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What is the best everyday car in the world?
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"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.


Even if the point of a car is to reach your destination faster then alternative methods...there are speed limits.
Any Hybrid is capable of going atleast 70 mph...so thats to say, it can reach 35 easily...though not quickly...but whys it matter since its not going to take you any long to get from point A to point B going at 35 then a gasoline-powered vehicle traveling the same distance at the same speed.
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sblade05 wrote:

"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.


Even if the point of a car is to reach your destination faster then alternative methods...there are speed limits.
Any Hybrid is capable of going atleast 70 mph...so thats to say, it can reach 35 easily...though not quickly...but whys it matter since its not going to take you any long to get from point A to point B going at 35 then a gasoline-powered vehicle traveling the same distance at the same speed.


I'm sorry, but If my "point A to point B" route is going to be longer than a 1 hour drive, then I wouldn't bother wasting my time worrying about speed limits, especially if I have to take the freeway as part of my designated route. Speed limits are almost next to useless on the freeways. Why post limits of 65 or 70 MPH when the majority of freeway traffic will easily ignore that and try to go as fast as 80 MPH or maybe well beyond that?

And if your route consists of you taking the freeway/highway most of the time, and the best hybrid car out there can only do a max of 70 MPH in speed, it's only going to cause you a major inconvenience at best, especially with the slow acceleration you have to deal with.
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pookie052606 wrote:


sblade05 wrote:

"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.


Even if the point of a car is to reach your destination faster then alternative methods...there are speed limits.
Any Hybrid is capable of going atleast 70 mph...so thats to say, it can reach 35 easily...though not quickly...but whys it matter since its not going to take you any long to get from point A to point B going at 35 then a gasoline-powered vehicle traveling the same distance at the same speed.


I'm sorry, but If my "point A to point B" route is going to be longer than a 1 hour drive, then I wouldn't bother wasting my time worrying about speed limits, especially if I have to take the freeway as part of my designated route. Speed limits are almost next to useless on the freeways. Why post limits of 65 or 70 MPH when the majority of freeway traffic will easily ignore that and try to go as fast as 80 MPH or maybe well beyond that?

And if your route consists of you taking the freeway/highway most of the time, and the best hybrid car out there can only do a max of 70 MPH in speed, it's only going to cause you a major inconvenience at best, especially with the slow acceleration you have to deal with.


Okay then lets say you're mainly driving on freeways and such...then why bother owning a Hybrid? Since it's going to be mainly gasoline motor assisted. You'd then have nothing to gain.
Hybrids were designed primarily for in town driving, something that the vast majority do. Hence why it's engineering to get the most MPG during in city driving.
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sblade05 wrote:


pookie052606 wrote:


sblade05 wrote:

"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.


Even if the point of a car is to reach your destination faster then alternative methods...there are speed limits.
Any Hybrid is capable of going atleast 70 mph...so thats to say, it can reach 35 easily...though not quickly...but whys it matter since its not going to take you any long to get from point A to point B going at 35 then a gasoline-powered vehicle traveling the same distance at the same speed.


I'm sorry, but If my "point A to point B" route is going to be longer than a 1 hour drive, then I wouldn't bother wasting my time worrying about speed limits, especially if I have to take the freeway as part of my designated route. Speed limits are almost next to useless on the freeways. Why post limits of 65 or 70 MPH when the majority of freeway traffic will easily ignore that and try to go as fast as 80 MPH or maybe well beyond that?

And if your route consists of you taking the freeway/highway most of the time, and the best hybrid car out there can only do a max of 70 MPH in speed, it's only going to cause you a major inconvenience at best, especially with the slow acceleration you have to deal with.


Okay then lets say you're mainly driving on freeways and such...then why bother owning a Hybrid? Since it's going to be mainly gasoline motor assisted. You'd then have nothing to gain.
Hybrids were designed primarily for in town driving, something that the vast majority do. Hence why it's engineering to get the most MPG during in city driving.


And then we have to bring up another problem, if you happen to live in a major city, that is. The thing is, even though hybrids were mainly designed for city driving, would you really bother buying one?

Now let's pretend that you're living in Manhattan or Chicago, or any other major city, you basically have buses, subways, and taxis running around throughout the city. Hell, you could easily walk to your destination if you fancy that, or if you're not interested in spending any money; assuming that your walking route is 15 minutes or less.

Now I know some people that do live in the major cities would wish to afford a private car for their own reasons, but if they're only going to buy a private car just to drive around the city like most other forms of transportation do, then why bother buying one? Maybe if they have places to go to that are far away from where they live/work, but they could easily just call for a taxi or call your friend for a ride if that's the case.
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sblade05 wrote:


pookie052606 wrote:


sblade05 wrote:


pookie052606 wrote:


sblade05 wrote:

"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.


Even if the point of a car is to reach your destination faster then alternative methods...there are speed limits.
Any Hybrid is capable of going atleast 70 mph...so thats to say, it can reach 35 easily...though not quickly...but whys it matter since its not going to take you any long to get from point A to point B going at 35 then a gasoline-powered vehicle traveling the same distance at the same speed.


I'm sorry, but If my "point A to point B" route is going to be longer than a 1 hour drive, then I wouldn't bother wasting my time worrying about speed limits, especially if I have to take the freeway as part of my designated route. Speed limits are almost next to useless on the freeways. Why post limits of 65 or 70 MPH when the majority of freeway traffic will easily ignore that and try to go as fast as 80 MPH or maybe well beyond that?

And if your route consists of you taking the freeway/highway most of the time, and the best hybrid car out there can only do a max of 70 MPH in speed, it's only going to cause you a major inconvenience at best, especially with the slow acceleration you have to deal with.


