The 17 Best Classic Cars for Daily Driving

Want to drive something vintage every day? These are the cars to have.

The New Class spawned two legends that cemented BMW's reputation. This is the first: one of the first turbocharged cars ever built, predating Saab and Porsche by at least a year. And BMW wanted you to know it, with huge flares and huge TURBO graphics on the front bumper, so drivers of lesser vehicles could get out of the way. Like all early turbos, its unrefined Triple-K unit laid on the boost like an on-off switch, and the car could turn on you, literally and figuratively.
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Not all vintage cars can be driven every day. These are the exceptions.

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Volkswagen Beetle

It's so slow, but the Beetle doesn't have a lot of advanced features. That's what makes it so reliable. It's simple, straightforward, and easy to fix. Break down on the side of the road? Odds are you can get going again with some simple tools. with low miles is for sale right now.

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Ford Mustang

Foxbody Mustangs are now old enough to be considered classics, and with proper care, can get you anywhere you want to go. They've aged nicely, and aftermarket support is second to none. up for grabs on eBay.

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Chevrolet Impala SS

The Impala SS makes for a great sleeper—it's sort of like a discount Chevy SS sedan. First offered in the early 1990s, it's now a true classic car. only has 12,000 miles on it, and you can own it.

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Jeep Cherokee (XJ)

The XJ's unibody design and feature-rich interior means you don't have to compromise to drive it to work everyday. It's an absolute tank through bad weather, too, in case you need to get somewhere in a blizzard. for sale for less than $10,000 now.

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Toyota Corolla (AE86)

Thanks to Initial D, the AE86-generation Corolla has become a full-blown classic in the automotive community. But at the end of the day, it's still an '80s Toyota, which means reliable, simple, balanced, and fun.

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Toyota MR2

Like the AE86, the first-gen MR2 is now a classic. It looks great, it's fun to drive, and because it's a Toyota, it's dead-reliable. currently up for bidding, which means you can own it.

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BMW 2002

The 2002's iconic looks aren't the only thing it has going for it. It's also solidly built, and easy to fix in a pinch. If you can find an '02 without rust, it can make for a wonderful daily-driver. in good condition with less than 100,000 miles on it you can own right now.

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BMW 3-Series (E30)

If you want something more "modern" than a 2002, the E30-generation 3-Series will get the job done. For years it's been the go-to for enthusiasts looking for a fun car that can do it all on the cheap. It was only recently that non-M3 E30s became appreciating assets. on eBay can be yours today.

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Mazda MX-5 Miata (NA)

Dependability is just one of the many reasons people love the original Miata, and while it might not have much space for transporting a family, it can certainly get you to and from work every day without issue. And because the NA-generation is more than 25 years old, it qualifies as a true, certifiable classic. with a hardtop and just 23,000 original miles.

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Buying a car from a brand that no longer exists is always a risk, but Saab 900s are cheap enough that you might not care. They're drive great in the snow, and if you're exceptionally brave, you'll go for the 900 Turbo. Plus, they look cool even when they're covered in salt.
Saab 900

Saab enthusiasts will swear by the 900 as one of the most dependable classics out there. If you like its quirky looks and front-wheel drive layout, it could be the daily for you. is up for grabs right now for under $4000.

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Datsun Z

Datsun's Z cars will last forever if you take care of them. They make good cruisers, and wonderful vintage sports cars. can be yours today.

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Datsun 510

If you need a little bit more room, Datsun also made a lovely sedan called the 510. It's just as dependable as the Z, but with a cabin you can fit more than two people in. on eBay right now.

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Volvo 240

Volvo's legendary brick is known for its sturdy structure, and that theme continues into the mechanicals. Everything is reliable and incredibly easy to fix. looks to be in good condition, and you can buy it right now.

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class (W123)

While most German cars have their fair share of issues, the same can't be said of the W123 Mercedes. They drive like tanks, and can take hundreds of thousands of miles without so much as a hiccup. Find one with a diesel engine , and you'll be set.

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Toyota Land Cruiser

No matter which generation of Land Cruiser you're into, you're going to get a reliable car. Toyota overbuilt them from the factory to ensure their dependability in the toughest environments. you can own right now.

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Porsche 911

The 911 didn't change much in its first 30 years of production, so there's a massive amount of aftermarket (and factory) support for keeping them on the road, no matter what year you drive. has low miles, and it's up for grabs on eBay.

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Honda CRX

Not only is the CRX extra-fun to drive—it's incredibly dependable as well. It is a Honda, after all. With proper care, it will get you to you destination every day for the rest of time. from California that looks super-clean that you can own today.

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