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    Thread: Hi new member here - Looking for a fuel efficient, fun to drive car

    1. 07-28-2012 03:12 AM #1
      budget for cars is 10,000 - 50,000

      I'll be driving long distances everyday( 2 hours+ to work)

      I've been told that these were good options:

      - Toyota Camry
      - Hyundai Sonata
      - Ford fusion
      - Hyundai genesis coupe/sedan

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      07-29-2012 12:13 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by jchang4792 View Post
      budget for cars is 10,000 - 50,000

      I'll be driving long distances everyday( 2 hours+ to work)

      I've been told that these were good options:

      - Toyota Camry
      - Hyundai Sonata
      - Ford fusion
      - Hyundai genesis coupe/sedan

      So let me get this straight? Your engine is 1.8-liters, and my pop is 2?

    3. 07-29-2012 12:15 AM #3
      for 2+ hrs to work, you need a cruiser, not necessarily fun to drive (you're prob gonna just be going in a straight line on a highwaty or something)

      lexus's have great interior features for comfort

      next best thing is prob a camry

      try to find a tdi also

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      07-30-2012 04:45 PM #4
      google search "top fuel efficient cars" and you should see a few top ten lists that will help. I was in the same boat but did not have the cash flow you have and was looking pre-owned but found a number of them from that google search. My favorite from the list was the mazda 3 which gets up to 40+mpg.

    5. 07-30-2012 11:34 PM #5
      Hi, thanks for the input.

      Knight 2000 I don't know what you are getting at... sorry i am new to cars.


      A gas efficient car is what i am looking for, but i also want a car that is good in snow and rain... especially for long distances.

      What about suv's like jeep compass that get 30+ mph?

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      07-31-2012 04:22 PM #6
      I'd absolutely recommend the V6 Nissan Altima or Nissan Maxima.. Have tried both for a daily 90 minutes drive for more than 6 months (ps: for long drives do not get leather seats). I think they look much more better than the Camry, interior quality is excellent for the line range, price is very reasonable. It's also pretty economic, even the V6 3.5L..

      If looking for higher quality, check the Honda Accord too.

      Goodluck
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      07-31-2012 10:34 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by jchang4792 View Post
      Hi, thanks for the input.

      Knight 2000 I don't know what you are getting at... sorry i am new to cars.


      A gas efficient car is what i am looking for, but i also want a car that is good in snow and rain... especially for long distances.

      What about suv's like jeep compass that get 30+ mph?

      Sorry, nothing against you. It's what I used to do when selling cars and someone told me they had a budget of $10,000 - $50,000.

      Go with a Camry. Size and fuel economy.

      It may also be beneficial to move closer to work?
      Last edited by Knight2000; 07-31-2012 at 10:46 PM.
      So let me get this straight? Your engine is 1.8-liters, and my pop is 2?

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      08-03-2012 07:07 AM #8
      Passat TDI? Comfortable cruiser with excellent mileage.

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      08-08-2012 12:18 AM #9
      I had a great suggestion- but alas, it is 51k.
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      08-08-2012 09:17 AM #10
      TDI: (Golf, Jetta, Passat)
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      08-08-2012 01:51 PM #11
      your budget is VERY broad $10,000 to $50,000 could be a econobox camry or it could be a luxury sedan, what do YOU want?

    12. 08-08-2012 08:35 PM #12
      I'd recommend at least test driving a 2013 GTI before you even think about a Camry, Sonata or Fusion.

    13. 08-10-2012 04:22 PM #13
      I own a 1998 volkswagen jetta with 106xxx miles the car get 23 miles per gallon and an extremely reliable car and im only asking 3500 for it here is the link to it http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...lkswagen-Jetta click on the photobucket link and it will show you some pics of the car

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      08-25-2012 12:34 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by goshem View Post
      your budget is VERY broad $10,000 to $50,000 could be a econobox camry or it could be a luxury sedan, what do YOU want?
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      08-26-2012 05:10 AM #15
      New here and I just picked up a 2012 TDI jetta. Technically I actually don't get it till Monday. I did a lot of research and discovered that for the money, it really doesn't get much better than the TDI jetta.

    16. 08-29-2012 03:59 PM #16
      Don't get the Jeep Compass.
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      09-01-2012 11:23 AM #17
      Don't get Dodge Caliber
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      09-04-2012 06:17 AM #18
      I think the Toyota camry might have been a better option for you if you are really looking forward to have a nice ca in your estimated budget... Because of the Fuel efficiency and the comfort as compared to the other cars i think it might suit your need.......

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