I know this wasn’t your question but whatever you choose (if it has a higher than desired height for the dog to be jumping in and out of) you could also buy or build a dog ramp for easy access and egress...I’ve seen people who drive large suv’s And also have large dogs that don’t do well with jumping and they have a foldable ramp for them...it works great!!
Don’t worry I plan on doing my homework and research. If the fishkeeping hobby prepares me for anything in life it’s research and planning lol.
That’s kinda why I set up this thread, all I seem to find online is ‘cars that are best for dog owners’ but it’s always brand new cars and usually it’s for average sized dogs like border collies and labs.
A Ramp is not out of the question in the future, but most of the used SUVs in my price range have poor fuel economy. If I was buying brand new I would have a ton of options.
Just got my first home this year and I’m keeping my monthly payments as low as I can, therefore no new financed car.
Right now i’m Leaning more towards the focus wagon. Growing up in Europe I have always been around the focus and wagons.
There seems to be a lot around my area in varying degrees of quality