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I am driving a 2000 Grand marquis. I would like a newer car with better gas mileage, sporter and all wheel drive ?? Maybe small Suv or car. I want some of the bells and whistles. I am open for anything 25k or less but can go up. Thank you

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Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd My favorite SUV right now is a Honda CRV, my favorite small car with great gas mileage is a Honda Fit. To find the vehicle that matches your wants and needs you need to ask yourself some basic questions and start making lists. -How many people will need to be able to ride in the vehicle with you? -What type of "stuff" will you need to be able to put in the vehicle (dog, bikes, kayak, tools, etc.) -Do you need 4 wheel drive? It is less expensive to buy and maintain and 2wd vehicle, but some of us really need 4wd to be safe on the road. -How much time do you spend in your vehicle on a weekly basis. If you spend a lot of time in your car, you want one that is very comfortable and has the extra bells and whistles to make the time spent in your home on wheels pleasant and cozy. -Do you car if the transmission is automatic or manual? Once you have a good idea what you are looking for, then it*s a good idea to test drive the vehicles that fit in your category to narrow down what you will be spending money on. Nothing is worse than buying a car and then finding out that you find the seat uncomfortable. All My Best, Amy Mattinat

Barbra Watson, Controller at Dempewolf  Ford, Lincoln Mercury Ford has a Fusion SEL with sync, keyless entry, auto headlamps, climate control. Extra perks would be sirus radio, leather interior, and moonroof. Gas mileage on highway will be around 30 with a 4 cylinder and city around 25.

Marnie Kramer, Owner and Creator at EverythingCarz.com Dear John, Thank you for visiting AskPatty.com There are several vehicles that fit you request. Following is a list of a few to consider: Ford Escape mpg 19 city 24 hwy (all wheel drive) Dodge Caliber mpg 24 city 29 hwy (front wheel drive) Honda CRV mpg 20 city 26 hwy Honda Element GMC Envoy Chevy Equinox Also, following is a link that provides a list of vehicles and some additional information on them... http://consumerguideauto.howstuffworks.com/new-cars-under-25000.htm Good luck on your search Sincerely, Marnie Kramer Everything Carz

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