The Saturn had a run in with a deer Friday morning. Because it would cost at least $450 to fix, and it’s only worth $1100, I think it’s time to pull the plug.
|2002 Saturn, 225k miles. I feel like I’ve lost a grandparent!|
First, I don’t know anything about vehicles. Nothing. What brands/models are worth looking at? Which have the best safety ratings? Gas mileage? The fewest mechanic issues?
Second, I loved that car (loved!), so I really haven’t looked around at ALL. I was just hoping that it would last forever, so hadn’t really kept an eye out for anything new/newer.
If anyone has recommendations on a good make/model, or a connection they have (dealership?) that I could work through, please let me know!! I’d like to give my business to someone local or a connection that someone we know has!
1. Fold down seats so we can fit XC skis
2. Good gas mileage!
3. Enough room to fit a dog/kennel and (eventually) a kid
Is there anything else that should be on the “criteria” list?
Prefer used, but if there is a good enough financing option for new, I could be convinced…