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Posted: 1/15/2015 8:22:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/18/2015 12:49:15 PM EST by cavedog]
I'm looking for something sporty with good gas mileage (30ish mpg). I haven't paid attention to cars in twenty years (two marriages and a kid), so I am looking for ideas.

I'm 6'2", 190lbs, drive about fifteen miles one way to work.

I'm liking the 2012 Honda Civic coupe, but I decided to throw this into GD and see what ideas (and yuks) pop up.


UPDATE:

I found a NEW 2015 Honda Civic Coupe LX with a manual transmission for $17K.

I drove the Fusion, Versa and Corolla. They were nice, but the Civic was a much more responsive drive. The actual car I will be buying is at a different dealer and I will pick it up tomorrow. Evidently the manual transmission models are hard to find. I drove an EX manual and was delighted with it. Unfortunately, the EX model has a sun roof and it was a bit of a squeeze for me. I sat in a automatic LX and had plenty of room.

I found a NEW 2015 Honda Civic Coupe LX with a manual transmission for $17K.

I drove the Fusion, Versa and Corolla. They were nice, but the Civic was a much more responsive drive. The actual car I will be buying is at a different dealer and I will pick it up tomorrow. Evidently the manual transmission models are hard to find. I drove an EX manual and was delighted with it. Unfortunately, the EX model has a sun roof and it was a bit of a squeeze for me. I sat in a automatic LX and had plenty of room.
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2015 Vette.
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2014 Vette z06
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F150 Platinum Edition.
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used camry
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Scrape together another 4 grand and you can get a 2000 Tacoma with a new frame.
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Truck
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Originally Posted By cavedog:
I'm looking for something sporty with good gas mileage (30ish mpg). I haven't paid attention to cars in twenty years (two marriages and a kid), so I am looking for ideas.

I'm 6'2", 190lbs, drive about fifteen miles one way to work.

I'm liking the 2012 Honda Civic coupe, but I decided to throw this into GD and see what ideas (and yuks) pop up.

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pass on the 2012 civic.

That year's model was pretty much panned by everybody.

Get an 8th gen Civic Si (2006-2011) if you want a sporty civic
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 8:31:56 PM EST
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Originally Posted By tango1978:
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I've got a truck. Looking for a commuter / date car. I'm freshly single.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 8:31:57 PM EST
You need an f150
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Miata
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WRX
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Originally Posted By The_Evil_One:
You need an f150
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got any leads on some killer deals for one? looking primarily for one with character, you know, an older model one with lots of miles on it around for about what I could get a brand new one for.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 9:14:09 PM EST
2011ish Acura TL. I have one and it is sporty yet roomy (6'5"). Might be a little more than your budget, but not by much.

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Originally Posted By SevenMMmag:


pass on the 2012 civic.

That year's model was pretty much panned by everybody.

Get an 8th gen Civic Si (2006-2011) if you want a sporty civic
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Originally Posted By SevenMMmag:
Originally Posted By cavedog:
I'm looking for something sporty with good gas mileage (30ish mpg). I haven't paid attention to cars in twenty years (two marriages and a kid), so I am looking for ideas.

I'm 6'2", 190lbs, drive about fifteen miles one way to work.

I'm liking the 2012 Honda Civic coupe, but I decided to throw this into GD and see what ideas (and yuks) pop up.



pass on the 2012 civic.

That year's model was pretty much panned by everybody.

Get an 8th gen Civic Si (2006-2011) if you want a sporty civic


Thanks. I don't think I was being very objective in my research on that model year.
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Originally Posted By cavedog:

I've got a truck. Looking for a commuter / date car. I'm freshly single.
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Originally Posted By cavedog:
Originally Posted By tango1978:
Truck

I've got a truck. Looking for a commuter / date car. I'm freshly single.


C5 Vette....

It gets em wet
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 9:18:59 PM EST
Car? Bleh...

For that money get a nice used Toyota 4runner. I paid $12k for mine and it has been perfect.

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Need $19k for a Tacoma.
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got any leads on some killer deals for one? looking primarily for one with character, you know, an older model one with lots of miles on it around for about what I could get a brand new one for.
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Originally Posted By DocBach:
Originally Posted By The_Evil_One:
You need an f150


got any leads on some killer deals for one? looking primarily for one with character, you know, an older model one with lots of miles on it around for about what I could get a brand new one for.

