my friend used to own (paid off) a Toyota Corolla. She recently had a bad accident and needs to buy another car. She is getting about $ 9K for them insurance company and would like to buy a gently used car (less than 10K miles). She was looking into small SUVs, but I suggested her a Subaru Outback that in my opinion is safer. I think she feels it could be too long for her. She normally drives 25 miles to work each way. Occasionally her 2 tall kids (I guess above 6’) ride in the car with her. She also has a German Shepherd that sometimes rides in the car. She will soon have 2 kids in college, so she would like a not too expensive car. But definitively a SAFE car, since she got really scared by this accident. We live in St. Louis, MO, where the weather is mostly mild and rarely streets would get icy.
Any suggestion better than mine?