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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-31-2006, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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Need a Used Car

Considering a '98 Neon 2-door 5-speed with 125km's on it for $1500. Needs a windshield, brakes, and 2 tires to pass certification.

I've been trying to get a hold of this lady selling her '92 Integra with 115km on it all week.......$2000 cert and etested, and it comes with an extra set of rims and snow tires!

What else should I be considering being that $2k is my upper limit?

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Get the Integra if you can.
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http://www.trader.ca/Search/Details....ategory=&CAT=1

A good friend of mine just bought one of these, a 1986, for $1500. Awesome little car. Lots of parts around for it, at least around here.



EDIT: the link seems to be acting up...

Anyways, do a search on autotrader for the Kitchener area and look for a Merkur.

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Maybe it's time to consider selling the laser that has been nothing but a headache for you and then buying something with the 2K you already have + laser money
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I too have been considering getting a used car with a manual to fart around with. I'd like to spend no more than $2k myself. Good topic.
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Not much to go on there Rob.

I guess you are looking for a winter beater. I'll be the first to admit Japs make a great car but I'd be scared to buy a $2000 one. Obviously well used up and at that stage repairs can potentially cost more than the car.

Domestics are easier and cheaper to repair.
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If I was looking for a beater-type car, I'd get an 80's Camaro/Firebird/Trans-Am/whatever old V8. A real classic piece of junk. Maybe I'd get a mullet too.

But since those are very good in snow etc... well... I don't know what I'd get on that budget... The Neon sounds fine enough. It's amazing how much car $2000 can buy when you think about it. There should be tons of cars to chose from which aren't too old or have too many miles.

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I'm not looking for something older than '95.....and not a Hyundai :p



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id sell my cay for 2000$ if u were in NY. i cant insure it and have no where to park it so im fucked.
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Alright........I think I'm giving up on the used car thing.......gonna get this instead:





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Man, I love the new Civics. Even the EX model or whatever would suit me fine. If I were buying a new vehicle I'm pretty sure that would be it. 30 city, 40 highway... can't beat the looks and performance for $17k!
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Yeah, the one I'd be looking at would be a replacement for my Laser......which is on it's last legs. Gonna use it as a trade in AFTER I negotiate the final price (which won't be sticker).......hoping to knock $1k off of sticker, get $1k for the Laser, and $500 grad discount (graduated 3 years ago), so it'll come to something like $15k CDN + taxes. BASE BASE BASE model '07 Civic coupe. <-- Starving student.....can't afford options.



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Alright........I think I'm giving up on the used car thing.......gonna get this instead:




This is the exact car I traded my 2000 Intrepid in for. (06 Civic EX coupe).(same colour too)

The car is an absolute blast to drive. It's quick, handles like a race car, is very well appointed (power locks, doors, cruise, moonroof, A/C, 340 Watt 7 speakers stereo with MP3/WMA capability, 4 wheel discs with anti-lock....) and it has a suprising amount of room inside. Even the trunk isn't bad for small car, and the rear seats fold down flat. Gas mileage is unbelievable. IMHO it's the best small car out there.

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It's quick, handles like a race car,.
Don't even go there......... I'm sure it handles OK but how many race cars have you driven to compare, and no , your neighbors' son CRX with primered bodykit doesn't count.

I apologize if I came across as harsh , but it's on statements like that, the ricer community feeds.
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Don't even go there......... I'm sure it handles OK but how many race cars have you driven to compare, and no , your neighbors' son CRX with primered bodykit doesn't count.

I apologize if I came across as harsh , but it's on statements like that, the ricer community feeds.
ha ha

try driving one then. Maybe poor choice of words but the suspension set-up, and the responsiveness of the steering is pretty tight.
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