(Closed) Need the bee’s help picking out a car!

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Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hondas and Toyotas always rock! I have a brand new Chevy Cruze and love it.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Depending on whether you want a car or a hybrid type vehicle, I have always had great experiences with Nissans.  I have an Altima and I can drive 180 miles round trip to my parent’s house and only use a half tank of gas.  My FI’s parents got a Hyundai Santa Fe and it’s pretty awesome as well.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Get a Subaru Outback or Forrester.  They run forever and get great gas mileage!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I have to second the Altima. I love mine! I drive pretty hard and I get between 23 and 28 mpg depending on where I’m going. We drove from Orlando to Houston and only stopped for gas 2 times (well technically once: We filled up when we left and filled up once right outside of FL).

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

I have a a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta that I absolutely love. The new ones aren’t all that great but the Volkswagen CC’s are awesome. Not sure mileage wise on those though. Depending on the size you’re looking for the Mazda 3 and the Mazda 6 are both great cars. I almost bought a 3 instead of my Jetta.

I’d also seriously look into the new Honda Accord. My dad has always been a luxury car person (Volvo, Mercedes, Cadillac, etc) and he shocked my whole family by buying an Accord Coup. It’s really nice and it has some power behind it. I wasn’t impressed by the new Civic though,  test drove one and I was shocked by how little power it had.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

For $30K you could get two new economy cars.  My sister just bought a Honda Fit. 33mpg. MSRP from 15.  Hyundai’s have gotten waaaaaaaaay better over the years. They are highly rated now.  You could definitely get a couple of Hyundais.  Or you could get one of Hyundai’s SUVs and a decent used car as well (or keep one of your cars).

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I second the Altima! I lovvvve it! Even the base model has lots of bells and whistles, the ride is really comfortable and it gets amazing gas mileage. I get about 400 miles per tank. 

I don’t know about their warranty, because mine is leased, but I am considering buying it when the lease is over because I love it so much.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Heatherloveskenny: re: Electric cars…get a Nissan Leaf before you get the Volt. The Leaf is a much better value.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper

Mazda 3!!

Or a Mazda 5 (it has a minivan style sliding door) if you want something roomier.

Seriously, Mazdas drive so much better than any other car I’ve driven. I love them!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Anything from Nissan.  🙂  Fiance just bought a new Jetta (2011) and we love it.  Much better than his 2006 we think. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@MrsCoachBtoBee: 

I second Nissan. We had an Altima that still ran perfectly at 224,000 miles (6 years old) and it had never had any major issues and still got 25 mpg on the highway with that many miles on it. It was a great car. 

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