Ok so my fiance needs a new car (or used!) ASAP. Her car which has been dying a slow death is now nearly completely dead. We are tired of fighting it. Time to go for a new one. I haven't bought a car in years though, and with the wealth of information, research, etc out there now what do I need to know? Here's some help:
1. We are probably looking in the range of 5-10,000 dollars.
2. We want a car with good gas mileage.
3. We want something reliable and long lasting that isn't going to require maintenance.
So what do I need to know? What models would you recommend? Should we spend more and go new? Just hoping to get a dialogue going and learn some things to help make a better decision.