BMW i
Forum for the BMW i3, i4 and i8
BMW i3 BMW i8
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

  BMW i Forums > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General Automotive (non-BMW) Talk + Photos/Videos

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-10-2019, 12:06 PM   #1
TedA
Private First Class
TedA's Avatar
United_States
27
Rep
139
Posts

Drives: 2012 E92 M3 ZCP Mineral White
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Upstate NY

iTrader: (0)

Looking for a daily driver suggestion

Hi,
My M3 is and will always be a garage queen... so with that in mind, Im looking for a daily driver. I am 66, so looking for a larger vehicle.

Here are my must haves:
1. Manual transmission
2. 4 doors (family utility)

I drive about 20-25K per year, so Im looking for something that will last. I have cross referenced all current (new) and recent (2-3 year old certified) models and I have come up with the following list:

2018 Mazda 6
2019 Honda Accord
2019 Genesis G70
2018/2017 Audi A4 (size MAY be a concern)
2016/2018 BMW 3 series (size is DEFINITELY a concern)


Am I missing another alternative? I live in the northeast, so 4WD is a definite plus, but not an absolute necessity.
Appreciate 0
      01-10-2019, 12:10 PM   #2
derbo
Keeper of Blinky Lights
derbo's Avatar
United_States
964
Rep
1,126
Posts

Drives: Beluga Whale
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (0)

I'm driving a 2017 Civic hatchback as my commuter. Have you tried to sit in one of them?

I drive about 30-40k/year and I'm already at 60K on my car. I get about 38mpg on the average.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      01-10-2019, 12:22 PM   #3
spazzyfry123
Lieutenant Colonel
spazzyfry123's Avatar
Canada
1342
Rep
1,509
Posts

Drives: With Both Feet
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Florida

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 BMW E90 M3  [5.00]
Newer 4 door Mini Cooper S (F55)! You'll be super surprised how much space is in one of those things and it is a hell of a bargain for what they sell for on the used market. I drive the two door F56S and it's literally a BMW inside. Super happy.
Appreciate 0
      01-10-2019, 12:30 PM   #4
TedA
Private First Class
TedA's Avatar
United_States
27
Rep
139
Posts

Drives: 2012 E92 M3 ZCP Mineral White
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Upstate NY

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by derbo View Post
I'm driving a 2017 Civic hatchback as my commuter. Have you tried to sit in one of them?

I drive about 30-40k/year and I'm already at 60K on my car. I get about 38mpg on the average.
Similar to the Mazda 3, I fit perfectly in a civic but no one can sit behind me.
Appreciate 2
derbo964.00

      01-10-2019, 12:37 PM   #5
SAMM3Y
Major
SAMM3Y's Avatar
973
Rep
1,063
Posts

Drives: 2008 m3
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: NorCal

iTrader: (1)

Kia stinger
__________________
Stoptech st60/40 // OhlinsR&t // dinan sway/camber // 4.10 osgiken lsd // apex ps7 // supersprint // turner xpipe/shark tune // recaro sportsters // turner shift kit //awron gauge // ess 625 not currently installed // spec clutch not installed yet
Appreciate 1
      01-10-2019, 12:52 PM   #6
jaehshim
Major
jaehshim's Avatar
United_States
408
Rep
1,326
Posts

Drives: E90
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NE

iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by spazzyfry123 View Post
Newer 4 door Mini Cooper S (F55)! You'll be super surprised how much space is in one of those things and it is a hell of a bargain for what they sell for on the used market. I drive the two door F56S and it's literally a BMW inside. Super happy.
the "new" mini cooper, along with the 4 door version and countryman, are the ugliest piece of shit on the road...no wonder the sales went down overall compared to last yr... funny because R53 and R56, although refinement was crap, was good looking cooper
__________________
Appreciate 0
      01-10-2019, 12:53 PM   #7
Kamen
Private First Class
58
Rep
152
Posts

Drives: BMW M3 E92
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Las Vegas

iTrader: (0)

