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My mother just had a wreak, some idiot ran a red light and well totaled the 2000 little blazer. well she's retiring and doesn't want much of a car payment. she decided to go with a car instead of a SUV. BTW the blazer was impressive. neither mom nor my 7 month old got a scratch, mom was a little scared and is now sore.

 

I'm thinking she'll need either a full size or larger mid size to really make her happy. thats based on her past driving complaints. she's asking me what to get, I haven't looked at cars in years. whats out there and good. like a 2003 or 2004, I'm guessing with credit union financing.

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I'm thinking either the Chevy Impala or both the Pontiac Grand Prix or the Grand Am.

 

Saturns seem to be dependable. Those that I know whom have a saturn, are happy with them, I think their butt ugly though.

 

 

If you go Buick or Caddillac, you'll probably be making a bigger payment than her Blazer was.

 

 

Hope I helped a little. Sorry to hear about the accident, definately sucks, crashes are never good. But glad to hear everybody made it out ok. :withstupid:

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Alright, my mom asked me the same thing two years ago, and I went crazy investigating every car I could come across. After hours on Edmunds and Consumer-reports and probably 20 hours of test driving, we came up with the following list, in order of preference. She preferred a softer suspension, as opposed to something sporty. The Japanese 4 cyl models had the same performance for her style of driving, and offered better fuel economy compared to most of the domestics I drove that had V6's or V8's. She bought a year old Camry LE with about 20K miles... It gets ~35MPG on the highway, and has been trouble free for two years and 70K total miles.

 

Here's the top 5 (out of about 30) that we came up with:

 

1. Honda Accord -4cyl (Too stiff of a ride)

2. Toyota Camry -4cyl (What she bought)

3. Nissan Maxima - V6 (Too stiff of a ride, and too much power. lol)

4. Chevy Impala -V6 (She didn't like the interior or something, :withstupid: )

5. Ford Crown Vic -V8 (Lower Gas Mileage)

 

Anyways, just take her to the dealership with a couple in mind for her to drive.

 

Good luck! :cheers:

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I laughed at mom thinking something had too much power. when she got her driver license years ago, she had to take the test in dad's old car. seems she gave a BIT to much gas and come off the clutch pedal a little to hard. she left off a little loose and a tad sideways, well she got her DL. I think mainly cause the testing officer didn't want to ride with her again. His words to dad, "if she can drive that, she can drive anything". I felt cheated in life, salesman talk dad out of it, it finished its life on a tract, instead of saving it for me.

I'm thinking a camry, the side impact is supposed to be very good in them.

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The wife and I just traded in a 2003 Cavalier LS on an immaculate used 2001 Impala LS. The wife was very hesitant at first thinking it would be too big of a car. Now that she has it, she really likes it. It is a very comfortable car, plus ours has side airbags.

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