As some of you know, someone in a large SUV rear-ended my car, and it's a total loss. I am fine, but alas, my car is not. So now I'm looking at new and recent-model used cars. Help me pick my next car!
I've only ever owned two cars, both Honda Civics. I tend to keep my cars for a very long time, and put a lot of miles on them. My commute is far, and mostly highway, although I do drive in the city sometimes. I don't treat cars kindly - I might occasionally change the oil, for example. So keeping all that in mind, I'm looking for cars that are:
- Extremely reliable
- Go forever
- Great on gas mileage (35 mpg or higher)
- Have excellent visibility, making it easy to change lanes/back up
- Cost around what a Civic does, or less
- Have some pick up, actually respond when you push down on the gas pedal
I've done a poll of all the cars I've test driven so far. I've also put "other", for those who'd like to suggest other models. Thanks!