Any recommendations for a new/ lightly used car?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@chocolatecoveredstrawberry:  How about a Honda Civic? They’re great cars. Great gas mileage, reliability, and safety. Honda is always a go to in my book. Depending on where you live, you may be able to find an EX for that price, but most certainly an LX.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

@chocolatecoveredstrawberry: if you want a hatchback i would recommend a toyota matrix. it’s a corolla body w a hatchback. my 6’1 FI and I have slept in the back of it w the seats down during outdoor adventures. the gas mileage is fair but not great, but if you want a hatchback you’re getting a bigger car w generally worse mileage.

our other cars a civic and everyone agrees they are the shit.

 

as far as under 40k miles no one can recommend you’re just going to have to find one out there. this will up the price of course. you should still be able to find something suitable at 15k or under. use kelly blue book to check on the prices.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I loved my 2004 Mazda3 Sport.  It was such a great car.  I bought it when it had 50,000km on it for $17,900 and it came with a set of winter tires and was in excellent condition.

I never had any major issues with it, and I sold it about 2 years ago for $5000.  It had excellent mileage and I have nothing bad to say about it 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I love my Mazda 3 sport as well! Almost have had it for 5 years and no issues at all. Gas mileage is amazing and 

 

Honda civics are great cars too! Great mileage and seem to be pretty indistructable!! 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Nikkimcq:  Of course I have to ask…what colour is yours?!  I miss mine SO so much.  My husband is thinking of buying the 2014 model now…He also had a 2004 Mazda3 sedan…we were that couple that had two of the same (almost) car in the driveway haha.  Losers.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@chocolatecoveredstrawberry:  Another vote for a Civic here (though if you like the hatchback look, my friend is in love with her Honda Fit, but I don’t know if it’s big enough for a family).

I bought my 2004 Civic new, and it has not only survived many Buffalo/Cleveland winters (only 1 year of 8 with winter tires) but it’s got 150k on it and the only thing that has ever “gone wrong” is that an oxygen sensor needed to be replaced. Everything else has been maintenance.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

@Ryansgirl:  Mine was the white, with the pearl speckle. She shined nice! lol. hahaha!! so funny, my great friend and i have comment on that all the time. She has the hatch back and i the sedan. I will forever be a mazda owner. Great price point and reliable!! I got the 2010 sport, and its amazing. I want to upgrade to the Cross over in a few years 🙂

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I LOVED my Honda Civic…. I bought it new in 2002 and just traded it in in late 2013!  It had over 180,000 miles on it and was still going.  Things started to break a little more in the last couple of years, but nothing crazy.

 

We just bought a new Subaru Forester, which I love even more, but it was more expensive than what you’re looking to spend.

 

If we hadn’t been switching to an SUV, I would have also considered a Honda Accord this time around.  I just love Honda.

 

 

 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@chocolatecoveredstrawberry:  If you want a sedan then the Honda Civic is a solid choice. It’s reliable, safe, and has good gas mileage. I have the 2009 model and I love it!

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