The List is Getting Smaller

As some of you may know, I am searching to purchase a manual transmission, four cylinder, four door sedan. This vehicle I plan to allow my daughter to borrow to learn how to drive a car when she gets her learner’s permit.  This is a continuation of the documentation of my search.

This past weekend I test drove two cars.  I discovered that the probable cause of my unease with the steering of the 2014 Toyota Corolla S Plus is that it may have the new electronic steering that is replacing power steering in most cars.  Different is not necessarily bad.  It may just take a little time.

This week while servicing my existing car, a 2011 Acura MDX.  I had a talk with a mechanic for which I have a lot of respect.  He told me that in his experience the Honda and Toyota models should be my focus.  Most of the other models I mentioned to him, even the Nissan due to a decrease in overall quality over the years just are not good purchases in the long run.

Next, I was discussing my car driving experience with a friend, and he mentioned an article he read, “These Are The Ten Cars You’re Most Likely to Die Driving,” written by Patrick George in January, 2015.  http://bit.ly/18CnPqp

With all of this information, it appears my search is taking a new direction.  The only vehicle on the original list that may meet the criteria is the Honda Fit (though probably not enough horsepower), but I am adding the Toyota Corolla and the Honda Civic.

 

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