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Old 09-04-2012, 10:35 AM   #1
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Its come time to get a daily now that I'm getting closer to turboing the miata. Here's my criteria:
1. Under 4k or around that.
2. Possibly turbo from factory
3. Dead reliable
4. I won't want to put a hole in my head from driving it
5. A/c, I've only owned one car with a/c. I need it.

A few cars I've been looking at are a Mitsubishi eclipse gsx, another miata with a hardtop, Nissan frontier(older ka model). Let me know if you have any suggestions.
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honda civic.
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[email protected] criteria

turbo, under 4k, reliable
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honda crx would be good too. Honda reliability, fun, great on gas, has a/c. Try to find one that is bone stock.
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TDI.

Turbo. Reliable. Might have to spend more like 6k for one.

Probably what I will get next.
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honda civic.
This. A used Honda Civic rapes all other cars, in all categories, in all ways. The stuff Honda made from the early90-early 2000s are the probably the best cars ever produced. Good on gas, reliable, easy to trouble shoot when they do go wrong, cheap parts, huge aftermarket......

My advise to anyone looking for a used car is to buy the best Civic they can afford, and enjoy putting oil, brakes, and tires on it for the rest of time. Sure, little **** might brake, by they will soldier on FOREVER. That, and the same vintage Camry was pretty reliable, and cheap to run, but is soul crushing to drive.


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I said possibly turbo as in I'm not dead set on it.
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Dude he said factory turbo. Get that cheap *** N/A **** out of here.
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lol.
John Vogt's?
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John Vogt's?
Google images' pic. I worked with a guy who had one. Cheap, ugly, turboed, and indestructable. There were electrical things that didn't work on it because Mopar but it always ran and was amusingly strong when the turbo got spooled. FWD plus bighonkin' 2.5liters plus a turbo = torquesteer!
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[email protected] criteria

turbo, under 4k, reliable
pick two
This.

I'm biased, but i vote one of these:

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I'm sure you could pick up an SRT4 for cheap (probably not $4k cheap, though)
I bet those things aren't cheap to insure, though.

A Saab might be up your alley too. A friend of mine picked up a 2001(?) 9-3 for like $2500 in great shape.
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My understanding of the Eclipse is that while it's not actually the complete opposite of "totally reliable", it doesn't entirely fulfill that criteria either.

A '94-'97 Miata, presupposing that you can resist screwing with it, would probably be a good fit. Any well-maintained Civic / Integra / RSX would also work.

There aren't a hell of a lot of other cars that really fit the bill, and none of them factory turbos that I can think of. The Neons were surprisingly un-horrible cars if you can swallow your masculinity enough to drive one. We've had two of them in the family, and they were both reliable daily-drivers even when subjected to the most maintenance-averse owner imaginable (my sister.)




I'm afraid I don't get the joke about Jon Voight's LeBaron either, even after having visited the Myspace link. (I did, however, learn that Myspace still exists. Who knew?)
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It's a Seinfeld episode. George thought he bought Jon Voight's Lebaron.
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This.

I'm biased, but i vote one of these:]
You may have suffered a serious brain injury, you should call an ambulance.

Back to the thread. You want a Volvo Wagon.
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