Aren't the Minies one the least reliable cars?
Appreciate 0
      01-10-2019, 12:56 PM   #8
MahiC
Private First Class
United_States
48
Rep
104
Posts

Drives: 2013 e92 m3 ZCP Jet Black .
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: San Jose, California

iTrader: (0)

Love my Toyota Highlander Hybrid 28 mpg combined and only $1000 spent over the last 100,000 miles.
Appreciate 0
      01-10-2019, 12:59 PM   #9
jaehshim
Major
jaehshim's Avatar
United_States
408
Rep
1,326
Posts

Drives: E90
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NE

iTrader: (3)

my buddy (6'2) has GTI and it's surprisingly comfortable for him, and most importantly, it's really fun to drive in 6MT and MPG is amazing. I had the car for about a month, the manual is so easy and it's overall a very well made vehicle.
I honestly am very anti-VAG (VW + AUDI) but GTI is one of my favorite cars after my short ownership of GTI

at 6'6, it might be too tight, i'd say Accord would be your best choice.
it has gotten bigger, and if anyone has experience of owning a recent 17+ honda models, it's just a perfect daily driver, comfortable, good ergonomics + MPG, easy to toss around
__________________
Appreciate 0
      01-10-2019, 01:02 PM   #10
spiderspider
Lieutenant
261
Rep
585
Posts

Drives: E90 M3 DCT, E90 328i, E46 330i
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Danville, CA

iTrader: (0)

I'd check out the Infiniti sedans as well..
Appreciate 0
      01-10-2019, 01:25 PM   #11
jmeek83
Private
United_States
32
Rep
50
Posts

Drives: 13 M3 Coupe
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Chicago

iTrader: (0)

I have a 2016 Mazda 6 sport with the manual. I love it as a daily while reserving my m3 for fun only.

I'd say factory tires (which were yokos) were horrible. Swap those out and you've got a very nice handling ride. I'd buy another 6 again, particularly with how cheap you can get one.
Appreciate 1
      01-10-2019, 01:42 PM   #12
R3dliner
Lieutenant Colonel
R3dliner's Avatar
United_States
755
Rep
1,794
Posts

Drives: 18 M3 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: NYC

iTrader: (5)

The Hyundai G70 is a incredible car. With the former M boss leading the development, it will only get better. With that being said, I've only driven the 3.3L TT version(auto only) and it blew my expectations. Wish I had a chance to drive the 2.0T manual as well. I would definitely test drive both versions.
Appreciate 0
      01-10-2019, 02:13 PM   #13
SYT_Shadow
///M Powered for Life
SYT_Shadow's Avatar
United_States
3394
Rep
5,230
Posts

Drives: E90M/E92M/F80CS/X5 35/MiniCS
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Greenwich, CT

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by R3dliner View Post
The Hyundai G70 is a incredible car. With the former M boss leading the development, it will only get better. With that being said, I've only driven the 3.3L TT version(auto only) and it blew my expectations. Wish I had a chance to drive the 2.0T manual as well. I would definitely test drive both versions.
the manual version was just tested in C&D and they did not like it
Appreciate 0
      01-10-2019, 02:14 PM   #14
SYT_Shadow
///M Powered for Life
SYT_Shadow's Avatar
United_States
3394
Rep
5,230
Posts

Drives: E90M/E92M/F80CS/X5 35/MiniCS
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Greenwich, CT

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by spazzyfry123 View Post
Newer 4 door Mini Cooper S (F55)! You'll be super surprised how much space is in one of those things and it is a hell of a bargain for what they sell for on the used market. I drive the two door F56S and it's literally a BMW inside. Super happy.
I agree. Great little car, manual has great feel and heft

Quote:
Originally Posted by jaehshim View Post
the "new" mini cooper, along with the 4 door version and countryman, are the ugliest piece of shit on the road...no wonder the sales went down overall compared to last yr... funny because R53 and R56, although refinement was crap, was good looking cooper
I think the F56 looks great, puts a smile on my face whenever I see it
Appreciate 1
      01-10-2019, 02:40 PM   #15
spazzyfry123
Lieutenant Colonel
spazzyfry123's Avatar
Canada
1342
Rep
1,509
Posts

