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    CPS Technician luckyclov's Avatar
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    Suggestions for "safe", reliable (used) commuter car?

    Title mostly says it all. The travel required for DS1's training is putting a ton of mileage on our vehicles and we are considering purchasing a "beater" car to use instead.

    Reliable, "safe", high MPG, $7k budget.

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    Rollin' in a 2014 Ody, 2012 F-150 SuperCrew & Luigi, a peppy little 2012 Fiat 500

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    For 7k I was looking at an Chevy aveo or KIA Rio. I had a 2005 aveo as my second car and loved it.

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    CPS Fanatic Brianna's Avatar
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    Toyota Corolla. I would stay away from Aveos, they don't get good crash ratings and my friend's was far from reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brianna View Post
    Toyota Corolla. I would stay away from Aveos, they don't get good crash ratings and my friend's was far from reliable.
    I never looked up crash testing. But any specific car can be a lemon so one experience wouldn't sway my opinion.

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    My '07 rio has 96, 000 mi on it, and I have yet to have any issues with it. I love driving it, and I drive pretty far to and from work.

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