What Car Would You Buy If You Received The Average Annual Tax Refund?

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Tomorrow is Tax Day. This year's average tax refund is $2899 — approximately what most people use for a down payment on a new vehicle. But that doesn't make sense, especially when there's still so many great used cars out there. Assuming you received the average tax refund — and you didn't have anything else to spend your refund on — what's the best vehicle you can buy?

The only two certainties in life are death and taxes, and having obliged the latter, it's time to pick a vehicle that'll forestall the former. Thus, there's only one answer — a Toyota truck. Preferably a diesel-engined Hilux pickup from the 80s. They're bulletproof and the closest thing in the automotive world to immortality.


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