So I'm looking for a used car in the 3000$ range, I'm after something that's reliable and good on gas, and something I can slap a bike rack on and do some traveling to the mountains to do some riding. Would something like a Civic or a corolla be able to handle going up mountains and carting around a few bikes? There are so many of them out there for really cheap and they seem to last a long time and are amazing on fuel.. I was also looking at the Subaru Outback and Honda accords.
What do you guys think would be the best option?