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Posted: 8/17/2005 8:41:24 PM EDT
I am looking for a good used 4 clyinder car for under 20,000. I don't no much about small engine cars but I do like the VW's I have seen.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 8:53:55 PM EDT
Oh, All wheel drive would be a plus.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 9:02:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2005 9:02:35 PM EDT by twonami]
used? nevermind
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 9:17:23 PM EDT
I'm willing to go new if it can be kept under 22,500.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 9:18:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2005 9:18:45 PM EDT by twonami]
have you looked at Toyota RAV4's? Interior is kind of small if your a big guy
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 4:09:27 AM EDT
We have had very very good luck with a Honda Civic and with a Toyota Corolla. Great mileage, good handling, veru reliable, no repair problems. Available for about $16k...

Just bought a Subaru Outback. Cost was $25225, so it is over your limit. However, the little forrester might may the max limit. I've been impressed. Its superlow emissions, 4 cyl, and I'm getting 24 in an around town, 30+ on the highway. Full car, weekend worth of camping gear, doin 70 on the interstate through the mountains and its loggin 31.8 mpg. Add 2000# of boat and it drops to 28 and change.

The auto trany sucks..s I test drove one and went less than one block before returning it. Its a dog. I bough 5 spd manual. Runs very well
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 4:15:35 AM EDT
I just bought a brand new 05 Acura RSX. $20,000 cash out the door all fees included w/ leather interior, power moonroof, all options. Gets 35mpg and is low emissions.

Great car, handles well, is fun to drive.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:29:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
have you looked at Toyota RAV4's? Interior is kind of small if your a big guy

Thats one of my problems, most of the asian built cars are simply to small for me to drive.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:54:14 AM EDT
You mentioned "low emissions" but did you mean high fuel economy? All modern US-legal cars and trucks have very low emissions. Finding the one with the absolute lowest is a pretty silly effort, IMHO.

An interest in high fuel economy, on the other hand, makes plenty of sense.

In that case, I'd recommend a used Civic HX. The more recent models had 115 HP and would easily get low-40's for mixed highway and city mpg.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 4:28:38 PM EDT
+1 on the Civic.

+1 on the Subaru Forester. AWD, reliable, roomy.
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