Date registered: Mar 2004
Vehicle: 86 300SDL
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Thinking of replacing my winter car. Need your suggestions
I currently have a 95 4Runner Limited in perfect condition that I use the minute it snows until late April.The motivation for me changing is twofold. One, the gas mileage is atrocious 13-14MPG but more annoying it has a small gas tank so my max range is usually 220 miles. I usually have to fill it every 2-3 days. The second reason is that the seat is killing my back.
Here are some candidates that I am considering. An Audi TT Quattro (negs are that it is small and requires premium gas) Audi A4Q, Audi AllRoad, Toyota Matrix AWD/Pontiac Vibe, Subaru WRX, Outback, Impreza Wagon and the old SVX, Mitsubishi GT VR4.
The basic criteria are AWD/4WD, reasonable to excellent gas mileage 22-30MPG. Must be able to tow a small utility trailer once in a while, good to excellent seats and automatic (only because I must have a remote starter). Price range for my winter beater @ $15K unless I'm blown away.
Fire away men (and you women folk).