Okay then lets say you're mainly driving on freeways and such...then why bother owning a Hybrid? Since it's going to be mainly gasoline motor assisted. You'd then have nothing to gain.
Hybrids were designed primarily for in town driving, something that the vast majority do. Hence why it's engineering to get the most MPG during in city driving.


And then we have to bring up another problem, if you happen to live in a major city, that is. The thing is, even though hybrids were mainly designed for city driving, would you really bother buying one?

Now let's pretend that you're living in Manhattan or Chicago, or any other major city, you basically have buses, subways, and taxis running around throughout the city. Hell, you could easily walk to your destination if you fancy that, or if you're not interested in spending any money; assuming that your walking route is 15 minutes or less.

Now I know some people that do live in the major cities would wish to afford a private car for their own reasons, but if they're only going to buy a private car just to drive around the city like most other forms of transportation do, then why bother buying one? Maybe if they have places to go to that are far away from where they live/work, but they could easily just call for a taxi or call your friend for a ride if that's the case.


But then would you disregards the benefits it serves as a public transportation system for such cities?
And in cases with smaller cities, where it isn't in one's interest to walk, or take the public transportation system because conditions aren't that bad where it would necessitate an alternative method. Would you disregard the Hybrid's practical use?
But lets say you are one of those few in New York City or Chicago that own a car...regardless of commuting purposes or otherwise, and you're forced to drive through the city at some point. Would you perfer you car to city there and idle like any other Civic or Camry or whatever...or would you perfer it to save whatever gasoline it can, and turn itself off...at no further inconvienience to you?
I understand what you're saying, that a Hybrid isn't the greatest car. And for power output and all that other stuff, I agree.
But I would disagree that the cons of owning a Hybrid outweigh the pro, because I do see practicality in it.
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LMFAO, taking the bus in Chicago especially the southside is shitty. Trust me, you don't want to do that. It's more convenience to drive whenever you want wherever you want. You make public transportation sounds superior because you think it's that easy to get on one bus then go to your destination. However, you're quite wrong since most of the time you will have to transfer to a difference bus since they have difference routes. Now you have to calculate the bus schedule and whatnot. You are at an inconvenience because maybe you had to take a shit or do other chores, and when you actually leave, you are late. Now you have to wait for the next bus. Having your own car, you go wherever you want whenever you want. Hybrid are freakin' awesome. Sure, you can walk if the destination is 15 minutes, but in most cases people don't know that. Do you know why? We're lazy Americans! Most people do have their own car in the big cities just because it's more convenience. No one wants to ride a bus with smelly ass people or stand next to a hobo while waiting for the subway or bus.
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Flintstones Car!!! GO HP (HUMAN POWER)!!!



"Yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyabba-dabba-doooooooo!"
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sblade05 wrote:

"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.


i agree with you completely~ also a nissan skyline isnt expensive its only expensive in the US because we dont make that car over here if you live in japan those cars are normal family cars not exactly a ricer as people say but it has great handling awd and great power as for the gas saving it fails and ferrari isnt at all worth your money the only time you shoudl get a ferrari is if you can afford more than one because repairing that shet is gonna cost you if you wreck it and fyi american drivers arent the best of them most of us are always in a hurry and we always tail gate say that you never have and you probally lied eventually you will but on the accord comemnt its not that great anymroe they tried to make it ricer apealing v6 coupe >.>" looks liek another wannabe ricer car with no potential civic saves gas and camarys are reliable carolias are cheep and last long so thats pretty alright
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taketoshibc wrote:

Flintstones Car!!! GO HP (HUMAN POWER)!!!



"Yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyabba-dabba-doooooooo!"


best indeed...
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myzticdragon wrote:


sblade05 wrote:

"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.


i agree with you completely~ also a nissan skyline isnt expensive its only expensive in the US because we dont make that car over here if you live in japan those cars are normal family cars not exactly a ricer as people say but it has great handling awd and great power as for the gas saving it fails and ferrari isnt at all worth your money the only time you shoudl get a ferrari is if you can afford more than one because repairing that shet is gonna cost you if you wreck it and fyi american drivers arent the best of them most of us are always in a hurry and we always tail gate say that you never have and you probally lied eventually you will but on the accord comemnt its not that great anymroe they tried to make it ricer apealing v6 coupe >.>" looks liek another wannabe ricer car with no potential civic saves gas and camarys are reliable carolias are cheep and last long so thats pretty alright


Jesus wow, ever heard of a period?

FYI, drivers in general aren't always the best.

But yeah, Skyline as a daily driver = fail. The new Accords, personally, are a step up from the previous generation. They look more luxurious than they use to be. I don't see anything wrong about it.
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hummer
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Best everyday car in the world huh? Hmmmm...I know! One that's paid for & runs!!!! ROFL!!!!
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probably...the classic FD...or the sexy Miata....
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For a Daily Driver , I would have to go with a Subaru wrx, or anything awd turbo 4cylinder. Why, because when i drive daily , or not my foot is always on the pedal, I find that the 4 cylinder turbo, is good on gas, and gives me the power when i want to move and pass someone, also the awd is good for rain or snow. I'm a really big fan of the wrx. I think its a well made car. Everyone talking about 70k plus cars as daily drivers are crazy and either 1 cant afford one, 2 dont understand the concept of money, 3 dont know any better. in my opinion a daily driver should have maximum performance for dollar. i'm all about performance , and reliability. and awd and 4cylinder turbo means performance. but the subarus are reliable well made cars. wrx all the way for best daily driver.
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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.


I think you just failed at reading comprehension.

Grammar, spelling, and punctuation (or lack thereof) aside, I'm sure the OP's intent was to steer people away from mentioning exotics like Ferraris. So it probably would have been a better idea to just go with the topic like most everyone else did, instead of attacking him.
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