what car should I buy with $2000?

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  1. Siblack

    Siblack Old Member

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    Just trying to buy a winter beater. I'll only be driving if for 2 month out of the year. something in the 90s and fwd or awd. any suggestions? :)
     
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    Del Sol or CRX :hsugh:
     
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    maybe a 1995 nissan maxima with high miles?
     
  5. Subie Driver

    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    4wd Subaru Justy, or any other older 4wd Subaru. You can get them in models that can go between 2wd and 4wd, so you can get better milage when it's not horrible out, and drop it into 4wd when the going gets tough. I've seen the 4wd Justy go for $500 for a 91. Older wagon should be quite cheap, too.
     
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    old toyota corolla
     
  7. IgnitionGSR

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    and no engine :hsugh:
     
  8. Ronin

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    yeah a 95 maxima would be 4 or 5


    the cheapest post 90 maxima near me is 2000 dollars and it has 118k miles, its a 93.

    otherwise u can land a maxima in ur range for a pre90s model.


    If you want a cheap beater get a Geo Storm yo with some autozone spinners and used RF punch subwoofers going free air with 500 watts a piece with flea market amps, then get about 10 cans of spray paint and find some dude that enjoys graff and have them do ur whole car for 50 bucks.
     
  9. Siblack

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    there are models that can go from 2wd to 4wd? Where can I get more info on that?
     
  10. Subie Driver

    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    Yup, a lot of them from the 80's could do that. Not sure about the Justy, but the Brat could, and a friend of mine had a GL turbo wagon (late 80's, I think it was) that went from FWD to 4WD. All Subarus since 93 have been AWD, but prior to that, there where FWD, AWD, and 4WD variations. Might try http://www.ultimatesubaru.net/forum/index.php? , there's a lot of info there about older models.
     
  11. imprimo5

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    for that money buy a honda with great tires - it will most likely look like crap, BUT will last long as well as pull you through the bad weather with ease. my suggestion: a mid '90s civic.
     
  12. Siblack

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    couple of cars I'm looked at today.
    93 civic w/80k miles for $2500
    93 camry w/90k miles for $2300
    99 impreza w/165k miles for $2700
    any of them sound okay to you guys? I can probably bargain couple of hundreds off these prices.
     
  13. imprimo5

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    imo the civic or the impreza... the civic will run forever and handles bad weather pretty easily... the impreza is a suby therefore should handle the weather well - but i don't know much about subaru quality

    anyone else?
     
  14. IgnitionGSR

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    actuallly I'd take the Camry over all of them. These run foreverand are pretty powerful unlike the gay Civic. Toyota are like the best cars in the world when it comes to reliability. :bigthumb:
     
  15. imprimo5

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    lol... ur joking, right? especially when it comes to mid-90's imports...
    to each his own i guess :rolleyes:
     
  16. C32

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    I have a 94 Corolla and that car gives me nothing but love. Haven't had a major problem with it in the 2 years I've owned it. *knocks on wood* Doesn't have much potential unless you do a swap, but that's not what you're looking for anyway.
     
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    C32 *The M3 Executioner*

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    Actually, he's right. I'd say Toyotas are more reliable than Hondas, as well.
     
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    I might be able to pick up a 92 civic with 150k miles for $750. not a perfect body or engine but it runs. I have lots of experience with honda so it shouldn't be any problem fixing the engine. wish me luck!
     

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