Im looking around for a car for around 3500. I need some suggestions on what to look for? I need it to be Super reliable with lots of balls. it needs to get decent gas milage also. 18mpg+ preferable will make exception if it has alot of power. No weak gas guzzlers tho. As far as an import type car ive just about narrowed it down to a nissan maxima. That car is still a little weak (170hp). plan to put around 100 miles a day on it. The gas milage is sorta iffy. i needs to get at least better gas milage than a 99 4.0 ford explorer.