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Originally Posted By Cameronswmp9:
Need $19k for a Tacoma.
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is that with a new frame?
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 9:24:47 PM EST
I'm getting there with my 14 year old vehicle approaching 200k miles. I need awd for the next vehicle though due to the climate here in Crapetticut. I have been looking at slightly used Toyota Rav4's with like 10 to 20k miles at most for that price range.
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For a few thousand $ more you can have a Mazda 5......it hauls a bunch and handles like a dream!
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[Last Edit: 1/15/2015 9:30:45 PM EST by CTM1]
Never mind the silly fuel efficient Civic's and Camry's, or the gas guzzling F-150's to go to and from work in.
Drive to work with some style, go Magnum style and you might only have to stretch your budget a tad.

http://cars.oodle.com/detail/1980-ferrari-308/3829283306-berlin-ct/?cm_mmc=OODLE_PREVIEW-_-www-_-NA-_-NA
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:20:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By cavedog:
I'm looking for something sporty with good gas mileage (30ish mpg). I haven't paid attention to cars in twenty years (two marriages and a kid), so I am looking for ideas.

I'm 6'2", 190lbs, drive about fifteen miles one way to work.

I'm liking the 2012 Honda Civic coupe, but I decided to throw this into GD and see what ideas (and yuks) pop up.

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2010-2013 mazda 3's. Probably want to look into the skyactiv models (12 and 13) since those are the only ones that will get around 30mpg during spirited driving.

If you want a less expensive option, there is the 2005-2006 toyota Corolla XRS.

Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:22:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By cavedog:
I'm looking for something sporty with good gas mileage (30ish mpg). I haven't paid attention to cars in twenty years (two marriages and a kid), so I am looking for ideas.

I'm 6'2", 190lbs, drive about fifteen miles one way to work.

I'm liking the 2012 Honda Civic coupe, but I decided to throw this into GD and see what ideas (and yuks) pop up.

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do NOT buy the 2012 civic. The reason you see so many 2012 civics for sale is because they did a design change that year and it is CRAPPY.

Get a 2011 or 2013. I love my 2013.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:27:34 PM EST
I'm pretty sure that's the base price for a rebuilt "bobbed" deuce-and-a-half with the multi-fuel engine.



I'd drive one of those to work.
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Originally Posted By shaun315:

is that with a new frame?
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Originally Posted By shaun315:
Originally Posted By Cameronswmp9:
Need $19k for a Tacoma.

is that with a new frame?


yeah because we Floridians salt the shit out of our roads.
try reading dude.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:33:23 PM EST
Originally Posted By cavedog:
I'm looking for something sporty with good gas mileage (30ish mpg). I haven't paid attention to cars in twenty years (two marriages and a kid), so I am looking for ideas.

I'm 6'2", 190lbs, drive about fifteen miles one way to work.

I'm liking the 2012 Honda Civic coupe, but I decided to throw this into GD and see what ideas (and yuks) pop up.

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Used VW Golf GTI

25mpg city and 30mpg highway with great handling and very good power that is easily increased with a tune for about $500
You should be able to find a good Mark V or VI generation for 15k

At least go drive one and form your own opinion. When I bought my Mark VI in 2012 I paid 23k new
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Originally Posted By Norinco982lover:


do NOT buy the 2012 civic. The reason you see so many 2012 civics for sale is because they did a design change that year and it is CRAPPY.

Get a 2011 or 2013. I love my 2013.
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Originally Posted By Norinco982lover:
Originally Posted By cavedog:
I'm looking for something sporty with good gas mileage (30ish mpg). I haven't paid attention to cars in twenty years (two marriages and a kid), so I am looking for ideas.

I'm 6'2", 190lbs, drive about fifteen miles one way to work.

I'm liking the 2012 Honda Civic coupe, but I decided to throw this into GD and see what ideas (and yuks) pop up.



do NOT buy the 2012 civic. The reason you see so many 2012 civics for sale is because they did a design change that year and it is CRAPPY.

Get a 2011 or 2013. I love my 2013.

Yeah, this thread has already showed me more than I knew, and it's only on page one. I am preapproved for a lot more, I just want to keep my payments within my means.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 10:35:44 PM EST
What about a used Ford Mustang?
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Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:
Ford Fusion, should be plenty of selection in that price range. We have a V6 with auto transmission, it isn't a sports car, but it drives well enough. It has been absolutely reliable. A Camry or Accord is always a good suggestion, but they tend to hold their value better (which is great if you are buying new, it sort of sucks if buying used), and the Fusion is just as reliable in my experience.

