Open Road

It’s been a good run, but it’s about time to trade in the Ford Focus and get something new.

I’ve had my car for 10 years and it’s been doing great. Except for the fact that I have no a/c anymore, it takes a while to heat up and there are other minor things that happens over the years.

So what should my next car be?

It has to be a mid-sized car, or smaller SUV, as we now have Lily and all the stuff that comes with a little one.

I always wanted something that got 50 mpg or more, but I don’t think that’ll happen this time around as I don’t necessarily have to buy new. A car that’s a few years old, and in good condition, will work fine.

iPod integration would be nice, but not required. Or any geeky features for that matter.

I actually have a lot of ‘wants’ but very few needs.

What does it need?

  • Need to be dependable. I mean who want’s one that’s not?!
  • Good gas mileage. The more the better in my book!
  • Family friendly. AKA Lots of room for crap.
  • Reasonably priced. I don’t want to be paying it off for the next 10 years.

Yea, that’s about it for the requirements. I figure if I keep my requirements low, I’ll be able to find something easier.

So what do you like?

So far I’ve been told to say away from Volkswagens, even tough I kinda like the idea of them.

I’ve also been told that Subaru’s are nice, which plays nicely into my strange desire for a Subaru Outback Sedan. Don’t know why I want one, but I do.

Really I’m undecided on a new car/SUV and I’m open to checking out most anything.

What do you suggest?