China Bambina is going to learn how to drive and 16th birthday coming this summer. Grandma has taken some of her China stock market winnings and set aside the cash for a new car. (Me, personally, would lean toward used coming off a 3 year lease but whatever).
So, need to narrow the field. There are multiple sites with suggestions but as always also want to hear what the teeming millions think.
It should be safe, on the smaller side, reliable, minimal upkeep, low insurance, last my daughter through high school, university and the first couple years out in the working world. Would like it under $20k out the door but could go higher. We don’t have an all wheel drive in the family, but it snows rarely in Seattle and we almost never go to the snow, so not sure if there is any reason to get a AWD with my daughter needing it rarely if at all.
Honda Civic is a good plan B. Subaru might be good. Thoughts?