Danielle, good for you for being the cool mom who can row her own gears. We need to make sure we maintain that. While there are plenty of great manual cars for under $25,000, most of them are not ideal for family duty. There is one that fits the bill nicely: the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack. Sadly, VW is discontinuing this model in America, but there are still plenty of pre-owned versions around, and since it shares components with the rest of the Golf family, I wouldn’t be too concerned about service and parts. … [Read more...] about I Need A Responsible Family Car With A Manual Transmission! What Should I Buy?
There are so many cool cars out there! It’s hard to stay committed to one model when you want to try other things. The brown 2011 Avant certainly is a neat ride, but I can see how you may want to part with it before it becomes problematic. You mentioned getting something a bit different, and I think Hyundai’s nascent luxury division Genesis has your answer. … [Read more...] about I Have A Short Attention Span When It Comes To Cars! What Should I Buy?
Since you probably don’t want a worn out GM car from the early ‘90s I think I found something a bit cooler. Here is a 1964 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron, the name just sounds cool. The body looks solid and according to the ad the “motor runs and drives.” The car also has “spare parts in the trunk” that’s always a good thing. While it’s being sold as a “project car” I’m sure someone that kept an aging BMW wagon on the road can get this thing up to speed. Of course, the best part is the massive front and rear bench seats. … [Read more...] about I’m A Sucker For Half-Broken And Unique Cars! What Should I Buy?
You are the perfect candidate for the GMC brand. As we know, GMC is a bit fancier than Chevrolet but isn’t a full-blown luxury automaker like Cadillac. The GMC Acadia is a bit nicer than it’s Chevy Traverse counterpart, it’s not flashy but should fit in just fine in a row of big Raptors and various SUVs. The Acadias are pretty durable, come packed with nice features, and servicing them is fairly easy. … [Read more...] about I Fly Private Jets And I Need A Car That Blends In With High Rollers For $30,000! What Should I Buy?
The 556 HP Cadillac CTS-V is fast as hell, it’s available as a wagon, you can get it with a manual, and it’s new enough that it contains some good crash safety tech. No, it’s not all-wheel drive, but just drive your Grand Cherokee when it snows, and if that’s not possible, slap the best winter tires you can find on the Caddy and roll with it. You need this car, because we all do. … [Read more...] about I Need A Family Friendly Car That’s Fast And Unique! What Car Should I Buy?