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Old 12-26-2007, 05:57 PM   #16
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Jeep Cherokee.

All the space of a minivan but still hip enough not to freak out new parents who fear minivans. Mark my words though, have enough kids and you will soon discover that you LOVE minivans.
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Toyota Camry.
Period.
Word. Everyone in my family drives one, we've got four (incidently they're all from different generations) one goes as far back as the early 90's, all reliable, never a single major problem.
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Spacious AND environmentally friendly.
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Old 12-26-2007, 07:13 PM   #19
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just please not an suv.

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Toyota Camry.
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Camry's aren't bigger than the Prius, I don't believe. If he needs the room, I wouldn't go that route. But that's just me. And we have an old Camry from the 80s. Not gonna fit more than 4 people in it really, maybe 5.
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You won't go wrong with Toyota. The Camry and Avalon are excellent.
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I've been thinking my next car will be among the Saturn Vue-Ford Escape-Toyota Rav4 size range. I too am thinking ahead of when I start having kids, even though that's probably at least 3-5 years away.
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Old 12-27-2007, 12:58 PM   #23
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Either another hybrid or 4-cylinder with good mileage. Factor in the possibility of $4 or 5 a gallon gasoline.
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Factor in the certainty of $4 or 5 a gallon gasoline.
fixed it for ya.
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I have a Pontiac Grand Prix. It's roomy without being too big, and it gets pretty good gas mileage, usually between 20 and 25 MPG. It's the third Grand Prix I've had, and my parents have one as well. Obviously, we think it's a great car.
That's what I have, and I'm thinking of trading it in. I get 25-ish mpg highway, but for city driving, the gas consumption is atrocious. Seems like every two days, I'm putting $20 or so into the tank.
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That's what I have, and I'm thinking of trading it in. I get 25-ish mpg highway, but for city driving, the gas consumption is atrocious. Seems like every two days, I'm putting $20 or so into the tank.
Wow, that's surprising. I do a lot of my driving through town (takes me about 20 minutes each way to work, and I run errands on Saturdays), and I still get good mileage. Every time I've done the math, I've never been below 20 MPG.
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Wait, an American car is bad on mileage?? No way!!!
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Old 12-27-2007, 04:50 PM   #28
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Toyota Yaris

great milelage
fun easygoing car
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Old 12-27-2007, 04:52 PM   #29
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Toyota Yaris

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He's trying to fit a family in there not a Yorkshire terrier...
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I would recommend the following;

A Toyota, Camry if possible.
A used one; save lots of money and still get a good car with about a couple of thousand miles. Ask the dealer for one that is last year's model.
Do not buy a new one. Car is the biggest investment that will not give you any equity, on the contrary, it devalues as soon as you sign on that paper.
Also, do not lease.
IMO, the hybrids are not worth getting, you spend thousands more to save on gas???????
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