Best car for a 'dry heat'
September 2, 2014 11:38 AM Subscribe
My boyfriend, who lives in Tempe, AZ near Phoenix, just had his 2000 Subaru Outback give up the head-gasket ghost. He's going to need another car, but neither of us know much about cars which are built to withstand heat. Please suggest cars to look at!
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He is most interested in mechanical reliability, with safety, good a/c, and good gas mileage being next concerns. He doesn't really need the storage capacity of an Outback, but he would like to be able to attach his bike to the car somehow. It'd be nice if at least the driver's seat is comfortable. He will occasionally drive into the mountains to go camping so the car shouldn't freak out about that.
He hasn't decided on a budget, but I think he expects the car to cost somewhere in the 8k-20k range; if there's a totally awesome perfect Phoenix car that's more, let us know. I think he'd prefer a car that's a few years old to buying new, but would consider a new car if there's a good reason.