I’ve always enjoyed the styling of the Mini Cooper, and the way they were a central character in the 2003 movie “The Italian Job” had me wondering if they are as cool as Hollywood portrayed.
So last week I headed over to PreferredPreOwned.com to check one out for a test drive.
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.
What do you want? A commuter car that's quick, fun, and gets good mileage? When do you want it? NOW!
This demo from PreferredPreOwned.com came in at 29,000 miles - really good for a 3+ year old commuter.
When you test drive the best selling vehicle in the country, it's easy to know what to expect. This week I was able to drive this 2015 Toyota Camry SE from PreferredPreOwned.com, and it was very suitable.
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.
Prior to building the top Toyota Magazine on the planet, I was a Jeep guy. Not a rock crawling, trailer-only, crazy kind of Jeeps…..my wife and I drove Jeep SUVs: three different Cherokees and a Grand Cherokee.
A commuter car with good mileage, plenty of room, and nearly 9" of ground clearance for your dirt-exploring-needs? This 2014 Outback 3.5R Limited may be just what you're looking for.
From the factory, this 5 year old commuter car arrived with 197hp via the 2.0L 4-Cylinder naturally aspirated engine. The i-VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) system in this car exists solely to help increase economy by hydraulically shifting between two camshaft profiles.
While this gently used Lexus Certified 2015 RX-350 won't win any super car races, it's a fun performance luxury crossover SUV that would make a perfect commuter car.