Last week, I sold off my 1998 Volvo V70. It had 200k miles, loved leaking fluids and was on it’s last legs. Since I still have a job to go to, I’m in need of a vehicle. I loved my Wagon since I could throw snowboards in and go skiing with 4 friends, and I’ve grown accustomed to the space.
I’m looking to spend a max of 10k. I’ve been looking at the Escape, Equinox, and Forester. I live in Michigan, so I’d be in home territory with the domestic vehicles, but I’m not incredibly impressed by the fuel economy of the Equinox or Escape. I like the Forester, since it gets about 27 mpg highway, but I’m not sure about maintenance, and I’ve heard about cylinder heads that blow.
Any recommendations? Am I forgetting any vehicles that I should consider?