Just before my son was born, i bought her current car. A Triple Black Subaru Legacy GTB. -twin turbo,semi auto, all wheel drive, wagon space with folding rear seats, and equipped it with a Black cloth/Leather baby seat.
While the thing is a monster(i put 4k into the engine and maintenance), Where i am now,(Tokyo region) and plan to buy a house, there is less snow. The roads are narrow. Or traffic a standstill. I'm scared to let her drive a "Kei car" for safety reasons.But the snow monster might be just too much for living here. . .
So my thoughts? Safety, mild performance (safety),maintainable at my skill level. And price point. Parking. -she ain't the best at it. Comfort. And it has to have at least some street cred.
Her: no sedans, not too big, no Bling,easy to drive and park. Cute. (Ugh) in her own purpose first way. Not 2 doors. (These are flexible, if i can win the majority)
Plan is to pay out the leggy, and down payment on her next whip. No hurry. I am a decisive person. And can make it happen. But what to buy for her? This could get interesting. . .
First 2 look ins are a new "fat" Mini, or a early 2000's Jaguar xj. Don't laugh.