Like the Jan 23, 2020 letter from Lynn who said she wanted a car to sit high like her My '06 Scion xA with 87,000 miles on it, I’m a senior with back problems and a tight budget who needs some more recommendations. I had an ‘03 Honda Civic that my brother totaled. I’m on a limited budget, and.because my brother used the Honda during his visits, I took the precaution of insuring it for collision in addition to liability. I thought I’d buy a used 2012 Accord because of its reliability and relatively low maintenance cost.
However, as I’m getting treatment for my back pain, my physical therapist recommends that I get a car with some more height than the Honda Accord. i thought about a Honda CR-V about the same age; but, despite generally good Consumer Reports ratings I’ve heard many negatives from friends who’d owned and had to replace the entire A/C systems.
The only one that appeals to me in both your reply and the comments is the Crosstrek, which I assume is Subaru; and of course, the newer year would be out of my budget range. But isn’t it more costly to maintain a Subaru Crosstrek than the Accord sedan?
Thank you in advance for sorely needed advice.