Get a mx6 GT like Concealer. Buy some bandaids from him, have fun with your 300whp DD with a back seat. He said he got 40mpg highway going down to the GRM challenge.
The problem is finding one at this point. I've molested and/or crushed them all.
And yes, i got 41mpg over 1000 miles on the way down to the GRM $2012 Challenge. Been daily driving this thing for 4.5 years now, purchased for $900, still under GRM $2013 budget. Parts are DIRT cheap, available, and the cars are cake to work on.
Beware: The power you can make for peanuts will completely ruin you on BPs for life, save for the whole FWD thing.
Originally Posted by mgeoffriau
Would love a 626 GT in good condition. Find me one under my budget within a day's drive and I'll give you a $100 finder's fee.
Good luck with that. The only reason to specify a 626 is if you're looking for a Touring (hatchback) model. Otherwise, they're no more usable for your purposes than an MX6. And you won't find a Touring GT anymore.
If you really just want a hatch, consider the 1st gen Probe GT instead. They're uglier, slightly heavier, but are the same car otherwise. Swap in a set of MX6 seats (i have a spare pair, come and get them) and roll.
As a bonus, the Probes aren't terribly hard to find.
Originally Posted by TurboTim
I enjoyed my geo storm DD to the point of actively searching for an Impulse RS. Wagon style available:
There's also Saturn wagons out there.
Funny, i actually just saw one of those wagons in Pull A Part last weekend.
Also: Stanza wagonback thing?
Originally Posted by Opti
Im also looking for a saab 9000. They haz turbo, everyone I know that has one says they are awesome, but havent found a single one for sale in TX.
Also awesome cars. I had one years ago, very reliable, good MPG, comfy, and easy to make into a snorting troll mobile.
OP, if you have $2000, you're looking for a car. Not a specific kind of car. You're looking for the best car you can possibly find for the $2000. You can't be picky.
Cars normally known as being reliable are going to be total pieces of this at this price point, and cars known as being shitty aren't going to be any worse.
I am seriously trying to figure out how to work this into the upcoming 3 day weekend. I want to be in VA beach that Saturday night, I would need to figure out how to get there, and then to Richmond the next morning. Or take the train to Richmond, then drive to VA beach, to MS Sunday. Figure out how to get home Monday.
I'll be honest- I'd gladly take a couple of days off and drive this car down to you in exchange for airfare, hotel and gas money. I could use a break about now. and it's been a while since I've driven a car...
Here's one with a 100% stock motor with an HX35 slapped on. Tuned on BAND AIDS. (HKS PFC FCON)
Admit it. You want this ****.
I want one, well an MX6 really, ever since reading about your ---- sore. Problem is they are all really hard to find around here. If I could find a decent one near almost any of the major cities in TX I could go get it and make the excuse it's to go see friends, but havent had much luck.
I find some in NM and Louisiana but I have a problem with driving to another state to buy a 1K car.
Anyone have experience with the 1st gen CR-V's? It's just barely on my list, but there's one locally that's pretty clean so I'm considering it. Mileage is just good enough. How are they for daily driving? I figure they're fairly boring, but then I've been daily driving a Nissan Frontier so it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.