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What have you found to be a good daity driver ? by CoolBlue87GT
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The other day I was thinking about how trouble free my car has been. Wondering about what others have found to be their dependable daily driver.

If you can, post your daily driver info & photos.

I'll start with mine.

My daily driver, besides the Fiero is a 2010 Hyundai Elantra GLS, which was my mothers car. When we bought the car for her, it was a used 1 year "executive driven" vehicle (what ever that means).

It's what I would call a non descript car, not particularly great looking, just a good car. It came well optioned, sunroof, premium sound, sat radio. Is a very quiet car, the AC is nice and cold. Gets 34 mpg

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The theme in my driveway for a long, long time is Saab 900.



Safe, quiet, comfortable, and an awesome drive all around. If I could only have one car, this is what it would be.

This '85 hit a quarter of a million miles last year and it still pulls like a freight train.

This is part of why.

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My "daily driver" (if you can call it that) is a 2019 Honda CR-V. Not the fanciest car by any means but it's reliable. I'm leasing it. I like where I live and like my job. About (2) years ago, the rumor was that my job was going to be moving to another location about (60) miles (each way). I had a (10) year old Buick Enclave (which I loved) that had a little over 200k miles on it and got a whopping 18 mpg on the highway. Figured I'd better get something new(er) and better on gas. Fast forward to the pandemic. Work decided that we weren't going to move afterall and then allowed us to work from home. That's where I've been the past year. (That's also the reason why I added the quotation marks and parenthises above.) I now have a grand total of 3k miles on the Honda. I drive her once a week to the grocery store and/or pharmacy. (I've got all sorts of medical issues.) Once my lease is out, I'm going to give the car back to Honda and buy an older and larger mid size or full size SUV (i.e. Enclave, Tahoe, Suburban or similar). I don't care about the gas mileage. It probably won't have all the tech I have in my Honda but I like bigger SUVs. (Maybe a full size, crew cab pick 'em up truck.) I've seen some pretty good examples for $12k or under but I'm still looking.
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I have a 2017 Hyundai Tucson. I bought it new and the dealer has free oil changes which he does every six months using synthetic oil. It came with Bluetooth, Sirrus radio, 6 speed auto, and many standard features. I get an average 29 mpg and this has been mostly around town with all the current travel restrictions.
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My daily driver is a 2012 Regal GS 6spd. Quiet, comfortable, and quick. Super fun to drive.
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Boring daily driver for 7 years was a 2014 Subaru STI, only broke down once when the engine blew up.

//www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum6/HTML/104523.html



Bought my mother a 2017 Subaru Legacy 3.6R, that will be 5 years old in October, has never broken down **knock on ALL the wood**



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Report this Post03-22-2021 05:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Tony SantucciClick Here to Email Tony SantucciSend a Private Message to Tony SantucciEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'll tell you what. 5 years ago we got the wife a Nissan Altima. It's approaching 100k already with ZERO issues. It's a certified road warrior.
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My daily driver is a Chevy Cobalt..... Not really exciting but at 250K miles it still drives like new. Very easy to work on; neatest and cleanest oil change ever. Last year I replaced the injectors which probably took a half hour tops. I probably could have done it faster if I was in a hurry.

Unfortunately, salt will kill it one of these years.
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http://www.passionatepursui...m/lexus/IMG_0024.jpg pic not working with codes.
Toyota Harrier 98 RHD same as RX300 Lexus LHD.

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This is my daily driver….
94 Toyota Pickup with the 22re & 5 speed,
Approx 440,000 miles so far and it doesn’t burn oil. I have to admit though, it is ready for a timing chain. Runs great, good gas mileage, easy to work on too. When you look up “reliable engine” in the dictionary you see this…..
Kit

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2001 Saturn SL-1, reliable as a stone bridge & 35+ mpg. My other is a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer with the 4.2 inline 6. I love it to death. Both cars are well above 200K & use no oil, run like new. My wife has a 2016 Equinox with 140K on it, never a dime in repair, just oil changes & recent brake pads. Stuff I consider normal. We previously had the GM sister version, the Terrain. Same story.
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Originally posted by weaselbeak:

2001 Saturn SL-1, reliable as a stone bridge & 35+ mpg. My other is a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer with the 4.2 inline 6. I love it to death. Both cars are well above 200K & use no oil, run like new. My wife has a 2016 Equinox with 140K on it, never a dime in repair, just oil changes & recent brake pads. Stuff I consider normal. We previously had the GM sister version, the Terrain. Same story.


