I'm currently researching new cars and need some opinions.
I'm looking for something under about $19,000, with relatively low miles on it (less than 50,000). I've been looking at a Subaru Impreza Wagon (both the WRX and the non WRX), Ford Focus Hatch and the Ford Fiesta Hatch. All have their ups and downs and I like the styling of all of them.
The Impreza's have the all wheel drive that I love, as well as a larger engine than both the Fords. It also get's the least MPG of the three. That being said, this next year I'd most likely be commuting to St. Cloud State from Champlin. This would make me lean toward one of the Fords. From my research, they're good cars, and drive fairly well (according to some reviews). The Fiesta is nice because it's smaller and get's the best MPG. The Focus gets a little less MPG, but has a slightly larger engine than the Fiesta, and is larger (which is good for utility).
The Impreza I'm thinking of:
And the Fiesta's are generally all the same. It's probably be black, white, or the lime green. Pretty much whatever comes up the cheapest with the lowest miles.
I'm open to other suggestions for a hatchback as well. More people on here are going to have more experience with cars than I have. If you have or do own one of these three, I'd appreciate any input as to how you like it, how it drives, etc. Unfortunately, I wont be looking into any euro hatchbacks until after college. Just too expensive to maintain for my liking and my current budget.
Thanks in advance!