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      02-21-2008, 10:56 PM   #1
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A good daily driver?

Hey guys, with high gas prices and all, i may be getting rid of my SUV and these gas prices are also stopping me from buying another SUV, or an A6. So i was wondering what commuter car would be good for everyday traffic, safe, cheap, good gas mileage, not terribly ugly cheap looking. I was thinking a VW Jetta however if i get rid of the SUV, i really want something with AWD cause of the PA winters...im not aware of any nice economical everyday commuter cars with AWD....Perhaps a older B6 A4 1.8T with Quattro would fit?
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      02-21-2008, 11:04 PM   #2
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      02-21-2008, 11:22 PM   #3
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One of those suzuki hatchbacks are nice i guess. They come in AWD too!

A b5 audi a4 1.8Tquattro would be awesome for a daily beater as well.
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      02-22-2008, 03:21 AM   #4
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toyota prius haha
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      02-22-2008, 04:56 AM   #5
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Personaly if you were going to go for cheapness in the gas division, then I would stay away from a car than needs top tear gas.

I would get one of those new civic SI's. I went on a road trip with my friend that has the 2door one, and it was fun. It did not use any gas, and was a peppy little ride, comfortable, and overall fun.

go test drive one and tell me what you think.
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      02-22-2008, 04:58 AM   #6
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civic. i was surprised when i brought my gf's to the gas station. $30 to fill it up (full tank)!
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      02-22-2008, 04:59 AM   #7
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lol how does a A4 1.8T = good on gas .

if you want a decent looking, good on gas, reliable car, i'd say either honda civic coupe, toyota yaris RS, or if you have the $ , the smart four two
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      02-22-2008, 05:31 AM   #8
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lol how does a A4 1.8T = good on gas .

if you want a decent looking, good on gas, reliable car, i'd say either honda civic coupe, toyota yaris RS, or if you have the $ , the smart four two
i was gonna say a smart car but i dont think the size is ideal
plus i hate how you can feel the shifts. sorta like SMG on drive.
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328xi. Pretty good on gas (I am now getting about 25mpg) comfortable, goes in all weather. It handleed the snow here like a champ today. It's a great commuter car!
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vw golf... i used to own a 1993 golf... it sipped gas... and it was so cheap to fill up.
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      02-22-2008, 11:16 AM   #11
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      02-22-2008, 01:06 PM   #12
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only reason why i mentioned suzuki was because they have a relatively cheap AWD small car.
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      02-22-2008, 02:00 PM   #13
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Civic... I drove one for 5 years and they handle better than my parents Montero Sport did in the winter. They are fun to drive as well.
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I drive a POS Civic as my beater car. Works well enough...reliable and has been mostly trouble-free. It's so freakin painful to drive, though...actually, it's torture!

It does make me appreciate the E93 more, though. Civic to 335 is like going from a golf cart to a Formula 1 car. lol
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