So I’m starting to shop around for a new car and doing some research etc…
In a nutshell: Gas mileage is important to me. I’ve owned 3 Nissan Sentras and the last year of the Mitsubishi Mirage (which I loved) so I always get 30+ MPG.
I am living in the front range of Colorado now and take trips to all sorts of fun new places so I want something that can handle some dirt roads better than a Sentra.
I want to keep the out of pocket price under 30K including state registration, fees, etc… so something in the 23-27K range tops.
Cost of upkeep, maintenance over the long term, etc… is a factor.
I’ve looked at the 2016 models of:
Jeep Renegade Trailhawk
Most of my driving will be regular commuting etc… but occasionally on trips there will be the desire for dirt roads or even just fun Colorado mountain driving but these are no the primary drive experience I will be having. I don’t have expectations of my new car having to leap over boulders and pits in the “road” in a single bound.
So far, the CX-3 was fun, as expected, though I think just tacking a screen onto the dashboard is a bit goofy.
The crosstrek I was just sort of lukewarm on.
The Trailhawk was ridiculously fun.
Opinions? Thoughts? Advice?
Much appreciated and thanks in advance as always,