Almost everyone with a drivers license has a car, this is obvious, but it may not be the best car for them/their needs. They may just be looking to get a car for cheap, that will inevitably be problematic in the future because there is something that is wrong with it (hence it’s low selling price), especially if they have just received their drivers license (16-19 year old’s). Or they may think that the most expensive cars are the best overall cars, although that some of the most expensive cars do have a better safety features, a faster 0-60mph time, a faster top speed, and better handling, there are many other cars that are way more affordable, with about the same features. Or they may just want a car that has a specific feature such as: good gas mileage, good in snowy conditions, has excellent handling, is “fast,” or has good comfortability. The car that you currently own might not be the “best” car for you and your needs.
I will list a few of the best cars for people’s different needs (mostly moderately affordable vehicles):
- If you are looking for comfortability in a four-door car (a sedan), that is moderately affordable, you should look at some of these options: Chevy Impala, Ford Fusion, Audi A6, and a Buick Lacrosse. Although these cars are similar, each one has differences because each car company comes out with similar and different features (such as heated seats, Bluetooth connectivity, navigation, and audio systems). These cars range from $30,000 to $60,000 at base price.
- If you are looking for good gas mileage (let’s say 25-40+mpg), with moderate affordability, you should look at some of these options: Honda Accord-Hybrid (at 47mpg), Ford Fusion-Hybrid (at 42mpg), Volkswagen Passat TDI (at 35mpg), and a Toyota Prius (52mpg). These cars range from $27,000 to $31,000 at base price (other versions of these cars are available, along with shipping costs and taxes).
- If you are looking for speed, handling, and quickness (obviously more expensive than a “regular” sedan), you should look at these options: Dodge Charger Hellcat, Tesla Model S, Cadillac CTS-V, BMW M5, and a Audi RS7. These cars are in the “pricey” category, these cars range from $55,000 to $100,000 (plus range). These cars aren’t going to have the best mpg (at most about 25; the only fuel efficient car in this category, that I listed, is the Tesla because it’s fully electric) because more fuel has to be consumed for the high power output (more fuel is burned for a higher burning fuel output of these engines)
- If you are just looking for a car that will get from Point A to Point B, without being expensive, has good dependability, a good safety rating, and gets decent gas mileage (in other words, “the best bang for your buck”), some of these I would recommend: Toyota Camry, Chevy Impala, Honda Accord, Audi A4, and a Kia Soul. These cars I would recommend for new drivers and college students (because both are poor, for the most part). I would recommend the years from 2008 to 2014 for the fact that they are cheaper used (obviously).
- And finally if you are looking for a “fun” car that you can mess around in I would recommend: Subaru Impreza WRX (or STI), Mitsubishi Evo, Ford Focus RS, Subaru BRZ, Ford Mustang, or a Chevy Camaro. The WRX, Evo, RS, and BRZ are four-cylinder mid-size sedans (except the BRZ, which is a 2-door coupe) and the Mustang and Camaro’s are either 6 or 8-cylinders (V-6 or V-8).
“Top 15 Most Comfortable Cars.” Motor Trend, Motor Trend, 30 Dec. 2014, http://www.motortrend.com/news/top-15-most-comfortable-cars/.
“10 Of the Fastest Sedans.” Autobytel.com, http://www.autobytel.com/sedans/car-buying-guides/10-of-the-fastest-sedans-125836/.