I’m going to buy used, no question about that. (Depreciation on a new car is just obscene). But not * very * used. I was poking around Edmunds.com yesterday for prices and I just ended up irritated.
I don’t care about looks, although cute is certainly ok. I want ** roomy ** for my big butt (which also makes me sit tall so I need head room…honestly, it’s like sitting on a pillow!) , ** responsive ** (auto trans, I’m tired of stick) and above all ** SAFE ** , which is my main reason for buying a new car since I hardly ever drive (about 10 miles a week most of the time) Otherwise I could stick with the car I have which is in good internal shape, for a long time. I want airbags and whatever else is out there in the way of good safety features. And I want ** reliable ** - it’s no good to me if it’s breaking down all the time.
I also want a **rear ** that is good for carrying things, most importantly my dog(s) (I often have a foster as well as 75 pound Maggie) without being an evil SUV.
Oh, and I’d like to stay ** under 15K ** .
I welcome your input, Dopers.