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Posted by: moe Oct 3 2013, 02:47 AM

It's been a while since I've posted on DS, but wanted to ask a car-related question without my entire social network getting involved. I'm on the verge of signing one of the most insane job offers I've ever gotten, but it involves me working in a different city. That's a 119km commute every morning, and then back in the evenings.

I'm in two minds about what to do about my car situation. I bought the 86 so that I could keep it forever. I really did. Part of me wants to try to preserve it a bit, keep it in the garage, or let the wifey drive it to work (she works close by). So I'd buy something comfortable & reliable to pile the miles on for the work commute. I'd still be driving the 86 for everything other than the daily work commute. It'd also be nice to have something a bit larger and safer than a pint-sized sports car for the high-speed drive.

The other part of me thinks, fuck it the car is meant to be driven. It isn't a horribly exciting drive though, and in the desert the car could get badly damaged during a stand storm.

What are your thoughts?

Posted by: Razor Oct 3 2013, 05:21 AM

Land Cruiser.

Also, update your profile picture!

Posted by: dukenukem Oct 3 2013, 05:41 AM

Buy a used Lexus LS400 or equivalent luxo barge for cheap and drive it till the wheels fall off.

Posted by: fiber optic Oct 3 2013, 08:50 AM

Town Car/Crown Vic/Grand Marq

Posted by: moe Oct 9 2013, 02:47 AM

I'd want something with better gas mileage than those. I'm thinking like an '04 Honda Accord.

Posted by: clarkma5 Oct 9 2013, 06:54 AM


Posted by: fiber optic Oct 9 2013, 01:40 PM

QUOTE(moe @ Oct 9 2013, 05:47 AM) *
I'd want something with better gas mileage than those. I'm thinking like an '04 Honda Accord.


How good is the fuel economy on that?

Posted by: Razor Oct 9 2013, 08:42 PM

Clark, that could NOT have been more accurate, lol

Posted by: dukenukem Oct 10 2013, 07:41 PM

I love Regular Car reviews!

Posted by: midnightdorifto Oct 17 2013, 07:22 PM

Go for something boring that won't be tempting to mod. I'd recommend a Daewoo.

Or a Trabant.

Or a moon buggy.

But yeah, that Accord sounds nice. Open the hood every few thousand miles to change the oil and ignore pretty much everything else while it hums along just fine for years.

Posted by: Bjorn Oct 18 2013, 04:33 AM

What about an Acura TSX or something? You get the economy of the Accord, but something that doesn't look like you've just picked the first grey car on the lot.

I would also approve of an E46 BMW 320i, assuming you have those in your part of the world.

Posted by: moe Oct 18 2013, 11:17 PM

Hahahaha, regular car reviews killed it.

Bjorn, we don't get Acuras here, and the E46 is not a car I consider to be reliable (based on my friends' experiences after the warranty expired).

I'd forgotten something though. I owned a Mazda3 for five years. I'd have one of those again in a hearbeat.

Posted by: Bjorn Oct 20 2013, 05:50 AM

Lexus IS?

Posted by: moe Oct 28 2013, 07:20 AM

Resale values are too high for me consider that. They didn't sell the first-gen model here for the record.

Besides, the job offer hasn't come through, my office remains across the street from my house.

Posted by: SlowHamster Oct 28 2013, 12:34 PM

Do they sell the Scion tC over there? The second-generation wasn't the sports coupe Toyota wanted it to be, but it had a quiet, comfortable, composed ride that'd be a pleasure to be in for a couple hours per day...and it's more exciting than an Accord (both to drive and to look at). It's got good reliability, and it's cheap enough that sand damage would be no big deal in the end.

Posted by: Bjorn Oct 28 2013, 04:10 PM

QUOTE(moe @ Oct 28 2013, 10:20 AM) *
Resale values are too high for me consider that. They didn't sell the first-gen model here for the record.

Besides, the job offer hasn't come through, my office remains across the street from my house.


Sorry to hear that.

Posted by: moe Oct 31 2013, 12:27 AM

Not a big deal. I still have some cool clients, and my job is pretty awesome (though that sentiment seems to change on a monthly basis).

Posted by: goota Nov 4 2013, 08:47 PM

you should still get a second car, except now it can be more ridiculous

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