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Old 06-29-2013, 08:21 PM   #21
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Corolla S.

I have a 2012, fucking thing gets 36mpg, cheap as fuck, not ground breaking fast, but fun to drive, and only borderline queer....
This or a tc would be my choices. I traded in my taco for a corolla s and it was that or a tc.. Get about 32mpg on 100% city driving
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:28 PM   #22
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:11 PM   #23
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i say xb only because it won me over. this car wasnt even on my radar when i was looking for a daily. i didnt even like the way it looked! when i was o the toyota lot, i was looking at corolla s and tc, and when we passed the xb i kinda joked about it and asked the sales guy (which is also my friend that was helping me, so he knows my tastes for cars) "how about this? *chuckling and toeing the tire as if im put-off by the though". at the same time i saw that it was standard. so for the heck of it i took it for a test drive. i was pleased to find the car is very spacious, the motor is actually the corolla xrs motor, it came in standard, its treated as a multi-purpose vehicle so you can tint the rear windows as dark as you like, and the car is actually a pleasure to drive. i was sold, when i found out they gave me military discount, so i got the car for what i think was a damn good deal. not the best thing to look at stock level, but this car has A LOT of aftermarket support. one downside. the xb is being discontinued next year. jump on the bandwagon while you can.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:50 AM   #24
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i say xb only because it won me over. this car wasnt even on my radar when i was looking for a daily. i didnt even like the way it looked! when i was o the toyota lot, i was looking at corolla s and tc, and when we passed the xb i kinda joked about it and asked the sales guy (which is also my friend that was helping me, so he knows my tastes for cars) "how about this? *chuckling and toeing the tire as if im put-off by the though". at the same time i saw that it was standard. so for the heck of it i took it for a test drive. i was pleased to find the car is very spacious, the motor is actually the corolla xrs motor, it came in standard, its treated as a multi-purpose vehicle so you can tint the rear windows as dark as you like, and the car is actually a pleasure to drive. i was sold, when i found out they gave me military discount, so i got the car for what i think was a damn good deal. not the best thing to look at stock level, but this car has A LOT of aftermarket support. one downside. the xb is being discontinued next year. jump on the bandwagon while you can.
U know its because u seen mine and wanted in on the action....
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:17 AM   #26
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Remember if you get a VW with dsg, the 40k maintenance is about 300-400 bucks. I don't know what your commute is like, but my issue with the VW tdi is the premium than could be offset in the used market with the manual BUT if I drive enough miles to make the tdi worth it, chances are I'd want the automatic.
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:22 PM   #27
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WRX wagon awd, turbcharged, 4 doors, room in the back. Great platform to start or end. I'm looking for one myself
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:33 PM   #28
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My dd is a 2 door civic. Not fast at all but rides pretty good, great mileage, insurance is cheap, and so is maintenance. My mom just bought a brand new legacy, it's out of your price range, but it's a very cool car. You could probably get an older one in your range.
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:01 PM   #29
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Forester XT's are AWESOME daily drivers. I know from experience....I own one as a daily driver alternating with my Taco. 04-08's are probably my favorite body styles.

Here is my 2004 Forester XT:




It hauls mine and the lady's bikes:




It hauls my pup:




....and for an SUWagon, IT HAULS ASS!!

I've taken this thing out to Tahoe in the snow/slush and never once had any "butt puckering" moments. Subaru AWD is as reliable as they get.

Forester = WRX wagon with a taller roof and bigger trunk. FXT gets my vote---from experience.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:11 AM   #30
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we have a 2005 forester XT. great car.

but. is isnt great on fuel mileage. and it requires super unleaded. both make this less than ideal as a daily beater.

our is flawless. the only thing that broke is the sunroof. i just derailed. minor bumps; drivers side window has more wind noise than i like..and the windshield just developed a tiny leak.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:47 AM   #31
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4th Gen Civics are great, especially if you can get a hatchback. Great gas mileage, decent amount of room for a small car, extremely dependable. Our '91 had 342k on it when it was rear-ended and put out of commission. We are taking that engine, cleaning it up, and dropping it in the body of a '90 that we bought off an old school friend of mine. They never die!
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