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Need some Iddies Y"all


My oldest son is fixing to have to commute to Houston, 100 miles round trip, and he's wondering what kind of "used vehicle" would be best to shop for.  Of course he's looking for all the positives like gas mileage, dependability and ETC so if Y'all have any suggestions please let me know so I can pass it on.

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Meller



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Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla.......Sorry Trump, but they go forever.

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thanks, Harry, I'll put that bug in his ear - - - - 'preciate it

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I echo Harry's choices, if all he needs is a pure commuter and doesn't need to carry tools and equipment. When I was hunting for a commuter that I could stick my several tool boxes and bags in, I settled on a Toyota pickup, and never regretted it, even when the union raised a fuss over it - we had us a couple of dances before I settled it, much to their dis-satisfaction.

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I also have a 100 mile round trip commute, been doing it for 25 years. Honda and Toyota are good choices, I'd like to add the Plymouth/Dodge Neon. The Neon has a little more room inside for a big person (like me). I bought one used with 50,000 miles on it and ran it until the odometer said 215,000 and averaged over 30 mpg with a 2 liter 4 cyl at 65 mph freeway speeds. It never hit me hard on repairs, and was extremely reliable. Bonus is they made LOTS of 'em and parts like brakes, tires, shocks are pretty cheap. I used to fold the rear seats down and haul 8 foot long 2 x4s. I still have the Neon parked in the yard while I decide on whether to fix or scrap it. If he wants something a little bigger, the humble Dodge/Plymouth/Chrysler minivan is another dependable, durable, cheap to fix vehicle because they made zillions of 'em. My wife had a mini van with a V-6 we bought at 80,000 miles and she totaled it at 185,000. It would probably still be running except for that darn tree getting in the way one snowy morning. Neither the van or the Neon is going to win any style awards, or be a "chick magnet", but with minimal care and maintenance, they will last a long, long time

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