I’m looking for recommendations on my next vehicle.
I currently drive a 2020 Subaru Outback with 15,000 miles. I added options when I purchased it and got it at a sweet deal with 0% financing. I owe roughly 15k left.
I just moved Charleston, SC and conveniently live within walking distance to my new office.
The Subaru was purchased in 2020 as a car that will be a daily driver with quite a substantial number of miles added to it daily with commuting.
It serves a great purpose to an extent. I love the car as a city car. I love the AWD and road trip capabilities. I love the adaptive cruise control, huge 12” touch screen display, and all the electronics it has to offer.
It doesn’t necessarily serve my purpose. I’m 6’3” and getting in and out can be a pain. The doors constantly need to be wiped because of dirt buildup. I have a laundry list of complaints, but my main focus is needing a “beach” car. I’m not concerned about gas mileage or needing a family car (no kids and walk everywhere). My focus is on a car that I can take my dogs to the beach and not worry how dirty it gets. It’ll be a daily driver too.
Because of that, I’ve been looking at a Jeep Wrangler and Toyota Tacoma. I’ve owned both a wrangler and truck in the past. I loved how easy the Jeep is to clean, and being in a sandy area, that’s perfect. The manual is fun to drive, and I’m not doing but 5-10 miles a day max. I’ve also owned a Tacoma. I enjoyed the truck and their engines are incredible.
With that being said, what does the community recommend?
Budget is sub 30k. I’ve been targeting 2016-2019 wranglers and Tacoma’s.
It will be a daily driver but I will not be driving much if any each day.
The main driving I do is to the grocery store, restaurants, and then wherever I take my dogs (beaches, parks, etc).
I’m tall as I mentioned before so I do miss sitting up high.
What does the community think? Let’s hear some recommendations and feedback!