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Safe fuel-efficient SUV for gigging teenage musician

The Right Car for Me | TrueDelta


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 stand or two.He'd also like to take it camping/hiking every now and then.

What is important is safety/reliability, fuel mileage >16, and repair cost if something does go wrong.

Deal breakers: dealer only oil changes (vw), expensive parts for minor repairs,

Preferred Bodystyle(s): Coupe

Need minimum of 4 seats

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

Maximum price: US $ 4500

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