rozboonHrm I wish I could tick a few options here...
Tacoma if you need the space/offroad capability.
The XV is just an Impreza with some plastic bits on the outside and a suspension lift. They are good cars. Personally I would just get a WRX (well honestly I'd just get an STI) and have more fun the vast majority of the time when I didn't need the little bit of extra ground clearance.
The Forester is bigger but slower, thirstier and less fun to drive.
Throw the Outback in there as well, they are excellent cars. Don't bother with the 2.5L ones, they're gutless, go straight for the 3.6R.
The last Jeep I drove (some sort of Grand Cherokee) was a rattling, poorly assembled clunky pile of shit. It would probably be better offroad than any of the other options, but I figure that's a pretty minor consideration here.
e.litttForester all the way.
Its pretty good on gas, its a wagon/suv (depending on year, i consider the newer ones SUV's) so it will fit all your stuff, and they're pretty solid off road vehicles. Obviously it won't be able to rock crawl or go mudding but you shouldn't be doing those things with your daily anyways.
theabortionatorBuy a car that you realistically can't afford that will set you back financially as a status symbol to poorly attempt to prove to other people how well you are doing.
Idk, I'm pretty sure that's car buying 101.
JayRichRight. I'm just so on the fence about all 5 that I listed.
Hahaha exactly what I'm aiming not to do.
uturntacoma- great resale value and reliable, but buying a truck without a legitimate use for one is just stupid
wrangler- fuck the wrangler, unless you are going to take it off-roading there is no reason to own a fucking jeep, they have virtually no pros as a daily driver
PeppermillRenoGet a newer Pathfinder I just rented one for 2 weeks and it was the fuckin tits. Definitely a step up from the Kia Sorrento I drive here at home.
The cars you are suggesting are just too small.
elcornholioWhat's your budget? My 2010 Audi A4 Avant gets decent milage, is fun to drive, has really good handling in snow, and I can fit my shit in it... My parents did help pay for it tho.
Kbob94I'd say Tacoma for a couple reasons they're a solid truck. If u take care of them well you can easily get 300k outta them they don't wanna die. They also hold their value really well so if u do decide to sell it you won't loose much money
TingaI read your criteria but who cares about anything and get a taco because reliability. Do I need to post the topgear episode?
no_steezeTaco for sure if you'll use the bed space/offroad capabilities. Otherwise it's not worth it since they only get like 18-22 mpg. I'm probably gonna get one as my next car, I'm sick of my wagon constantly being filled with sand and dirt
JayRichWell I just got my first full time job out of college, so I'm shooting for something pretty affordable. I was thinking something around or under $25K (not trying to have $500 monthly payments). Not going lie, my parents will probably help me out as well.
JayRichThe 18-22 MPG is just what gets me. Idk if I'm willing to spend that much on gas. 45 min commute to work, currently.
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CheeFLooks like someone has never been off of the pavement or out of the urban area. Lol, a legitmate use for a pickup? The tacoma is technically a half ton, but not really. You have to get groceries, have wet ski gear, moving, transporting materials, and needing ground clearance are all legitimate reasons to have this small of a pickup
KravtZI'm looking at a new I move to Denver later this year. May go 4Runner but I think the Tacoma, as a skier, is pretty useless unless you get he long bed. 5ft bed seems useless when you carry gear a lot
JayRichI'm honestly just looking for something that is reliable, somewhat good on gas (I realize any wrangler or tacoma is garbage on gas) and looks decent. Offroad capabilities is definitely something that I also take into consideration. My rav was surprisingly great when it came to hammering through a trail to get to a cliff jump spot or something like that. I'm thinking the Jeep Renegade is my cheapest, most fuel efficient option here. I'm 6'4", so a small car like a WRX or STI is out of the question. I don't want to have to put the seat all the way back to be able to drive comfortably haha.