Reliable, Fuel-efficient, Low-cost
August 8, 2014 1:15 AM Subscribe
I am looking for a used car.
posted by Scattercat to Shopping (15 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Mostly I want something compact and reliable, preferable with decent (defined as ~30 mpg highway) fuel efficiency. It does need to be large enough to fit a toddler's carseat into the backseat, which is a bit of a limitation. I'm aiming for $10K as a price point. (My wife insists that we have to spend at least $15K and I don't want to because I'm tired of carrying debt.)
But we don't actually know anything about the current crop of vehicles and which ones are bad bets or prone to lemonhood. Can anyone help guide us toward some brands/years that will turn up a quiet and unexciting vehicular investment?