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Question of the Day: What is the best all-around car?

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posted by corsa

Well, we've decided to try out a new thing here on Motortopia: a question of the day. We won't promise we'll come up with a question every single day, but we will try our best to post a question as many (weekdays) as we can.

With that said, let's get started. A lot of people here on Motortopia own several vehicles. You might have a work vehicle and a daily driver. Or a daily driver and a "fun" vehicle. Or several fun vehicles. So here's the question: if a mandate came down that said you could only own one vehicle, but money was not an object, what would it be? In other words, what is the best all-around vehicle you can think of that would suit your lifestyle and that you could live with every day?

For me, I would have to pick the Audi RS4 Avant. It isn't too big, but it will carry 4 people. It is a wagon, so I could haul most anything I need to. It is all-wheel-drive, so with a proper set of winter tires, it would make it through the Nebraska winters with no problem. Its 420 horsepower 4.2 liter V8 mated to a 6-speed manual transmission makes it plenty fast, and it could even be used for the occasional track day. And wrapped in the body of a station wagon, it won't attract a lot of attention from the cops.

So, that's my choice. Tell us yours in the comments!

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corsa’s Profile Photo
May 2, 2008 at 6:20 pm
@corvairjim: Yeah, a Stinger-spec Lakewood, or even a Fitch Sprint-spec Lakewood would be really cool. I don't think I've ever seen one done... I've seen turbo Lakewoods, but that's it... wow, a silver Lakewood with the black Fitch Sprint stripes, headlight guards, wheels, lowered suspension, Sprint or Stinger-spec'd engine... sounds awesome!
CorvairJim’s Profile Photo
May 2, 2008 at 6:08 pm
I don't know, corsa... my Monza thinks it is a Corsa, with it's Stinger-spec engine, but that Stinger-spec Lakewood sounds pretty cool, too... I'll have to think about it. scratchchin image
PontiacPowered’s Profile Photo
May 1, 2008 at 9:21 pm
My choice would be a Lightning. It has a bed so you can throw furniture or sheets of plywood you need from home depot, and you can have your fun with all that in the back. Oh, it also has the capability to tow enough for almost everyone. Definately a very useful vehicle that is sporty, fast, and still functions as a truck.
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May 1, 2008 at 9:49 am
I would have to go with a Porsche C4S Coupe...perfect year around with the all-wheel-drive, maintainence once a year and 355 horsepower. Or you could go with the Turbo with 480 horsepower AWD. Either way you are good and you have a back seat if you must bring people with. (not recommended though!)
TTomlinson’s Profile Photo
May 1, 2008 at 6:41 am
I would tend to agree. Audi has, in recent years, made one of the best looking wagons out there. With the horse power increase and a 6 speed tanny, it's become more of a "Soccer Dad's" car than a soccer mom's.
blackberry’s Profile Photo
Apr 30, 2008 at 10:53 pm
Audi A6
andylynn67’s Profile Photo
Apr 30, 2008 at 10:20 pm
Hummer! not a H2 or H3 but the real diesel powered original Hummer. That is what I'm talking about!!
Built By GM and will out last any other car on the road.
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DrDodge’s Profile Photo
Apr 30, 2008 at 9:16 pm
wow, from audis to corvairs,,, I loved the Corvair, simple sturdy cars goood handling also (eat my dust Ralph Nader)

for me,, something along the lines of a 64 Dodge dart, beat it to death and they come back for more
corsa’s Profile Photo
Apr 30, 2008 at 5:18 pm

Heh heh, you got me! Somehow, the Teutonic song of the RS4 won me over when I wrote this post today... but trust me, a Corvair would be right up there on my list! Hmm, now which Corvair? A Lakewood wagon with a Stinger-spec engine in it? How about a late-model sedan? Nah, it would be a '66 Corsa coupe... you see, it was just easier to say the Audi!

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CorvairJim’s Profile Photo
Apr 30, 2008 at 4:50 pm
Corsa, Corsa, Corsa! For Shame! The best all-around car for me would have to be a Corvair: Good performance, decent interior room, a veritable snowmobile in our snowy Pennsylvania winters (I've NEVER gotten stuck in one), easy to work on and get parts for, good fuel economy...
C'mon, Corsa! I'm surprised at you!
You're a Corvair guy, for cryin' out loud! fryingpan image

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