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Best Cars For People Who Don't Care Much About Cars


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    I've never been someone who spends much time thinking about the newest, fastest, sleekest, and whatever other "est" cars and honestly don't understand people who do. Spending an insane amount of money on something I'd spend a very limited amount of time in on any given day never really appealed to me. I'm not judging the car lovers out there, but give me a comfortable seat, space to load my groceries and other necessities, and I'm good to go.

    With that in mind, here are a few automobiles for people like me who don't care much about automobiles.

    Honda CRV: My wife and I own a 2016 CRV and we both love it. We bought it new after her 2000 CRV started struggling to make it through the mountains and intend to use it for just as long as she used her old car. CRV's have a tremendous track record, so we trust this car will last us for quite awhile.

    Toyota Rav4: Toyota's answer to the CRV is just as good as any other compact SUV out there. I've never owned one, but we did test drive the 2016 model when we were car shopping. It was a great car that we would have happily bought, but it was really just a flip of a coin and the CRV won out.

    Chevrolet Impala: The last car I owned was a 2006 Chevrolet Impala and I absolutely loved it. I drove that car all around this country and Canada and put over 150,000 miles on it before selling it shortly after I moved to Portland. I never had a single issue other than the typical maintenance needed to keep the car running smoothly and would have kept it had I not begun working from home and didn't feel like paying an absurd amount of money each month simply to keep it parked 90% of the time.

    Toyota Camry: My dad drove a Camry for years and never once complained about it. I learned to drive in his 1999 Camry (since updated!) and thought it was a great car to learn how to drive in. I'm more partial to compact SUV's now, but I can definitely see myself driving a Camry someday in the future.

    I'm interested to hear what anyone else thinks. I'm obviously a "boring" guy when it comes to cars, but I think there's a lot of people out there who are just like me.

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    I'm not really a CAR guy myself, although the ones you mention above have solid reputations for being good all around cars. Though being more on the pricier side, I do think going the truck route is a good one. I've driven pickups all of my life, and found that their versatility in being able to double as an A to B and a utility vehicle have made them a solid option. They do suck more gas, but these days, car manufacturers are really starting to close the gap in MPG. Trucks have many advantages in making day to day applications simpler, in my opinion. Also, my wife has a small, gas-friendly suv that we use in tandem which adds to further versatility overall.
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    BlankCheck Wrote: I'm not really a CAR guy myself, although the ones you mention above have solid reputations for being good all around cars. Though being more on the pricier side, I do think going the truck route is a good one. I've driven pickups all of my life, and found that their versatility in being able to double as an A to B and a utility vehicle have made them a solid option. They do suck more gas, but these days, car manufacturers are really starting to close the gap in MPG. Trucks have many advantages in making day to day applications simpler, in my opinion. Also, my wife has a small, gas-friendly suv that we use in tandem which adds to further versatility overall.

    My first automobile was a '92 Chevy S10 and I loved that thing. Ironically, it would certainly qualify as a quality car (truck) for people who don't care much about cars (trucks)...if they still made it.