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Old 01-07-2009, 03:49 AM
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This isn't really a computer topic, so it's general chat!

I'm looking at getting a new car (or new to me, I guess ). Right now I'm thinking of getting a Mini Cooper. I like that it's a small hatchback, but still has enough storage if I need it. I was considering a Prius but after really looking at them, I don't think I'd like the car as much as I originally thought.
If you were in the market for a car, that's used primarily for work, what would you be looking at? Any specific suggestions?
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Old 01-07-2009, 03:58 AM
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Some states offer a tex rebate if you drive a prius, so I'd look into that again. I used to like PT Cruisers as a good car to use for repair jobs, they're unique and eye catching, have good gas mileage, and had plenty of storage space...but for some reason I haven't seen them around lately, do they still make them? Otherwise a mini-cooper sould like a good one.
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:12 AM
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Some states offer a tex rebate if you drive a prius, so I'd look into that again.
I know there was a federal tax rebate for a new Prius. I can't find any information about a current rebate, but I admit I didn't look very hard. I know there are sound money based reasons to buy a hybrid, so I might look into that a little more, but I'm leaning away from it.

As for the PT Cruiser; That might be an option. I'm really going for smaller, but I didn't realize how inexpensive they were! I thought that they were two or three times what they actually cost!
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Not a real gas saver but I drive a Lincoln LS.
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Honda Civics are great, they get excellent gas mileage and run forever if you service them regularly. They also have a high resale value.
I'm on my second Honda Civic EX:
-sold first one after driving it for 2 years for almost the same price I paid for it ('94 Civic EX)
-currently drive ('06 Civic EX) and love it

Alternatively, there are a lot of "buy one get one free" deals going on if you want an American car but from my experience it seems like you need 2 to keep 1 running.

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Not a real gas saver but I drive a Lincoln LS.

Same here... I drive a Dodge Durango... lol
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Same here... I drive a Dodge Durango... lol

I get like 19 MPG how about you?
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I'm pleased with my Nissan Versa.

Good gas mileage - surprising room - available as a hatchback. (and.... I like a stick - not many available).
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I like the mini-cooper myself but not too sure if it would be good for work. Alot of things to haul around and kind of small. Could see it being a bit of a problem for some jobs.

I use a Toyota Matrix...Alot of room and good on gas. Had a Chevy HHR and it was great but rear-ended and totaled and they did not have another in stock. Plus, the new ones have the old style like a box side...I look at it for advertising space..
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Yeah, I have to agree, the Toyota Matrix has the best mileage for its class and it just seems well built. I was just about to buy one when the economy starting acting up, so I"m waiting.

As for the PT Cruiser, the handling is really bad and the turning radius is even worse... I don't recommend them.

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