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Old 05-25-2020, 01:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Need advice on car for our 15 year old daughter


We are looking for a used car for our daughter, who will be 16 in September. The main thing that we are concerned about is safety and reliability. We want a small SUV, and we are only looking at ones that have done well on the IIHS tests, including the Small Overlap Front test, and get at least a 4/5 overall safety rating the the NHTSA.

So the models we are considering are

- Subaru Forester (2013 or newer)
- Subaru Outback (2013 or newer)
- Nissan Rouge (2014 or newer)
- Chevrolet Trax (2015 or newer)
- Buick Encore (2015 or newer)
- Maszda CX-5 (2014 or newer)

I want something 80,000ish miles or lower. I am paying cash. Right now, there are 4 main cars that I am considering and I wanted to get some opinions on what would be the best to go with.

2016 Nissan Rogue SV Premium (62,000 miles, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Surroundview Camera) - at a used car lot

2018 Nissan Rogue S (79,000 miles, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Mitigation, Rearview Camera) - at a Hertz sales lot

2015 Subaru Forester (85,000 miles, Rearview Camera) - at a used car lot

2016 Buick Encore (60,000 miles, Rearview Camera) - at a Hertz sales lot

All are roughly the same price, and all are anywhere from 500 - 1100 miles away from me. I would be going out to test drive and buy it.
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Old 06-16-2021, 10:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello. If I were you, I would choose a Nissan Rogue, since I own such a car myself. The car is good if it is properly operated and the correct technical inspection is carried out on time, although this applies to all cars. There are no complaints about the car, the interior is spacious and comfortable for both passengers and the driver. I like the design, the build quality is at the level, nothing squeaks, everything is okay.
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