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      04-03-2015, 10:46 PM   #1
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Looking for a new beater for 20k or less

I'm looking for a reliable new car that's fun to drive as a daily. Thinking about a Impreza or Jetta, any recommendations?
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How can you call a $20k car a beater? Wouldn't your car be in the "beater" category at this stage?
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I'm looking for a reliable new car that's fun to drive as a daily. Thinking about a Impreza or Jetta, any recommendations?
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Do you consider slamming your dick in a door "fun"? I ask because I drove a base MKVI Golf for a few months and that's what driving it made me want to do just to make sure I was still alive and could feel things. Neither of the cars you listed are fun in any way imaginable.

If you bump your budget to $25k then you open up some good options in what I would consider the fun category... GTI, FR-S/BRZ, WRX, Focus ST, Miata. You get the picture.
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By the way, the Golf is fun and so is the Passat but the Jetta... Not so much.
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Ford Fiesta Turbo:


http://www.ford.com/cars/fiesta/trim...av=header-cars

Same power my '08 GTI had.
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I bought an FRS for a daily driver and love it. I know you want new, but they can be had under 20k with very little miles. I see them under 10k miles go for under 20k all the time. Local dealer just had one maybe slightly over 10k they were asking 18k for it.

Before the FRS I bought a CC for my daily driver and I just couldn't deal with how boring it was. Ended up trading it after a few months for the FRS.
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I am going to make a thread titled,
"Looking for a new beater Gulfstream Jet for 20m or less."
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Actually test drive a Passat and will likely buy next week. Turbo engine that's great on gas and lot of room for 20k out the door.
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I'm looking for a reliable new car that's fun to drive as a daily. Thinking about a Impreza or Jetta, any recommendations?
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drive your M4 as your DD. don't compromise your daily drive.
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Drive the 335i daily, that's what's made for.
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find a 2014 Focus ST.

They are about 5-7k off.
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How can you call a $20k car a beater? Wouldn't your car be in the "beater" category at this stage?
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Do you consider slamming your dick in a door "fun"?
Well that escalated..
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Actually test drive a Passat and will likely buy next week. Turbo engine that's great on gas and lot of room for 20k out the door.
Oh, well now you tell me..

Just went on the Cobb website, you can tune that Fiesta bitch up to 250hp and 275 tq!
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Drive the 335i daily, that's what's made for.
Agreed, I have DD'd mine for 240,000 miles and still do.
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You'll come out ahead, and with more excitement, to just use your cars as the DD. You would rather spend $20k to save a few thousand (if that) on your current cars? This never made sense to me..
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drive your M4 as your DD. don't compromise your daily drive.
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You'll come out ahead, and with more excitement, to just use your cars as the DD. You would rather spend $20k to save a few thousand (if that) on your current cars? This never made sense to me..
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I would just drive the M4 daily.
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I'm looking for a reliable new car that's fun to drive as a daily. Thinking about a Impreza or Jetta, any recommendations?
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Get a Jetta TDi, tune and DPF delete...45+ mpg and a BLAST to drive My TDi puts down more Torque than my M3!

WRX is also a great option...again, a tune is a plus/must!
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I would just drive the M4 daily.
Agreed, otherwise why buy one? M cars are meant to be a compromise of performance and daily drivability. If it's just a weekend car why not buy a proper sports car?
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I have driven one of those, and it's a lot of bullet proof car for the money. Nice purchase. Where are you located?
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Just buy an Accord or a Civic if it's just a daily driver. Cheap to maintain, cheap to insure, cheap on gas, cheap to purchase...., what else do you need?


They'll run well into 300k with basic bullshit maintenance, and you can put underglows on and fit in at the local highschool.
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