Post # 32
i think you will regret buying a jeep i drove a jeep liberty (newer body) for 3 weeks… lemme tell ya, they’re so bad on gas mileage for their size! plus i was getting a workout every time i had to make a turn. there is literally no power steering. the are very cheaply made and cheap to buy. you get what you pay for (not in gas).
i picked a rav4 just cause yotas have a great reputation and they have really good space on the inside and the resale value stays up pretty well.
if i were to suggest any other car i’d look at the nissan juke or nissan xterra. the juke was voted one of the savest SUVs this year. plus they get awesome gas mileage. and theyre so freakin adorable. i ALMOST bought one just cause they’re so reasonable but i wouldn’t be able to fit 2 carseats in there…. can’t go wrong with a nissan. i also drove the same xterra from 2006 to about a month ago and it was the best car i have ever had. used ones are great too if you are considering buying used. they have amazing trunk space. i was the one people called when they needed to move furniture. if you put the back seats down it has an insane amount of space, plus it’s plastic at the bottom so if you have dogs/kids you can just wipe it out clean. and if you like to go camping or go on road trips the top rack comes standard so it makes it easy to make even more room if you need it. i miss my xterra 🙁
i just bought an acura rdx turbocharged sh-awd (husband calls it shawdy ahahahah) and i’m obsessed. i’ve never owned a luxury car and it gets great gas mileage and it has plenty of space for us.
Post # 33
My husband is a mechanic as well and would not recommend a Liberty. Also, Escapes were not a recommendation either but the new ones are supposed to be better.
Post # 34
I love my Honda Civic. If you’re deciding on a car, I vote whatever is most fuel efficient. Unless you’re towing things, have a lot of children, or have a business that requires space, a compact car is great. If you’re just commuting to work or school or errands, no one needs a ton of HP and gadgets, but that’s me.
Post # 35
I also have a 2007 Hyundai Tucson. I love it! I have a 4 cylinder manual transmission so I get pretty good gas mileage. I love that the seats fold all the way down in the back and are covered with a durable, hard plastic. I have three dogs and being able to tote them around was important. I have over 100,000 miles already and I have not had any major mechanical issues (just maintenance). Love my car 🙂
Post # 36
I think Jeep Libertys are pretty cute! Second choice would be Ford Escape.
Post # 37
I drive a mini cooper and I LOVE HER. Her name is Gidget 😉 She’s a 2006 Mini standard with harmon/kardon speakers and an awesome sunroof…while it is true that Gidget is small, she is spunky and TONS of fun to drive!
Post # 38
@dancindavinci: Get a Subaru. Anything. I love my Impreza hatchback, and Fiance loves his Impreza WRX (Sedan). My next car will definitely be a Forester (when my Subie dies), and Fiance is seriously considering going that route, as well when his goes. I get pretty good gas mileage (I have an 06) for an AWD. Subarus consistently get ranked highly on safety and reliability, as well as looks and “cars that just won’t die.”
Post # 39
Also, great gas mileage and extremely reliable. The engine is BMW so service can be expensive, but luckily my brother does car work so I don’t have that issue as much.
One thing that is totally superfical about driving a mini…other mini drivers will wave and smile! It is a fun community of drivers, and mini drivers area lways really open to chatting about their babies. They are also so much fun to customize and really tailor to your “style”.
Post # 40
Honda CRZ – got it last year and I LOVE it!
Hybrid that gets 45+ miles to the gallon. For a two seater, very spacious cargo area. I am in the process of moving, and on one trip I loaded half the contents of my closet, a 32″ flat screen TV, lamps and some boxes.
And it looks cute!!! This is the color I have also!
Post # 41
I voted other because I have a Lexus and LOVE it. This is the second one I’ve owned and I’ve been more pleased with them than any other car I’ve ever had.
Post # 42
Out of your options I would go with the Ford Escape. The maintenance will be more affordable than that on the Rav4 and so will the parts if/ when you need something replaced or worked on. I have an Explorer and would much prefer the smaller Escape. I used to drive a 4Runner (purchased new in 97) until it died. I loved a lot of things about it, but it developed huge problems much faster than my Ford (not what you might hear or expect, but that has been my experience).
Post # 43
I’ve been driving a 2008 Jeep Liberty for a couple of years now. While I love how it looks, the gas mileage is just not worth it and I have since heard mixed opinions on the Jeep brand. I love driving an SUV, but I will most likely go with a Corolla or a Civic next.