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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-05-2006, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need to downsize.

Now that I've started college, which is a 45 min drive from home, plus the fact that I work on the opposite side of town means I'll be doing a lot of driving. Hell, I put 140 miles on the Intrepid today! That 35 miles to school, and back home, then back up later on. The Intrepid gets okay mileage, about 23. I'm thinking about getting a smaller car, I really dont need a big size car like the Intrepid, as much as I like it. I'll probabily end up selling both the Intrepid and Sable. I'm probabily going to buy another 2.5 4cyl Chrysler as I know those cars inside out and they get good mileage.

I love my Intrepid, but the steering is still a little out of wack, it needs an axle and rear tires soon. I dumped almost 2K in repairs on that car allready. But I really dont need such a big car.
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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-05-2006, 10:34 PM
 
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Sorry to hear that. Guess you better change that "First Generation for Life!" under your name.
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Sell the Sable, Buy a used Neon, and keep the Trep at home for the weekends!
Just my $.02
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i agree with intrep ED. sell that mercury and keep the trep.
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There is really nothing to post, you left no questions. What you wrote was just something telling us your thoughts...

If we are going to respond, I would get rid of both cars, the Intrepid seems to be costing you more thant you would like it to and who really needs two cars? I know insurance has to be horrible for you. Do what you are planning.
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There is really nothing to post, you left no questions. What you wrote was just something telling us your thoughts...

If we are going to respond, I would get rid of both cars, the Intrepid seems to be costing you more thant you would like it to and who really needs two cars? I know insurance has to be horrible for you. Do what you are planning.
who needs 2 cars? its good to have more then 1 working car/truck

depends how much does the car mean to you? if it really means alot,you would want to keep it.use it as a personal toy... and insurance is less on that, reason you would put less miles on it and its your secondary car... pl pd on it not looking too much of a insurance jump at all if any....good luck with your choice...
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Sell the Sable, Buy a used Neon, and keep the Trep at home for the weekends!
Just my $.02
Could be the year, but the wife's 99 Neon 4 door gets about 1-2 mpg more than my trep when driven the same way around town. In fact, on the highway, it does worse being that it has to to work so freakin hard to maintain 75 mph.

If the goal is to save money on gas, a neon isn't that much of an upgrade around town.
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post #8 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-06-2006, 12:27 AM
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You are going to hate yourself for getting rid of the trep man, i'm tellin ya. I second that on the Neon's mpg...not as good as you would think. My mother had one and only 3-5 mpg more than the trep I have now. I can't recommend a 4 cylender to you because I don't know much about them, but I would sell the Sable and get a 4 that has really good mpg.
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if you like the intrepids... could always sell both and buy a second gen or mabey a 300m....
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lol Gas mileage is over rated man, I drive the Firebird all over town and leave the Intrepid at home.
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ok, I clicked post twice....sorry sorry
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With gas prices dropping so much Ryan has a point.
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Matt, with as much as you have put into your Trep, I can't believe you would give up on her! I think I would also sell the sable, and get something a little more eficient, and keep the Trep, btw yours is one of the nicer 1st gens.
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i would never go from a 6 cycl car down to a 4. There isnt any power to pass somone with a 4cyc. I would keep the trep. im sure next summer gas prices with freakin go through the roof again. im predicting over 3.89 a gallon. they probably wanna see how much we are willing to pay before we stop driving and boycott the gas for a while. but as of now gas is 1.89 a gallon. wow as i type that it showed on tv that the price of a barrel went to 60 bucks a barrel. amazing after the summer gas drops. They made there billions in 4 months. Wish i could make that. anyways back to the car. Nothing wrong with a big car man. i would sell the sable. dont see to many of those on the road anymore.
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When I started college I was commuting 45 miles to school, 35 miles to work, and 30 miles back to home(oddly shapped triangle) totals 110 miles. Some times I was commuting to school, then work, then back to school and then home totals 160 miles.

I did it all either in the Intrepid or the 300M
with the Intrepid (3.2L) I was able to average 28 Mpg (if I didnt drive like a maniac on occasion I could get 30Mpg)
with the 300M (3.5L) I was able to average 25 Mpg(if I didnt burn out on campus, 27 was an acheivable average.
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