And I am not the least bit excited about it.

I need something with more room that will be more reliable than my Malibu. We just sold two vehicles and have a bit of money for a down payment.

I don't want to finance a car, but it's the only way we can manage getting something less than ten years old. Anyway, any suggestions?

I need something that will seat 5+, with good gas mileage, and won't be completely worthless in two years. Leaning towards SUVs because I'm a bad hippie.

ETA: WOW! You oppolock folks are amazing! Thanks so much for all the suggestions and great info. I've got a lot of test driving to do. Thanks again!