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Old 06-09-2007, 10:40 PM   #1
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Default A thread where I need help to make up my mind about something I won't even do. AGAIN!

I'm back in the daily driver market, still looking for an MSP or p5. Can anyone think of anything in my price range that's equally cool?

I have not ruled out dumping say $17k cash on an ms3, and financing the rest. I want something I know will make it from a to b.
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Old 06-09-2007, 10:58 PM   #2
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94-95 MB E320. Reliable, durable, comfortable, quick, quiet, strong, good for a couple hundred thouand miles. 2 of the best cars I've owned were an E class sedan and an E class wagon, both 6 cylinders.

Just do NOT get the E420. It'll break as much as your VW. Mine is ALWAYS in the shop.
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Old 06-09-2007, 11:00 PM   #3
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a miata























if you have a need a 97+ cherokee will run you like 3500 bucks and they're damn reliable, great engines.
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Yeah pick up a nissan pickup man my 94 is going great at comming on 190K miles. Or maybe a older GTO or 350Z
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Old 06-09-2007, 11:10 PM   #5
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94-95 MB E320. Reliable, durable, comfortable, quick, quiet, strong, good for a couple hundred thouand miles. 2 of the best cars I've owned were an E class sedan and an E class wagon, both 6 cylinders.

Just do NOT get the E420. It'll break as much as your VW. Mine is ALWAYS in the shop.
I will never buy another european car.
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Old 06-09-2007, 11:11 PM   #6
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Yeah pick up a nissan pickup man my 94 is going great at comming on 190K miles. Or maybe a older GTO or 350Z
I need a 4-door and probably an automatic. I've been thinking about $4k old nissan or toyota truck too. What kinda mpg do you get? Decent on road trips?
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Old 06-09-2007, 11:13 PM   #7
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I just want a ******* car that I don't have to work on all the ******* time.
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seriously. if you don't want to buy euro... what else is there for that price range? or above it even?
I think it must be a protege then.
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get an accord/civic. duh.

damn, quick quote. i deleted when you said four door.
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get an accord/civic. duh.
I know, but they are too boring. The mazdas have some personality at least.
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civics are as fun to drive as proteges.
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Old 06-09-2007, 11:19 PM   #12
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civics are as fun to drive as proteges.
maybe an si, and I can't afford one of those. I want something that at least looks cool.
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Old 06-09-2007, 11:23 PM   #13
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I think a protege is the only option. They're fairly reliable, right?
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another robertfmelbert-esque thread brought to you by.... hustler.
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nissan 240sx(not molested) stock ones that haven't been abused are SUPER reliable, toyota trucks are reliable and it's fun to have them to go off roading once in a while, if you're lucky a 2.5rs impreza(the 2 or 4 door ones), a non tt 300zx, bmw 325,28,30 if you're lucky...

get a honda prelude...they look really nice and the interior is awesome.

acura integra 4 door, if you need a 4 door.

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-E36 +1
-Tacoma X-Runner
-Audi S4 (00-01)
-GTO (LS1's and LS2's are nice engines, and get pretty good MPG on the HW)
+Room for 4 All can be found sub 17K Range
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I bought a 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS for less than $7000. Is it cool? Hell no. Is it reliable? It would have been dead reliable if I would have just changed the T-Stat like I was thinking.

But other than that, there's a reason cops and taxis are Crown Vics (Grand Marquis) - they last forever.

Since I live near three Sun Citys (retirement communities), my beater car blends right in.
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My g/f got her '99 1.6L Protege with 25k miles for $5800. It's great, super reliable and gets like 29-33 mpg.
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I bought a 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS for less than $7000. Is it cool? Hell no...
Something we'll agree on. Fine car. Plenty of them in my family (Crown Vic/Towncar/Marquis).
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I was looking for a car for my wife a few months ago. I had about the same price range but couldn't find anything used that seemed really reliable so we ended up financing a mazda3 5 door. It has the best automatic transmission of any cars we test drove. I can't say it is as fun as the miata but I don't mind driving it at all. $17,500 for a new car that you know is going to last isn't a bad idea.
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