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  17 responses   Small, nimble, fun (as in lean in to the curves) car for petite woman with dogs & a desire to drive a stick/manual again
BellaBee

I moved from the California Bay Area to Western Massachusetts a year ago with several dogs and a 2011 Ford Flex Limited. When I lived in the Bay Area, I worked for a wonderful animal shelter and routinely transported dogs (up to 8 including 2 dog crates) between Gilroy and...
  12 responses   Small/medium size family hauler - fun, inexpensive, good to look at it
agog

Our requirements are:
- good space for a small family with at least 5 seats
- 1/2 child seat capacity
- rearview camera is a must, love to have all around view
- like sporty looking cars specially in red color :)
- climate control
- love to have moon/sun...
  9 responses   Winter friendly car
Member3492

Subaru Impreza 2010 (used) -- front seat felt cramped, and there was no rear window wiper. Does anyone know if more recent models have the rear wiper?
  8 responses   Fuel-efficient cargo carrier
Grantkarl

Looking for a roomy but efficient vehicle; I'm a musician and need to have the cargo capacity to carry my equipment without turning my car into a one-seater, yet I'd rather not sacrifice fuel economy. I've looked at the Jetta SportWagen and the Subaru Outback. I prefer the economy and...
  6 responses   fun commuter car
ahm1127
Three-Car Garage


Was thinking Focus ST, let me know what you think
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  5 responses   Fun to drive, compact to mid-size, manual transmisison and big trunk
Member5602

My golf course doesn't have club storage so I leave my bag and cart in the trunk all summer and go on road trips with 2 sets of clubs. Needgood sizedtrunk.
Want a manual transmission for driving fun. Don't want lowest trim to get the MT. My other car is...
  5 responses   Haulin Bass
KSKarl

Room to carry a bass. Don't want a full size truck or SUV
  5 responses   Sedan
sadgrove

My preference would be for a car that gets close to 50 mpg real world mileage and big enough to carry 5 adults. A hatchback is preferable but not essential.
  4 responses   Island Car
laurieo

Looking for a safe, reliable used car, preferably a small SUV or station wagon in which I can fit larger items when necessary. Live on an island, but will make trips to city (150 miles round trip) 2-3 times a month. We are a couple and this will be our...
  4 responses   Reliable, comfortable gear/people hauler with good visibility.
Member2828

My 1995 Camry Wagon has been hit, and my insurer wont fix it. So I need a reliable replacement gear hauler. I really like wagons, but would be happy with a small SUV. Reliability and good driver visibility are my 2 main priorities. I've got about $10,000 to spend and...
  3 responses   solid quality, substantial feeling, efficient, good handling, wagon or hatchback. Comfortable and safe on long trips. Understated as opposed to techy/tacky.
Member6303

I enjoy driving and am used to my comfortable, substantially built vw. It would be nice to have a practical, solid and well designed wagon that performs well enough to give confidence to the driver on the road, without worry of expensive reliability issues on long trips. I need four...
  3 responses   Does a car for my needs exist?
Member6509

My Need (Most Important Stuff):
Backroad commuting through Chicago winters 100 miles per day, so something that can safely handle all weather conditions.
Longevity and reliability- Commute is almost 50 miles each way.
Fuel economy- Keeping the commute cost as low as possible.

My Wants (Not a Requirement But...
  3 responses   hybrid
Member6623

best fuel economy and warranty
  2 responses   Car for 2015
Member3413

No cvt or manual trans
Yes shiftable auto 6 + speeds


  2 responses   I need a reliable wagon for daily commuting as well as long road trips.
Member6604

I want a reliable car with lots of cargo space.
  2 responses   A newer Prius or a newer VW Golf TDI?
jerry.mcintire

We have owned both, and like the Prius in our cold Wisconsin winters because we aren't able to use 100% biodiesel during them. Hard to beat the gas mileage, but there is a new biodiesel co-op here and the TDI gets such outstanding mpg, as good as the Prius once...
  1 response   Fuel-efficient big non-SUV
Member6372

Gasoline makes so little sense, but I'm not ready to get on the hybrid train until lithium-ion batteries are standard, since nickel ones are so bad for the environment, heavy, and deteriorate more quickly. mostly use my car for long trips and moving a lot of stuff, so great fuel...

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