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#4552041 - 10/23/17 02:27 PM What would your choice of a daily driver be...
cadfaeltex Offline


Registered: 11/19/09
Posts: 672
Loc: TX south plains
...if you were to buy one today? I might be in the market for a new daily driver for a suburban retiree situation. Budget aside (since Iím seeing what you would get for youself), there are lots of choices. What would you choose and why if you went car shopping this afternoon?

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#4552047 - 10/23/17 02:32 PM Re: What would your choice of a daily driver be... [Re: cadfaeltex]
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Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 395
Loc: Nevada
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#4552048 - 10/23/17 02:32 PM Re: What would your choice of a daily driver be... [Re: cadfaeltex]
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Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 842
Loc: PA,US
So many things out there... I have been digging the Ford Fusion sport lately. I think some reports say its not as much an all out sports sedan as much as a fully capable sedan with great features and power. Great styling, AWD, gobs of power. And from my research a pretty reliable transmission. I'm seeing them in my area for 28k. Of course you can get an AWD fusion with the 2.0 4 cylinder turbo for less. That might be my pick for a fun, practical daily.
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#4552050 - 10/23/17 02:34 PM Re: What would your choice of a daily driver be... [Re: cadfaeltex]
THafeez Offline


Registered: 08/15/16
Posts: 651
Loc: New Jersey
Something cheap that gives good/great gas mileage. Doesn't make sense to me to buy a $30k new car that'll get me 10-15 more mpgs over what I'm getting already. Comfort would be second and most cars with the right seat adjustments will give you just that so you can add that to the list.
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#4552054 - 10/23/17 02:40 PM Re: What would your choice of a daily driver be... [Re: cadfaeltex]
Danno Offline


Registered: 10/07/12
Posts: 1991
Loc: Northern Ontario, Canada
Subaru Outback - all about the entry/exit ergo and outward visibility.
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#4552059 - 10/23/17 02:43 PM Re: What would your choice of a daily driver be... [Re: cadfaeltex]
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Registered: 10/21/15
Posts: 187
Loc: co
If a small car will do, ie you don't need a lot of storage or hauling capability, it is hard to beat the Toyota Corolla. One of the best selling cars for decades and always top review for reliability etc. in the April issue of Consumer Reports each year. I have found Toyota's to be dependable, very cheap to own and maintain (never any major maintenance), quite luxurious now, and we got 40+ mpg on our 2015 S model on a recent road trip! We got our new one loaded for less than 18k USD.

I also like the Subaru Outback especially if you ever envision driving on snow or ice as it has probably the best AWD system out there. Plus I love that it is a hatchback style. Also great reviews on CR but more expensive than the Corolla (mid twenties for base model) and mid twenties at best on mpg.

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#4552061 - 10/23/17 02:45 PM Re: What would your choice of a daily driver be... [Re: cadfaeltex]
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Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 9092
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Its funny, up here a used Fiesta ST and an ATS with a manual are about the same price, so one of those for me. Should be fun autocrossers and still cheap to buy and run. I might be told to settle for a 2.3 or 2.5 Mazda3, but that's wouldn't be too bad either.
In Texas, why not a Mustang? Even the V6 is plenty quick and new ones are cheap for the fun factor.
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#4552065 - 10/23/17 02:51 PM Re: What would your choice of a daily driver be... [Re: cadfaeltex]
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Registered: 01/05/17
Posts: 273
Loc: Iowa
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#4552068 - 10/23/17 02:52 PM Re: What would your choice of a daily driver be... [Re: cadfaeltex]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
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Loc: Great Lakes
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#4552069 - 10/23/17 02:53 PM Re: What would your choice of a daily driver be... [Re: cadfaeltex]
bigj_16 Offline


Registered: 07/03/17
Posts: 1268
Loc: Douglas County, Colorado
Well, considering that covers a pretty broad spectrum with no clarification....
You live in south Texas. A 2018 Supercrew 5.5 bed F-150 2WD 5.0.

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#4552076 - 10/23/17 02:59 PM Re: What would your choice of a daily driver be... [Re: cadfaeltex]
OneEyeJack Offline


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 7479
Loc: S California
I just chose an 06 Scion xB shipping crate with my pocketbook. Paid cash.

It's supposed to be a young person's vehicle but it has a manual transmission and does not have a lot of stuff young people demand like heated seats/steering wheel, NAV, lane keeping, adaptive cruise control and other stuff like that. It's just a self-propelled shipping crate.

It had 131K on the clock and I plan to add more than double that. It's powered by possibly the most widely used gas engine in the automotive world, the 2NZ-FE 1.5L. Parts to keep it running in the future should be no problem. Simple and small is good.

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#4552078 - 10/23/17 03:00 PM Re: What would your choice of a daily driver be... [Re: HemiHawk]
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Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 7605
Loc: New York
Originally Posted By: HemiHawk
So many things out there... I have been digging the Ford Fusion sport lately. I think some reports say its not as much an all out sports sedan as much as a fully capable sedan with great features and power. Great styling, AWD, gobs of power. And from my research a pretty reliable transmission. I'm seeing them in my area for 28k. Of course you can get an AWD fusion with the 2.0 4 cylinder turbo for less. That might be my pick for a fun, practical daily.


HH: We think alike.....I like the Fusion a lot...
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#4552080 - 10/23/17 03:01 PM Re: What would your choice of a daily driver be... [Re: cadfaeltex]
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Registered: 08/11/11
Posts: 3056
Loc: n.c.
2004 Saturn L300 wagon, 4 cylinder model. 35 mpg highway, 24 mpg city, plenty of room for fishing or hunting gear and they were pretty good little cars. A friend had a sedan and put about 250,000 miles on it. But I do have a thing for old station wagons.

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#4552094 - 10/23/17 03:18 PM Re: What would your choice of a daily driver be... [Re: cadfaeltex]
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Registered: 08/05/02
Posts: 14220
Loc: Silicon Valley
For the only car in the household? Retired rental Corolla or Yaris.

For the 2nd car that only does local short trip, Nissan Leaf 11-12 with reduced battery capacity.
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#4552096 - 10/23/17 03:22 PM Re: What would your choice of a daily driver be... [Re: cadfaeltex]
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Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 39873
Loc: 'Stralia
Cherokee SRT...if I could.

I'm hapy with my dual cab Colorado with canopy on the back (dual compartment station wagon).

Love driving it.

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