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Old 07-29-2018, 06:03 PM
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Fiancť had another girl rear end her in a parking lot enterance. Totaled the car. (Sheís ok, and it was a base of the base 2010 hyundai accent, so not hard to total).

So the new car search is on. We were kind of looking, but didnít know it would be so soon. Trying to come up with a good complement to the tow vehicle, so something with good mpgs and room if we were going on a lake trip but not taking a boat. She drives 40+ miles a day, all highway.

Drove a Honda civic hatchback sport touring (highest trim level) and was pleasently surprised. Also maybe even going as high end as a BMW X3 (small SUVs are in too).

Other suggestions out there?
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Old 07-29-2018, 07:08 PM
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Subaru Crosstrek? Daughter has it and it's been great! Really good gas mileage too.

It's not high end but pretty decent car for the price.
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Old 07-29-2018, 09:20 PM
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I have bought three cars in the last 18 months, maybe this will help:

1. My car - 2014 Honda Accord Sport: I bought a used one with 15k miles. I love the car, its sporty and handles good for an inexpensive sedan, It gets 35 mpg average and has the Honda reliability we all know. Only down sides: a wakeboard will not fit in the trunk without laying the seats down and it does ride a bit rough.


2. Sons car - 2016 Nissan Altima: I bought it used with 40k, it was a previous rental car. Very nice overall just not sure of the long term as Nissan is known for CVT transmission problems. It rides better than my Honda and he got 40 mpg last trip to Cumberland and averages 37 mpg. I wanted to get him a used Accord, but the Nissans were less expensive but its nicer that I expected.


3. Daughters car - 2012 Kia Forte: great first car for a 16 year old girl; probably not for your needs. BUT I would looks at a higher line Kia or Hyundai for her. The newer models are very nice.

Not to turn this thread political; however I did read that Honda said that the tariffs could add 1k to the base price of a Civic in the fall. Between the Accord and the Civic. I would go bigger with the Accord. The new model is NOT having stellar sales so you may have more room to negotiate????
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Old 07-29-2018, 09:37 PM
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I’m a big bmw fan, and I love the x3. Size is perfect and the quality is top notch. Gas mileage and resale aren’t great though.

I wouldn’t hesitate to grab a CPO 328i, can be easily had in the 20s.
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Old 07-29-2018, 10:32 PM
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Old 07-30-2018, 09:57 AM
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You are in Columbus right. Used Accord for sure. Should be able to find one for a good deal.
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Old 07-30-2018, 10:15 AM
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I have bought three cars in the last 18 months, maybe this will help:

1. My car - 2014 Honda Accord Sport: I bought a used one with 15k miles. I love the car, its sporty and handles good for an inexpensive sedan, It gets 35 mpg average and has the Honda reliability we all know. Only down sides: a wakeboard will not fit in the trunk without laying the seats down and it does ride a bit rough.


2. Sons car - 2016 Nissan Altima: I bought it used with 40k, it was a previous rental car. Very nice overall just not sure of the long term as Nissan is known for CVT transmission problems. It rides better than my Honda and he got 40 mpg last trip to Cumberland and averages 37 mpg. I wanted to get him a used Accord, but the Nissans were less expensive but its nicer that I expected.


3. Daughters car - 2012 Kia Forte: great first car for a 16 year old girl; probably not for your needs. BUT I would looks at a higher line Kia or Hyundai for her. The newer models are very nice.

Not to turn this thread political; however I did read that Honda said that the tariffs could add 1k to the base price of a Civic in the fall. Between the Accord and the Civic. I would go bigger with the Accord. The new model is NOT having stellar sales so you may have more room to negotiate????
I rent cars all the time for work typically through Enterprise and National. Iíve always owned Hondas but recently had a Nissan Altima for a week in Orlando, including a drive down to Miami and back. The Altima was very impressive. Iíve rented everything from a brand new Expedition Max (last week) to a Hyundai Veloster (for some reason they considered this an ďupgradeĒ LOL) and the Altima is the only car Iíve driven in the past 2 years I would spend my own money on.
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Old 07-30-2018, 10:44 AM
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it was time to upgrade my commuter car about 2 years ago and was very pleased with the 2008 Chevy Cobalt (258k miles) I traded in. I went with a 2016 1/2 Chevy Cruze LT and have been very pleased so far at ~28k miles to date. So far, it has averaged 39.7 mpg for the entire ~28k miles and usually in the 41+ range when 100% highway driving at speeds up to 75 mph, it drops into the upper 30s pushing 80-85 mph on the tollway. I have about a 80 mile round trip to work and home daily. The LT has enough features (power everything, tilt, cruise, backup camera, spare tire, 4 wheel disc brakes, alloy wheels, etc.) to be comfy yet still economical.
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