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  1 response   Hot Hatch
mthall

VW GTI
  5 responses   Fuel Efficient Commuter car that is safe, reliable, comfortable, and under 10k
jaflynt

I need a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient car for a long daily commute. I currently drive a 2018 Toyota Highlander that gets 22.5 mpg average. I need to increase the fuel economy. I will be commuting 45 minutes to 90 minutes each day one way depending on traffic. So two-way is...
  2 responses   Toomanynewcars
mharelick

Got an outback 2021. The digital dashboard is not safe to use when driving because it expects you to navigate to lower level menues. Looking for equivalent of what I would get with a subaru forester with hard buttons for climate control and other functions. Would like:

1. Car...
  3 responses   Hybrid Highlander
djjnutatgmail.c1o2m3m

Having had a 2013 Highlander, and being absolutely happy with performance, maintenance, repairs (none), but with 113000 miles, I'm looking for a 2021 Highlander Hybrid. My first foray into car buying in 8 years; I'm 77 y.o. if that matters (doesn't to me), in deep South so white...
  2 responses   Reliable German convertable no older than 12 years to be used as a towed vehicle behind a motor home.
mikeinco

I'm looking for a German convertable to be used as a towed vehicle behind a motor home. Used mostly just for errands and daily outings.
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  2 responses   Newer Version Forester
Member569

inside space, head room, reliability
  2 responses   Safe, inexpensive family car for 5
ShawnMin

Subaru Outback
Honda Odyssey
Toyota Highlander
Volve XC 90

Looking for a safe, reliable car with decent fuel economy which will carry 3 car seats in the rear. We have a 5 year old who's about to graduate to a booster seat. A 2 year old and a baby...
  2 responses   Reliable, fuel-efficient, good handling
evgeneiac

It's finally time to replace my 2005 Subaru Legacy Wagon (not Outback). It has been the most reliable car I've ever owned, and I'd like to get something equally reliable. It didn't need anything except maintenance for 8 years. I'd like to keep the reliability, improve the gas mileage somewhat...
  6 responses   Best bang for your buck minivan
tomsids

I'm having a heck of a time deciding what to do with our next vehicle purchase. We have a 2009 Toyota Sienna Limited that's on its way out, and frankly we haven't been all that impressed with it. Granted, we bought it used with 90k miles on it, but it's...
  4 responses   Mazda3 vs Mazda6 how to decide?
Avertus

I'm in the market for a new used car. My criteria is that its a nice looking car, its reliable, but also important that its fun to drive and gives me enjoyment and not just another appliance (cough toyota cough). So this naturally brings me to mazda as my most likely...
  5 responses   Fuel-efficient or Hybrid Daily Commuter
Elpuser

Im looking for a car that has unique styling cues, something that looks good on the road. Secondly realiblity is HUGE because I will be making occasional deliveries in the car, so I need something durable and reliable. Next I want something with good gas mileage /range. I am a...
  3 responses   Reliable car for college and road trips, no costly repairs, planning on having this car for a while
arlizarr

I live in Arizona, so leather seats aren't my favorite choice. I have looked at a Ford focus and ford fusion, as that is what had been in my price range.
  4 responses   Family car. Luxury SUV or Off-roading SUV?
ArmandoNLauren

Currently have a 2013 honda pilot that is RWD and has third row. We have three children, ages: 3,5, &10....so still in carseats and a booster. I am possibly wanting to downsize to a smaller suv, but maybe stay aruond the same. I have been looking at Audi Q5 or...
  4 responses   Looking for a mazda3 as a good compact car how good/reliable are these cars?
Avertus

Im looking at a compact car to buy at the moment I want something thats ideally fun to drive, looks good, and is reliable. I know for example Toyota corolla is probably the most reliable but i find the looks and fun to drive aspect lacking in this car. Of...
  3 responses   comfortable, latest safety techs for 70 yr old and easy informtainment unit
sarahbii

I want a quiet comfortable suv with latest sarety elements. i have considered Rav4, santa fe, murano, seltos, and sorento.
  3 responses   Next tech investment - electric or plug in hybrid? Or???
healyv

I currently have a first generation prius that I bought in 2001. Actually, I put my name on the waiting list in 2000 and waited in excited anticipation for my new high tech hybrid car. I was proud to be investing in and promoting new technology that is moving the...
  14 responses   Car for long drives and gravel roads
AnonymousPerson

Okay, I am not a new driver per se, but I am an inexperienced one. And after years of bumming rides and using public transport, I am now in a rural area and need to get my first car. At my current job, I use a work truck for the...
  8 responses   Is the Kia Niro a hero?
Sea-Dan
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...
  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...

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