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Need a DD, what would you suggest?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by 45acp, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Apr 30, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    the Geo Prizm we have at work is awesome. it's like 1990 model i think. the original 4 door one. love that little thing. i have driven all over the state on a full tank and then i cant put more the $35 in the thing.
     
  2. Apr 30, 2013 at 1:23 PM
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    Hardscrabble

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    I don't know how old your kid is, but if he/she is out of the car seat then you're good to go.
     
  3. Apr 30, 2013 at 1:37 PM
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    TacoBran

    TacoBran Your Unique, Just Like Everyone Else

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    In that price range, I'd stay away from anything domestic. Domestic cars are made to be thrown away, they aren't made to last forever like a Toyota or Honda IMO
     
  4. Apr 30, 2013 at 3:15 PM
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    TIPICOTACO

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    Corolla all the way man! I had a a '91 4dr auto ($500), and a '92 5spd wagon ($600) and both went well over 250k.. loved those cars, looking for another cheap one still actually for a communter
     
  5. Apr 30, 2013 at 3:21 PM
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    Large Red

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  6. Apr 30, 2013 at 3:25 PM
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    WThomas1250

    WThomas1250 Molon Labe

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    They do I think, but a guy I knew just got rid of his '01, it had like 120K or 130K, it was burning a quart a week (He had a long commute). And when he went and bitched at the dealer he bought it from he met another guy with the same car and same problem. :eek:
     
  7. Apr 30, 2013 at 3:26 PM
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    isu2014

    isu2014 RAT Products

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    View the build. Too much to list.
    The only non-Japanese commuter I would buy is a geo metro. Those engines are pretty stout.
     
  8. Apr 30, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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    TRDsport253

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    A Honda would be nice. I need a DD myself. Has anyone bought a car out of the country before? I found a crx that I really in Burnaby BC. Is it possible the buy it and register it here in the US?
     
  9. Apr 30, 2013 at 3:33 PM
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    from the options you put i say civic but what year are you looking for?? i see 96-2000 civic for around the price you looking for but the mile on those car are 150k plus...
     
  10. Apr 30, 2013 at 3:46 PM
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    HIst8ofMIND

    HIst8ofMIND Defend Hawaii

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    It's been said over and over. A Honda.
     
  11. Apr 30, 2013 at 3:48 PM
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    Brian007Taco

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    corrola or civic
     
  12. Apr 30, 2013 at 4:05 PM
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    I currently have a 04 civic I use as my DD. Gets better gas milage than my truck on 33's but my commute is 30 mi a day, so I need it.
     
  13. Apr 30, 2013 at 4:29 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    Civic or corolla seem to take the cake. While they are less than problem free an old TDI Jetta might be fun.
     
  14. Apr 30, 2013 at 6:41 PM
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    El Chip

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    Civic would be a good choice. Or an Corolla.
     
  15. May 1, 2013 at 5:43 PM
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    packfan88

    packfan88 Very Nice !

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    Billy Lift, Duratracs, Westin Step bars, tinted, rain gaurds, EBC rotors hawk pads
    Get a WRX ...awd and you can boost the piss out of it and do some rally driving!

    i have a 202 dodge neon :-( but it was only $300 so ha!
     
  16. May 1, 2013 at 6:24 PM
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    all the people I know or who owned them had problems...


    but then again
    Fast, cheap, reliable....choose two.
     
  17. May 1, 2013 at 6:30 PM
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    45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Thanks for the replies, looks like a Corolla or Civic then.:D Are there any specific years I should be looking for, or looking out for? I'm not one to care about a DD that can go fast, just reliable and good MPGs... all I care about haha
     
  18. May 1, 2013 at 10:14 PM
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    2001 and up civic. The older ones are just s good but easier to steal and theyre getting much older.
     
  19. May 1, 2013 at 10:19 PM
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    LOLWUT?

    The Chevy Prizm is a Corolla. Built on the same production line in Fremont.


    No Tercel? Perhaps it's replacement, the Paseo? Might be hard to find, only made for a few years before being replaced by the Echo in 2000.
    MIGHT be able to get a 2000 or maybe 2001 Echo 2-door manual trans for $4k... Awesome little car, with a higher seating position that won't leave a person used to pickups feeling like they are sitting on the ground.

    I can't stand driving a Civic, and I'm not even comfortable in a Camry.
     
  20. May 1, 2013 at 10:20 PM
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    I wouldn't want to own a Cobalt or Focus that could be had for $4k
    Still kinda Japanese.
    The Metro is the Suzuki Swift (false advertising)... but they were made in the joint GM/Suzuki "CAMI" factory in Canada.
     
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