Well i wrecked my car this weekend and to make the story short: it was rush hour Houston traffic, driving against the sun, momentary glare, braked too late and rear ended a PT Cruiser (please dont ask for pictures). It was my fault but luckily no one was hurt and i have full coverage insurance. Anyways total damage was estimated at ~$6K and my car is a 2000 Toyota Celica w/ 130K so, its up to the second adjuster to total the car. So, i might be in the market for a new car and seeing if i can get some opinions to rule out or brings some cars to the top of the list.
Budget is ~$20K for a NEW 4-door sedan (manual to keep price down). Honestly want to stay away from American cars, not that i dont like them im just not a fan (please dont debate about this in the thread, its personal preference choice). Reliability and ease of maintenance are huge concerns of mine because i plan to keep this car for a long time. Keep in mind that the cars will be priced out with or without options for around $20K
My short list consists of:
I guess im just looking for opinions and insight regarding these cars and their performance as fit & finish are personal preference of course Feel free to offer other options as long as they fit the criteria and you would chose it Thanks ahead for the help in making narrowing my choices down