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What's your DD?

I'm selling off my xj8 to get a coupe within the next few months. But I need/want a daily driver so I don't have to drive the mas every day.

Must be:
-under $5k
-at least decently reliable
-at least 18 city/25 hwy mpg
-able to get around decently in light snow (I live in nw missouri)

What would be some good options? What are your DD's? Thanks!
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I dd my Masi and Porsche according to season and weather, but if I were in your shoes with that kind of budget, I'd look for an early 2000's Honda Civic. It'll be super reliable, cheap to fix if anything does go wrong, runs forever, and hates fuel.

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I'm selling off my xj8 to get a coupe within the next few months. But I need/want a daily driver so I don't have to drive the mas every day.

Must be:
-under $5k
-at least decently reliable
-at least 18 city/25 hwy mpg
-able to get around decently in light snow (I live in nw missouri)

What would be some good options? What are your DD's? Thanks!
For under 5k is tough. But i used to have an old mazda mx6, 1992. It was really clean reliable and i had extemely low miles on it. It was perfect for me for a second hand beater car when i worked and the car would sit in the hot florida sun. Now scince im retired, for my daily driver i bought a nice clean clk 2002 320, 40k miles for 10k. Great on gas
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You may be able to get a higher mileage 2004-05-ish Mercedes C280 or C240 4matic (all wheel drive) for somewhere in that ballpark.

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I'm selling off my xj8 to get a coupe within the next few months. But I need/want a daily driver so I don't have to drive the mas every day.

Must be:
-under $5k
-at least decently reliable
-at least 18 city/25 hwy mpg
-able to get around decently in light snow (I live in nw missouri)

What would be some good options? What are your DD's? Thanks!
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My DD is a Mercedes ML350 but that doesn't help with your search. Is stuff like AWD important to you? Do you need SUV type space or does a car work?



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I'm selling my DD now if your interested. It's a 2002 Saab 93 convertible. 30 mpg and cheap to maintain. PM me if your interested. It's on eBAy now. 86k miles

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I was thinking a cheap jap trap would work well. The reason my budget is low is because I want a car I'm not freaking out about everytime a bird poops on it haha! I'm definitely thinking awd or fwd. found a few land rover disco's and 98-99 xj8's but a few searches turned me away from those.
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I'm selling my DD now if your interested. It's a 2002 Saab 93 convertible. 30 mpg and cheap to maintain. PM me if your interested. It's on eBAy now. 86k miles
Thanks but want something with a hard top. Just personal preference is all
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I'm definitely thinking awd or fwd. found a few land rover disco's and 98-99 xj8's but a few searches turned me away from those.
If I needed to buy a winter car or DD for under $5K, I would look for a high mile 2001/2002 Acura MDX.



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My dd is my Mas. I'm lucky enough to be in a place that gets snow MAYBE twice/year. When it does snow...I stay home or drive my wife's jeep! LOL

That being said, you can get a decent jeep with hardtop for $5k easy.
The 2.5 L engine isn't too thirsty, plus awesome in snow of course.

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i daily drive one of these, the 2010 is fully loaded, 6.4 twin turbos hot street tune that puts the truck around 525whp and over 1000rwtq. sunroof, back up camera in the nav, park sensors, black leather interior, dvd player in the nav. heated seats, auto climate control, dual climate control, power rear window. factory 20's. its not bad, tough to switch to the 97 f350 when it snows.

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My daily driver is this one:





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My daily driver is this one:




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I picked up this DD just in time for this crazy weather. Audi S5 Cab with quattro.

BTW, the speed of the dual clutch on this transmission is really impressive...
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