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Helping sister shop for new car #5104101 05/13/19 10:05 AM
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Hey, my sister is looking at getting a new car. She needs to keep it under $20k. What is available in Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Hyundai, Kia, GM, Ford?

She has a 2007 Corolla now with 120k on it and the reason for getting a new car is this one was hit and is totaled.

Her husband passed away and it is just her and is on a limited income for the job she has.

Suggestions?

I've been looking at Toyota and Honda for the most part but thought to get more idea's.
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Re: Helping sister shop for new car [Re: Rat407] #5104110 05/13/19 10:15 AM
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civic all day long

Re: Helping sister shop for new car [Re: Rat407] #5104111 05/13/19 10:16 AM
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Kia Souls are great cars, from my experience. Really can't recommend enough!


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Re: Helping sister shop for new car [Re: Rat407] #5104116 05/13/19 10:23 AM
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She can probably get a brand new Regal for under 20k smile

The Corolla hatchback may be in her price range, too. There is also the Honda Fit

A leftover 2018 Focus hatchback is good but ONLY if you can find one with the manual transmission.

Re: Helping sister shop for new car [Re: Rat407] #5104119 05/13/19 10:27 AM
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Bummer on the totaled Corolla, as those 05-08 were bulletproof and proven reliable. Tell her to get another Corolla and keep on driving.

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Re: Helping sister shop for new car [Re: Rat407] #5104121 05/13/19 10:30 AM
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If she plans to keep it for a long time, maybe get something with long warranty - Hyundai/Kia... Hyundai Kona, Kia Soul, etc.

Re: Helping sister shop for new car [Re: Rat407] #5104126 05/13/19 10:43 AM
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Stay with the Corolla


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Re: Helping sister shop for new car [Re: Rat407] #5104146 05/13/19 11:13 AM
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Brand new or used?

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Originally Posted by LeakySeals
Stay with the Corolla


Yeah if she liked the first one, she should be good with another...unless CVT is not her thing.

That said if she can stretch her budget, the Corolla with a Manual Transmission Corolla is 22....and a Mazda3 can be had for 21.


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Re: Helping sister shop for new car [Re: Rat407] #5104160 05/13/19 11:35 AM
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I'd go used. Yeah, a Corolla is the ticket.


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Re: Helping sister shop for new car [Re: Rat407] #5104161 05/13/19 11:35 AM
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hyundai elantra? I looked at 2017's a few years ago seemed like 16k including tax was almost doable.


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a hyundai elantra can be had for about 16k these days in my area . good warranty . having bought my first hyundai last month they seem to be a pretty solid vehicle. this is coming from a honda and toyota person. also the elantra has a conventional trans in it

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no CVT for sure better without DI but tough to avoid + turbos are questionable on most but not all makes. VWs 6 yr 60 thou bumper to bumper warranty a big plus IMO. if you live in a small town look for bigger dealers in bigger towns that look for higher volume sales with smaller profits. no matter where you buy they gotta warranty it locally!

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If the Corolla met all her needs/wants, why change?
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Corolla or Civic, my vote thumbsup


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