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Old 09-29-2010, 12:09 PM   #1
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As much as I love my failmobile I think I need to have something more spacious and reliable for daily use. I've been giving this some thought lately and I want so see what the gay community has to say about daily drivers.

I don't want exuberant luxury. I just want a decent car that I can drive and not come out of it looking like I just ran a marathon. Also a car that can take more than 2 people around with some comfort.

What do you guys recommend?
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subaru wrx, legacy gt
volvo s40, s60, v70
mazdaspeed3
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I want an XJ for a daily. Lots of torque, super simple to work on, and very reliable. I'd like to thank my GF for letting me borrow her's.
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Mazdaspeed 3 or a reliable miata lol
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^^ Lol, I need space.

Also I wont spend more that $5k.
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anything with 4 doors and A/C then.

Civic, Accord, Protege, etc.
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oh that changes things... way to let us know.


I suggest this:

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I thought bitches loved your raft...
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323 gtx!!!!
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I got an 06 corolla not to long ago. Reliable. Quiet, seats 5. CHEAP.
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Old 09-29-2010, 12:30 PM   #11
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oh that changes things... way to let us know.


I suggest this:
You read my mind. I'm really interested in the Prelude but I would like a sedan. I was think an A6/A4, but all I hear is horror stories about them. I just wanted to see what input you guys had before I ended up getting a Civic, Accord etc. One thing that Im concern about Hondas is the ******* theft rate.

Remember Im on college budget

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Old 09-29-2010, 12:43 PM   #12
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The above is my second prelude. don't get an audi, can you even get an a4 for 5k?
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under 5k you're looking at an older accord, civic, corolla, nissan altima, camry, protege, etc.

All those cars make good daily's with a decent amount of room for 4.

obviously the altima, camry, and accord will be a bit roomier and softer/nicer.



About 2 years ago my wife had an 01 corolla. Nothing special, but it was DEAD reliable, and one of the most simple cars EVER to work on. I really liked it a whole lot.


Now we have an 05 civic hybrid and I hate it with a passion. I'd gladly return it if I could, get my money back, and get her the corolla back.
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you can have my altima...
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just sold my mazdaspeed 3 yesterday, looking to get something not too gay or shitty for around 6-7k. I was actually looking for that gen prelude, but they are hard to find around here. Gonna try to get with a guy who can buy auction cars and try to get a sweet deal that way but we'll see. Looking into the 04-05 ish mazda3 or mazda6.. those are prob my top choices right now.
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you can have my altima...


lol is it a pos?

I just sold an 01 GXE for the in laws. Drove it for a few weeks. It was very comfy (compared to corolla), soft, torquey, and an all around decent cheap daily IMO
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The above is my second prelude. don't get an audi, can you even get an a4 for 5k?
Yes, I just saw a 1.8t on AT for ~4k. Too good to be reliable.

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you can have my altima...
Parents have a 2000. Is comfy, quite, and nice. I hate the steering!

Im lusting this:

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...standard=false
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Yes, I just saw a 1.8t on AT for ~4k. Too good to be reliable.



Parents have a 2000. Is comfy, quite, and nice. I hate the steering!

Im lusting this:

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...standard=false
1.8t audi and reliable shouldn't ever be put into the same sentence lol

And a 2000 prelude will NEVER fit 3-4 people comfortably.
Its pretty much a 2 seater
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Parents have a 2000. Is comfy, quite, and nice. I hate the steering!

I drove my 2000 gxe to work today. I hate it. but its paid off, never needs repair, and gets okay gas mileage, cheap property taxes and insurance.

The seats fell like I'm sitting on a brick wall my back always hurts after driving it, the suspension is weaksauce, it plows like dick, it sucks in the snow and i get stuck every year, it has no power, the stereo sounds like butt, there's just nothing exciting about it.

At least get a 2002 when they went to the new body. the 2000-01 was just a dressed up 98-99, which was just a dressed up 90-97. except the new ECU made it impossible to boost the motor or do anything cool.

with that said I ran a 15.7 in teh 1/4 mile with it. holla!

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