Drives: With Both Feet
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Florida

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 BMW E90 M3  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaehshim View Post
the "new" mini cooper, along with the 4 door version and countryman, are the ugliest piece of shit on the road...no wonder the sales went down overall compared to last yr... funny because R53 and R56, although refinement was crap, was good looking cooper
Well all right then!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamen View Post
Aren't the Minies one the least reliable cars?
Not the new F gen. R gen cars had quite a few problems, yes.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SYT_Shadow View Post
I agree. Great little car, manual has great feel and heft

I think the F56 looks great, puts a smile on my face whenever I see it
Yeah I've always liked the new styling. Not nearly as go-karty as the previous gens, but still a hoot of fun. For a daily driver, the F gen no doubt.
Appreciate 0
      01-10-2019, 03:12 PM   #16
R3dliner
Lieutenant Colonel
R3dliner's Avatar
United_States
755
Rep
1,794
Posts

Drives: 18 M3 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: NYC

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SYT_Shadow View Post
the manual version was just tested in C&D and they did not like it
Bummer. Looked promising with the AWD
Appreciate 0
      01-10-2019, 03:20 PM   #17
TedA
Private First Class
TedA's Avatar
United_States
27
Rep
139
Posts

Drives: 2012 E92 M3 ZCP Mineral White
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Upstate NY

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SAMM3Y View Post
Kia stinger
No manual transmission in the US ...deal breaker
Appreciate 0
      01-10-2019, 03:21 PM   #18
TedA
Private First Class
TedA's Avatar
United_States
27
Rep
139
Posts

Drives: 2012 E92 M3 ZCP Mineral White
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Upstate NY

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by spiderspider View Post
I'd check out the Infiniti sedans as well..
No manual transmission
Appreciate 0
      01-10-2019, 03:24 PM   #19
TedA
Private First Class
TedA's Avatar
United_States
27
Rep
139
Posts

Drives: 2012 E92 M3 ZCP Mineral White
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Upstate NY

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SYT_Shadow View Post
the manual version was just tested in C&D and they did not like it
I wonder if it was a pre-production car... this is their 1st luxury branded product (in this segment) .. no way they didnt test the shit out of it to cross every t.
Appreciate 0
      01-10-2019, 03:27 PM   #20
SYT_Shadow
///M Powered for Life
SYT_Shadow's Avatar
United_States
3394
Rep
5,230
Posts

Drives: E90M/E92M/F80CS/X5 35/MiniCS
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Greenwich, CT

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by TedA View Post
I wonder if it was a pre-production car... this is their 1st luxury branded product (in this segment) .. no way they didnt test the shit out of it to cross every t.
it's a shame

Methinks the 3.3T version is the 'good' one while the 2.0 is more of an afterthought

https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews...by-the-numbers
Appreciate 0
      01-10-2019, 03:30 PM   #21
BOBBY B
NGL
BOBBY B's Avatar
18
Rep
55
Posts

Drives: 2010 E92 M3 Alpine White
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Arcadia, Los Angeles

iTrader: (0)

E90 M3
__________________

2010 E92 M3 DCT - 42,XXX miles
Macht Schnell Air Filter|OEM Exhaust by EAS | Rod Bearings by MRF | StopTech S.S. Lines | Motul RBF 600
Appreciate 1
SYT_Shadow3394.00

      01-10-2019, 03:44 PM   #22
pbonsalb
Major General
1960
Rep
6,181
Posts

Drives: 08 E90 M3, 99 E36 M3 Turbo
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Concord, NH

iTrader: (3)

I agree. E90M3 is my driver. If I had a 991TT it would be my driver. I am not one to park my nice or fun car and drive something less nice and less fun instead.
Appreciate 1
R-3524.00

Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:16 AM.




bmw
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST