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Fun and reliable daily driver for under 12k???

dunnagan92dunnagan92 Member Posts: 2
edited October 2014 in General
So i've had a 2006 passat for a few years now and its just a big money pit with all the repairs ive had to do to it. I've finally decided to get rid of it but I'm just not sure what to replace it with. I do a good bit of driving so I need something reliable, also something fun with some power would be nice, Im trying to stay away from the hybrids, as helpful as they are haha.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 41,683
    any other criteria? Size? style?

    Can get a few year old Cruz possibly. something in the 2010 range Mazda 3.

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  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusMember Posts: 13,019
    Casting a large net, but probably any 2-3 year old Civic should fit tne bill. Not fast, but will handle well, and last a long time with little maintenance, that will be cheap when needed.
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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 41,683
    not sure you even get a 3 year old Civic for 12K these days. Maybe an LX from 2011.

    I still think Civics are silly to buy used. Could probably do a lot better on an Elantra

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  • henrynhenryn Houston, TXMember Posts: 2,669
    That 2006 Passat probably has the 2.0T engine, which would make it rather quick and a lot of fun to drive. A used Civic or Cruz just isn't going to be in the same ball park.

    I would suggest looking for an Accord, Altima, Mazda6, or Camry with the V6.
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  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 14,593
    Mazda3, Mazda6, Miata, Civic Si, WRX...

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  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusMember Posts: 13,019

    Mazda3, Mazda6, Miata, Civic Si, WRX...

    Like the Subaru WRX suggestion...if you can find a used one that some teen or 20 something didn't pimp out.
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  • dunnagan92dunnagan92 Member Posts: 2
    Thanks guys ha lets bump the price up to around 15k and yea im just having trouble fining options. Im looking for something preferably with 4 doors, sedan, would be open to an suv but itd have to have a v8 in it lol. I was looking at maximas and g series infinitis with the 3.5l v6 in them.
    to be real, i just want something that runs well with some power, looks nice, and will last without constant repairs... and as long as parts arent more costly than what vw are, Id be ok with it.
  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 41,683
    a V6 Accord could work, but they are pricey used.

    for 15K. an Acura Tl would be a good option.

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