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What is the best everyday car in the world?
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Posted 4/27/08
Not best car but best everyday use car, and don't make jokes about, oo my Ferrari is best for everyday.
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Nissan GTR

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I'm willing to bet Mr. 14 year old there in the first post doesn't have a Ferrari in the first place, if you do it's mommy and daddy's car and you can't even drive in the first place. Quit pretending to be cool. Also, expensive cars like a Ferrari or GTR are not good daily drivers. They're too expensive to attempt to drive everyday, the potential damage would stop me from ever driving one except in pristine weather conditions. And I wouldn't ever leave it someplace without it being within eye-shot. The best daily driven cars are ones that are good on gas mileage and are reliable and cheap to maintain.
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This thread phails! GTR as a DD car? You're on crack! Economy boxes are the best for most DD car. Why? It's cheap, reliable, and GOOD mileage considering that gas prices are absurd!
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I DD my car on 40 psi of boost all the time.



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Posted 4/27/08
wait so driving a ferrari is a good everyday car? yeah if you wanna get jacked. i would say just a normal van. not an SUV those vans for families is a good everyday car. but i prefer the bat mobile. fighting crime and ridding the cities of corrupt cops and politicians is my job. i must use the bat mobile as my everyday car

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loooooool go batmobile i think i would go for a bmw m3 or
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Posted 4/27/08
I know it might sound stupid and it might also make me sound like one of those pimp my car ricers but...
the Honda civic.

This is my reason:
The Honda civic is one of the best selling cars in the world, its one of the finest engineered economy boxes and its a perfect starter for any kind of daily driver tuner car. The reason for this is the engineering of the civic is solid, especially on the 4th, 5th and 6th generations. You couldn't ask for a better platform when it comes to a FF car. Independent suspensions all around and an incredibly low weight for a production car. That and the parts are so abundant, if anything breaks its really low cost to fix.

The interesting part, is reaching into the honda parts bin. There have been some crazy civics that have been made but even if you stuck with basic upgrades you can easily make it beat production sports cars. If you wanted to make a crazy civic and you're mechanically inclined, you can easily fit a V6 behind the front seats of the civic hatch (and make an MR civic) if you want to make your civic JDM spec, you can swap in the B16A1 from the JDM SiR which is good for 160hp stock. (which is a good power to weight ratio, considering the car is 1000-1100kg) If you really wanted to make a stupidly fast Front wheel drive civic, people have been known to swap in the K20 from the DC5 Type R Integra or the B18C1 from the DC2 Integra.

That being said, its still a functional daily driver and if you keep the engines stock you don't necessarily have to worry about passing safety/emissions testing and having your car impounded (or crushed if you're an Ontario resident like me) if you get caught with a built up engine. Oh, and the fuel economy would still be decent too.

I need to stop posting essays :/
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26 / M / NJ, USA
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Posted 4/27/08
I love how little kids who just watched racing movies and played racing games think they know so much about cars just because of the media. Ferrari as a DD fails. GTR as a DD fails. In fact all those cars that you little ones dream about fails as DD. I would say best daily drivers are those Hybrid cars, and those cars that try to use other fuel source other than gasoline.

If anyone debunks my opinion you're an idiot. First off, word daily driver. You wanna drive it everyday meaning you need gas. So get a goddamn Prius. Stop thinking you're all hot shit.
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Id probably have to day Saab 9-3 or 9-5 because it has good mpg, it handles very well, its very good at overtaking, it gets from 40-80 faster then you realize, the sportcombi has alot of space, very good build quality, they have alot of standard options, low insurance, and its safer than most things on the road. All that together and you have something fun and smart.

Subaru outback I heard was pretty good car but its kind of plain but I dunno on those.

Hybrids aren’t that fuel efficient plus they are slow as a wet turd on a gentle slope so you would get bored of them unless you had a hobby like flower arranging.

You can’t drive a Ferrari or any low cars on most roads cause you wont have the clearance to get over a grain of rice. The maintenance will cost you a fortune so will the insurance.

