BUYING A CAR IN 2015

BUYING A CAR IN 2017

(WITHOUT HAVING HEADACHES IN 2018)


SPECIFIC VEHICLE RECOMMENDATIONS - Large All Purpose Cars:

These can be either business, all purpose, or luxury cars. All carry four large people in comfort for trips. Great trunk room. Around town mileage is so-so, but highway mileage is good. Most require regular gas.

Toyota Avalon - Nicest and most economical in this class. Silky 6 cyl is as smooth and powerful as other V8s and faster, too. Smaller outside than other large cars, but has comparable interior and trunk room. Also more American than others, including the “American"" cars. Front wheel drive 6 cyl. Built on same platform as Camry and three other Toyota/Lexus cars and SUVs.

RATINGS:
Acceleration:
Braking:
Fuel Cost:
Seating:
Reliability:
Trunk space:
Towing:
Hauling:
Collision avoidance:
4 - Quite spritely
2 - Takes 125 to 130 ft to stop.  Average for today's cars.
3 - 20 to 24 mpg on regular or 22 to 26 on premium fuel
4 - Comfortable for 4 on trips
5 - Best there is.  More reliable used than many new cars
3 - Good trunk space
2 - Can tow a small trailer (4X7/motorcycle/jet ski)
2 - Hauls large boxes, but you have to fit them into the trunk
4 - Performs well in emergency maneuvers