I/we have only had 2 cars ever
. The first car wasn't bad but it had some issues and when we were told there'd be a "big" repair bill (at that point I didn't know what big was!) we decided to buy another car. Didn't do any research and it bit us in the butt. We've had our current car for 7 years and I'm sure over the years we've put as much into it on repairs as the original price.
I so don't want to go down that road again, hence the research and asking everyone we know.
DH gets a ride to work in an Echo, plus there are 6-8 other people with Echos at his shop. They've all said good things about it, that's why we're looking at it.
DH carpools and I SAH so mainly I see us using the car mostly for:
- the odd day DH's ride doesn't show up
- driving my sister and her 2 kids around occasionally (without DH)
- visiting family 30-60km away now and then
We would eventually have kids and I was feeling nervous about not fitting 3 across in the backseat (even if I have one plus sister's two) but DH would be willing to sell it if that becomes a problem down the road seeing resale price seems to stay up there. Plus, on the kid issue, if I have to take my sister somewhere, we can do that while her kids are in daycare while mine fit in the backseat.
So, we will look at:
- Hyundai Accent
- Honda Fit -I'll check it out, but they're all hatchbacks? not sure about that
Must have 4 doors, no hatchback. Next on the list will be taking these for a test drive to really see the type of car then I'll keep an eye on the classifieds online (huge site!) for a great deal. Thanks!