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amber1
LIF Infant

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Good commuter car

Can anyone recommend a good commuter car that is safe (to cart kids when needed), small but big enough to fit 2 car seats and fuel effecient? Looking to buy a car to use to commute to and from the city every day.

Posted 2/24/13 8:24 AM
 
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NervousNell
Just another chapter in life..

Member since 11/09

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..being a mommy and being a wife!

Re: Good commuter car

My Dh loves his Hyundai Elantra for commuting.
Great on gas and he has an insane amount of mileage on it and its still.going strong
Very reliable

Posted 2/24/13 8:47 AM
 

LittleBlueBug
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Re: Good commuter car

I second the elantra or even the sonata

Posted 2/24/13 8:53 AM
 

mathteach
Roll Tide!

Member since 8/08

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Christine

Re: Good commuter car

We love our Sonata

Posted 2/24/13 8:57 AM
 

MorningCuppaCoffee
Tired!

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Allison

Re: Good commuter car

I have a job that many of the staff have to do a lot of field work.

Several of the staff have the Hyundai's mentioned and they seem to be reliable cars, fairly inexpensive and decent on gas.

Posted 2/24/13 9:05 AM
 

Jacksmommy
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Member since 1/07

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Liz

Re: Good commuter car

I just traded in my Hyundai Elantra yesterday...because I wanted a small suv. BUT I loved it...it was good to me. I had 130000 miles and it was 7 years old. I would have totally stayed with Hyundai if when I went to the dealer, they weren't a bunch of jerks :) My mom is on her third hyundai, my husband has an accent, as well as my sister. My first car was an accent too. I have 1 ds, but have taken 2 carseats in the car at one time. If you are tall, 2 rear facing ones are going to be tough, but once DS was in the convertible it was fine!

Posted 2/24/13 9:10 AM
 

nicrae
He's here!

Member since 12/06

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Mommy

Re: Good commuter car

I have a Prius. I get 53 miles to the gallon and I love it. Up until last week it cost about $34 to fill up. I commute from Centereach to Ozone Park every day and also get to use the HOV lane. I fit 3 carseats across and the trunk has tons of space.

Posted 2/24/13 9:13 AM
 

Domino
Always My Miracle

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Re: Good commuter car

Toyota Carolla was great before I sot my SUV

Posted 2/24/13 9:22 AM
 

rsquared
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Member since 4/11

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R

Re: Good commuter car

I have a used Acura TL and its great on gas and has lasted me a very long time commuting.

Posted 2/24/13 9:45 AM
 

goldilox
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Member since 2/13

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Good commuter car

i love my altima..best car i ever had.

Posted 2/24/13 9:53 AM
 

Jbon630
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Re: Good commuter car

I love the altima, I think it's a nice balance of safety and efficiency.

Posted 2/24/13 10:31 AM
 

JessNicole7EMF
LIF Infant

Member since 11/09

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Jessica

Re: Good commuter car

i love my nissan sentra 2012 for my commute. It's great with gas mileage.

Posted 2/24/13 10:20 PM
 

ElizaRags35
My 2 Girls

Member since 2/09

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Me

Re: Good commuter car

Posted by nicrae

I have a Prius. I get 53 miles to the gallon and I love it. Up until last week it cost about $34 to fill up. I commute from Centereach to Ozone Park every day and also get to use the HOV lane. I fit 3 carseats across and the trunk has tons of space.



I second a Prius.

Posted 2/24/13 11:04 PM
 

MrsO
Big Brothers to Be

Member since 1/07

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Maureen

Re: Good commuter car

Nissan Versa - my dh drives to the city every day and only fills it up once a week. it has great power and very roomy.

Posted 2/25/13 11:42 AM
 

PaddysGirl
Little princess is here!

Member since 4/07

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Crystal

Good commuter car

We have the Chevy Cruz and really like it

Posted 2/25/13 11:53 AM
 

missfabulous
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Member since 6/09

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Colleen

Good commuter car

I used to have a Honda Civic which was VERY fuel efficient and lasted what felt like forever. When I sold it it had over 140k miles on it and was in great condition.

Posted 2/25/13 12:03 PM
 

ModDot
PUMPKIN ALL THE THINGS

Member since 8/11

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Trissy

Good commuter car

I had a Hyundai Elantra for 12 years until it finally kicked the bucket (totally my own fault, I let the timing belt go for too long). I went with Kia bc they are essentially the same as Hyundai but slightly less expensive.

Posted 2/25/13 12:24 PM
 

JDubs
different, not less

Member since 7/09

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Re: Good commuter car

DH had a toyota corolla, he was happy with it, it had like 130,000 miles on it and now he leased a kia forte

Posted 2/25/13 1:35 PM
 
 

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