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Good daily driver car?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by memario1214, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. Jun 16, 2013 at 12:10 PM
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    memario1214

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    I currently just have my pickup and although I am planning to get a sports car at some point in time I am thinking of getting another car in the meantime. I want something a little sporty, but nothing that will rape me on insurance. I will be living in Minnesota for at least for a couple years so I am not really interested in something rear wheel drive. Good/decent mileage and at least a little bit of utility (actual trunk) is a must. I will put my budget at $15k. First things I am thinking are maybe a Forester XT or maybe a Jetta TDi. Let me know what you guys think! Thanks

    EDIT for some perspective:

    1. (Car I am looking to buy now) Good mileage, good utility, sub $15k, won't rape me on insurance, good starting platform so I won't need to mod it, can handle Minnesota winters if something happens to the Taco, oil changes and tire changes only/maintenance items

    2. (Sports car in the future) V8, RWD or AWD, good platform for building power, excellent handling, I'm pretty set on a Corvette... I don't want to have to choose between the taco or the sports car every day.
     
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  2. Jun 16, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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  3. Jun 23, 2013 at 11:16 PM
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    Why not keep the truck as a daily driver... save up for sporty car of your choice for the future? I bought the truck to serve as my DD, with fun/project car on the side.
     
  4. Jun 23, 2013 at 11:19 PM
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  6. Jun 23, 2013 at 11:29 PM
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  8. Jun 23, 2013 at 11:57 PM
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    I’d get one. wait, i drove moms alot before i got the taco. i like the newer ones a lot more then the ’05 we have. but they are pretty comy to drive, tons of room for stuff, back seat folds down, but room behind the back seat is kinda small, but if you don’t have 3 or 4 people you can fold the seat down.

    also MPG is really good, and it’s kinda a small tank so it’s like $30 to maybe $40 or so to fill up. depends on gas prices, and what grade you put in.

    edit: also the TC’s are nice cars, and a little more sporty.
     
  9. Jun 23, 2013 at 11:58 PM
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  10. Jun 24, 2013 at 12:04 AM
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  11. Jun 24, 2013 at 12:06 AM
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  12. Jun 24, 2013 at 12:09 AM
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    very nice. Idk what ours gets, have never bothered tracking it.
     
  13. Jun 24, 2013 at 12:13 AM
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  14. Jun 24, 2013 at 12:15 AM
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    I have a 2012, fucking thing gets 36mpg, cheap as fuck, not ground breaking fast, but fun to drive, and only borderline queer....
     
  15. Jun 24, 2013 at 4:37 AM
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    Thanks everyone for the suggestions so far. I am not looking for something that I will tempted to mod right now. I just want something to keep the road trip miles off of the Tacoma mostly.

    1. (Car I am looking to buy now) Good mileage, good utility, sub $15k, won't rape me on insurance, good starting platform so I won't need to mod it, can handle Minnesota winters if something happens to the Taco, oil changes and tire changes only/maintenance items

    2. (Sports car in the future) V8, RWD or AWD, good platform for building power, excellent handling, I'm pretty set on a Corvette... I don't want to have to choose between the taco or the sports car every day.
     
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  17. Jun 24, 2013 at 5:14 AM
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    How's the reliability? Insurance won't rape me? They really don't get all that good of mileage do they?
     
  18. Jun 24, 2013 at 5:18 AM
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    I should get to bed............ I derped up that 1
     
  19. Jun 24, 2013 at 5:20 AM
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    Insurance will rape you since your 23. And they get no better gas then your Tacoma. I will say get a Subaru though, IMO, a legacy or forester, their awd will kick ass in the snow
     
  20. Jun 24, 2013 at 10:29 AM
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    No issues with my dad's 5 speed. It's a honda transmission, so it's a tank. Maybe issues in the type-s, but the s doesn't get good mileage and needs premium gas. Premium around here is 40 cents higher.


    If by chance anyone here in the midwest wants an RSX, my dad is selling his 06 soon I think. Fully loaded with leather, 5 speed, under 100k miles, 33 mpg on average.
     
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