Time for me to finally pick out my own car. It’ll be one from the Chrysler group, as my dad worked there for 25 years and I’d be disowned if I didn’t get at least one (plus I’ll get his discount). I’m a grad student, so price is my biggest factor and of course the mpg’s. My goal is just to do a 3 year lease and move up to something nicer when I have a job. I grew up with Chrysler and Dodge cars (and parents of the mindset, “If it gets from A to be, it’s good enough”), so I know just how bulky and cheap on the inside they’ve gotten. I was hoping the Dart would come out sooner, but I need a car before the summer.
Looking at all three brands, it looks like my narrowed (cheapest) choices are:
Dodge Avenger (Driven these before. Nothing really outstanding)
Chrysler 200 (Haven’t tried this out yet, but from reviews it seems to be the leader)
Jeep Patriot (Cheapest…I don’t have a need for a SUV, but this seems to be more of a car)
Please give me helpful input and not “Don’t buy Chrysler brands.”