So I'm due for some new wheels. I have a VW Tiguan currently, which I like but since I'm not in a band anymore, I don't really need that much space. I'm thinking of moving to a smaller hatchback, which would get me better gas mileage and make it easier to park in the city. So far, I've looked into the Ford Focus, the Mazda 3, and the Subaru Impreza. I called the VW dealer and am waiting for them to get back to me with some numbers on the Golf and GTI.
Basically I'm wondering if any of you more mechanically inclined dudes have any feelings on any of those, or if there's anything else I should be looking at. I tend to keep it pretty simple when it comes to my car - I don't really care enough having a sunroof, leather seats, power seats, etc to pay extra for them. AWD is nice, but not a must - if it snows bad enough to make it necessary, I'll just stay the fuck home. I don't live in Buffalo.
So like I said, any experience with the cars I listed, or anything else I haven't looked at yet?
I've had my Ford Focus for just over a year now and have put just over 33k on it. Fantastic little car, plenty of space, good gas mileage, comfortable, and zero issues so far (not saying too much since it is so new but still). I'd buy it again in a heartbeat if I was in the same position