I'm thinking of buying a new or used car to replace my 85 Chevy
Caprice. The Caprice is leaking too much from the trans, costs too much to fix
it, etc. Also 21 mpg hiway is expensive at $1.90 per gallon. The Caprice was
easy to work on, and I did a lot of the repairs myself . Waterpump,
alternators, spark plugs, oil changes, washer pump, radiator, and so on, and
saved a small fortune.
Is there a 4 or 6 cylinder car that is known to be reliable and/or easy to
fix, that gets 30 mpg or better hiway ? I've been thinking of Chevy Cavalier,
Geo Metro, Chevy Malibu, and Ford Focus, maybe Ford Taurus.
I might buy a new one, to get the 10 year 100K mile warranrty (on some of
them). Or might buy used, up to 10 years old, low milage.
Any ideas ?