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Old 08-24-2022, 10:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ND Miata - '15 Mazda MX-5 Special Package
90 day: 39.06 mpg (US)

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When I was growing up, I wish I knew someone who had been gifted a car. I finally got my first (an F150) when my father went to prison and I needed to pick it up from impound.

As for what you might look for, the Ioniq is the class leader in economy. You could almost pick up a PHEV Ioniq prior to Covid for that price, but they've nearly doubled. I expect if you can wait a year or three they'll quickly drop back below 10k.

Both the Accord and (3rd gen) Insight hybrid are great picks and ought to be ballpark Toyota reliable. Their new hybrid system has near zero wear parts, and uses a small and inexpensive lithium battery.
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