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Good daily driver car?

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

  1. Jun 29, 2013 at 7:21 PM
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    jarury

    jarury Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  2. Jun 29, 2013 at 7:28 PM
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    HIst8ofMIND

    HIst8ofMIND Defend Hawaii

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    Go with your first choice.
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  3. Jun 29, 2013 at 10:11 PM
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    Xer0 SiN

    Xer0 SiN Well-Known Member

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    this and that...
    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.
     
  4. Jun 30, 2013 at 1:50 AM
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    elsenordave

    elsenordave HaoleBilt

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    U know its because u seen mine and wanted in on the action....:D
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  5. Jun 30, 2013 at 1:56 AM
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    hoarder23

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    Inside: WeatherTech FloorLiner DigitalFit, RCBS204 4x4 LED Light, ImMrYo Rear-View Mirror Lift Bracket, Wet Okole Seat Covers Outside: 6000K HID Headlights and Fogs, OKLEDLIGHTBAR 20” CREE Combo Light Bar, Dodge Sprinter D-Rings, CMC, Steel Extended Brake Lines, BORA 1" Spacers, Homer Raptor Grille, Relentless Hi-Lift Mount w/ 48" Hi-Lift Armor: Elite Offroad Products Aluminum plate front bumper, Pelfreybilt rear standard plate bumper, BAMF 80"” sliders w/ kickout, Relentless aluminum IFS skid, Relentless aluminum mid skid, Relentless Transfer Case skid Suspension: Front: ADS Extended Coilovers w remote reservoirs, Light Racing UCAs Rear: 12" travel Icon 2.0 smoothbody shocks, OME Dakar Leafs, ATO Shackle Flip. Wheels: SCS F-5s with Goodyear MT/R in 285/75R16
    Any TDi VW is a lot of fun to drive, a buddy has a newer Jetta as his DD and that thing will scoot and still put up 40mpg. Plus easy to find in a stick
     
  6. Jun 30, 2013 at 2:17 AM
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    beatupford

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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.
     
  7. Jun 30, 2013 at 9:22 PM
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    Lord Helmet

    Lord Helmet What? You Went Over My Helmet?!

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    WRX wagon :thumbsup: awd, turbcharged, 4 doors, room in the back. Great platform to start or end. I'm looking for one myself :thumbsup:
     
  8. Jun 30, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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    skidooman

    skidooman I'm your huckleberry

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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.
     
  9. Jun 30, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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    STiLL WILL

    STiLL WILL MY NAME ISN'T WILL

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    All kinds of badass shit. Click on the link in my signature to see.
    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:

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    It hauls mine and the lady's bikes:

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    It hauls my pup:

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    ....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. :)
     
  10. Jul 2, 2013 at 9:11 AM
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    aficianado

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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.
     
  11. Jul 2, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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    Fenwick1993

    Fenwick1993 Hillbilly

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    Full rebuild short of machine work, mean green motherfucker! Lime green block, hand-polished valve cover, and stickers! Too broke for real mods right now. Stonewall is my baby, but he's also a work truck.
    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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