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    Default headed to test drive one of these

    169 hp
    6 speed manual
    41 mpg
    $24k
    hope i fit, hope my dog fits
    will report back

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    Strike quickly, if you want to drive a stick... they're becoming rare. It's the primary reason I'm holding on to my 2013 Accord with a 6 speed manual.
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    Corolla?
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    do a unedited review on the iPhone - it will a classic. Bring the dog to complete the test drive! When the sales man asks if you want to buy it, tell him, "I need a few minutes to talk it over with my dog Sh!thead."
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Jung View Post
    Corolla?
    yes
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    I’ve got a co-worker who is holding out for the 300Hp version.

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    And you chide me on Tesla's design ?
    That POS looks like a 14 year olds Japanese manga sneaker.

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    Not sure 'the attraction', Paul; it's rated #7 in it's sector (behind Honda and Mazda and everyone else). Plus, an anemic drive train.

    https://www.caranddriver.com/toyota/corolla
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    Anything I have to bend WAY over to get into, like my wife's Camry, will NEVER find its way even to the BOTTOM of my list of prospects. My Kia Soul 5-speed manual has the cab height of a full-size pickup (floor to roof) and is a perfect fit. It harkens back to the two best cars I ever owned (Omni and Horizon stick shifts) with WAY over half a million miles on the pair.

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    Long live the rice burner!



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    Quote Originally Posted by George Jung View Post
    Not sure 'the attraction', Paul; it's rated #7 in it's sector (behind Honda and Mazda and everyone else). Plus, an anemic drive train.

    https://www.caranddriver.com/toyota/corolla
    fuel mileage, price, toyota service and reliability, color, its available
    not looking for a performance or long distance vehicle in any way
    and the fact that a dog crate will fit in the back
    this will be for commuting to my dog training clients throughout the phoenix area - i drive approximately 150 miles three days per week
    the other vehicle i am considering is a prius - almost twice the retail price to gain 17 mpg
    kat and i have a full size suv and full size 1/2 ton truck as daily weekly drivers
    i hates feeding them
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    It looks a bit like my friend of nine years and 236,000 miles:

    200hp, 6 speed manual, 41mpg if I’m sensible, everything goes in the back, even a Nic 55 #1 genoa!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    And you chide me on Tesla's design ?
    That POS looks like a 14 year olds Japanese manga sneaker.
    this is a purely utilitarian vehicle
    i could give a f*** about styling
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    THATís not a Corolla. THIS is a Corolla.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    THATís not a Corolla. THIS is a Corolla.
    looks like a geo prizm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post
    It looks a bit like my friend of nine years and 236,000 miles:

    200hp, 6 speed manual, 41mpg if I’m sensible, everything goes in the back, even a Nic 55 #1 genoa!

    Is yours the one in the front, or behind it? :P

    I'd look at the Civic or HRV - unless the manual is a must. https://automobiles.honda.com/tools/...=&paymentType=
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    looks like a geo prizm
    Dual OH cam, rear wheel drive drifter, still her daily driver. You should see her collection of windshield notes from people wanting to buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    this is a purely utilitarian vehicle
    i could give a f*** about styling
    Good points. Got to be tough being a car designer these days, seems like wind tunnel tests drive everything towards the same "sneaker" shape.
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    A Prius C would be ideal. 53 mpg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    A Prius C would be ideal. 53 mpg.
    not imported into north america any longer
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    Buy the three A's:

    Affordable
    Available
    Acceptable
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    Long live the rice burner!


    That’s the one I’m talking about.

    4-door, 2-seater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    not imported into north america any longer
    yeah, thats a bummer.

    I would like to take the VW Taos for a test drive. 36 mpg on highway. 26 urban, starting price is 23k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    Long live the rice burner!
    should i get an aftermarket ricer burner coffee can exhaust?

    you know, just to piss joe off. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Jung View Post
    Is yours the one in the front, or behind it? :P

    I'd look at the Civic or HRV - unless the manual is a must. https://automobiles.honda.com/tools/...=&paymentType=
    10,000 miles in and I love my Civic hatchback.

    Not sure how it would fare with a dog crate, though. It’s a pretty low-slung roofline.

    Our Berner will climb onto the back seat, but she makes it known that her preference is still the VW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    169 hp
    6 speed manual
    41 mpg
    $24k
    hope i fit, hope my dog fits
    will report back

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    Yes! I love this little car, and was looking hard at it when we were shopping for my wife. Like you say; cheap, practical, Toyota reliability, and 6-speed. Plenty fast enough and I bet it's fun as heck to drive. With better tires and some cheap suspension mods you could be chasing Miatas on twisty roads. The only thing close is the 6-sp Civic Hatch (non-turbo) which is roomier but more money.

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    Toyotas are crap!
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    I almost bought one and it’s one of the few vehicles on the lot around here.

    I just ordered a RAV4 hybrid. 3 to 6 months but at least it’s on order. We’ll see what happens. If I’m not particular about color or willing to accept an upgraded model that randomly might show up, I could get something a bit sooner.

    I needed something that would be a reasonable vehicle for a 3 hour commute 4 times a month, in blistering heat or a foot of snow and some light towing now and then.

    41c/38h & quite a bit more $$ than the Corolla.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Toyotas are crap!
    the are soulless

    i will buy something fun again later
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    this is a purely utilitarian vehicle
    i could give a f*** about styling
    I ALWAYS give a f*** about styling
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    Get the F out of my way Joe with your Tesla.

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    I was never impressed with 4 door Porsche's they look like an elongated egg.

    To me this is how a Porsche is supposed to look.


    Although the 2 door Taycan is a nice looking car

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post

    To me this is how a Porsche is supposed to look.
    and sound!
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    how many times has katherine rolled her eyes at me as i've rolled the windows down to listen to an aircooled porsche pass us
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    I just put a new battery in the old F-250 in the WalMart parking lot. About 105f out there, and that was after lying up under the deck of the glass Dragon, getting it ready to drop the rig next week. Hot out there.

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