Wow, that's great that the SL-1 is still going strong. Continued success with both.

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I have a 2019 Ram 1500 4x4, and a 2010 Pontiac G6 GT.
Since I telework, I'll have to put "daily driver" in quotes, too.

I usually drive the truck because we're always picking up something for the house or farm. Even tow a trailer from time to time.
It's got 30K on the odo, and has been as reliable as an anvil.
All that's been replaced have been the rear tires (Gotta love the Hemi torque, although I don't do burnouts or other stuff.) and the front differential lock harness. (Chewed by a critter. Replaced it myself. $24. Took less than a half hour. Big deal.)

The G6 has been one of the better cars I've ever owned. ~120K on the odo. Free of squeaks and rattles. All that's gone wrong is a broken wire for the IAT sensor, a front wheel bearing, and a bad front door latch. (THAT was a bunch of fun to replace.) Also a couple of tire pressure sensors, but I don't even count those.
I'm also not counting the couple of brake jobs. Just the cost of doing business, and driving in Atlanta traffic. We can't drive, but it doesn't stop us from doing it at 80 MPH.
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I have a 2000 Mr2 Spyder that has been very reliable.
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I have a 2008 Honda fit. 220k and drives my 100 mile round trip to and from work everyday with no drama.
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I drove a 2002 Saturn SL1, 35 mpg, for years until one of my daughters got in a serious bind for wheels. It was perfectly dependable, she still drives it. I now drive a 2007 Trailblazer with the 4200 Atlas inline 6. I think it may be the finest engine I've ever owned.
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My daily driver is a 97 Toyota Harrier fabulous custom. You might know lexus rx300 first gen. RHD imported.
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My Charger turned 10 the other week. 135k, amazingly comfortable for road trips, gobs of power when necessary, reasonable fuel economy when I behave myself. Puked a water pump last year and has some age-related nuisances, but otherwise has never left me stranded and is reasonably easy to work on.

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My daily is a 2010 Acura MDX with the Tech/Entertainment package. 176,000 miles, runs great, the only thing is that it has developed a clunk in the front end going over bumps that I haven't been able to figure out yet.


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2014 Chevy Cruze ECO with the manual trans. 45+MPG non-hybrid
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Don't have a picture of it handy, but mine is a 2011 BMW 128i 6spd. I couldn't love it more...
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Mine is a 2005 Hyundai Tiburon, 2.0, 5 speed purchased new. It currently has 223,000 reliable miles, Eaton supercharger, Koni struts, poly bushings and a few other mods. It's easy to work on and gets good gas mileage, I use non ethanol. It's the most fun daily driver I have had, like a go kart with a roof and AC. We have driven it all over the US and will continue to do so.



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2009 Ford Explorer Sport ... nothing particularly fancy about it. Just the standard 4L V6, sunroof, AC, towing package, and power package (door locks, mirrors, windows) are the only options. All the other stuff is basic... which is just how I like it. It looks good, and runs really well. I think it has around 70k miles on it right now, which is really nothing. I donated my 2002 Ford Explorer with 186k miles on it a few years ago, and this replaced it.

I think color combination, and the wheels are what really make the car... drives well too...


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2007 Chevy Colorado - about 236K miles.
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Kind of bragging here but there are few vehicles in the same league as my 94 Toyota pickup. 450K and still going strong. When you look up “reliable engine” in the dictionary, you see this:


Oops!
I didn’t realize I posted a while back.
Sorry! Kit

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Rain, 1999 lexus ls400 , sunny day my 1996 kawasaki vulcan 800 or the fiero. I love everyone.
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