I'm heavily leaning toward trading my 2010 F150 Lariat in on a 2002 to 2008 sedan.
I've narrowed my list based upon Edmunds consumer reviews to the following vehicles:
1) Ford Fusion (2004-2009)
2) Honda Accord (auto after 2004, manual before 2004)
3) Honda Civic (auto after 2004)
4) Hyundai Sonata (2004-2009)
Although I enjoy the F150 I'm looking at halving my monthly payment. Based on what I've seen used at dealers I could get anyone of those for about $15,000 depending upon the mileage.
I'm looking at keeping the mileage less than 60,000 if possible even though I only put about 10,000 miles a year on a vehicle.
I lean towards either of the honda's personally. I would also have to have it a manual, but that's somewhat of a personal choice. Overall the hondas are reliable and fuel efficent and best yet, cheap! Also if you decide to go that way, there is a huge aftermarket, both JDM and rice for the hondas where there is virtually no aftermarket for the others.
I am a little biased though. I love manuals and would modify my car because I put over 25k on it a year and I like to be comfortable.
Any way you go is good, you selected 4 fine cars sir
Going GTO once I finally get a job. Stayin pontiac all the way.
When I was recently looking at vehicles, a Ford Fusion was very enticing to me. It can be had with an automatic, 5 speed manual, or hybrid. I was looking at the hybrid & the 5 speed models. Both can turn some impressive numbers considering the size of the vehicle.
i agree w/ HC in regard to difference in vehicle type. be SURE to thoroughly drive your vehicle prospects!
if cost is the issue(you mention car payment), then i'd go w/ the civic...it has proven reliability over MANY years, as well as low maintenance cost. besides, gas prices may be coming down...but not forever.
but, again, drive it many miles, especially if you're a big guy.