I'll be keeping a close eye on this thread.
My wife and I both need new cars, and we're planning on purchasing summer/fall 2015 once I'm done with my MBA since that's where all the spare money's been going the past few years. We're both driving cars from pre-2004 (I've got a Saturn and she has a Corolla) and are crossing our fingers nothing happens to either car over the next 12 months.
Boy, I hope I didn't just jinx myself by saying that.
She's probably going to try and stay with Toyota, possibly a Prius as that's what both of her parents have and she enjoys driving them. Her commute is almost all highway. I'd prefer to go back to a small SUV or crossover, I had an Explorer for a number of years and I really miss the ability to load/move things. I'm thinking something like the Ford Escape. But we'll see what our budgets are come next year.