Exception in rendering!

Message: window is not defined

ReferenceError: window is not defined
    at new c (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-14p8hy5js:136:3912)
    at m.mountComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-14p8hy5js:47:15602)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-85577-14p8hy5js:49:31860
    at a.r.perform (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-14p8hy5js:47:12503)
    at Object.a [as renderToString] (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-14p8hy5js:49:31821)
    at r (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-14p8hy5js:50:21164)
    at Object.S.ReactOnRails.serverRenderReactComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-14p8hy5js:32:6073)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-14p8hy5js:173:8), <anonymous>:10:23)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-14p8hy5js:173:8), <anonymous>:17:3)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-85577-14p8hy5js:173:8

Q: Needing a car after VW Dieselgate

asked by on

Hello,

I'm one of the downtrodden TDI owners that will be participating in the buyback. I don't know where to go from here. I don't know if I'm asking for the impossible. I'm looking for my first used car. I would like to spend between $6000-$15,000 on a car with AWD & good gas mileage. The Subaru's are narrow, and don't truly fit 3 people in the rear. I was looking at SUV's. The most gas efficient I've found was a Lexus RX 450h. I was trying to look for cars that you mentioned had overall low cost of ownership for the long haul. I would like something that could take me 200,000 miles & beyond. Am I looking for the impossible? Do you have suggestions? I've been a straight up Diesel gal for the last few years...bought the same car twice. I want a new home...anywhere but VW.

A: Hi there. If you are looking for a small SU...

Hi there. If you are looking for a small SUV then you will more than likely not be able to find any good ones that are diesel. There are not many available out there, and the ones that are available are not going to get the best mileage or have longevity. As for gas vehicles, if you are looking for AWD and for decent mileage then the RX450h is a good choice. In the long term this is still a good vehicle, but it does cost more to maintain then a lot of them out there. Other good SUV's that are out there with AWD and have decent mileage are the Subaru Forester, the Acura MDX and the Ford Explorer. These will all be cheaper to maintain than the Lexus.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Problems or issues with the porche panamera

As you know, with any car the life expectancy of it depends largely on the maintenance schedule the owner has maintained, the driving conditions it is subjected to, the driving habits of the owner and many other factors. Often times...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.