Looking for a cheap (<$5k) car to use as my daily driver (100+ miles/day) so I can keep miles off my main car. Any suggestions on dealerships?

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I vote Miata. Cheap, reliable, fuel efficient and fun with infinite upgradability.


Corolla on Craigslist? Or some other Toyota?


There is not much good for under $5k these days. Usually those cars need a bunch of work or are beat to hell and are not comfortable to drive 100+ mi/day in. And you are *definitely* not buying such a cheap car from a dealership, go look at Craigslist and probably even better Facebook market place. Also if you can find old/dead people selling their cars that is the holy grail of getting a good car for cheap.


Typically if you go outside Austin, Georgetown,Pflugerville, perhaps San Marcos you can find better deals at least at the bigger dealerships.

A sub $5000 car typically means you’ll be purchasing private party


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Covert Ford. Even if you don’t want a ford they can find you something else. All of the guys there are awesome and friendly.

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