*Hey, I don’t know about you, but I am shopping for a car and I’ve got my “Must haves.” For one, it has got to be good on gas. With the price of fuel starting to rise again, I’m looking for a ride that will look like the meter hasn’t even moved even though I’ve driven it 20-miles. Its also got to be reliable, not cost a lot of money (many of us can’t afford a brand new car yet), and its gotta be cheap to maintain.
I’ll bet I’m not the only one who thinks about these things. So I’ve put together a list of cars that will keep you rolling in the right direction for hundreds of thousands of miles.
Now I know what you’re thinking: if you take care of just about any car, it will drive you to 200,000 miles. But listen, you don’t want to go broke in the process. So here is the Best Cars to lead you on your way.
The Toyota Prius is probably no surprise. Toyota has been a reliable car for decades. And it must be doing something right because, have you noticed how many Uber drivers use it?
Base MSRP price range: $24,200 – $34,905
With seating for five, hatchback versatility, rock-solid reliability, and an amazing 44-mpg overall in our tests, there’s a lot to like about the Prius. That’s why it’s a top-scorer in our Ratings, and a perennial favorite in our owner satisfaction surveys. And those owners like to drive them, with more examples on the far side of 200K than any other model in our survey.
Now you knew the Camry wasn’t going to be far behind, right?
Base MSRP price range: $22,970 – $31,370
Spacious, quiet, and comfortable, the Toyota Camry is one of the most reliable sedans you can buy. It may not pack a lot of excitement, but it makes a nice place to be while the miles roll up. All powertrain choices are pretty bullet proof, but the four-cylinder Camry is the one most often past 200K, combining reliability with being the biggest selling car in America.
Now Honda is another car I’m looking at. I don’t know, maybe its all those helpful Honda commercials where the people in the blue shirts just seem to show up and help people. But since I drive a lot of rental cars, I’ve driven a lot of Honda’s too, and they’re great.
Base MSRP price range: $28,975 – $44,600
If you’ve got a crowd with places to go, there’s no better bet than the Odyssey. The cavernous and versatile interior has room for up to eight passengers and a whole lot of gear, several storage cubbies, and is very child seat friendly. Comfortable on the highway, the Odyssey gets bonus points for more responsive handling than you’d expect from a minivan.
We’ve just scratched the surface. See more cars you’ll like at Yahoo Autos.