You should take a look at the Ford Edge AWD and the Dodge Journey AWD.
〉 Answered on Jun 5th, 2009 by Gina Malmstead, Regional Sales Manager at AskPatty.com, Inc.
It's difficult to say what car is best for you because everyone has individual needs. I would encourage you to test drive, test drive, test drive! Get out there and try all of them out to see what you prefer.
Check out these reviews on all-wheel drive cars:
I would read the reviews, look at your budget and narrow down into your budget bracket, test drive and try out those vehicles, and go from there.
〉 Answered on Jun 5th, 2009 by Breanne Boyle, Contributing Editor at AskPatty.com
Since you are a first time car buyer, I would like to suggest a video you can view via the education link on our website: www.niada.com It is titled: "How to Buy a Car in 8 Steps". We developed it for high school students, but it great for anyone buying a car for the first time. Some of the information is especially helpful for those considering a used car, but it is good info for anyone shopping for a car.
Director of Education
〉 Answered on Jun 8th, 2009 by Georgia Brown, Director of Education at National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA)
There are a number of all-wheel drive cars on the market from which to pick. Ultimately, you will want to consider choosing "with the end in mind." Here are some things to consider:
1. What will be the primary purpose for the car (commuter, taking children to and from school, etc?)
2. Do you have cash to put down; Will you be finanacing; What (if any) car payment can your current budget sustain? Different manufacturers offer many different programs/options.
3. Maintenance and upkeep...Will you need new (full warranty), or will you be looking for used and are able to do some of the upkeep?
Good luck with your decision!
〉 Answered on Jul 21st, 2009 by Karen Salvaggio, Owner - Professional Race Car Driver at Thunder Valley Racing