i currently have a 1996 nissan altima with 111,500 miles on it. while she's a good car and i will miss her dearly, some of the repairs that she needs will cost more than she is actually worth. so rather than be taken completely off-guard when she goes, i'm starting the process of looking for a new-to-me car. i don't want a brand new car as i feel you get more for your money with a used one. i don't know exactly what kind of car i want, that's where you come in. any suggestions you have would be extremely useful.
what i'm looking for in a car:
1. good MPG 30+ city. - my boyfriend has a jeep liberty so we're looking for something more fuel efficient for driving around town
2. reliable & dependable - i like the fact that my nissan has lasted for so long with minimal problems
3. good acceleration - i've got a sporty side to me
5. 4 doors
6. relatively low mileage
7. i'm looking to spend around $12-14,000 - i'll have to finance it but have enough for a decent down payment
thanks in advance!!