WHat would you guys buy

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  1. quadracer420

    quadracer420 New Member

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    for a little beater car. i was thinking maybe a older (93-96) honda something, or just anything realible and cheap.
     
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    Ford Escort. I believe it's the same car as the Mazda Protege.
     
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    I'm either looking into getting a mid-90s civic or a 3rd gen maxima...3rd gens can be had for < $2000 and are very reliable. The civic is a little more expensive but you can find them anywhere...
     
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    Early 90s Escort GT or Protege LX if you want a solid fun little car for next to nothing. Old Accords, like the flip-up-light style, are good mules too, as are 90s Toyotas with the 2.2L four (Camry and Celica).
     
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    so any one have any exp. with integra's?
     
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    I have a '95 LS sedan, it's a great car, super reliable and practical and fun. You probably won't find a third gen for under $4000, but the older ones should be pretty solid as well. FYI the second gen Integra is based heavily on the old, boxy fourth gen Civic; the third gen is based heavily on the mid-90s Civic before they got bugeyed.

    Two major advantages of the 'teg are the fact that it has four-wheel disc brakes, unlike most Civics and other econoboxes, and the B18 which is just a splendid engine even (in some ways especially) in its base non-VTEC version. Like the Civics, its handling is in another league from most economy cars thanks to the proper double-wishbone suspension on both ends.
     
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    ^^ ok, are they "sports cars" in the insurance companys eyes?
     
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    Not really. It's a four-seat economy car with a four cylinder engine.

    Comprehensive rates can be high though, since they are a bigger target for theft than most cars.
     
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    yah i had read about that. Theres not really a lot of stolen cars in my area but it does happen everywhere. i had thought about a mid 90's accord/civic or a teg. Got any suggestions?
     
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    I like them all. '94-97 Accords are nice cars. One thing with them is that brake jobs are a little pricier because the rotors are pressed on... but how often do you have to do that. The 4cyl in them is among the most solid of all Honda motors, rather like Toyota's 5S-FE, and the electrics don't seem to go wrong in old age like they did in the previous model. EX 5-speed is the one to get (EX 4cyls have VTEC and sunroof/cruise/power goodies standard). I'd have bought one over my 'teg, but they are somewhat uncommon and I was tired of looking. LX 5-speeds are easy to find.

    5g Civics don't seem to be worth it, unless you really want the hatch for its lightness. All the ones I've seen cost just as much as 4-door Integras and Accords in similar shape. The 4g can be very cheap, but then you can't really compare that car with the others at all.
     
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