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      11-05-2013, 08:27 PM   #1
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If you had to get an econobox for ~10k / $160/mo what would it be?

Post up. Not really looking for fun to drive, more for gas mileage and reliability.

Am open to buying new or used and also leasing for 24mo or so. I have no bias to any manufacturer or style.

What's literally the best bang for the buck in the 10k/ 160/mo lease range?
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      11-05-2013, 08:33 PM   #2
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Prob a Mazda 3 or a honda fit or nissan versa
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      11-05-2013, 08:45 PM   #3
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Subaru impreza or just about any honda.
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      11-05-2013, 08:47 PM   #4
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Used prius?
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      11-05-2013, 09:09 PM   #5
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i like the fiat 500, not sure how reliable it is though. and my usual answer, lexus, though it may be very used for 10k. then again, i once picked up an ls400 with almost 200k miles for about that price... and it was a great car!

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      11-05-2013, 09:50 PM   #6
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What is your daily commute?
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      11-05-2013, 09:51 PM   #7
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What is your daily commute?
24 miles each way 75% highway
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      11-05-2013, 09:57 PM   #8
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Youll drive more.miles on a lease. buy a beater like a civic or prius.
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Youll drive more.miles on a lease. buy a beater like a civic or prius.
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      11-05-2013, 09:58 PM   #10
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      11-05-2013, 10:33 PM   #11
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      11-05-2013, 10:35 PM   #12
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24 miles each way 75% highway
You need a beater for a 48 mile round trip?????
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      11-05-2013, 10:39 PM   #13
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24 miles each way 75% highway
You need a beater for a 48 mile round trip?????
Unfortunately, I just can't justify the car payment anymore. Other things are having to take a priority over a fun car to drive.
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      11-05-2013, 10:44 PM   #14
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      11-05-2013, 11:54 PM   #15
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second the Fit/Jazz... really can't lose with this car. Extreme versatility, great fuel eco, and holds value well.
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      11-06-2013, 01:09 AM   #16
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I'm looking to do the same but I only have one car in mind, 5-7yr old Mini Cooper S.
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      11-06-2013, 11:36 AM   #17
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I'm looking to do the same but I only have one car in mind, 5-7yr old Mini Cooper S.
I would love one but the potential for significant maintenance is a huge turn off.
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      11-06-2013, 11:48 AM   #18
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I didnt mention if you were looking for a gas saver , so I guess you just want something in that price range to commute . I bought a 1997 Lexus Sc400(not really a gas saver) for $2000 with 197k miles, been driving it for 2 years now. Flew to Ma to pick it up and drove it back to NC. My buddy in Ma has one with less miles for sale . I'm flying back to MA this weekend to pick up a 2003 rsx type s for $3k.
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      11-06-2013, 11:49 AM   #19
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Civic SI. Same platform as my old Rsx-S, car was reliable in a lot of different ways. All maintenance was easily done on the ground or with a small jack and stands. Parts are cheap for maintenance, and it will most likely last a lifetime.

I got rid of mine at 177k miles, and I know it still had another 150+ to go.
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. I'm flying back to MA this weekend to pick up a 2003 rsx type s for $3k.
I regret getting rid of mine before I bought my 1. I should have kept it. It was an awesome daily driver. I actually miss it. It was like driving a go kart.
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      11-06-2013, 11:51 AM   #21
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Civic SI. Same platform as my old Rsx-S, car was reliable in a lot of different ways. All maintenance was easily done on the ground or with a small jack and stands. Parts are cheap for maintenance, and it will most likely last a lifetime.

I got rid of mine at 177k miles, and I know it still had another 150+ to go.
Which gen? I was thinking about one but I really don't want to get a car I just want to mod again haha.
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I regret getting rid of mine before I bought my 1. I should have kept it. It was an awesome daily driver. I actually miss it. It was like driving a go kart.
You can't go wrong with hondas.(for reliatbility)
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