Wife needs a new car... suggestions?
Wife and I haven't car-shopped in a while so I'm looking for recommendations.
She's currently driving a 2008 Volvo XC90 that has been great (200k miles) and I'm currently driving a 2013 Sonata hybrid (both bought new). We've loved not having a payment for the last couple years and have two teenagers with college around the corner, so we don't really want to jump back into another $40K+ car. Wifey is also starting a different job that will require her to commute a little longer, so we knew that her car would eventually need to be replaced... well today we got a $3600 quote for two repairs that need to be done on her Volvo, so I think that money is better spent on a replacement.
She's used to the high vantage-point and spaciousness of a midsize SUV, so I don't think I'll be able to talk her into anything tiny just for the sake of safety or gas mileage.
Good safety ratings
Good gas mileage (30ish mpg)
Reliable, brand known for quality... she hated when I bought my Hyundai, she still considers it a junk-car brand because it was the last time she shopped for a car in 2009
Under $30k new or lightly used (max 3 years old, 50k miles)... or even better if it can be found still under warranty in the $20k range.
Bells/whistles that didn't exist 10 years ago like cameras, bluetooth... bonus points for collision avoidance or parking-assist.
Thoughts? I've kinda steered her toward the Honda CRV. I've seen a couple almost new 2019's listed in the $22k range, which I think will be hard to beat. But if anyone has ideas I'd love to hear some.
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