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What kind of car do you recommend bringing to post, given the terrain, availability of parts, burglary/carjacking risks, etc.? What kind of car do you advise not to bring?

Anything for in the city, but smaller is better. If you want to go out, 4WD and snow tires are a good option. We have just a minivan, and other than parking in the city and one deeper snowfall, it's been fine. - May 17, 2016
Small SUV but almost anything works here. - Dec 18, 2014
Same as DC. - Nov 23, 2014
We have an SUV. In Lozenetz area, you will get to see Maseratis, Ferraris, Bentleys parked next to each other almost every night, along with their bodyguards in Mercedes, BMWs and Audis :) I can swear that I haven't seen that many in Germany in 3 years!! - Aug 16, 2014
Parking is a nightmare, especially in the city center. It seems like developers here never build anything that has any parking and local authorities don't require it. As a consequence, most people park in very creative ways (sidewalks, gardens, parks, etc.). I would bring either a small car you don't mind getting scratched up, or a smallish SUV which you could use to travel around. - Jun 3, 2011
4-wheel drive is good for navigating icy roads and the potholes. Small is also good because many of the roads are so narrow and difficult to access with a large car. Our garage even has very low clearance as well as our front gate. But a small easy to drive 4-wheel drive is a little bit difficult to find! - Oct 30, 2009
The streets in Central Sofia are very small and crowded. For this reason I would recommend bringing a small SUV - this allows you to explore the beautiful countryside in comfort and not have problems with parking in Sofia. - Feb 9, 2008