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Resale isn't a concern to me. I drive my vehicles to the end. My previous truck was on fire when I drove it to the salvage yard (little bit of oil dripping on the exhaust manifold from a hole in the block.)
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2011+ Kia Optima/Hyundai Sonata 2.0 Turbos are quite peppy and pretty fun to drive for an auto sedan.
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Autotrader says.


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You want a date car, and are considering a Civic? Lol

One of those newish GTO's. The body style they brought over from Australia.
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Originally Posted By cavedog:

I've got a truck. Looking for a commuter / date car. I'm freshly single.
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Originally Posted By cavedog:
Originally Posted By tango1978:
Truck

I've got a truck. Looking for a commuter / date car. I'm freshly single.


Chicks dig trucks. I can understand the commuter car, but take her out in the truck.
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Originally Posted By bdawg998:
Miata
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I think he is looking to date women, not men.
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Originally Posted By TUMOR:
For a few thousand $ more you can have a Mazda 5......it hauls a bunch and handles like a dream!
http://s1.cdn.autoevolution.com/images/gallery/MAZDA-5---Premacy-4874_6.jpg
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That fucking minivan is so ugly hookers wouldn't even ride with him...
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Originally Posted By smcclain:
Used VW Golf GTI

25mpg city and 30mpg highway with great handling and very good power that is easily increased with a tune for about $500
You should be able to find a good Mark V or VI generation for 15k

At least go drive one and form your own opinion. When I bought my Mark VI in 2012 I paid 23k new
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Originally Posted By smcclain:
Originally Posted By cavedog:
I'm looking for something sporty with good gas mileage (30ish mpg). I haven't paid attention to cars in twenty years (two marriages and a kid), so I am looking for ideas.

I'm 6'2", 190lbs, drive about fifteen miles one way to work.

I'm liking the 2012 Honda Civic coupe, but I decided to throw this into GD and see what ideas (and yuks) pop up.

Used VW Golf GTI

25mpg city and 30mpg highway with great handling and very good power that is easily increased with a tune for about $500
You should be able to find a good Mark V or VI generation for 15k

At least go drive one and form your own opinion. When I bought my Mark VI in 2012 I paid 23k new


I've got a 12 already tuned that I'll sell you for 15k. Has factory navigation and is a scream to drive.
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Originally Posted By Cameronswmp9:
Need $19k for a Tacoma.
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I'm sure the OP could find a 1987 model for around his budget.
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Used Mini Cooper. I'm 6'2" and I fit into the two that I had. They are a blast to drive!
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BMW 335i
Twin turbo inline 6 goodness.
Just make sure the HPFP has been changed and no wastegate rattle.
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RAV4.
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GTI.

Drive one, find one that has been well maintained, with the ea888 motor. Add software and enjoy.
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You couldn't go wrong with a Honda Civic. It'll run for decades if you take care of it, and 30MPG would be easy for that car to beat.

Honda is GTG.


That or a Fusion Platinum. Nice whizbang tech in a very nice looking car.
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Hyundai Genesis Coupe?
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You could get a new honda fit for around that price point, xlnt fuel economy in a fun / versatile package........especially if you get the manual transmission.
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Sporty, 30mpg, reliable, and under 15k?


Neva gonna happin.




How about this


Sporty
Cheap
High Gas Mileage


... pick two.
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Originally Posted By Howie_Phelterbush:


yeah because we Floridians salt the shit out of our roads.
try reading dude.
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Originally Posted By shaun315:
Originally Posted By Cameronswmp9:
Need $19k for a Tacoma.

is that with a new frame?


yeah because we Floridians salt the shit out of our roads.
try reading dude.



lol!

it went so far over your head you wont hear the sound for 3 more days.
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Originally Posted By TacticalHeater:
Sporty, 30mpg, reliable, and under 15k?


Neva gonna happin.




How about this


Sporty
Cheap
High Gas Mileage


... pick two.
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by cobalt gets 24ish I could probably do more if I drove like grandma.

don't know which cars are boosted now, it seems to be slim pickings and only one or 2 models at a time.
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