When we decided to start covering the top FUN commuter cars we could find, one of the first to catch our eye was the Scion tC Coupe.When we decided to start covering the top FUN commuter cars we could find, one of the first to catch our eye was the Scion tC Coupe.Although the vehicle has been discontinued now that Toyota has done away with the Scion brand, there are still plenty of used options available around the country.
These three commuter cars are (relatively) easy on the budget, will you to work & home in a hurry, and can be truly fun to drive.
Best of all? Every one is available with a MANUAL gearbox!
I often daydream about owning a small sport-coupe and zipping around mountain roads on the weekends. I also, as you will come to find out, am not realistic when it comes to my daydreaming tendencies.
Here at Buck The Commute, we generally prefer a Manual Transmission for our commuter cars. It's more efficient (in most cases), simpler to repair, and most of all more fun!
The YouTube Channel Learn Engineering prepared a very detailed video explaining technical differences between Automatic and Manual transmissions. It's well worth the 7 minute viewing time =)
Consumer Reports has gone through the top commuter cars that are currently available, and made a nice list of the best for either City MPG or Highway MPG.
Road Show reports on the best (and worst) vehicles for reliability, citing Consumer Reports. These are the best commuters on the list:
2017 is just around the corner and the entire crew here at Buck The Commute took a look at some of the best commuter cars coming out in the new year (many are already here). Let's go:
Starting next month, drivers of all types can record virtually everything about their trips with the new Waylense Horizon.
The $449 (pre-sale) device records up to 1080p video along with data that's delivered via your ODB-II port (standard on all vehicles built after 1996).