My old car I've had for years has unexpectedly died on me so I've been looking through Edmunds for my next vehicle. I'm looking for an economy car(less than $16,000) that looks... like a car(no honda fit not you). I'm also contemplating buying new. My previous car turned out to be quite the expenditure for the amount of small things that would break on it and I really just don't want to deal with it. The only car so far that I've liked that has fits my criteria is the Mazda 3.
Anyone on H/A have one that wouldn't mind sharing there thoughts on whether on not I should look into purchasing one? Alternatively, anyone have different car that they are partial to that fits the above description(reasons why would be helpful)?
Part 2: If I were to buy a car at my maximum dollar limit of $16,000 how much would this equate to in a monthly payment. I've never bought from a dealer before so I'm a little hazy on how this works.