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First car for my 19yo daughter? [View all] Flying Squirrel Mar 2014 OP
At that price range I think you're buying the seller, not the car. LeftyMom Mar 2014 #1
Not true LoveMyCali Mar 2014 #16
My best friend has a Kia Soul. It's a nice car, and I'd recommend it if it were in the winter is coming Mar 2014 #34
The first new car Mom ever owned was a Hyundai KamaAina Mar 2014 #22
Subaru Impreza sir pball Mar 2014 #2
I was going to suggest looking for a Subaru in that price range. Fridays Child Mar 2014 #3
I really liked my GL, and the Forester blossomed into true love sir pball Mar 2014 #4
One of these days, I'm going to need to replace my current vehicle. Fridays Child Mar 2014 #5
I'd actually love a hybrid, too.. sir pball Mar 2014 #12
I would be very suprised if you could find a decent Honda or Suburu for that price BainsBane Mar 2014 #6
Have seen a few decent-looking ones at that price but Flying Squirrel Mar 2014 #8
It's a bad time of year to be shopping in that price range. LeftyMom Mar 2014 #9
Good point... but tell that to my daughter ;) Flying Squirrel Mar 2014 #10
Honda or Subaru.... Demo_Chris Mar 2014 #7
We have a 2007 Red Toyota Camry Hybrid with a moon roof, 74000 miles DebJ Mar 2014 #11
Volvos are the safest. grasswire Mar 2014 #13
Unfortunately, they are notorious for electrical gremlins. Gravitycollapse Mar 2014 #14
that's what finally did in my 240 fizzgig Mar 2014 #26
As a teenager, I did everything possible to destroy my Accord. The thing was a tank. Gravitycollapse Mar 2014 #15
"...definition of reliable." Raffi Ella Mar 2014 #21
Teach that young woman how to drive a stick shift. Frank Cannon Mar 2014 #17
i miss my manual fizzgig Mar 2014 #27
Better acceleration, more control. Frank Cannon Mar 2014 #36
Our 2008 Corolla 5-speed manual gets 38 mpg on the highway. Enraged_Ape Mar 2014 #39
My 15 yr old Honda CRV has 259k miles. Still going strong for my 17 yr old daughter riderinthestorm Mar 2014 #18
Homda just rolled it's UncleYoder Mar 2014 #19
Corolla MissMillie Mar 2014 #20
Yep. I voted for the Camry because I drive one and I love it, but Pool Hall Ace Mar 2014 #37
The earlier Saturns were pretty reliable and you won't find an inch of rust on them. Gidney N Cloyd Mar 2014 #23
The engines tend to run hot as they age, so it's good to always have some oil in the trunk. winter is coming Mar 2014 #35
This message was self-deleted by its author fizzgig Mar 2014 #24
It's her money, I'm only contributing about 200 or so as a birthday present. n/t Flying Squirrel Mar 2014 #28
gotcha fizzgig Mar 2014 #29
Horse and Buggy? LynneSin Mar 2014 #25
so would a bus pass... Callmecrazy Mar 2014 #30
Buses are too boxy ;) Flying Squirrel Mar 2014 #32
non-boxy Volvo marzipanni Mar 2014 #31
I have an '04 Camry that drives 840high Mar 2014 #33
What about Toyota Corolla? That's not on your list. cui bono Mar 2014 #38
Good point, added it Flying Squirrel Mar 2014 #40
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