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  6 responses   Fuel-Efficient Versatile Commuter
lazydrumhead

Want to be able to drive friends places (want a 4-door!) but also carry music gear (thus the desire for a hatch). Will also be my daily commuter - my commute is 40 minutes and I'm nearly 6'3". I would rather not drive an automatic - love driving smaller-feeling cars with...
  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...
  6 responses   Getting an Outback or Forester, but can't decide whether to replace my 2002 Tahoe or my 2006 Odyssey.
Member6076

I am single mom with two kids (7 and 11) and two cars, both of which get pretty lousy mileage. Would like to replace one of the current cars with either an Outback or Forester to use as my daily around-town/non-hauling vehicle. I live in the midwest with lots of...
  4 responses   Midwifery Student in need of reliable/inexpensive hatchback
Member6136

I am looking for a hatchback like the matrix or mazda 3, but have heard some poor reviews about rust in the mazda 3. I tried the pontiac vibe, which apparently ls very similar to the matrix, but wasn't too impressed with the power or interior (front seat). My price...
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  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, fuel-efficient, and winter-ready vehicle: CR-V or Forester?
Member6107

My current Chevy Prizm is almost at 200,000 miles and will need to be replaced soon. I love its fuel economy and reliability (no major repairs up until this point), but its winter performance leaves a lot to be desired. I live in a snowy area and have a long...
  3 responses   Reliable mid-priced toy hauler
Anonymous

I primarily drive to/from work and run errands within my city (8-10 mile commute each way). On weekends I mountain bike, paddle board, kayak, etc. so I need something able to haul my toys. I also pull a trailer 3-4 times a year with 1500-2000 lbs of cargo (helping people...
  3 responses   City-friendly AWD snow monster
Member6352

Hello Folks,

Looking for a cheaper, shorter-length car for winter errands when it's too crappy out to bike.

Use case is a bit interesting:
I drive <3000mi/yr, so fuel economy is not a big concern.
Vehicle only needs to last a few years, but be reliable in that...
  3 responses   Toyota Yaris as a Road Trip car for my Second semester of College?
Member6406

I have my eye on a little red Toyota Yaris, 94k miles, Nice shape, for 5200 dollars. It's pretty roomy inside and Its a manual! and those are really hard to get around here :( but I wanted to see if any other yaris owners have ever taken a 2-3...
  3 responses   Maybe A 2006 Chevrolet HHR
Member6477

I looked at all brands of trucks, hatchbacks, pickups, wagons and SUVs. It is easier to say that I want minimal plastic and electronics, no internet, computer or RF sending devices, simple radio, low enough to ground for people with small stature, automatic transmission, good 360 visibility of surroundings, good...
  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   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
  2 responses   The "Do-Everything Car"
Member6473

We are looking for a car that will be our tower - up to 5,000 pounds desired but most of our towing is light - trailer and pop-up camping trailer. For the most part, this will be our everydaycar for a family of four. Currently have a Sienna that is...
  1 response   Safe, reliable car for growing family
Grantkarl

We're in need of a second car, primarily (at this point) for my wife's commute and everyday driving but eventually it will be called on for family transport (1 to 2 carseats). We're on a budget, and we need a reliable, safe, and spacious vehicle.

We currently have...
  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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