while they drive better they're smaller inside, likely less reliable, and less fuel-efficient.


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