What $2,904 Car Would You Drive 2,904 Miles Cross-Country?

While Ben is out living the dream in the driver's seat of a 1994 Chevy Caprice Classic for Top Gear's 2904 Cross-Country Rally, we're left at the home office to ponder what we'd be able to buy and drive the prescribed distance for $2,904 (all-inclusive). It has to be reliable enough to drive just under 3,000 miles, cheap enough to leave money for gas and efficient enough to burn through the gas money slowly. Ideally, it'll be comfortable enough to live-blog from and quick enough to leave everyone behind. Given $2,904 to make it 2,904 miles what would you choose? We're partial to comfort, since 2,904 miles is a long way, so this SWB 1996 Plymouth Voyager seems like a steal at just $2,000. Equipped with the 3.0-liter V6 this Voyager likely gets around 20 mpg on the highway, which equates to 145.2 gallons of gas. Assuming a high price of $3.00 per gallon and you end up with just $435.6 in fuel costs leaving more than $450 for emergency repairs. More importantly, there's plenty of room in the back to sleep, drink, eat and evacuate, which reduces the need for stops. Would you be the hare to our tortoise? (QOTD is your chance to answer the day's most pressing automotive questions and experience the opinions of the insightful insiders, practicing pundits and gleeful gearheads who make up the Jalopnik commentariat. If you've got a suggestion for a good "Question Of The Day" send an email to tips at jalopnik dot com.)


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