I am looking to buy a new entry level compact car. I am considering a Toyota Corolla, a Honda Civic, a Mazda3 or a VW Jetta. Which of these is the best choice considering I need an inexpensive car that is reliable, easy to repair/order parts for, and can do a lot of mileage on as little gas as possible?
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Toyota and Honda are your best bet's on reliability and low cost maintenace and repair over the life of the vehicle. Here are scores in 2005 by JD Power and Associates.