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So my '95 Ford Contour (affectionately known as "Deathtrap") finally died for good, and it's time for me to replace it. I want to get something recent -- no older than a 2008, preferably, so that I can just drive a well-functioning vehicle for a little while. I'm tired of constantly dealing with mechanical bullshit like I had to do with the Contour.
Here are my primary criteria:
1. Fuel efficiency and price -- I ain't no rich boy.
2. Low-profile. I know there are plenty of affordable cars that still look good. But while I don't want something that looks terrible, I also don't want it to look like an appealing target for someone to rummage through.
3. Visibility. I get really paranoid about not being able to see things extremely well (with or without the aid of mirrors). This means I don't like driving tall vehicles, and really don't like long ones -- I don't trust my depth perception, despite not having any dangerous vision problems. I'm just more comfortable with smaller vehicles. A VW bug, for example. Huge windows are good, long trunks are bad.