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Old 05-13-2018, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Good A/C
Get the ventilated seats option
Donít buy black
Remote start and/or phone app start is great to cool the car down a few degrees

You can get a Mercedes that does these or a Chevy. But get these options.

I had a black on black car that was torturous in the summer. Iíll never make that mistake again and I can even tell that my current car (white) is cooler after sitting for hours.
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:22 PM
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Location: Upstairs closet
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Why would you need a 4 wheel drive on the NC coast???
Frequently launching boats on sand covered ramps makes 4wd highly desirable. Another use is if you are riding around on National awildlfe Refuges looking for bear or birds.
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:57 AM
 
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Not much need for 4WD at least with regard to driving on the beach. Most of NC is off limits except for parts of the Outer Banks. I'm not sure what the current status is there, but it used to be OK at least in the Corolla/Carova area.
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Old 05-18-2018, 03:16 PM
 
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Not much need for 4WD at least with regard to driving on the beach. Most of NC is off limits except for parts of the Outer Banks. I'm not sure what the current status is there, but it used to be OK at least in the Corolla/Carova area.
There are others, but I don't think thats the reason for the OP asking.
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Moving to Brunswick County this summer. What car would you recommend? I am used to a Honda Accord in New York area. Is 4 wheel drive necessary?
No, unless your travels to tri state will be during winter, that's why I stick to a 4 wheel drive for when I visit NJ in winter. I visit part of NJ that is up at the NY/NJ/PA border which can get a lot of snow and is hilly and curvy.
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Old 06-02-2018, 04:11 AM
 
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Honda is a good choice for here, four wheel drive is not necessary unless you plan to drive back north in the winter. Dealer service is available in Wilmington for most any car except any Lexus that requires warranty work. There is no Lexus dealer in Wilmington.
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Old 06-03-2018, 04:15 AM
 
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Hitching posts are pretty common down here but the stables can be full.
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Old 06-03-2018, 03:45 PM
 
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My husband brought home a new Honda Civic yesterday to test drive for our teenage son and I was really impressed (was not expecting that). The safety features alone. Plus it looks way more sporty than it used to, or maybe that was just the one he drove. Plus the gas mileage. Way better than my big Toyota Sequoia (which I love because I have 4 kids and 2 big dogs and love to be able to load it up and head to the beach).

The butt coolers like others have said are a must.
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