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.

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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