Last post on Oct 02, 2012 at 10:12 AM
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Honda Civic, Acura RSX, Ford Focus, Saab 9-3, Mazda Protege5, Volkswagen Golf, Hatchback
Jul 12, 2007 (4:20 pm)
Hi good hatchbackers, I inherited a 98 Volvo V70 XC, which I cannot afford to drive due to the cost of gas. I am in the process of selling it. I love Hondas and was in the market for a Civic hatchback in the $1100-1200 range. Then I saw a slightly used Yaris at a CarMax. Do you have opinions about the new, cheap Yaris (I would buy a manual) versus a 2003 or 2004 Civic hatchback for the same money. I am a costume designer and need to move much more stuff than people. The gas mileage is primary because I make very little money. Thanks for any advice or suggestions for another sturdy, reliable, cost effective hatchback (I don't think I can afford a Fit), Autochallenged
Sep 04, 2007 (10:27 am)
Hey! I was just looking at cars online and decided I needed to find a good forum site about cars. FOUND IT! I'm a 16 year old car lover. I have a 1996 Saab 900 hatchback so here I am introducing myself!
#214 of 219 Re: New Yaris or old Honda? [autochallenged]
Sep 04, 2007 (10:30 am)
Personally I think you can't go wrong with a Honda. Reliable, great gas milage, and good looking! I love the hatchback civic and I plan of getting a new one here in like 10 years!
#215 of 219 A sad Saab story, with happy ending (kinda)
Feb 26, 2009 (10:05 pm)
My 18 yr old was involved in a terrible accident in his beloved 2001 Saab 9-3
hatchback. This was his first car, and our first Saab. It WAS quirky, and
frequently required repairs that quickly added up, but it was a great car for
a teen driver. In this accident, which involved a frontal crash at 35 mph,
and being rear-ended so hard that the back of the car was literally torn off-
my son emerged without a scratch and no injuries; NONE. Both airbags deployed,
the front windshield was intact, and there was no intrusion into the passenger
cabin. The car was totalled, of course, and looked like it had been compacted,
but, again, no injuries whatsoever. I will probably not be replacing it with another
Saab, due to the repair costs, but if you are looking for a safe car for a teen
driver-this is the one. Oh, and the 2 bass guitars in the trunk were safe, too.
Now, I'm looking for another safe car that can accomodate a double-bass-any
#216 of 219 Ford Fiesta or Focus rear visibility
Jul 23, 2012 (3:37 pm)
I'm beginning to consider buying a hatchback and am attracted by the relative quiet of Ford. I also want a stick shift car. At the moment, I'm traveling and driving a rented 2012 Fiesta SE, which is fairly quiet. I do not like the "view through a tunnel" to the rear. With a small window and wide pillars, the rear visibility is poor.
We also need a gentile clutch spring for my wife who has knee damage.
I'm surprised not to find any complaints about this issue. Is the Focus any better? Any other suggestions?
#217 of 219 Re: Ford Fiesta or Focus rear visibility [fredoz]
Jul 31, 2012 (9:57 am)
If you have knee trouble, I highly recommend not getting a manual. I love manual transmission, but my knee problems are not good with the clutch on a 2010 Camry, which is light.
Aug 08, 2012 (8:59 pm)
I'm a New member, here.
Nice to meet you...
Oct 02, 2012 (10:12 am)
Hi all... new here.
Although I've had my Mazda Protege 5 for a few years now, I just found this place.
Love this car!