Well my Chariot of Choice is a 2000 Nissan Altima!!!!!!! Now let me tell you this thing compared to my 2004 330ci coupe is AMAZING!!!!!
I love this car and here is a few reasons why:
-it got me up to the mountains NY, PA, VT roughly 40 times last season
-Change the oil and it's happy
-I can fit 4 People AND 4 BOARDS W/ BINDINGS ATTACHED, and all our equipment in the car and still get to the mountain, no roof rack mind you!!!
-Approx. 22-26 mpg!!!!! (Key for living on the ice coast)
-It only gets stuck when I fuck up, but then saves my ass anyway
-Paint color: BLACK attracts and retains as much heat as can be expected
-Leather seats: STAIN RESISTANT hahahaha
I am however definitely buying an SUV next, but the gas mileage on this baby makes me not want to get another car just yet. I'm going to keep it through this season and maybe next year get an SUV.