Subaru: reliable and economic.
I have a 1997 Subaru Impreza. I got it totaled from an online app for $300. My boyfriend negotiated with the seller. I could not believe my boyfriend got such a great deal! My boyfriend put a lot of work into it. However, it didn't take him long to get the car up and running. He took a couple months because he had to replace the radiator, water pump, tires, timing belt, axels, windshield and other car parts that I cannot remember. Even though the car is as old as me, it is such a great first car! Once the Subaru was fixed up, it is reliable. I drove it everyday to work and back home. The only times it was stuck on the side of the road was because the car tires were worn out and needed to be changed. The car drives smooth despite its age. If I were to ever buy another car, it would most likely be a Subaru because of how reliable and economic it is. The car only has 160k miles on it and it runs good. $20-$30 bucks on gas can last a week and a half or 2 weeks depending on how much you drive it. For me I drive an hour a day to work and home for 5-6 days. It will last me 1 week. I love the red color because I feel like it fits my personality. Drivers cannot say they didn't see my car coming because it is a bright red color. Unless their car sits high up. The ac and radio works. The car hood is scrunched up but it was smoothed out the best it can and I like the pins holding it closed. My older sister and grandmother has a Subaru also so my opinion may be biased.