I'm looking for a first car is there any make and models I should look for specifically what would last me the longest?
Honda Civic or Toyota Camry
Is there a specific year I should be looking for
Where do you live. Do you get snow?
I'm assuming 2nd hand? Ignore brand and colour and get the best cared for car within your budget.
Clean CarFax! Don't accept less in this day and age.
checkuroil - Honda Civic or Toyota CamryThis. They're pretty bullet proof. Honestly, the older ones are better. Early 2000s even late 90s if you can. Less b.s. sensors that go off for no reason and the motors have been around. Pretty good mpgs, 4 doors and not too expensive at all. Even if you get snow, fwd will help with traction. Parts are also plentiful anywhere you go.
What are you able to spend? Without knowing this we have no idea on what to suggest.
What's your budget?
Barnicale Bill - Where do you live. Do you get snow?California so no snow
Barbasol - What's your budget?I have 3000 to spend
99 to 2006
VW Diesel are your best bet