Honda CR-V. Reliable, comfortable, inexpensive and a great bang for your buck.
2010 Honda CR-V LX
Very reliable. I haven't had any serious mechanical problems with it since buying it new in over one hundred thousand miles. It is comfortable with automatic seat adjustments. Some of the features I enjoy include: powered windows/seats, sunroof, good gas mileage, the ability to put a hitch with an already installed frame to attach a hitch to, computed miles per gallon, tpms and other computations displayed on the dash. I also enjoy the clear sound quality in the speakers. Some minor problems are as follows: a defect in the electrical, where the automatic door lock as you start moving activates at random points during the drive, even if the door is already locked. Another minor problem is the sunroof is unable to be opened because it does not close as it should and let in water if there is rain or snow. I really would like the performance to be better but overall it is a comfortable drive. Sometimes you really have to step on the gas pedal to get going. There isn't much acceleration. I love the feature of cruise control. It's convenient and easy to use. Seat warmers are a great feature in cold weather, and I sometimes enjoy them on long drives to relieve back soreness. Air conditioning works good. I do wish it was just a bit cooler as It gets very hot during the summer months. If you are looking for a car that will save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars, this car is for you. I am very pleased at it reliability and prevention of serious problems. Just make sure to do the basics including oil changes, keeping tires at a good pressure, all fluids stay at their appropriate levels and this car will not let you down. It also has a nice trunk area that can fit a good amount. I think my overall favorite part about this car, since I move a lot, is the ability to fold the back chairs completely flat enabling much more stuff to be fit, especially good for moving. I have even fit a couple full sized mountain bikes back there. Such a great feature. This car has been worth every penny, as it has been a great investment, especially since I have had almost no expensive repairs done. The only one that I could recall is the air conditioner needed to be replaced after a hundred thousand miles.