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  4 responses   Is the Kia Niro a hero?
danlisahall
Two-Year Veteran


After offering advice to many buyers here, I feel the need to tap into the collective car wisdom of my fellow car addicts.

While don't drive enough miles to make it pay, I've been desiring some sort of EV for my city / short trip car for...
  3 responses   here's a fun sedan comparison...
Member4193

Looking for a nicely appointed sedan, not quite midsized, but larger than a compact. What do you think about:

Used Audi A4, B8 ('15 or '16)
vs
New Mazda 3 Sedan

Using the car comparitors, both are basically the same size. They also both have the same weight-to-HP...
  2 responses   Minivan Conundrum
accordese

Looking to get a minivan to haul around my family ( wife + 2kids) .I need a vehicle with alot of interior space that is usuable for not only day trips but also cross country road trips. Up until the recent mistake of buying a volkswagen, I have always been...
  3 responses   2015 Civic Si
mindglimmer

I like the civic 2-door Si.
Looking for something sporty.
My dream car is an Audi TTS MK2 w/manual gearbox.
Also like the 2014 Maxima SV enthough its a 4-door.
Really would like a sunroof, manual transmission, backup camera, blue tooth audio.
No satellite radio.
No dark grey exterior colors.
  3 responses   Safe inexpensive 4 door for mother of 1, under 6K, reliability and what we should look for
lthorpe404

car is for my adult daughter who has a 3 year old son. Needs to take him to school and go to work and back. less than 30 miles a day. No major accidents, good reputation, able to go at least another 75000 miles if possible. cold AC (live in...
Looking to trade in your vehicle? Get an estimate of how much it's worth.
  5 responses   BouvMobile
2932Pippiznewcar

This will be a dog mobile - 2 big dogs, to work, for chores, and on vacations.

My last 4 cars have been Subarus and all got at least 260K miles before they gave it up. I want another something that will last 18 years and 260K miles.
  4 responses   BMW X3
runkelmarcus

BMW X3
BMW X5
Volvo XC60
Mazda CX5
  21 responses   Freeway cruiser that is fun to drive
Member3328

I have an 80-mile commute eachday, 95% freeway cruising @75mph with little to no traffic. Need something that is not super boring to drive, that has ok power for freeway merging/passing and has reasonable fuel economy.
A comfortable seat is a plus. Don'tneed a lot of space, but sometimes I need...
  23 responses   Car Research - Reliability
johnathanm

Hey all,

I am looking on replacing my current '09 Chevy Malibu with something that can hold the family, but that isn't just a minivan or something of that nature. I will be using this mostly to commute to and from work. Thus, something reliable lower maintenance and with...
  11 responses   Mountain state dependable used SUV/truck for <$9k
jwahl

Basically this car is for my 21 year old college student son. He works full time and goes to school full time so dependability is super important - he cannot afford to be without a vehicle.

It's his second car which he is buying himself - financed by...
  10 responses   medium size station wagon for long road trips
Retiree52

comfortable, quiet and powerful for long road trips.
  11 responses   Dependable SUV or passenger car with power front passenger w/lumbar and heated second row seats
bs0755

I am looking for a dependable, quiet vehicle that can comfortably seat 4, and preferably has a large cargo area for the occasions that I need to fit awkard sized items in the rear, or luggage and coolers for long trips. It is only my wife and I, and believe...
  4 responses   Tall family, needs something like 2016 Tahoe, but don\'t need to tow anything
barrett.email

I'm 6'5" with long legs & my family is tall as well. I liked the 2014 Tahoe LTZ that I testdrove, but head & leg room fell just a little shy of what would work for me. The newer models (e.g. 2016) have the right sized interior, but are a...
  3 responses   Looking for a replacement to my Volvo
dsc123

Looking for a car to replace my 2006 Volvo S60 which was totaled by an inattentive driver who plowed into the car behind me at a stoplight.

I prefer a car with good acceleration and handling but also need room to haul kids and clients. Can't spend more than...
  5 responses   Looking to try and save some money
ajnycguy

Currently i have a 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia and while it is amazing i need to try to be smart and get something more economical. I was looking at getting a new Grand Cherokee but i kind of was looking for somehting cheaper than that. Something like 20k OTD would...
  38 responses   compact or smaller car, something that is good on highway and comfortable when driving for more than an hour.
cgfighter

Basically, a good highway car that will last a few years. I can drive a manual but not inclined towards it. only two things that are really needed are Bluetooth and cruise control. Have test drove Toyota Corolla IM, Honda Fit, VW Golf and the Mazda 3. the Honda Fit...
  40 responses   Sporty dog mom who road trips
kmacd1741

I lost my diesel A3 because of the mileage cheating ,swithched to a mini clubman--hate it--too small too gadget-y ..looking for something that will fit 2 50lb dogs in the back but is still well designed but is reliable and will last me for 5-10 years. Am i crazy? would...
  14 responses   Middle aged Dad- teenagers. Fun to drive, AWD, hatch with ground clearance for snow and camping.
Member2323

Oldest is taking over my Rav4 soon, always liked it and the cargo space and ability handle most off-road needs.
Want something more fun to drive (manual would be great) but need to still have the cargo space and AWD with some ground clearance. Reliability a must.

? Hatch...
  13 responses   Inexpensive suv for teen
Anthonypogasic

Zip code is 48044.
  14 responses   2013 & 2014 Outback questions. Buying today, hopeful
Ckniseley

Hi folks, I am replacing my 2012 Outback that was in an accident. I am looking at 2013 &14 limited models. One of the is a 3.6 witha 5 speed regular tranny. Looking for advice on the 3.6 vs. the 2.5 engine and going with the regular tran over a...
  6 responses   Porsche Opinion?
benck55

Hi Guys, considering leasing or getting a 2015 -2017 Porsche Cayenn S E-Hybrid CPO. Would like to get opinions on it before I take the plunge. Been on the Porsche forums and it looks like the facelifted model is the preferred choice but also lot of people also prefer the...
  5 responses   diesel, 4 door, vw, safe
Sforsyth

must be german or japanese
  5 responses   new bumper


In 2012 traded in my jeep patriot for a subaru outback. Outback was just totalled in accident and I am back to looking at jeeps. I LOVED my Subaru, but I also loved my Patriot! 4x4 is a must, however 70% of driving is around town, so I would like...
  14 responses   Reliable luxury, single mom, 2008 bmw 328i driver, RWD
tarnold27

I currently have a 2008 BMW 328i RWD tech and premium packages. Love it. But I have 174K mi. I prefer RWD. Do not want hybrid or diesel. I have a 4yo son, so booster/car seat in back is essential and I prefer interior that isn't cloth. Important features for...
  5 responses   2019 Edge
tk2fast

Reliable, comfortable, safety features, quiet, great handling. Leader right now is a 2019 Edge

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