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Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget #345205 Dec 6, 11:48pm Dec 6, 11:48pm
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Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget
Hello,

So me and my g/f are looking for a used car. So far we are interested in two things, a used VW Golf or a Celica GT (O yeah, you know what I recommended).

But yeah, don't everyone say the Celica, we are trying to find options.

What do you think we should be looking for with a budget of 8-9K. This is going to be her car and she will be paying monthly for it, so something that is easy to maintain, reliable, and looking good of course.

So yeah, advice on...


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Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: Chelica815] #345206 Dec 7, 12:17am Dec 7, 12:17am
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get a 2k3 civic with like 15000 miles on it

Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: spaztikid] #345207 Dec 7, 12:24am Dec 7, 12:24am
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Yea, I suggested that but she dislike the Civic.


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Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: Chelica815] #345208 Dec 7, 12:41am Dec 7, 12:41am
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how about an S14/S15? (1997 240SX)
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Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: Zero] #345209 Dec 7, 12:44am Dec 7, 12:44am
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i love the 97 240... im also a big 240 fan

Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: Zero] #345210 Dec 7, 12:45am Dec 7, 12:45am
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good luck finding that for 9k...

what about a miata or z3

Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: gts_drew] #345211 Dec 7, 12:45am Dec 7, 12:45am
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hey zero are you a girl or guy

Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: gts_drew] #345212 Dec 7, 12:46am Dec 7, 12:46am
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you can find a 97-98 240 in great shape for under 10000 easy

Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: spaztikid] #345213 Dec 7, 12:46am Dec 7, 12:46am
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
good luck finding that for 9k...

what about a miata or z3


yah the one i found around 25miles from my ZIP was for 13k.


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Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: Zero] #345214 Dec 7, 12:46am Dec 7, 12:46am
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i live in nc though

Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: Zero] #345215 Dec 7, 12:47am Dec 7, 12:47am
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Im a guy.

What about an S13? they go cheaper, plus you might have enough money to fix it up nicely. thumbsup


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there is greater demand for nissan in socal... lots of drifter wannabe's

Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: Zero] #345217 Dec 7, 12:48am Dec 7, 12:48am
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around my area a 1992 S13 goes for $3000.

check the link out: (i know that its around my area, but this is just an example)


http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ca...&cardist=19


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Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: spaztikid] #345218 Dec 7, 12:49am Dec 7, 12:49am
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
there is greater demand for nissan in socal... lots of drifter wannabe's


for reals.


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Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: spaztikid] #345219 Dec 7, 12:49am Dec 7, 12:49am
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yeah i have a lot of drifter wannabes around here


hey zero sorry about that... that pic of the girl was making question... shes hott i would keep her

Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: gts_drew] #345220 Dec 7, 12:51am Dec 7, 12:51am
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hmm... what about the 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage. over here, they range around $4000. not bad for a 2000 model thumbsup


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Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: gts_drew] #345221 Dec 7, 12:51am Dec 7, 12:51am
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i bought my 240 for 45000 it was a 96 and had rims and racing shocks

Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: gts_drew] #345222 Dec 7, 12:52am Dec 7, 12:52am
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^^^do you mean 4,500? because 45,000 is too expensive.


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Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: gts_drew] #345223 Dec 7, 12:53am Dec 7, 12:53am
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This Car's Details
Price $5,000
Mileage 165,000
Exterior Color Dark Green
Interior Color Champagne
Body Style Coupe
Doors Two Door
Engine 4 Cylinder
Trans. Automatic
Fuel Type Gasoline
Drive Type 2 wheel drive

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1997 NISSAN 240SX, 165K mi, air bag, abs, ac, ps, cc, tilt, lthr, p/windows, tint, stereo, pdl, p/Mirrors, sunroof, Great First Car.Only one owner.Will Negotiate, $5,000, 404-463-5018

Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: Zero] #345224 Dec 7, 12:53am Dec 7, 12:53am
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Yo Alex, any comments?


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Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: Zero] #345225 Dec 7, 12:54am Dec 7, 12:54am
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my bad 4500

Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: Zero] #345226 Dec 7, 12:54am Dec 7, 12:54am
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Paseos are nice. thumbsup


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Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: Zero] #345227 Dec 7, 12:55am Dec 7, 12:55am
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There are some 6th Gen Celicas that go for less than $10,000 thumbsup

Maybe she'd like a convertible. thumbsup

or you can look for a Miata, like Josh suggested.


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Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: Zero] #345228 Dec 7, 12:56am Dec 7, 12:56am
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what about a jeep wrangler i love those jeeps

Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: gts_drew] #345229 Dec 7, 12:57am Dec 7, 12:57am
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Hey Andrew, you are exactly one day and one year younger than me. thumbsup grin


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Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: Zero] #345230 Dec 7, 12:57am Dec 7, 12:57am
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what about rx7's? not sure how much they go now tho idunno

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who wants a car with 165k miles...

thumbsdown

look for low mileage and owned by an old person and never wrecked... then you'll get a car in perfect mechanical shape because old people dont push their cars at all.

