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Default best awd beater or car to lease?

i've been looking for a used beater car. can;t really find anything. i was thinking of leasing something cheap, so my wife doesnt have to drive her C4s in the winter.

you guys got any ideas? doesnt have to be big, would prefer small actually. would like something awd if possible and cheap. mileage allowance not important as it would be low.





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id like to find something cheap too to keep the miles off my truck
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I don't generally think of the words beater and lease In the same sentence.

But if I were looking to buy an AWD that was affordable my search would begin and end with a Subaru.
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CR-V Leases out great.
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maybe a used toyota matrix?

here's a good article...

http://www.autotrader.com/research/a...drive-cars.jsp
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Originally Posted by Double tyme View Post
I don't generally think of the words beater and lease In the same sentence.

But if I were looking to buy an AWD that was affordable my search would begin and end with a Subaru.
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Originally Posted by Double tyme View Post
I don't generally think of the words beater and lease In the same sentence.

But if I were looking to buy an AWD that was affordable my search would begin and end with a Subaru.
X3. I had a Subaru and was completely impressed.
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I think we have differing views on either what we think a beater is, or when it's good to lease. Given the fact that her daily driver is a C4s, I think it's the first one.

I'd definitely second the Subaru for their AWD, but in that case why wouldn't you just buy one? You're not going to have the depreciation like you would on a luxury vehicle.
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maybe we're just waaaaay far off on definition of beater. In that case I might look into leasing a slightly used, 6-month old, AWD "Lexus beater"
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i think i meant, either a beater or something real cheap to lease.

i was bored and walking around a used car lot and found a 2004 Mazda Tribute, which is a rebadged Ford escape for $6k. it was pretty clean but had 110k miles and i'm wondering how long it would last. its basically an american car right, repairs should be cheap anyways?

or, i was thinking maybe i should just lease something for under $200 a month. so at least it would be trouble free. but then i will be in a cycle of constantly leasing.



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Im a fan of the used Volvo S60 in AWD. You can get a clean used one for under 10k with decent miles. I have a 2002 S60 with 130k that I paid $2800 for 6 months and 40k ago. Car hasnt skipped a beat and all Ive put into it is fuel and oil changes.

I do have an S80 for sale if your interested.

http://boston.craigslist.org/nos/cto/4106969553.html

It needs tires and a good detailing but I'll let it go for short money.
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Originally Posted by Double tyme View Post
I don't generally think of the words beater and lease In the same sentence.

But if I were looking to buy an AWD that was affordable my search would begin and end with a Subaru.
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Originally Posted by JoeyM View Post
i think i meant, either a beater or something real cheap to lease.

i was bored and walking around a used car lot and found a 2004 Mazda Tribute, which is a rebadged Ford escape for $6k. it was pretty clean but had 110k miles and i'm wondering how long it would last. its basically an american car right, repairs should be cheap anyways?

or, i was thinking maybe i should just lease something for under $200 a month. so at least it would be trouble free. but then i will be in a cycle of constantly leasing.



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Under 200 a month leasing you cant lose... Thats only 2400 a year in repairs on the 6k car which can be a pain in the Azz. And you dont have to plunk down the 6-10k for an old beater. There is nothing better that having a warrantied car and if you lease something that has scheduled maintenance included your are in even better shape.

Just my .02$
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Buck up and get her an Audi, Mercedes, Cadillac, Infiniti, etc. They all come in AWD, are nice and lease for short (relatively) money and best of all, she will be happy. Plus, your stable won't feel like they are slumming it in the garage.
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WOW, just looked up the residual values on some Subarus. That is where I would start.
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Originally Posted by jbg108 View Post
CR-V Leases out great.
x2. An AWD CRV would make a great winter "car" IMO.
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Buck up and get her an Audi, Mercedes, Cadillac, Infiniti, etc. They all come in AWD, are nice and lease for short (relatively) money and best of all, she will be happy. Plus, your stable won't feel like they are slumming it in the garage.
nah, that would defeat the purpose. she runs some errands in neighborhoods where she would rather be much more low key. she would like to park in certain places and not worry. she wants a beater.



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Originally Posted by ryan darrow View Post
maybe we're just waaaaay far off on definition of beater. In that case I might look into leasing a slightly used, 6-month old, AWD "Lexus beater"
hahaha...agree! my beater is a 1998 nissan sentra with 186000 miles. i paid $4500 in 2004 and it only had 70K miles. it has only needed oil changes, brake pads and tires.

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