I'm in the same position as you (minus the accident) trying to find something for my wife and kids. Sold our 09 Ford Flex AWD Limited, to big, slow, useless transmission and now looking for something smaller. After days of looking and driving vehicles she has almost made her mind up on an Impreza if you can believe it. Manual of course, we realized we didn't need a huge SUV and the Impreza has some decent room inside, so we may give it a shot. Good luck.
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