If you remember my post a couple weeks back, moms got hit in her lumina. they gave her 1000 bucks for the repair....... which would probably cover it, but they are just going to keep the cash and trade in the car as it is. its not worth much anyway, so pocketing the cash is probably the best thing to do. MY mom is a die-hard chevy chick for some reason.... and whats out there now from them? the cobalt, the imp, and the malibu. so, i need to convince her to get something else. Problems: - my parents are cheap. very cheap. They want to pay like 15 grand for a new car (totally unreasonable, i know.. even the chevys are mid 20's). - must be automatic. my mom can, but doesn't want to drive stick to work every day. - 4 doors. Don't know why, but she still wants it.... no more kids. but hey, i guess thats what she wants. - rwd is probably out of the question. Even more so, something with summer tires is probably out of the question. She's a FWD all-season'er kinda person. They DO get the GM discount from my grandfather, which is why they've mostly been chevy people. I suggested the saab 9-3 aero 2.8. 4 doors, decent MPG, good looks, sporty yet communty, GM discount applies But, i don't think she's going to go for it. The car is probably too 'loud' for her. She is far more conservative. Any suggestions?