Originally Posted by Miss I.
Okay so I am moving to New Jersey and I am thinking certified used car rather than brand new. Any recommendations? It's vaguely near New York, about 1.5 hours away so I imagine the weather gets rather crap in winter and such. Anything you'd recommend? I had a 2002 Honda civic in the UK (UK spec) and now I need to start shopping. I loved driving VWs over here. Oddly the Golf being my favorite over the Passat. My favorite has been the Audi A4s, but those were rentals and not sure I could afford them.
anyway, I am leaning towards a VW Golf, though am not sure the US ones are built the same as the ones in Europe or maybe if I go SUV, been thinking of Toyota RAV4 or Hyudai Santa Fe or Tucson. Any thoughts? I really want to get something with a little more power than my baby civic and good for winter driving.
Toyota hands down. If you buy the VW it's gonna cost you. The led head lamps which are never supposed to burn out but really do in about 3 years cost upward of 800 each. Plus many electrical problems. They are a lot of fun to drive with the vr6 motor though.