Hi Car Talkers!
I’m moving from the US South to Saskatchewan to start a new job. I’m going to sell the old beater I have now and buy a new-to-me car, which I will also be using to haul my stuff up there. I’m going to be on a 2-year temporary work permit, so I will be exempted from the Canadian importation rules and regulations re: cars that can be admitted.
I want to get the most reliable, low mileage, and low mpg vehicle that I can for $10k or less - but, because I need to fit my stuff in it, I also need to maximize the cargo capacity. I really like the Honda Fit, but I’m worried the cargo volume isn’t big enough.
Here’s what I’m looking at, with the specs of the years, mileage, and cargo volume I could get for ~$10k in my fair city. Which would you get?
Honda Fit: 2008-2010, 30-50k miles, cargo volume: 53 cu ft. Summary: excellent maintenance history but on the small side.
Honda CR-V: 2003-2005, 100k miles, cargo volume: 71 cu ft. Summary: older and higher mileage, but more space, good maintenance record
Toyota Rav4: 2002-2005, 90-100k miles, cargo volume: 70 cu ft. Summary: older and higher mileage, but more space, good maintenance record
Kia Rondo: 2007-2008, 80-100k miles, cargo volume: 74. Summary: lots of space, but high mileage and poor-average maintenance history
Hyundai Tucson: 2005-2007, 70-100k miles, cargo volume: 65. Summary: reasonable space, higher mileage and poor-average maintenance history