I have owned a Mazda 2 hatchback since Nov. 2015, live in Boston and work N of the city. The Mazda just got totaled in an accident, so I need to buy a used car hopefully under $10K. The Mazda did fine in the winter and I’d like another hatchback (love the rear wiper, good visibility, etc.). However I’d like something with a little more room in the passenger seat and will also perform decently in winter weather. A few models I’m considering:
Any opinions on how Priuses perform in inclement weather would be most welcome* I ask because I know someone in the Boston area who owned a Prius and liked it but felt she needed winter tires. However, having to switch to winter tires is probably a deal breaker as I don’t know where I’d store tires.
Thanks for any advice you can offer!