I would say Volkswagen beetle would be a less expensive choice.
Well, I have had no vehicle problems that have occurred by the vehicle itself. The car is quite low to the ground so straying of the road onto curbs or onto rough terrain. The car is pretty great on gas mileage and new tires are pretty cheap as well. The car also comes with Bluetooth to connect your phone for easy hand free talking. It also has a leather seat feel which handles most smells with easy clean up. It is small, allowing for easy handling. The seats are comfortable and have a wide moving aspect for small and bigger people. This only affects people who are sitting in the back. There are only two doors making it difficult to drive with more than one passenger because of such little leg space in the back.