I’m in the market for a new used car, but I don’t have a clear idea of what models I should be looking for.
Intended use is very low mileage, just here and there in suburban Boston. (Probably < 5k miles per year.) It should be good for hauling stuff like thrift store finds. Might very rarely need to accommodate up to three people. Appearance of the car isn’t important. And given the low number of miles to be driven the mi/gal isn’t particularly important.
The primary driver is very short (5’), and wants as small a car as possible, but doesn’t like low cars - wants something more upright. A 4-Runner comes to mind, but the 4WD isn’t needed and would simply add cost and maintenance. Another thought is a Honda Element. I’m sure there must be many things that would fill the bill.
I’m looking to spend as little as possible, both initially and in maintenance.