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    What car v. huge kilometre highway cruiser

    Punters

    New job is a long drive. I'm doing 650km a week.

    Thinking of getting a cheap dedicated tool for the job.

    Criteria.
    - ~$5k
    - Comfortable
    - Reliable
    - Good fuel economy
    - Must have the ability to occasionally carry a child (.: safe & practical)
    - Cool/presentable desirable

    #2
    Surely this is the "big Aussie sedan" use case in a nutshell?

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      #3
      LS400 on 22's.

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        #4
        Given your previous form, I'm going to have to say F40.
        Hide yo' wife!!!

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          #5
          Originally posted by Captain_Slow View Post
          Surely this is the "big Aussie sedan" use case in a nutshell?
          Originally posted by 1uz-zte View Post
          LS400 on 22's.
          Either of these. Falcodore or Lexus LS/GS for the win.

          The old V6 Aurion was a rare thing that did OK on long trips.But they are too long in the tooth now.

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            #6
            Diesel Mondeo

            No wait, I meant Diesel Alfa Romeo

            https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...-6371881/?Cr=0
            Last edited by Jack Nicholson; 17-02-20, 03:28 PM.
            Jaguar XJR, Freelander 2 HSE, Jaguar XKR, MINI Cooper S
            Originally posted by nutttr
            People must assume you are some sort of drug dealer with all these nice cars turning up to a fibro home

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              #7
              VS Statesman 5l boi

              Originally posted by brasher
              TJ is 99% African American.

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                #8
                Something Euro diesel comes to mind straight away with those km per week. Budget limits you a bit. Latest/best condition thing you can find. Plenty of 10 year old Golf, A3, Focus, Passat, Mondeo etc to look at meeting the criteria aside from being cool/desirable.

                Other options

                Alfa 159 JTD Wagon - may have Selespeed though Touch over budget - sedans will be in budget
                https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...-5751999/?Cr=4

                BMW 1 Series 120d
                https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...6494644/?Cr=12
                https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...6464631/?Cr=49

                Mazda 6
                https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...8015038/?Cr=29

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by tremolo View Post
                  Punters

                  New job is a long drive. I'm doing 650km a week.

                  Thinking of getting a cheap dedicated tool for the job.

                  Criteria.
                  - ~$5k
                  - Comfortable
                  - Reliable
                  - Good fuel economy
                  - Must have the ability to occasionally carry a child (.: safe & practical)
                  - Cool/presentable desirable
                  5Grand and Cool/Presentable are pretty much impossible I'd think, unless you mean "car guy cool"/"good for what it is"

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by tremolo View Post
                    Criteria.
                    - ~$5k
                    - Comfortable
                    - Reliable
                    - Good fuel economy
                    - Must have the ability to occasionally carry a child (.: safe & practical)
                    - Cool/presentable desirable
                    I can't help but think that $5k budget is incompatible with the criteria.

                    Its not going to be cool. If its old, it won't have that great fuel economy or safety. If its new, it will have too many km's and be unreliable.

                    I mean, sure, you could buy a 10+ year old SV6, but its gonna guzzle fuel and be pretty uncool.

                    With bulk km's, my experience has always been go new and go diesel.

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                      #11
                      650km per week?

                      Pfft, eat it for breakfast and want brunch

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                        #12
                        Camry. Seems to work for taxis and uber drivers.
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                          #13
                          Should be able to pick up something brand new from Holden for 5k surely.

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                            #14
                            Lexus ES300

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                              #15
                              Train with that criteria
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