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Unread 05-14-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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I need a new daily driver

I need a new daily driver. Right now my daily driver is a 2003 VW GTI 20th Anniversary Edition. It is awesome to drive, I love every minute of it. It's fast, handles great (lowered from the factory) stiff suspension, low profile tires, Recaro seats, I can drive it for hours and be super comfortable. I drive about 8,000 miles a year for work on top of my personal miles and I need something that gets good mpg's.

Why do I need a new driver you ask? I've spent over $3,500 in repairs in the last six months and there's more on the way, I can't deal with it anymore. I need something that's fun and gets good gas mileage. I'm looking to spend $10-12K. Suggestions??

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Unread 05-14-2012, 04:56 PM   #2
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I was going to suggest a VW GTI as soon as I read the title
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Unread 05-14-2012, 07:29 PM   #3
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I was going to suggest a VW GTI as soon as I read the title
Same, that's what I drive

Maybe a Subaru? I've never owned one but they seem to have a pretty loyal following.
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Unread 05-14-2012, 07:44 PM   #4
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Mabye a Jetta TDI or a used Civic Si
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Unread 05-14-2012, 08:43 PM   #5
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Jetta TDI? Those can get 50mpg when driven nice, dad has one for the company car and we took it on a roadtrip for easter, and drove it like we stole it at 75 and 80 mph and got 41mpg. It has the 5 speed manual and is a total blast to drive!
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Unread 05-14-2012, 09:23 PM   #6
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How about a 2006+ Impala SS with the V8. Pretty good on gas for a V8, has a nice sound to it and from what experience I had it was fun to drive for a car like that. Even an impala with the 3.5l engine was fun to drive and would get 30+mpg on the highway when we had one in the family.
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Unread 05-15-2012, 07:04 AM   #7
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Chevy Cobalt: Cheap, fuel efficient, readily available.
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Unread 05-15-2012, 08:56 AM   #8
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Chevy Cobalt: Cheap, fuel efficient, readily available.
They're cheap and readily available for a reason.

X2 for civic, but not necessarily a SI.
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Unread 05-15-2012, 11:16 AM   #9
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They're cheap and readily available for a reason.

X2 for civic, but not necessarily a SI.
X3, the Colbalt wasn't an improvement over the Cavalier. I'm not a big fan of civics because I don't fit in them, but they are nice vehicles.
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Unread 05-15-2012, 11:21 AM   #10
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A used Toyota Corolla?
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Honda or toyota. /thread
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Unread 05-15-2012, 01:22 PM   #12
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I've heard you can get a pretty good deal, now, on Saabs. Service might be a bit of a problem, though............
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Unread 05-15-2012, 03:23 PM   #13
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Jetta TDI? Those can get 50mpg when driven nice, dad has one for the company car and we took it on a roadtrip for easter, and drove it like we stole it at 75 and 80 mph and got 41mpg. It has the 5 speed manual and is a total blast to drive!
Wasn't sure if it was a Jetta or something completely different I just know the TDI gets great gas
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Unread 05-16-2012, 07:25 AM   #14
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I was going to suggest a VW GTI as soon as I read the title
Doh!

I'd keep sinking money into it, but its really starting to cut into my lift fund...
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Unread 05-16-2012, 07:57 AM   #15
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Doh!

I'd keep sinking money into it, but its really starting to cut into my lift fund...
My sister had a 20th and it was the same way...
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