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Subaru Imprezza hatchback & XV Crosstrek - love the CVT, good MPG prefer height of XV over Imp. Sort of blah interior. Dealbreaker: seats to long & uncomfortable for short legs (5'-1" tall).
Nissan Juke - fun, fun, fun to drive & comfortabel, a bit too small & weird on the outside but nice interior.
Ford Focus hatch - one word "dissapointed", was a noisy bumpy ride
Currently own a Scion xD - luv it even more after test-driving new cars & appreciate what a well built, value vehicle it's been!
AWD preferred especially since I am switching from manual. Have driven through many Buffalo, NY winters without AWD, but like the added security.

Preferred Bodystyle(s): Hatch / SUV

Car Needs: Daily commuter / Errands about town / Long trips / Towing or hauling

Primary Driver(s): Short driver

Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 30000
Maximum age: 4 years

Maximum price: US $ 26000

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Response from Member6350

12:26 pm June 2, 2015

Response from mkaresh

2:16 pm June 3, 2015

The Juke is a lot of fun, so I would write it off too quickly.

The Buick Encore isn't as quick or as sporty as the Juke, but it is much less weird and much quieter. So far it has been reliable in our survey. If you don't like the styling, Chevrolet offers essentially the same vehicle with the Trax. But the Trax has only been available for a few months, so no used ones. Also, you can't get forward collision warning, a valuable safety feature, on the Trax, but it is an option on the Encore.

Steppiing up a size class, the Mazda CX-5 might work for you. It's a little quieter inside than the Juke, not as quiet as the Encore. On the other hand, while not as sporty as the Juke, it is sportier than the Encore. Look for one with the 2.5-liter engine, as the 2.0 originally offered feels slow.

A smaller CX-3 coming this fall has been getting outstanding early reviews, but it could be too expensive depending on which features you require.

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