My college graduation gift is a new car! Willing to spend up to $25k. After flirting with the idea of a MINI I’ve settled down to more realistic ideas.
I’m attracted to the Civic Hybrid because of it’s gas mileage (I drove Jeep GC with 13 mpg before this) but I’m also thinking about a Subaru Imprezza wagon or Outback sport wagon, something that could handle snow.
While I’m in Portland, OR now I don’t know where I’ll be living in the future, having something that can handle weather could be important. But the Imprezza’s gas mileage would mean about $1,000 more in gas a year.
My priorities are decent MPG, reliability, 4 door, decent repair costs. Any suggestions on these two options or others?
I want to make a smart choice!