Anyone who had a GTR or a Ferrari doesn’t need to worry about a DD because they can just take one of their other cars cause it probably isn’t your first. But I think the dude at the top was saying that no one should say that a Ferrari is a good DD not that he had one maybe I read it different.
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Posted 4/27/08

cocoasauce wrote:



Hybrids aren’t that fuel efficient plus they are slow as a wet turd on a gentle slope so you would get bored of them unless you had a hobby like flower arranging.




Yeah Hybrids aren't fast, nor are they powerful.
But for the vast majority, they don't care about stuff like...throttle response, handling characteristics, and power output.
A hybrid caters to society's need right now as an alternative to alleviate themselves from their dependency on petroleum-based fuels.
The engineering going into the hybrid is quite extraordinary.
A half gasoline-powered motor and a half eletrcial generator motor is only a little bit of what they've done to improve fuel economy.
Most Hybrids you drive now, whether it be Honda's hybrid civic, or Toyota's Prius, have eliminated the conventional starter motor.
Now at stop signs and red lights, as your foot is depressed on the brakes...the motor turns itself off...reducing the amount of fuel wasted during long idle periods. As your foot then leaves the brake pedal, and begins depressing the accelerator, it will automatically start the car up in an instant...no more cranking.
Also with CVT incorporated in the vehicles, they can now drive along an ideal RPM range for fuel economy.
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pookie052606 wrote:


cocoasauce wrote:



Hybrids aren’t that fuel efficient plus they are slow as a wet turd on a gentle slope so you would get bored of them unless you had a hobby like flower arranging.




Yeah Hybrids aren't fast, nor are they powerful.
But for the vast majority, they don't care about stuff like...throttle response, handling characteristics, and power output.
A hybrid caters to society's need right now as an alternative to alleviate themselves from their dependency on petroleum-based fuels.
The engineering going into the hybrid is quite extraordinary.
A half gasoline-powered motor and a half eletrcial generator motor is only a little bit of what they've done to improve fuel economy.
Most Hybrids you drive now, whether it be Honda's hybrid civic, or Toyota's Prius, have eliminated the conventional starter motor.
Now at stop signs and red lights, as your foot is depressed on the brakes...the motor turns itself off...reducing the amount of fuel wasted during long idle periods. As your foot then leaves the brake pedal, and begins depressing the accelerator, it will automatically start the car up in an instant...no more cranking.
Also with CVT incorporated in the vehicles, they can now drive along an ideal RPM range for fuel economy.


Yea i know lol i just dont like em because i only enjoy a car if i can have fun with it. I just figure that the extra money i pay for gas is worth the enjoyment i get from accelerating. Kind of like having a job that you like vs having a job that pays well. Enjoy what ya can while your alive i guess. Not that im against saving gas im totally for hydrogen and electric cars or that weird one that runs on salt water i just don think that hybrid cars are the answer cause they still use gas.
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Posted 4/27/08
Thats true.
And of course the industry is still in the developement stage.
The whole gas thing just sorta hit everyone hard.
But I agree with you. I, as well, enjoy to have fun with my car.
Power output and handling are as key factors as fuel economy to me.
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Posted 4/28/08
"The best everyday use car"?

Kinda pointless to ask, since everyone will tell you right off the bat that it's: "a small, economical car that's cheaper to insure, and fuel efficient."

I would say hybrids for this case, but hybrids are absolute wank. They're not as environmentally friendly as most people would say, and they accelerate as slow as molasses. Even if speed doesn't matter to you, you would eventually like to reach the place that you're going to, and hybrids completely ignore that fact.

Best advice for you really is to buy a Honda Accord/Civic or a Toyota Corolla/Camry. They're very easy to get your hands on, cheap to insure, have decent fuel economy, enough room in the backseats and trunk if you have to carry stuff, and has a decent amount of speed available to you when you really need it.
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Posted 4/28/08
So the original poster fail miserably. My mission is complete. Also although not a car, bikes are awesome when the weather is nice enough to ride. They don't work as a daily driver because conditions are not always fit, but 50 mpg is awesome.
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