2013 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback LS 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 4cyl 5M)
I bought this car when I graduated High school and it has been running smoothly since then. It has been 5 years. Within the five years, I've only needed to replace the tires because of normal wear & tear and the coolant as well. The maintenance for it isn't costly. Also, the price to fill up the gas tank is so cheap. The ride is bumpy if there is a lot of potholes in your area. However, this car is really good on the snow if you go the speed limit.
2013 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback 2LT 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 4cyl 4A)
My first experience with the car was as a rental while my vehicle was in the shop. I fell in love. When we decided to buy a car to use, and then give to our daughter when going to college, I immediately thought of this car. It's easy to park, gets fantastic gas mileage, and was well within the price range. The a/c however, doesn't work, so my commute to work this summer has been less than optimal. Other than that, it's still a great little car with a fantastic radio. And at almost 6 feet tall, I fit in the car, and so does my husband. Not a lot of backseat room with the seats all the way back. But I can fit a weeks worth of groceries in the trunk.