Budget-friendly used car, good gas mileage and trunk space


Our second vehicle gave up the ghost. :( The replacement options are either to get something that will fit all 7 of us, or to get something smaller and just use it when only some of us need transportation. I will probably start a thread about the first option later, but for now I'm investigating the second. So, what recommendations do you have for cars with good trunk space that are fuel efficient and relatively inexpensive? No specific price point yet as we haven't gotten that far with our planning. Thanks!


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Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Elantra.

You might consider looking into the Mazda 5 as well. It would fit 6 of you at any given time. Pretty much no cargo room when all are in the vehicle but if you mainly use it for 4 or even 5, putting down all or part of the third row opens up cargo space with the use of tie downs.

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We bought ours new but we have been very happy with our Ford Fusion. I was always a Honda person myself but we got a deal that we couldn't pass up. The trunk is bigger than my old accord and it is reasonable for getting 3 across (we did it for almost 3 years as our primary family car). Anyway, it was not on my original list when we bought it in 2009 but it really surprised me how much I liked it. I am sad we wont be taking it with us when we move.


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I have friends who have two Fusions (one of the old body style, and one of the new) and they absolutely love them both. There is decent trunk space, and I was shocked at how roomy the back seats feel.

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