By 2007, these cars were very reliable and refined, and production continued through 2011. So look around where you live, are there lots of Saabs around? Take a look at our article on the to learn how the differences can affect your pocketbook. Plus, I am constantly amazed at a high resale value — no matter the year, mileage or condition. Subscribe YouTube - Facebook - Twitter - Google+ - Web - AutoGuide reviews the latest new cars with test drives, car comparisons and shootouts plus coverage of breaking auto industry news, auto shows, rumors and spy photos. Another option may be the C5Z but idk if it's comfortable enough. Front-wheel drive comes standard with all-wheel drive as an option.
Dodge Charger — sporty, but not very reliable. The S4 is a glorified A4 with a big V8 under the hood. I bought mine at a Chrysler dealership and made the mistake of getting a simple repair done there. With all-wheel drive, it can handle most road conditions and it does it in the lap of luxury. The G handles very well and is an excellent daily driver. Of course, with an all-wheel drive, the Legacy is hard on gas and the turbocharged engine requires premium gasoline. Opinions are the author's alone, and this content has not been provided by, reviewed, approved or endorsed by any advertiser.
The 0 to 60 times is just over 7 seconds for either one. It comes as a rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive G35x. A sophisticated small car, the Jetta handles enthusiastically and rides smoothly, with good stability under duress. Thanks to its compact rear-wheel drive platform, the 3-series offers an unmatched driving experience, but be prepared to spend more on repairs and maintenance. While whether to — as well as — are your personal decisions, buying used is almost always the best financial decision. The five-seat Prius' hatchback design makes it a versatile cargo carrier, and it had good safety scores for the era.
It has a top-notch predicted reliability score, good handling for a vehicle its size, and ample cargo-carrying capability. My friends that have them swear by them. That third row is of dubious value, however, for all but the smallest passengers. Under the hood a turbocharged 1. I'll test drive my options once I have the money to buy something.
Depreciation hits these cars hard, however, which is why this is the cheapest route to 300 horsepower on the list. We did save the most powerful car for the end, however, with its 6. It is an unexpectedly luxurious model from a brand more famous for economy-minded cars, with a plush interior, excellent safety ratings, and a long list of standard features. I recently started my job last summer. Honda reliability is not a myth. The 2003 E500 does 0 to 60 in 5. The fourth-generation Corvette comes as a two-door rear-wheel drive coupe or convertible.
The base model offers 160 horsepower; the Type-S is tuned to produce 200 hp. More specifically, buy an Audi Certified Pre-Owned warranty from an Audi dealer and thank me later. Ford refreshed Fusion in 2010, updating both its spacious interior and stylish exterior. The Tacoma is designed for utility over comfort, with a relatively simple suspension that allows it to faithfully do the tasks expected of trucks. Honda engines are built to last and with good care can run for well over 200K. But the same is true with any European car, especially if you live in a rural area. Tons of bells and whistles, luxury and the Lexus nameplate make this a good buy.
It also needs to be reliable since it will be my primary means of transportation. Nice to see a well balanced article like this. You can get leather, navigation, and seat heaters, as well as rudimentary Bluetooth phone pairing. Car and Driver reports the 350Z accelerating from 0 to 60 in 5. Minivans This is Money Under 30, right? The 1990 Corvette with the L98 motor goes from 0 to 60 mph in 5. I want a daily that is comfortable: meaning even on days when I don't want to drive, I don't mind driving it. Both are riding on the rear-wheel drive platform.
This matches the mighty Bugatti Veyron, but the Tesla costs about one tenth as much and is a comfortable family sedan, not a two-seat hypercar. Are there affordable mechanics in your area that know Saab cars? The ultimate driving machine is expensive to keep, but a very few cars can beat the driving experience. However, all credit card information is presented without warranty. Mazda 3 is very reliable and won't cost a lot to maintain. The 3 Series coupe is one of the nicest coupes money can buy.
In addition to having a great reliability score, the sits atop our rankings of. It has excellent safety scores for its era and a perfect predicted reliability rating. The Z cabin is plain and cramped and the car feels a bit front-heavy on the road, but it's fast! Finding a car loan is a critical task, and one that should be started before you even begin shopping for a car. The rotary engine could be troublesome at high mileage. The Fit features one of the most flexible interiors among all vehicles, with the ability to flip and fold its rear seats into numerous configurations for different mixes of passengers and varying shapes of cargo. Its interior, in particular, made major strides in refinement from the previous generation.
It comes as a front-wheel drive sedan or wagon. Through the eighties and nineties a 914 could be bought a few thousand dollars. Honorable mention: Sedan: Saab went out of business in 2012. Hit the slideshow above to see some of our picks. Yes, carmakers build them for guys like us, and though they may not have the prancing horse on the grille or elicit gazes from the bold and the beautiful, they still delight with great driving dynamics and the kind of motoring spirit that makes you feel like a kid again.