Have I gotta deal for you
August 2, 2011 11:17 AM Subscribe
Used car advice. Looking for real world feedback on a couple of models I am considering. And for other suggestions as well.
posted by WickedPissah to Shopping (16 answers total)
So my not so trusty Subaru has been retired thanks to the local RMV who won't allow it to pass emmisions inspection without me making thousands in repairs. I am okay with this as the car has become a bit of a money pit.
So I am doing some shopping and wanted some feedback or suggestions. I am in New England and put a lot of miles on my car per year. 25k plus in all sorts of conditions, rain, sleet, blizzards, flooding, oppressive heat...etc.. It's part of the job. So I was hoping for a car with AWD that performs well and gets 25+ mpg on the highway. Currently considering Ford Fusion and a Pontiac Vibe as they are both in my price range for 2009-2010 models. I plan on running the car into the ground so the more reliable/longer lasting the better.
I still like the idea of Subaru's and mine did handle really well but I really spent way too much on the thing in repairs.
Very open to all other considerations but do feel strongly about the AWD and mpg criteria. Spending limit is 16-18K depending on what I am getting on my trade.