Safety on the Road

I’ve been daydreaming about the kind of car that I want. A few people have recommended Subarus, while this year’s Consumer Reports on the best and worst used cars got me thinking about Toyota RAV4s. Can I find something decent for under $10,000? My mom has offered to help me out if my budget goes over. At the same time, I’d like to be able to do this on my own.

I’m also thinking about upgrading my CAA membership. Currently I’m on the basic plan and in the past year alone, it’s saved me twice and I was lucky that both times, I was in a city. On the roads up north, however, you can be driving for quite a stretch – sometimes a few hours – without seeing a gas station or a town. After I purchase my car in the summer, I’ll likely upgrade to CAA Plus because it covers towing up to 200 km rather than my current plan, which only includes the first 10 km.

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Lots to think about! I also need to learn more about how to maintain a car. Can’t do much right now up in the north but I’ll be busy this summer.

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