- Dec 24, 2011
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We won't be spending anywhere near that on whatever we buy. We always buy 1 vehicle that we basically drive into the ground (take to grocery stores, trips to NYC, and other places where parking sucks, etc), so we try to keep it as inexpensive as possible. Our basic criteria are AWD, at least 30mpg, and if possible under 30K. The last 3 vehicles that we used for this purpose a Nissan Atlima (204K miles), an '04 Legacy (202K miles), and '10 Legacy (246K miles). My wife and I actually like Subies more, but with their falling drastically in terms of quality rankings, we are leaning toward either a Camry when AWD is available or Rav4 Hybrid. So nothing exciting. We were just surprised to find out how long a Camry is. It is about an inch longer than a 4Runner.Please share your comparisons when shopping for a new car. Highlanders are surprisingly hitting luxury brand prices depending on how they are spec'd. I have an uncle with a Highlander I think he said was $60K when all was said and done.