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i am beginning to look for a car that is the most comfortable
to drive. i'm now in a jeep cherokee which is the worst!!
noisy, no shock absorbtion, hard seats that are too big for an
average sized woman, etc. i drive a lot around the bay area for
work, and need to save my back, neck, and sanity! do people
have recommendations for sedans or wagons that feel cushy and
I LOVE my Subaru Outback, the most comfortable car I've ever
driven, and it handles like a dream!
I definitely recommend Audi AllRoad for a cushy, comfortable,
quiet, and a very practical car. We've been using one for 1
year and have been very happy with it. It's more expensive than
the other station wagons but definitely worth the price
Test drive the Prius. In addition to it's fuel economy, it's
very quiet and comfortable. I used to get a stiff upper leg
from driving to LA in my Toyota pick up. This holiday season I
drove to and from LA twice with relative ease; no achy muscles
or feelings of exhaustion.
For years, our family of 2 adults and 1 child has managed to get by with one car, our
trusty Honda. But now, due to work schedules, we sadly need to buy a second car. I
am so overwhelmed with the choices and was hoping to get recommendations from
everyone. Here is what we are looking for:
1. Good gas mileage.
2. safe, but NOT an SUV. 3. Affordable (do not need all of the bells and whistles).
4. Not brand new but 2004-2006 model with less than 30K miles preferred.
5. Hoping to spend less than $15,000.
Get a Hyundai! They are extremely reliable and totally cheap. You might be freaked out because
you can get a pretty nice, safe
car (side air bags, etc..) for 15,000 dollars, easy. But their
10 year, 100,000 mile warranty will make you feel alright about it.
We have a Hyundai accent, which is the bottom of their line, and
have been very pleased with it. We've had to use the warranty
for little things and have never been questioned. They just take
it in, fix it, and it is free! I really like this company and
their products are getting better and better.
we like our little car
Check out the web site for Car Talk. They have a car advisor
section that asks a series of questions and suggests cars to fit
your criteria. You can research test drives of the cars that you
select as well. It is for new cars only, but it is a good
We bought a 2002 Toyota Echo about 2 years ago - got it used off
of Craigslist and spent less than $8,000. It's a very reliable
car and the gas mileage is the next best thing to a hybrid - 40+
mpg on the highway. And the emissions are among the lowest. The
downside is that it has a rather cheap and plasticy feeling and
the car is light - a couple times in very high winds it has felt
shaky. But the crash test ratings are good on consumer reports.
Also for a small car it feels roomier than some, partly because
it has a lot of head room. happy with our echo
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