I need another car soon, and am looking for any and all opinions, including options I’ve not considered.
At first, I was leaning towards these models:
I tend to like smaller versus larger vehicles. I like a stiff (sporty) versus soft (luxury) ride. I have a family with two kids, ages 7 & 9 right now, so it’s nice if I can fit them all in the car, but we have a CRV right now that does fine for trips to the beach, etc. With current gas prices I’d prefer something economical, but I don’t mind, sacrificing a couple of miles per gallon for a little extra get up and go.
So, after looking at the first list, I’ve also considered, some more seriously than others, Mazda M-3 or even RX-8, Volvo S-40 or S-60, BMW 3 series, Mini Cooper, Scion tC. I’m probably overlooking something.
Also, I’ll probably be leasing, not buying, so a car that holds it’s value over time is a definite plus.
So, comments on the above? What else should I take into account? What have I missed? Other suggestions?