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Fuel-efficient daily commuter, reliable and cheaply maintained. 1000KM/Week!

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Im looking for a car that is super reliable, great on gas and doesnt cost a fortune to maintain. I drive roughly 1000KM / 620Mi each week to commute.

I currently have a 2011 Jetta TDI, which was great for all of this. However with the uncertainty of VW's fix I find myself looking for another car.

I dont need anything flashy, Im more concerned about the durability and fuel economy. I've been looking into 2011-2013 Accords and Civics, but the prices seem excessive for a used car.

I dont want the base model, but not necessarily the highest trim either. I usuall shop in the middle road of the brand's offer since I find it offers the best value without all the uneccessary toys.

Priorities: Fuel economy / Reliability & durability / Warranty, maintenance cost

Need minimum of 4 seats

Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 80000
Maximum age: 5 years

Maximum price: C $ 15000

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Response from patm64

11:03 am May 7, 2017

Take a look at the Mazda 3 or Mazda 6. They are usually cheaper than their Honda counterparts and get better fuel economy.


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Response from Dnslater

8:01 am May 8, 2017

Supposedly VW's repaired 2015 new cars are now starting to be sold again at dealers, and for extremely low prices. I just did a search and you can buy a "new" 2015 TDI Jetta SEL for under $24k and supposedly the warranties have been extended to cover key emissions/drivetrain parts for 100k. Sounds like it would be perfect for you to keep driving a diesel.

As far as Gas cars, you might consider looking for non-Turbo cars as they tend to be less problematic at higher mileage. Something like a Mazda 3. VW gas powered Golf's get pretty impressive mileage for a non diesel and they would be worth considering.

Chevy makes a diesel Cruz now which could be a worthwile replacement. Interiors are not as nice as VW though. Good luck!


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Response from NormT

8:55 am July 8, 2017

The turbocharged gasoline cuv/small sedans are way to go today. Over 40 mpg at the speed limit and a viable awd that is not offered on some cars make the cuv the better choice.


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