Post # 31
The Santa Fe bis a gas gussler…Will drink up so quickly..Regret getting it. Highly advise against it.
Previously I had a Toyota Matrix and she was amazing!! Excellent fuel economy… Smooth ride..Same with the Honda civic.
The Lexus is great but takes premium…
Post # 32
Second this! My 13-year-old Forester is still going strong!
Post # 33
I have a Hyundai Sonata, and DH has a Hyundai Elantra. My parents also have 2 Hyundais. We are very happy with them.
Post # 34
2011 Toyota Prius. 50+ MPG, little to no major maitenece so far and I am at nearly 100,000 miles. Just regular oil changes and tire rotations.
Truly though, I think I paid more than I should have for it. It is a simple mid sized car. But they retail for over 30K. Yes I save on gas. I dont think I will buy another one when it is time to upgrade.
Post # 35
2016 Mazda CX-5! I LOVE it. Such a good sized car, and for an SUV cross-over, it’s AMAZING on gas. Costs me about $45 (Canadian) to fill her up and it lasts me two weeks of commuting to and from work every day. Plenty of space for my two dogs and it has lots of nice bells and whistles for a great price.
I had a mazda2 before that and it was also great, although way smaller. Haven’t had any issues with my mazdas.
My husband has a Kia Soul Electric, but that may not be what you’re looking for 🙂
Post # 36
I have a 2016 Kia Soul +. I will have had it for a year once we get to the summertime. So, I can’t really speak for maintenance and issues over long periods.
Overall, I like that, for a smaller car (I’m used to suv’s), it’s still spacious to me. I can store all the I need to with groceries and what not. Gas isn’t bad especially compared to my SUV that I had before (30 dollars for two weeks). We did a 16 HR road trip one way and 16HR back, it went smoothly.
My husband has a Nissan Juke and, besides his having turbo lol, they both feel the same and we love it as well. My car has more leg room in the back seats though which I liked because I always hated smaller cars with minimal leg space. I can’t remember the year of his but he’s had it for many years now and no issues.
Post # 37
We have a (leased) Subaru Impreza right now, and it’s been great! It’s out third Subaru (the first was a very old Outback, the second was another leased Impreza), and we’ve never had any real maintenance or other issues with any of them. Our lease runs out this year, and we plan on buying a 2018 Subaru Outback when it comes out.
If you live in an area where you need AWD, the price and quality of Subarus can’t be beat!
Post # 38
Subaru Legacy 2016. Safest, most reliable sedan on the market. Takes regular gas! Good gas mileage, AWD. Roomy. We got a premium package (ie leather, sunroof, sound etc). Its luxe enough for me! Our last car was an Audi, so many issues, never again.
Post # 39
Well I drive a Suzuki SX4 and while I LOVE it I don’t think they’re making them anymore so I can’t recommend that! DH drives a Nissan Rogue and also loves it, so I’d recommend that! He’s had no problems so far and has had it for 4 years (and it was 2 years old when he got it).
Post # 40
I’d have to say either a Honda, Toyota or a Hyundai. I’ve driven all three and had great success with each
Post # 41
We have a 2016 Malibu and recently bought a 2016 Lexus RX. THese are our first “luxury” cars and I’m enjoying the features a lot more than I thought I would. (Especially, the “blind spot” light… It’s a life saver on the highway.)
I had a Dodge Charger for years, LOVED that car. Never gave me any issues and after 8 years it still had value and acted as the downpayment for the RX.
Post # 42
we have a subaru impreza, hatchback style. It’s fine. DH bought it before we were married and when we realized we never used two cars we kept his only because it was a 4-door and mine was a 2-door. I liked my VW way better though.
I live in New England and people gush over subarus and think they are sooooo amazing. They’re not. They get the job done and have ok power (I like my cars to have more zip). The stock tires are total garbage so if you live in a place with winter replace them immediately or be prepared to slide out a lot on ice (I learned that the hard way – I slid out if I was driving 5 mph even with AWD). It’s paid off and it’s fairly easy and inexpensive to maintain (so far, it’s a 2012), but I think the initial purchase price is a bit high for the performance you get. We’ll drive it until the wheels fall off but I’ll campaign hard against getting another one in the future.
Post # 43
I have a 2000 Honda CRV. It’s the only car I’ve ever had, but I really love it. I can’t speak for the newer models, but older CRVs are like tanks–they’ll run forever as long as you do regular maintenance. That said, I have had to do a few larger ticket fixes just because of the age of the car, but none of them were engine related.
It’s a good compromise between a compact car and an SUV; so roomy, but not too big. It only costs about $30 fill it up (might vary a little where you live) and I think I get about 28 miles per gallon when I’m on the highway.
Post # 44
I. Love. my. Subaru! My forester is seriously the best care I’ve ever owned. I realized the other day that while my Fiance needs to take his car CONSTANTLY to the mechanic, my 2010 Forester has only been to a shop to get the oil changed or pick up my poor stranded Fiance. Plus it’s great in the snow and fantastic if you want to go offroad a little bit. We’re very active, so it fits skis and snowboards and kayaks and mountain bikes and dogs… I do agree with the bee that said change your tires – when I put different tires on it the general performance went way up. We live in New York, so we get winter, and my car has been great.
I joke that I’m going to drive it until the wheels fall off, and by then it’ll be time to put me into a home so another car wont matter.
Post # 45
I just sold my Audi Q5- I loved that car! Zippy, grippy and comfortable! Drives like a DREAM. It was pretty decent on gas milage, and fit a surprisingly large amount of cargo.
I only sold it as I inherited a car with fewer miles, but my contruction-working, manly-man, only-drives-trucks husband almost bought it from me because he loved it so much! Ha! But he really wants a new pickup, so he decided against it last minute.