NEW: LESS THAN $20K
There are new car options — avoid the three-cylinder cheapies as they’re generally raucous devices. A fourcylinder hatch or sedan is practical, relatively cheap to run and you can put one on the road with an automatic for less than $20,000.
SUZUKI SWIFT 1.4L GL
$17,990 drive-away. It’s cute but there’s not much room in the rear and the boot is tiny too. Seven airbags, EBD and BA.
KIA CERATO S 1.8L
$19,990 drive-away. Larger, good-looking vehicle. Six airbags, vehicle stability management, hill-start assist control, emergency stop signal, seat belt reminder and front and rear parking sensors. Premium model adds rear-view camera.