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speaking of 6th gen my friend took his inner right headlight out and put a Intake there i find it kind of weird

Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: gts_drew] #345233 Dec 7, 1:01am Dec 7, 1:01am
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thats cool... man that pic is bugging me of your girl... its big and i cant think of as a man but as relly hott girl.

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i love rx-7 but you can only find them in bad shape... i at a good price

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man its getting late im miss spelling like crazzzzzzzy

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i still have 2 hours of hw to do thumbsdown

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i dont have hw anymore i have a full time job and working on my car everything... it sucks and its great... im going to college next fall for auto/body work

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You can prolly find an FC RX-7 for less than 10gs, but i found an FD RX-7 for around $13,000 thumbsup


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yes, an MRS would be a great car. thumbsup


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yeah i like our mr-s wink thumbsup


yeah i have a full time job too... and i'm a full time student... and somehow i still find enough time to post thirteen thousand times a year rofl

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Chelica815,
Give us a little more info on what shes looking for. My wife has been driving me nuts for a couple years now because she can't decide what car to get.
It has to be a 4 door hatchback, good gas mileage, low miles and look good. She is torn between the Protege5, RAV4, Chevy Aveo and Scion XA.
After driving the Scion, I begged her to get it. Very nice car. She said no because she don't like the gauges in the middle of the dash. rolleyes

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^^

xAs are kinda cool, but he said they're limited to a budget of about 8-9k. They've been out for less than a year. Corolla? Mazda MX-3, or Protege?

You need to decide what size, type, etc, first I think (i.e. 4-door, compact, sub-compact, small SUV, etc).


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If she doesn't need a backseat, you CANNOT go wrong with a Miata. I drove the one I had like a bumper car and it still loved me right back. Got up to 81k miles without EVER having a repair made on it.


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Good point ExNihilo. I forgot about that. Figures the only guy on here that is older than I am would be the one to correct me.

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man, everybody just went crazy with these sport compacts. first thing, what kind of car is she looking for? 2 door coupe, hatchback, sedan, any preference???

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Wow, thanks for the input guys. Was not able to jump online for much yesterday because of work till ass crack of night. And today I had a final so yeah.

But I spoke with the g/f some more and we cut down most of the cars.

She wants something that
*looks nice, has to pass her looks taste, haha
*good mpg
*low milage used car, anything around 40K
*not wanting to fix anything up in terms of rebuild motors and all of that crap. She said if she does fix it up she will prolly get rims, depending how janked the stock rims are. Only exterior mods basically. FUN FUN FUN, can do something cool with the g/f like checking out car parts.
*4 door or 2 door, does not matter but it cannot be all cramped up like an RX7. A 2 door like the Celi is fine because folkers can fit behind.
*around 10K
*car must be known to be reliable, not like a Ford Focus for example with those bs recalls.
*has to be an Auto

But yeah, her choices as of today are:
Toyota Celica 2000+ GT
VW Golf 99+
Acura Integra 97+

But what do you guys think about the VW Golf? She really seems interested in that car because it looks "cute" lol. How realiable is it? I do not know much about the VW especially the Golf, any inside?

Keep in mind that this is for a girl, if the car starts crapping out, you know how sad they'll get.

Reason why I am so amped about this is because her car right now is a CRV and there isn't mush that you can do to a CRV and I myself do not really like SUV or mini SUV. With some sort of a smaller car, I can actually purchase car stuff for her and I wouldn't mind driving it either.

Once again, I appreciate your help.

O yeah, if anyone knows of any good deals on a Celica GT Auto in the Bay Area, let me know.


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Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: Chelica815] #345248 Dec 7, 12:36pm Dec 7, 12:36pm
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O yeah, price/value/reliability is a huge issue because like stated, she will be paying it off, so it would suck for the car to keep breaking down. That is why I am concern about the Golf.

How are the Integras? Are they all pretty much the same? Any years to look for, any years to stay away from?

Also, there a crapload of Integras on Craigslist that states that they have a salvage title or they were once impounded and etc. what's up with those? Stay away or a good deal?


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prelude thumbsup

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She used to like the 97 Prelude I believe, but she does not like the body style after closely examining one.


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I would recomend against the golf. my friend has one and it has been in the shop quite a few times.

don't get me wrong, it wasn't anything major but the cost of repair is pretty high on VWs.

the GTi is pretty cool though thumbsup


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Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: Chaz] #345252 Dec 7, 2:15pm Dec 7, 2:15pm
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That was what I needed Chaz, honest truth. We checked reviews and most people complain about the Engine and the MAFS


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Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: gts_drew] #345253 Dec 7, 3:36pm Dec 7, 3:36pm
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Columbus, Ohio
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2000 Toyota Celica GT
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Columbus, Ohio
mr-2 turbo, celica all-track turbo, 240sx


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Re: Recommend me a used car - 8-9K budget [Re: gts_drew] #345254 Dec 7, 4:15pm Dec 7, 4:15pm
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West Chester, Ohio
2002 Liquid Silver Metall Toyota Celica GT
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2000 and up Mitsubishi Eclipse. That is what my girlfriend is looking for around that price range and that was the only car that suited her and the price. thumbsup


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