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Old 03-08-2017, 10:51 AM   #1
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hey guys, I am in need of a true economy car, either something super cheap brand new with warranty, or something that parts can be found super cheap at most auto parts stores, but this car has to get great highway fuel economy and be cheap to insure and somewhat comfy. like a dodge neon or chevy cavalier used to be before they rotted off the face of the earth. prefer american prefer comfy-ish. let 'er rip tater chip
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great highway fuel economy? used to be a geo metro 45mpgs... comfort level? 0...


lexus ES makes comfort and good mpgs(40), and inexpensive for a luxury car.. edit: car and driver reports only getting 31mpg out of it... so not good fuel economy.. and you have to get the hybrid option.


Ford Fiesta is probably your best bet for fuel economy and cheap and new.. base MSRP is 13k and gets 40mpgs.. honda civic also gets 40mpg, but it's base msrp is 18k.. but might be more comfortable, i'd test drive them both. Then there is always the toyota prius... but.. I could never recommend one of those things..

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i'd be open to a kia, if i wanted to leave it there for 6 years worth of repairs and just drive what i have in the meantime. the fiesta sounds like a nice option, are they reliable?
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The Mazda 2, I've read good things.
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Nissan Altima's are nice cars to drive in, and pretty decent on gas. Those Chrysler 200's with the smaller engine were really good on gas (do they still make them?)


I find Honda and Toyota are crappy to drive around in, but do get really good milage




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i'd be open to a kia, if i wanted to leave it there for 6 years worth of repairs and just drive what i have in the meantime. the fiesta sounds like a nice option, are they reliable?
Actually, KIA is the most reliable cheap car on the market. That's why so many young families get them. https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/...ma/reliability

I personally don't like most of their body styles. But I researched it for my niece in college for her budget. She's been driving it from Fountain Valley to UCLA (about 40 miles each way) for 2 years with no issues yet.
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I know a few people with kia's and they love them.....I could just never get over the fact that I would be driving a kia though
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The Mazda 2, I've read good things.
why would he get the fiesta knock-off that costs 2,000 more instead of the fiesta?

Morbid Intentions bought the fiesta the first year they came out.. we should ask him about reliability...

also, Kia doesn't make a car with great highway fuel economy.. their best is 36mpg.. kia rio starting at 14,1000.

edit: im not seeing the 45mpg options for the ford fiesta in 2017 models.. will do some digging. (engine options I'm seeing are rated at 36mpg highway).. so if 36mpg highway is all then kia rio is real option..

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Mazda 3's are really nice to drive, but they rust all to **** in area's where they use salt. I'm guessing they use a lot around TRDAMNSENELLSKS abode
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