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Old 02-07-2011, 10:05 AM
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Best mileage/daily driver car?

Trying to find a tiny little rig i can mob around every day and keep the miles off my truck!

I dont want to pay much, but i dont want to be working on it constantly either. We have a Corolla and a Chevy tracker in the family and both are pretty decent.

What do you guys have that is older that seems to be holding up well and getting good mileage?
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VW TDI, Derek. You can expect 35+ mpg hwy. Or an older Benz diesel. The girl's 83' 300D gets 30ish mpg on the highway, 25 mpg in town and has required almost no work. I change oil/filters and changed an EGR valve recently.

Keep it an oil burner though
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:12 PM
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Buy an old geo metro. 50+mpg and can be had just about anywhere for 100 bucks
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:37 PM
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yeah the Geo's have caught my eye...but they are spendy with the gas prices like they are around here..... a solid one is a grand!
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How much ya looking to spend?
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honestly i drive my truck every day so anything that I can drive a couple days a week and split the time with my truck...

Something like 400-1500 probably... not over 1500 though, i dont need something shiny!
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:34 PM
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Here you go man!

93 ranger 120miles gas saver like toyota &nissan pickup truck

93 Ford Ranger w/ Canopy

1995 Ford Ranger XLT extra cab

Or if you want a small project?
1985 F-250 Diesel / project

Or cheap POS'S
93 Ford Taurus

This one is almost the same color as your truck!
1999 Ford Taurus SE-87k miles

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My beater truck is a 2003 f-150.... may not get the best gas mileage but its got 165000 miles on it and it has never let me down yet!
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You are don't drive fist on a highway, You drive a car speeded then get into an accident. You are try not to exceed a speed of 55 miles per hour. If you drive fast that means more money and more gases.
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You are don't drive fist on a highway, You drive a car speeded then get into an accident. You are try not to exceed a speed of 55 miles per hour. If you drive fast that means more money and more gases.


I've been looking into early 2000s VW jettas. Between 2-5k in my area. My wife is in need of a commuter car that she can get into and out of easy for dialysis. Plus we can teach my 16 yr old son how to drive in it. Possible graduation present too... every time I save up some money for it, something breaks. Just replaced tranny in truck, now heat pump took a crap on my house.

But back to topic, I know many people who have, or had, VW and loved them. My sister currently has a brand new Jetta TDI, close to 40 mpg. Good luck with your findings...

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