Last post on Jul 01, 2013 at 6:21 PM
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Chevrolet Aveo, Hyundai Elantra, Ford Focus, Mazda Protege5, Suzuki Aerio, Honda Civic, Hybrid Cars, Hatchback, Sedan
#768 of 771 success getting a car loan?
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 16, 2012 (1:54 pm)
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#769 of 771 1st Time Driver: Used Car Recommendations (For Under 2.5K)
Jun 30, 2013 (6:47 pm)
I've saved up about 2,500 for my first car, and I've been researching and browsing used car possibilities over the last few weeks.
I'm twenty-four, licensed, from NYC.
I wanted to ask for any recommendations and/or feedback for the list of cars I've come up with for possible purchase. I am concerned, for better or for worse with the following order: mpg, number of total miles, safety ratings, handling, storage space, etc.
(I've seen some of the models below in my price range).
I am also looking to criss-cross the country with this car.
- 1984 Civic 1500S HB
- 1986-1987 CRX HF
- 1992 Civic Hatchback VX
- 1993 Civic Hatchback VX
- 1994 Civic Hatchback VX
- 1995 Civic Hatchback VX
- 1987 Honda: Coupe HF 4 Cyl 52/57
- 1995 VX Hatchback
- 1994 XFI
- 1980s RAbbit
- 1989 Swift
- 2000 Metro
- 1988 Sprint Metro
- Spring ER
- 1990 Ford Festiva
- 1983 Nissa Sentra (Datsun)
I'd love to hear from people who own or have owned these cars, and could tell me from personal experience what they think of the model they drove.
Many, Many Thanks!
#770 of 771 Re: 1st Time Driver: Used Car Recommendations (For Under 2.5K) [riabovb]
Jul 01, 2013 (6:21 pm)
If you are interested in an Aveo, the year of 2009 onward marked numerous improvements over the previous years.
With an automatic transmission, city MPG is only fair, yielding 22-24 MPG no matter how the car is driven. This is due to the way the A/T is programmed and unfortunately there is no way to change that.
OTOH if you are doing all highway driving, at speeds above 45 MPH, the results are outstanding, as you will get approximately 36-40 MPG even with A/C on.
Interior (glove box) space is minimal - but interior cargo capacity is very spacious on the hatchback.
Considering that it's an inexpensive car it's quite good overall - depending on your expectations.