MI: small car, 3-across, under $4000

soygurl

Active member
I'm going to need to upgrade from my '97, 2-door Hyundai Accent in the near future, and I'll be needing something that is three-across friendly. Any suggestions? I know my tiny budget will mean that I'm going to be shopping for something around 10 years old. Is there any hope? :eek:
 
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loki

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Keep in mind that the idea of a small car and 3-across friendly is...well, kind of tough. You'll probably be better off looking at mid-sized cars at a minimum unless you're planning on using 3 Radians or similar narrow seats.

If you're willing to look at minivans, for 4k, you can get a number of 1st generation (99-'03) Siennas that will be both friendly and reliable.
 

soygurl

Active member
Keep in mind that the idea of a small car and 3-across friendly is...well, kind of tough. You'll probably be better off looking at mid-sized cars at a minimum unless you're planning on using 3 Radians or similar narrow seats.

If you're willing to look at minivans, for 4k, you can get a number of 1st generation (99-'03) Siennas that will be both friendly and reliable.

Yeah, I know that trying to stay with small cars might be tricky, so I'm open to mid-sized too. But SUVs and minivans are pretty much out of the question. I might consider a crossover. :rolleyes:

The good news is that I already have a CCO, and will probably be using a KeyFit for a while. I also have a clone, but I could probably trade for the Radian my employers have (last resort).
 

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