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Car recommendations: AWD Sedan that's quiet and safe

We're starting to look for a second car. Much research will follow, but can you point us on our way with any recommendations for a AWD sedan that's quiet and safe? Generally always will be two adults and a car seat, so will need four doors. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Dec 5, 2016 - 15 answers

Buying a car. Difficulty level: Pacific Northwesterner in Maine

My son has just been stationed in Kittery, Maine for the foreseeable future (three years) and needs a car. He believes he needs a vehicle with a little extra something-something: ground clearance and AWD or 4WD. But I'm here visiting for a week and I'm 110% positive all these folks aren't swapping out their small sedans for big trucks when winter hits. Or, do they? [more inside]
posted by Mysterious Trousers on Sep 23, 2015 - 18 answers

Which models of AWD wagons should I look at: Australia $7-10k

I need help deciding what make and model vehicles I should be looking at for my next car purchase. [more inside]
posted by Kerasia on Jan 9, 2015 - 6 answers

Need a truck recommendation.

I need a pickup truck that is: a) 4-wheel drive / AWD ; b) is a crew cab (we have a child who needs to ride in a carseat; and c) does not get incredibly crappy gas mileage. What do I want? [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Sep 26, 2013 - 16 answers

Sports cars for Canadian winters?

I want a sports car. I live in Winnipeg. This does not compute. [more inside]
posted by WinnipegDragon on Mar 20, 2013 - 26 answers

Those backpacks ain't gonna haul themselves

With kid #2, and our current car hitting the "out of warranty" mark, I'm looking to move onto another vehicle this late-sprint/summer. So please give your opinions on what brand & model you think I should shoot for given my criteria. [more inside]
posted by zombieApoc on Mar 6, 2012 - 28 answers

Cheapest and best 4WD vehicle out there?

What is the vehicle for me at the convergence of cheap, reliable and easy to work on? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Aug 11, 2011 - 12 answers

Subaru or Volvo?

Should we buy a Subaru or a Volvo? Outback or Forester / V50 or V70? Requirements: AWD, durability/dependability, fuel efficiency, safety, cargo space in that order. [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Jul 16, 2011 - 21 answers

Looking for a snow car

What's the best possible used car for serious winter driving, for less than $15,000 with decent gas mileage? [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Mar 18, 2011 - 20 answers

Hyundai Tucson 2WD vs 4WD

When driving in all sorts of terrain which is really better in a SUV 2WD or 4WD? [more inside]
posted by sharkhunt on Oct 7, 2010 - 16 answers

If only they made a Fitrester

Looking for advice on a new-to-me car. Anyone with experience of late-model Subaru Foresters, Honda Fits, and the AWD vs. FWD question? I'll be in central NJ. Loooong-winded "more inside" with a summary. [more inside]
posted by dondiego87 on Aug 10, 2010 - 26 answers

Seeing Yellowstone from a ditch? Do I need AWD?

Driving from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone to Bryce Canyon during Christmas week. Everything's planned, except for the car... Am I screwed? Rental car options, and do I need AWD and/or chains? [more inside]
posted by ydant on Dec 7, 2009 - 14 answers

How to reliably rent an AWD vehicle when flying to the Tahoe area?

I'll be regularly flying in to ski near N. Lake Tahoe this winter. Which airport should I fly into and which rental agency should I use to be most assured of getting an AWD vehicle? [more inside]
posted by brain on Oct 23, 2009 - 4 answers

Best economical 4WD car?

What's the best 1-2 yr old 4WD-capable car? Best for us means: fuel economy, reliability, non-behemoth-SUV-ness, aesthetic and reasonable cost (<$25k). Also: any knowledge about Subaru Outbacks and SoCal 4WD dealers. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Apr 29, 2008 - 26 answers

Montreal-Vermont commutes: is AWD necessary?

Do I need an AWD car for regular trips from Montreal to Vermont? [more inside]
posted by googly on Oct 31, 2007 - 10 answers

SF To Tahoe: ideal used auto?

Need to get from SF to Tahoe to snowboard on a regular basis: recommendations for a relatively affordable used car to handle the snow/ice? [more inside]
posted by soda pop on Oct 8, 2007 - 14 answers

Which AWD?

I want an AWD car (not an SUV). What does the hive mind recommend? [more inside]
posted by timeistight on Aug 25, 2006 - 24 answers

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