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Old 02-21-2013, 06:50 PM   #121
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This is the most depressing thread I have ever read on this forum.
Go to the build thread section of this place. Click on Faeflora's builds. This thread is now heaven (if you believe in it).
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:54 PM   #122
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Just... What are you? I mean, you had this 2000 Altima that is super clean, yet you drag raced it, autocrossed it, and randomly put too-big of wheels on it that are super retarded, yet you are one of the biggest CR.net hating ***** out there, with your practicality-and purpose-based agruments. I mean, that pic by the ghetto gas station wall. Why does that even exist? Did you think it looked cool? Was it an exceptionally sunny day? Did you like the contrast of the patina on the peeling-paint brick wall from your shiny new Discount Tire Special rimz? Were you admiring the tacky chrome bar across the front of the car? Or did you just get your vanity plate and thought it was cool to advertise that your stock Altima was a stick?

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Old 02-21-2013, 07:02 PM   #123
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the first time i got rear ended i bought this wheels with tires with the cash since i needed tires anyways. one day i ran into a curb and bent two of them and got the others pictured for 125 and put the sane tires on them.

the pic was taken in 2002 at a carwash after i washed it...i think i have a pic of it covered in bird **** beforehand.

i thought the plate was cool during the nissan shift_ marketing campaign. it beat I D351GN that i had on it when i first started art school.

at one point i had a stillen exhaust and cold air intake. jealous?

my other friends had cars like mustangs and camaros with 500hp... my parents wouldn't let me get the eclipse gsx i wanted.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:04 PM   #124
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LOL at comparing the typical CR car to the DD Altima.
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blahbity blah stillen exhaust and cold air intake. jealous?
Yes.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:02 PM   #126
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LOL at comparing the typical CR car to the DD Altima.
Cr = retarded stuff that they think looks cool. I'm not comparing them style to style, just mentality to mentality.

I was mostly just messing around. But not completely.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:35 PM   #127
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I'm going to give you some honest advice. Never buy an old Mercedes, unless it's diesel or you plan on putting a reliable drivetrain in it. Don't ask.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:44 AM   #128
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Hmm those taxi old school benz were pretty good. THe ones with the double headlights. I remember seeing many with 300k km on them.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:12 AM   #129
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Never buy an old Mercedes....
I have to ask. I bought an 87 three years ago and it has been great. And fun. I was stunned at how cheap parts were. The car isn't easy to work on (compared to a Miata), but it's not impossible, just challenging. Or is 87 not old?
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:47 PM   #130
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LOL @ This thread.. like 98% of the vehicles don't even come close to the OP's "fuel efficient" requirement

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The saturn 1.9L is not what I'd call reliable, or fuel efficient. They're junk.
I would second this opinion. My mechanic brother is on his third 1.9L Saturn motor. He bought his SL2 new from the dealer and the first engine spun a rod bearing at 28k miles, second was 98k. Yes, he changed the oil religiously.


Edit: +11 more on the Protege. I have a 2000 ES 1.8L myself, gets about 28mpg and runs like a top with about 240k miles on it. Had to replace the wheel bearings, alternator, A/C Compressor, tires, brakes. Has FAR more get-up-and-go than my GF's 2005 D17 automatic 2 door civic.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:13 PM   #131
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I really want this car so I can swap an SR20DE in it, but the price is about $1000 too high.

!992 Nissan Sentra xe
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:57 PM   #132
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Another proponent for the 323 here. My neighbor (who is a 30-year Mazda tech) had one with 420k on it, and he drove it to the point where it would use a quart of oil a day back and forth to work before he sold it. He bought it in 2001 with 220k on it for $300, drove it for 10 years, and sold it for $300.

Mk2 VW's aren't bad cars, but you have to deal with the electrical gremlins on a daily basis. I have an '89 Jetta Carat with the Digifant2 injection system and though it is the stupidest injection system I've ever encountered, it has yet to leave me stranded with 240k on it. Best $400 I ever spent. The key is to get the base-of-the-base model with the least amount of electrical anything.
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:02 PM   #133
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Ever given the Mazda Millenia a thought? Comes with a supercharged Miller cycle engine, and is pretty damn nice inside. Gets good gas mileage too for a sedan. I picked mine up for just over 3k which is a little more than the price discussed, but not too much.

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Another proponent for the 323 here.
^This

The protege version is four door obviously but a bg chassis 323 / protege is light, really cheap to buy and fix and you won't worry about it.

The car pictured got 750km / tank (~38mpg imp) with 82 hp and ~650km / tank (~33mpg imp) with 230-240whp. It was fun, decent on gas, reliable (parts familiarity) and as was pointed out about the car another member was driving at the time, gaudy.

This car is the reason I'm considering an MS3 for a dd.
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:34 PM   #135
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Ever given the Mazda Millenia a thought? Comes with a supercharged Miller cycle engine, and is pretty damn nice inside. Gets good gas mileage too for a sedan. I picked mine up for just over 3k which is a little more than the price discussed, but not too much.

Unfortunately the engines like to go pop just over 100k miles. Like... high probability.
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I hope not! Mine has nearly 200K on it. But most of them have the regular KL engine found in the MX-6. Those are pretty reliable.
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I looked at the Millenia S and yes, they are over my budget.
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I hope not! Mine has nearly 200K on it. But most of them have the regular KL engine found in the MX-6. Those are pretty reliable.

Guess you got one of the good ones. I was looking at one a few years ago so I went to a forum for them... Pages and pages of "engine blown" threads. A good friend of mine had one that let go at 123k and that is fairly common. At least as common as Saturn 1.9's going pop (friend of mine had one of those pop too)
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I think this thread has gone of the track here.. are we looking for something that goes fast or a mpg beater to get you from point a to point b?
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I think this thread has gone of the track here.. are we looking for something that goes fast or a mpg beater to get you from point a to point b?
My suggestion is both, and cheap.
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