Monday, April 26, 2010

Searching For A New Car Is Always a Gas!

I'm searching for a new car. I've been driving a Japanese sedan for awhile and I quite like it. However, I'm unable to afford to replace it exactly. So, I've been searching for something new, a little different than what I'm used to and maybe sportier. I very much like the Japanese styling and fuel efficiency, and I must admit, I know almost nothing about American brands. I've always had a Japanese car.

I started with the Camaro. Chevy Camaro prices are quite a bit out of my range, but I like the look and the styling. It makes me think of a car Dick Tracy might drive. It looks like the back seat might be really small, but I'm not taking this car off my radar yet.

Next, I turned to three different Japanese brands I've heard a lot about. I have friends who drive these brands and I'm pretty familiar with the Corolla, the Eclipse and the Santa Fe. I checked Mitsubishi Eclipse prices even though I am too big for this car. In the driver's seat I can stretch my legs out all the way with the seat all the way back, but I feel like a sausage in a weak casing in this car.

My friend Kristen loves her Santa Fe. I like it too. It fits a bunch of stuff quite well and it is small enough to park easily in tight spaces. Hyundai Sante Fe prices are a little out of my range but I might consider it because it can do more jobs than a sedan. It is fun to drive too.


Everyone knows Toyota has been having a tough time lately, but that doesn't put me off. Toyota has had many, many years of trouble free success. I still think Toyota offers a good product, good reliability and great economy. I like the Toyota Corolla prices the best. Actually, of the ones I've talked about here, the Corolla is actually my favorite. I can fit in the thing easily, it's a blast to drive, a Corolla sips gas instead of guzzling and the price is exactly right.

Once I find the right car, I'm going to drive Washington, DC with Manda, Colleen and Lacey. We will test road tripping in the new rig and report back!

2 comments:

  1. Just don't buy a Mazda 3! I am so NOT enjoying this little piece of tin. I don't hate it, but I can't imagine ever growing attached!

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  2. We have a totyota corolla 2000 and it's been wonderful for all 10 years. Not one ounce of trouble :)

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