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Please help me pick my next daily driver:

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  1. Cmjohnson599

    Cmjohnson599 Rookie

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    Hi Team,
    Completely different criteria than the dream car.
    For the daily driver, I need reliability, powerful supply chain, commonality, and something I wouldn't mind leaving in an airport parking occasionally.
    Thanks!
     
  2. toggie

    toggie F1 World Champ
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    Toyota Camry or Honda Accord?

    Not sure what you meant by "powerful supply chain"? Does that mean easy to get parts for it?

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  3. energy88

    energy88 F1 World Champ
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    Pretty much Toyota- sedans and small SUVs.
     
  4. Depends a lot on climate and space needs. Have to caveat I'll die before I drive any of the passion sucking vehicles made by the Japanese manufacturers.

    In the generally reliable, major brand, not too expensive cross section, I'd recommend:

    Sporty:
    Corvette
    Audi s5

    Comfy:
    E class coupe (2018 only)

    More Roomy:
    GMC Yukon
    Gls class

    Less roomy:
    Porsche Macan
    Audi q5
     
  5. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Used Lexus (ie 2010 and older).

    Zero passion but easy on service, can leave without stressing.
     
  6. BMW.SauberF1Team

    BMW.SauberF1Team F1 World Champ

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    Hyundai. Amazing bang for the buck. They're very reliable and won't let you down (at least speaking personally about the Elantras). You can still get them in manual I think. My brother has one from 2011 (new) and 80k+ miles without problem. I've rented a couple Elantras recently for a road-trip around AZ/UT/NV and put 2k miles on it in 5 days (with 115 degree temps) and this past week for a AL/GA/FL trip I had another Elantra and I put 1.5k miles in 6 days.
     
  7. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Another good choice. I've had two Hyundais and they are pretty hard to kill.
     
  8. tundraphile

    tundraphile F1 Rookie

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    Accord Coupe. It actually has room for four and a big trunk. Can get a manual, although if you want leather and a manual it has to be the V6.

    I have more than got my money out of my 2009 at this point. A car you cannot even order these days: EX-L with Nav, the four cylinder engine, and a manual. 267,000 miles with only oil changes and brakes. Just recently had to replace wheel bearings and shocks but that is about it.

    I too am shopping for a better car these days, $20k-ish used range. Cars like a 320i or A5 that are a couple of years old. But I am still tempted to keep and normally drive the Honda until it is truly dead, it really has been a great car overall.
     
  9. Isobel

    Isobel F1 Veteran
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    Mm, Fusion Sport, Audi A4 manual, Volvo S60 T6.
     

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