I've been driving a hand-me-down Ford Explorer since I first learned to drive, but it's starting to give up the ghost. The problem is that I really don't know shit about cars, so they all kind of look alike to me. I'm not super picky, but I'd still like to avoid getting something objectively crappy.
Any recommendations for cars that are/have
- Automatic transmission
- Good-decent gas mileage
- Preferably on the cheaper end of the spectrum
I realize that those criteria don't narrow things down too terribly much, but that's one of the big reasons why I'm stumped. At this point the only thing I really have to go on is how much I like/dislike the look, but I feel like that's not a good way to make this big a decision and I don't have all that much of a difference in opinion about one car over another anyways. Do any of you duders have some tips on what to look for or avoid?