Lou Ann Hammond chats on www.washingtonpost.com, December 30, 2011

Warren is off today. His internet service is taking a break. But  we’re going on with the show.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week of too much food and lots of presents.

Let’s get to the questions

It’s a life cycle we all go through: we buy for safety when we have children, a fun car when we don’t, and for safety when we have grandchildren. 🙂

I don’t think you have to go back as far as 2003. I did a story in 2009 listing 71 cars under $15,000

Go to cars.com or nadaguides.com or any other big search engine that lists all the prices and look for cars under $10,000.

Hyundai and Kia have really raised the bar on how much they offer as standard at low prices. I would start there. They also have the best warranty.

Tell Grandpa congratulations on his grand babies and thanks for thinking of their safety.

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Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.