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Chevrolet Malibu, Nissan Maxima, Mazda MAZDA3, Nissan Altima, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Lexus IS 250, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#2690 of 3347 Re: Choose my next car please [plekto]
Apr 23, 2012 (4:48 pm)
All rear seats suck unless you're buying something like a Buick or other huge car.
Hardly. For example, check out these current small cars for back seat room and comfort:
Elantra (sedan and Touring)
And some modern Buicks, like the Verano and Regal, don't have all that roomy back seats.
#2691 of 3347 Re: Choose my next car please [lisaliz]
Apr 24, 2012 (12:03 am)
Yes, any several year old AC will likely need to have parts replaced or attended to at the least. But you can factor that into the price of the vehicle when you buy it. Then it should be good for several years.
The cars are good for 250-300K, so getting one that has 40-60K on it is really not an issue at all. Just beware that a lot of them were abused or driven hard, so look for signs of heavy wear, non-factory parts or mods (or repairs) and go on to the next one.
#2692 of 3347 Re: Choose my next car please [plekto]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Apr 26, 2012 (11:56 am)
We have a 1998 vehicle that blows air so cold that I can't stand it, and that's in Missouri where we see 100+ degree days in the summer. We did recently have to have it serviced - something was leaking. $100 later, and it's back to ice cold. Yes, you might have to have the A/C checked out, but unless it's the compressor, it's probably not an expensive fix.
#2693 of 3347 2011-12 Malibu - Buy the Six
Apr 29, 2012 (9:08 am)
If you are thinking about buying a 2011 or 12 Malibu buy the six. I have a 2011 with the 4 and normally drive to Dallas on 4 lane highways. I took the car to Albuquerque on two lane roads and had to pass several trucks. The car doesn't always downshift when floored and it is woefully underpowered for passing at 50-70. If I had made the trip before I had bought it I would have never purchased it with a four. My Cobalt has more passing power with the 4 speed automatic. The gas mileage is not anything to write home about - 29-33 mostly on the road. My 03 Cadillac DeVille made 30-31. Other than the lack of power for passing the Malibu is fine. Rides ok, needs more insulation from road noise but for the price is fine. If I had to do it over again I would have bought a used Buick Lucerne or LaCrosse but I'll go back to a Cadillac in the next few years.
#2695 of 3347 Active duty & shopping?
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 07, 2012 (1:24 pm)
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#2696 of 3347 Re: 09-10 Sedan or Coupe with Nice Interior [bobw3]
Jun 08, 2012 (8:11 am)
Actually I think you have to own a hybrid for 10 years to break even.
#2698 of 3347 First time buyer--opinions
Jul 12, 2012 (10:44 am)
I'm a first time car buyer (previously drove a car I inherited for 10 years til it died.) I'm new to this forum and wanted people's opinions (and realize car ownership can be VERY subjective.) I'm hoping to hold on the car for a long time (I just drive for pleasure and usually only do about 3000 miles a year, but most of it is on highways.) Am looking to spend roughly $20,000.
I'm considering 3 cars (all with automatic transmission):
1) Subaru Impreza hatchback
2)the new Hyundai Elantra GT
3) Volkswagen Golf (4 door)
Am planning to buy in the spring, but am just starting my research and am planning on doing test drives for all three--and, if possible, renting them to really check them out.
Aside from the obvious pluses for each (AWD for the Subaru, great warranty for the Hyundai) I'd love opinions from folks as to which car (out of the 3) they prefer and why.
Many thanks in advance!
#2699 of 3347 Re: First time buyer--opinions [newcargirl5000]
Jul 12, 2012 (4:30 pm)
considering your buying/owning habits, I think the 10 year warranty on the hyundai would serve you well, so that would be my suggestion.