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      01-31-2012, 03:04 PM   #9691

Drives: BMW
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Originally Posted by amg135i View Post
My mom is looking at new cars, I need some suggestions. She has been looking at crossovers. She is interested in the Nissan Juke but I think that thing is hideous and she will usually listen to what I have to say. When we go car shopping we don't even take my dad just me and my mom go haha.

-Good gas mileage as she will be putting a lot of miles on it for work
-Reliability, low maintenance costs (obviously)
-She likes having a sunroof
-I think she should get navigation, like I said for work she will be driving a lot and in unfamiliar places.
-She likes "peppy" cars so a small turbocharged engine should do nicely.

Doesn't really want a Civic. She's a cheapskate so doesn't want to break the bank either. I would say realistically <$25k.

My suggestions: Although it is not the biggest or fits her categories very well but I really like the new Hyundai Genesis 2.0T coupe. K go!
I like the Genesis line, but how will they hold up over the years? That's what I always ask myself.

I think a new Civic SI 4dr is a good choice. It meets all of your requirements. A used RDX (only the SH-AWD model) is also a good choice, but the gas mileage isn't as good as it should be.

But for new, Civic SI.

The CR-Z is also awesome, but probably too small for her needs.