Weekly - What Car Should I Buy Megathread

Location: Southeast - Charlotte/Charleston/Greenville area

Price range: Max $18,500

Lease or Buy: Buy

New or used: Used

Type of vehicle: Crossover or SUV

Must haves: Not horribly underpowered, 20+ mpg

Desired transmission (auto/manual, etc): No preference

Intended use: Daily commute + monthly road trips

Vehicles you've already considered: Jeep Cherokee/Renegade/Compass, Toyota RAV4, VW Tiguan, Hyundai Tucson

Is this your 1st vehicle: Niet

Do you need a Warranty: Yes

Can you do Minor work on your own vehicle: Yes

Can you do Major work on your own vehicle: Hell no

Additional Notes: My commute is <10 miles in residential areas or highways, and I take 1-2 road trips per month, about 100-200 miles roundtrip each. I need to buy something before Christmas for various reasons. My current car is a 2006 manual SUV. I need something affordable that will last me another 7+ years. Definitely not a gearhead.

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