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Old 04-26-2016, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I have a 2013 Elantra that has 60k on it and nary as much as a hiccup so far. Hyundais don't seem to retain value as well as the Japanese brands, but are extremely reliable and should fit well into the budget.
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Old 04-26-2016, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I have a 2013 Elantra that has 60k on it and nary as much as a hiccup so far. Hyundais don't seem to retain value as well as the Japanese brands, but are extremely reliable and should fit well into the budget.
Hubby really liked the Sonata, but we just felt like the VW was more fun.
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Old 04-26-2016, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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I don't have the perfect car, the perfect house, or the perfect husband. Perfection is a pinched and anal view on life.
I have the opposite view. Perfection can mean contentment and happiness. If you think whatever you have is perfect for your need or want be it a car, a house or a spouse then you are satisfied.

My little Honda Fit serves all my needs well, it is economical and fun to drive so it is perfect for me. Our house was perfect for us while we were raising our daughter and working (now we have to search for new one which fits our current needs). My husband has many great qualities and virtues along with few annoying habits (like forgetting to turn off the lights ;-)) but we get along fabulously so he is perfect for me.

If you are always restless, full of unfulfilled wishes, always search for something better, more perfect then maybe your negative view of perfection applies.
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Old 04-26-2016, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I second the Kia Soul. It's popular with older folks because it's easy to get into and it's fairly large inside due to the square shape. Do a test drive or rent one for a weekend.
I had the Kia Soul as a rental during a recent business trip. I was in the Washington DC area with a lot of stop and go traffic. I give it high marks.
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Old 04-27-2016, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I have a 2013 Elantra that has 60k on it and nary as much as a hiccup so far. Hyundais don't seem to retain value as well as the Japanese brands, but are extremely reliable and should fit well into the budget.
I'm glad to hear that.

I bought a 2016 Elantra for my daughter because it was substantially less expensive than an equivalent Corolla and had better features as well as an excellent rating from Consumer Reports. She's had it 6 months so far without one failure.

Hyundai has really improved.
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