(Closed) Totaled my car! Need opinions on a new vehicle!

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I would go for a Cruze or a Fusion, personally. I didn’t like the newer Nissans when I was test driving.

I have a Chevy Malibu.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I bought the 2011 Mazda 2 a couple of months ago and I love it.  It’s so awesome!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My parents have only been buying Malibus for their past three cars, and they love them!  I think they had a 2003 Malibu (they gave this to my aunt and its still running well), a 2008 Malibu Maxx (they no longer make these), and then when my mom totaled that, she has a new 2011 Malibu.  Its really nice, but I also really liked her 2008 one when I had to drive it.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have 2010 Mini Cooper and I absolutely adore it! If you want something larger they now have the Mini Countryman which is much bigger and has four doors. GREAT MPG! I’m totally upgrading to the four door when we have kids. I don’t see myself ever buying anything else but another MINI. They are great cars.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I personally would never drive a Ford, we are GMC and Honda people. But, I will agree that the Minis are nice, and would love to test drive a Countryman!

My mom’s got a CRV with over 300k miles on it and it still runs like a champ. Also helps that the hubs is a mechanic and keeps it going for her. But if you keep up with maintenance, a Honda will run forever, and they all get decent mpg

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I <3 my Nissans.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MrsRuby: Nissans are one of my favorite car makers. I have owned a Nissan Sentra and I loved it too.

@MrsSl82be:Mini’s are made by BMW, not by Ford. I could have read that wrong but I read it as you think Minis are made by Ford. ?

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Glad you are okay! My inclination is to check the safety ratings on each of these (easily found online). I had a horrible crash a few years ago and the car saved me. A lesser car and I would have been… in big trouble.

I remember hearing the Cruze had a safety issue, or a steering wheel issue? I don’t remember exactly.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I just got a Nissan Sentra a few months ago (a long overdue new car!) and I absolutely love it!  Really smooth ride and it just feels really safe. I love that it isn’t too big, but still holds a lot of stuff and is SO easy to park! I test drove a few other kinds of cars, and a lot felt cheaply made or plastic-y.  My mom has a Nissan Altima and really, really loves it!  I never thought I would be a nissan person, but I have changed my mind!  🙂

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Maybe try a small SUV – Honda CRV, perhaps?

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have a 2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring and i LOVE IT!  My best friend refers to it as the soccer mom in-training mobile, but I love it anyway.  🙂

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@MrsRuby: I <3 my 2009 Nissan Altima. It rides great and it’s really quiet. It has a lot of available upgrades too. My next car will be a SUV, but if I was to get another car, I’d get another Nissan hands-down.

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