Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 36009
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2019/01/21 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2005/2/1 [Transportation/Car] UID:36009 Activity:very high
1/31    I need a compact-to-medium sized hatchback car to haul stuff around
        like computer equipment/hardware(as in home depot type stuff). I
        was thinking of getting one of those cheapie Toyota Scions since
        I figure it'll get dinged up over time. Any recommendations? I
        also have seen a Civic that's hatchback. It needs to be automatic
        since not everyone in my family can drive stick (and it'll be used
        by everyone in the family).
        \_ what's your price range?
           \_ I was thinking under 20, but I can go over if people think
              that I should get something better. Again, it's going to be
              a knock-around car. I'd like to see if anyone has experience
              with vehicles like these, are they reliable, etc.
              \_ you can get an Accord DX, auto (no stick) for $16500 at
                 typical dealers in Los Angeles, with just tax and $500
                 commission to the dealer (just tell them this upfront) it'll
                 come out to be about $19000. Or you can get an Accord LX
                 fully loaded for $19000, plus tax + commission it'll be
                 about $21000. My sister's happy with her new Accord LX, and
                 at that price you get a lot of room and reliability and
                 everything else except the sexiness and the speed of BMWs.
                 But if you're serious about saving $, I wouldn't buy it in
                 Northern Cal.
        \_ Scion or Element or Civic Hatchback are good.
        \_ Don't forget the VW Golf.
        \_ Buy used.
        \_ Toyota Matrix.  Ugly, but has a very practical use of space for
           its size.  The flat-folding rugged bed is keen.
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