John Paul, aka “the Car Doctor,” answers readers’ car-related questions.
John Paul, aka “the Car Doctor,” answers readers’ car-related questions.

Q. I am looking for a used car for our petite five-foot tall daughter. The car needs to be a safe car with good visibility for her. Our budget is about $16,000, what would you recommend?

A. My first choice would be a late model Subaru Impreza; this car is great for short statured drivers, has the advantage of all-wheel drive and performs well in crash testing. The other car I would look at is the Mazda 3; the Mazda 3 handles great, is fuel efficient and may be one of the best small affordable cars on the market today.

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