Help me out oppo:

He was looking at a Nissan Altima, and a Chevy Malibu, he is also considering a Cruze.

I recommended a Mazda 6 and didn’t have anything bad to say about the Cruze, or the Malibu as a transportation appliance so long as it has the 2.0 turbo. What are your recommendations for new cars in the 20-30k range for a Californian, his son lives out there.