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Safety Be Darned! What are some good fun to drive econo boxes?

Life is a crap shoot no matter what we drive sooo -

if we want more MPG what's on the used market that is gas friendly, reliable but yet fun to actually drive?

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Re: Safety Be Darned! What are some good fun to drive econo boxe

Well, they're not really boxes but I was looking into a VW Jetta Diesel....50mpg 200hp and close to 400lb ft. torque you can't go wrong.

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Find yourself an old Suzuki Swift turbo. They were dirt cheap and fast on the 0-60 time.
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Re: Safety Be Darned! What are some good fun to drive econo boxe

Two door subarau.

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An old early 80's model twin stick Dodge Colt built by Mitsubishi

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I just sold a '98 Civic EX coupe that was really fun to drive. Fun because it was light...not because of power. It had 127hp and felt nimble and quick, but I wasn't going to win any stoplight races that's for sure!

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84 toyota corolla

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An older Ford Fiesta. I don't how good the mpg is but you'll get a lot of attention because I think only a handful actually survived more than a few years!!LOL!

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early/mid-90s Honda Civic VX. 55mpg highway!
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