How does a 24yo female find a vehicle that's good for the mountains and easy on the pocketbook?


Asked by Feb 16, 2014 at 04:06 PM

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I really need a new car, but I can't
seem to find a happy medium. At
some point I'm going to have to
sacrifice "something," so I can afford
a vehicle. (This something being a
specific trim for another, gas mileage,

I live in the mountains, so 4WD/AWD
is a necessity, especially for snow. I
like to spend time outdoors, so I
need something rugged and ready to
get me where I want to go. I like 4-
Runners, Grand Cherokees, but they
all seem pricy.

I need someone to tell me exactly
what to do and look for. There's a
plethora of experts out there, and I
want to hear from y'all.

Thank you for your time. It is greatly

3 Answers


My Niece had a 2003 Chevy Tracker 4WD. She loved it. Other than normal replacement stuff (battery, brakes, tune up, etc.) she only had one problem with it. The throttle body had to be replaced. The only reason she got rid of it was when her second boy was born it became too small. I'd recommend a tracker for you as well. Goes great in the snow, very reliable, and good on gas. HTH. -Jim

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Thank you so much, Jim. I will look into this.

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You're welcome. Glad to help. -Jim

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