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Hatchback car suggestions?

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Hatchback car suggestions?

Hi!

I have a Nissan Versa SL 2009 that I would like to change. I'm looking for car manufactured 2 or 3 years ago that check the requirements below, would you have suggestions?

- Hatchback car (I love the size and configuration of my Nissan Versa)
- Android Auto
- Heated front seats
- Heated steering wheel (if possible)
- A WORKING and FAST heater (I don't have hot vent until I drive like 5-10 min... with my Nissa Versa)

I'm looking for an ads or anything like that, just some models that you might know and you think check this list :)

Thanks a lot!
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VW Golf. Although I'm fairly certain no heated steering wheel.
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I would choose a vw golf as well. However no heated steering wheel on any year.

Would be able to find some good deals on 2-3 year old models tho.

2016-2018 would be my pick with the 1.8L motor. Tho the 1.4 does provide better fuel economy.
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secretliar wrote: Hi!

I have a Nissan Versa SL 2009 that I would like to change. I'm looking for car manufactured 2 or 3 years ago that check the requirements below, would you have suggestions?

- Hatchback car (I love the size and configuration of my Nissan Versa)
- Android Auto
- Heated front seats
- Heated steering wheel (if possible)
- A WORKING and FAST heater (I don't have hot vent until I drive like 5-10 min... with my Nissa Versa)

I'm looking for an ads or anything like that, just some models that you might know and you think check this list :)

Thanks a lot!
2018 mazda3 hatch preferably in GT trim with the 2.5L. Has heated steering, AA/CP etc, all the current safety features except dynamic cruise control) and everything on your list .

Also way more reliable and cheaper maintenance than most cars especially any used VW . Avoid VW unless leasing, they're even worse than Audi/BMW. This coming from a current BMW (M4) and Audi (TT-RS) owner and former vw owner (2x GTI)
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Corolla Hatchback. Why isn't everyone not suggesting rfd car? It even comes with dual port direct injectors.
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Kia Soul is probably the only one that has all of those
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Golf, if you like functionality and driving dynamics.
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secretliar wrote: Hi!

I have a Nissan Versa SL 2009 that I would like to change. I'm looking for car manufactured 2 or 3 years ago that check the requirements below, would you have suggestions?

- Hatchback car (I love the size and configuration of my Nissan Versa)
- Android Auto
- Heated front seats
- Heated steering wheel (if possible)
- A WORKING and FAST heater (I don't have hot vent until I drive like 5-10 min... with my Nissa Versa)

I'm looking for an ads or anything like that, just some models that you might know and you think check this list :)

Thanks a lot!
No budget?

Ferrari GTC4Lusso

https://www.caranddriver.com/ferrari/gtc4lusso
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Golf. Golf. Golf!

Base model comes standard with AA/Carplay, heated seats, heated side mirrors, and back-up camera.

As another poster noted, 2016-18 is the sweet spot MY as it has the 1.8T engine and the 6" infotainment display (2015 has 5" and no usb connectivity)
Remember when you liked what you currently have
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Badman wrote: I would choose a vw golf as well. However no heated steering wheel on any year.

Would be able to find some good deals on 2-3 year old models tho.

2016-2018 would be my pick with the 1.8L motor. Tho the 1.4 does provide better fuel economy.
You can swap the Tiguan steering wheel if a heated steering wheel is a deal breaker.
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Corolla Hatchback has Android auto starting 2019. It also has heated front seat and optional heated steering wheel (SE upgrade I think).

However given it's age, it will be really hard for you to find a reasonably priced one with low mileage. I was in the market for one, and the market was flooded with fleet vehicles. There were very few used ones that were for personal use. You'll need to pay a lot for it too.
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Oh wow thanks for all your input.

I'll think about some of the options. Of course, there's a budget. My goal is to buy the cheapest that check my list (and other usual item that I didn't write).
I'm not a car lover, but I want some comfort, that's all, I'll probably keep this car like 6-8 years.

I have a preference for asian car brands for reliability but I could go with something else if another brand is also reliable here.
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secretliar wrote: Oh wow thanks for all your input.

I'll think about some of the options. Of course, there's a budget. My goal is to buy the cheapest that check my list (and other usual item that I didn't write).
I'm not a car lover, but I want some comfort, that's all, I'll probably keep this car like 6-8 years.

I have a preference for asian car brands for reliability but I could go with something else if another brand is also reliable here.
You could consider one of these https://www.autotrader.ca/a/hyundai/ela ... 9&sprx=100
If you get a higher model it will have heated steering wheel. It will not drive the same as a golf. But maybe that won’t matter to you.
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Golf wagon is another option. Much more space. Wagons will hold better value especially since they have a cult following of stationwagon lovers. This is also the last of the cheap ones you can buy here and last of the stick shift ones.

Wagons > Hatchbacks

It's too bad not enough buy them, they are going away in North American market.
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There's wagon clubs, but I don't know about hatchback clubs ;)
Just saying lol
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Used 2018 Nissan LEAF??? Similar to an upgraded Versa. More powerful, cheaper to run, more reliable.

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