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Old 08-25-2014, 01:24 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

So my wife currently daily drives the 02 330ci vert to work. It has 103k miles on it and is rapidly climbing unfortunately. We bought it in May of 2013 with 80k miles on it and she has piled on the miles since.

She commutes 25+ miles one way to work, between commute, running around during lunch hour and gym after work she is averaging 60 miles per day. Aside from stacking the miles on the car, we are spending a lot of money in gas, and paying the higher price for premium gas which is more than diesel around here at this point.

The wife agreed this weekend that she would rather have a cheap pos to rack up the miles on than to put the wear and tear on the vert. She doesn't care if it is ugly, she just wants AC and good mileage.

So what do you guys recommend for a commuter car that costs less than $3k? I would like something that consistently gets 35+mpg. Her drive to work is steady freeway, but her drive home is going to be stop and go for the next couple of years as they have the freeway torn up around here and people in Idaho drive like idiots.
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:27 PM   #2
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:33 PM   #4
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:39 PM   #5
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:40 PM   #8
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:46 PM   #11
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Not a single comment yet about how far OPs kitchen is from the remainder of his house. 25 miles is a long way to go to have a sandwich made. Maybe we are becoming a women's forum.
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$3,000 is going to be a tough budget, my first car cost me $3,200 and now days it seems that anything that runs is worth about $4,000. I'd check out civics and accords though, basically maintenance free and great gas mileage. Please post pics of your $3,000 car when you find it.


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Old 08-25-2014, 01:56 PM   #16
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Found this one.

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Found this one.

1999 Civic EX with a 5 speed and 191k on the clock. Looks clean but priced a bit high, kbb says $2k.

Barely broken in.....
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OP this is the one you want
https://boise.craigslist.org/cto/4582724202.html


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Saw that one. Not sure I like the boi racer rebuilt engine...
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Saw that one. Not sure I like the boi racer rebuilt engine...

If he's got receipts to prove the rebuild I'd go for it.


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