I want to buy a really boring car.
February 19, 2011 9:01 AM Subscribe
I have about $9k to spend. What car should I buy? And where should I buy it?
posted by exceptinsects to Travel & Transportation (13 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
My beloved 1997 Toyota Corolla is on its last legs, and needs to be replaced. The $9k is in cash--I'd really rather not be making car payments.
--I'm open to pretty much anything, as long as it's reliable and gets good gas mileage. I'm assuming this means a compact.
--I live in the city, and commute about 30 miles a day on the freeway with little traffic. Periodically I drive about an hour and a half to visit my parents in the mountains, but I don't do a lot of long-distance driving.
--I don't care much about styling; I'd prefer a sedan but anything with 4 doors is fine.
--I HATE buying cars, so I want to be able to keep this one as long as possible. (I've had the current one for 12 years.) Basically I want to buy it and then think about it as little as possible. I'm not a big car person at all--it just needs to do its job.
And because I hate the car-buying process, what's the most painless way to go about it? Jut the thought of going to a car dealership makes me queasy.