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High reliability, fuel economy, I would like to have a car that will get me to work in severe weather. I drive a lot, and comfort is a factor. i would like to do some lite towing also.

Priorities: Reliability & durability / Fuel economy / Warranty, maintenance cost

Need minimum of 4 seats

Will consider new cars only

Maximum price: US $ 30000

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Response from Jim

9:05 am December 28, 2016

Subaru Forester or Outback. And if you want to be ready for really severe weather, make sure you put good snow tires on it. And the higher end models with the "X-mode" AWD control. Can't do much better for really bad conditions than a Forester with snow tires and X-mode. The newer ones with the CVT have really improved the fuel economy.


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Subaru Forester
Subaru Outback

Response from LectroFuel

3:12 pm December 28, 2016

The Subaru Outback and Forester are the only good options. However, I'd recommend the Outback more because it has a cushier ride than the Forester. You can get a 2017 Outback 2.5i Premium in your budget.


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Subaru Outback

Response from agog

5:45 pm January 5, 2017

Agree with above suggestions from Subaru.

I would also add CX-5 AWD. It is not bad for an AWD and has other characteristics: safe, fuel efficient and reliable.


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Mazda CX-5
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