In search of a motor vehicle that can take what I dish out
September 14, 2012 11:29 AM Subscribe
Help my find my dream motor vehicle: I want a durable and dependable ride that can take a fair amount of abuse and is cheap to fix. What do I need?
posted by pupus to Travel & Transportation (23 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I know next to nothing about vehicles.
I will have ~$2,000 for a down payment. My car payment can’t exceed $265/mo. I will either be leasing or getting a loan for a used car.
I’m really hard on cars. I have heavy foot, hit a lot of potholes, and drive on a variety of terrain. I live in the New York, so I’m driving in all kinds of weather. I currently drive a 2006 WV Beetle with 65k on the odometer, and it’s not working out. It’s fun to drive, but it’s neither dependable, durable, or cheap to fix.
Honda Civic/Accord and Toyota Camry/Carolla are not options I will consider. Been there, done that, not what I need.
What do you recommend?