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Old 04-29-2013, 11:03 PM   #1
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Need a DD, what would you suggest?

Truck is paid off, so I'm gonna get a DD for commuting/road trips and to leave the truck out of service for longer periods of modification.

I'm kinda in the dark about what some good options would be.

Budget is probably ~$4k. Mfg/year/model doesn't matter to me, I just need something reliable with decent MPGs and a back seat for the kiddo.

Any suggestions? Already thinking about Geo/Chevy Prizms, Ford Focus, Civic... what about a Tercel?
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:52 PM   #3
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Turbo tercel!
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:55 PM   #4
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Forgot the Tercel was a no-go.
My family wouldn't approve, since my uncle was killed in one by a drunk driver.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:56 PM   #5
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Hondas are good cars but it would be hard to find one for only 4k. You kind of have to spend more in order to get a nice car.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:22 AM   #6
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Honda Civics can be had for under 4k all day long, but God they suck to drive.

Type 4k into the max price field on craigslist and go to town.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:25 AM   #7
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Turbo tercel!
I know the guy who had the first 93 style tercel on island. I raced against one a few years back at the track. Her and her husband loved those.



If youre looking for a good car, 01-05 civics are getting cheaper to find and are harder to steal. Great cars but I have an 03 and recently sold an 01...so im partial to em. Over here you can find them from $2500-6k.
The gas mileage is pretty awesome too, but most of the Hondas I had got close or more than 40mpg.

Dont get a Focus...or a Prism. Plus the older Prisms were Corollas.

I'd consider a Camry or Corolla but newer is better. Out of that whole list i'd get a Honda even though I love my toyotas.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:56 AM   #8
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Cannot beat a Civic for MPG, longevity, ease and cost of maintenance. I agree with a poster above, not the most thrilling thing to drive, but a t38 miles round trip to work, I used fill my 96 once every two weeks. Thats with a lead foot!
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:00 AM   #9
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I bought a 99 corolla for a DD. $3000. Hasn't needed a thing. I would stick with Honda or Toyota.
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I've seen a few Siennas going for the 3-4k price range, that's what I drive whenever my trucks down for repairs or mods that take more than a day
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:30 AM   #11
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Do NOT get a Chevy Prizm. Those things burn more oil than gasoline lol. I'd go with a Civic
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:32 AM   #13
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:09 AM   #14
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Being in the MidWest are you wanting something that can handle a little snow? I know, I know, that's what the truck is for. But it kind of defeats the purpose of a "daily" driver if you can't drive it daily just because of weather. Just curious.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:14 AM   #15
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Being in the MidWest are you wanting something that can handle a little snow? I know, I know, that's what the truck is for. But it kind of defeats the purpose of a "daily" driver if you can't drive it daily just because of weather. Just curious.
FWD will do just fine.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:30 AM   #16
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I agree, just asking. I personally hate driving my friends or gf's FWD in the snow (since all I've owned is 4WDs or AWDs) so I was just curious if he cared about that factor at all. I know he's from WY originally so he can handle crappy weather ha
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:07 AM   #17
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I agree, just asking. I personally hate driving my friends or gf's FWD in the snow (since all I've owned is 4WDs or AWDs) so I was just curious if he cared about that factor at all. I know he's from WY originally so he can handle crappy weather ha
Oh I agree, I'm personally planning on buying a mid 1990's subaru impreza when I move to Ohio so I don't rust out my poor truck that's spent it's entire life in NM.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:51 AM   #18
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Do NOT get a Chevy Prizm. Those things burn more oil than gasoline lol. I'd go with a Civic
No? I thought they were pretty much the same as Corollas? IIRC they have Toyota engines anyway
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