So I don’t daily drive my M2 and don’t like that my E30 is now my daily driver. Looking to spend no more than 2k on a beater just to get to and from work. Came across a 2003 Pontiac Vibe and a 2005 Lancer ES. The vibe is a six speed with 106k miles and the lancer is a five speed with 117k. Both look to be in good shape from the pictures I’ve seen. Have yet to check out either of them. I’m confident I can get either for under 2k.

Now I know the Vibe is basically a rebadged Matrix so that’s definitely a good thing. Anyone have experience with either of them? One more reliable than the other? Anything I should look out for when/if I take a look at them in person?