Car buying advice

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by waloshin, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    Looking for a car at the max of $10,000 Canadian.

    - Must be at least a mid size, full size would be great.

    - Get around 25 mpg city 30 + Highway

    - 4 door

    - AutomaticTransmission (For command start purposes, manual cars with a command start are pointless).

    So far I all I can find are 2006 - 2008 Cheverolet Impalas that meet my requirements.

    Don't want anything older then a 2005

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
  2. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

    AustinIllini

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    You're talking about a period when the Impala was easily the worst all around car on the road. If you're interested in something reliable and comfortable, I would focus on the Honda Accord.
     
  3. quagmire macrumors 603

    quagmire

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    Worse than a Chevy Aveo? Come on now... We all know which one is worse. ;)
     
  4. krazykleo macrumors regular

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    I bet if you can find a really nice Honda Accord for ~the price range.

    Whatever it is you do, just get an inspection done by a pro.

    Good luck
     
  5. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

    mobilehaathi

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    Wally this is the only car I could ever imagine you in...
     
  6. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    You knew you were getting **** when you bought an Aveo. The Impala should have been a lot better.
     
  7. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    If an Impala meets your requirements, and you want a mid-size or larger, you could also look at a Taurus/Five Hundred, Fusion, Accord, Camry, Malibu, Altima, Mazda6, and many others.
     
  8. yg17 macrumors G5

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  9. senseless macrumors 68000

    senseless

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    I had a rental Aveo. You are right about that. It was depressing.
     
  10. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

    mobilehaathi

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    I rented one once too. Worst. Car. Ever.
     
  11. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

    AutoUnion39

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    Any Toyota or Honda you can find in that range.
     
  12. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    25/30 mpg - not mid-sized car mileage

    I get that with my Corolla. You can get higher mileage with a Mazda 3. In that same range, a Civic, possibly others in that class.
     
  13. quagmire macrumors 603

    quagmire

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    Not mid size car fuel economy in his budget. Todays Malibu, Fusion, Maxima, Mazda6, etc can get 25 MPG in the city/ 35 MPG HWY.
     
  14. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    I guess I bought my Corolla (2012) too soon!
     
  15. b-rad g macrumors 6502a

    b-rad g

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    Wife's 2010 Accord easily gets that.
     
  16. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    That kind of amazes me. When I was shopping for my 2012 Corolla, I looked at Consumer Reports. The combined mileage (city & hwy) for the Corolla was 32 I believe, and nothing in its class (compact) was higher. I've been getting 27 to almost 37, depending on how much city driving I do. I'm not looking at a console in the car, I'm actually writing down the mileage and gallons and doing the math.
     
  17. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    I think listed MPGs are conservative to be accurate for drivers with a heavy foot.

    My 2010 Ford Focus SES is 24/34 (28 combined) yet I always get 30-32 combined (reset with each fill up, always the same), but my driving is over half city. I cruised at 70 in Ohio and hit 42 mpg highway from Cincinnati to Toledo (having MI plates I don't dare do anything over 70 in Ohio).
     
  18. b-rad g macrumors 6502a

    b-rad g

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    Her car does not have a MPG estimator so I reset the trip meter and calculate it whenever I fill up her car. The lowest it's ever been was 25.
     

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