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Old 01-12-2011, 07:25 PM
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Default OK guys, gonna be in the market for a commuter car/beater REALLY soon.

OK, so I knew what I was in for when I bought the 09 Ram. Its a truck, gas mileage sucks. Yeah, got it. Loved it so much, within 2 weeks we bought an 05 Hemi SWB in yellow. Not as nice inside, but it has alot more balls.

It also...drinks alot more gas. Avg 8mpg in town, and thats not cool for commuting.

So, I have a price limit of 5k, a need for 4 doors, and preferably a stickshift/4cyl combo. I say I want a beater, but I dont want JUNK. No cavalier's/neons/cobalts. I prefer imports when it comes to cars. My only other limit, is I need it to be newer than a 2000, with less than 100k.

What should I get? I wont be settled in WA till the end of feb/beginning of March, so its gonna be then before I start seriously looking.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:32 PM
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Don't know about in your price range but find a VW Jetta deisel
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The 2000 stratus, with the 4 banger, i just sold was getting around 25 mpgs, in town too.
In the next few weeks I will either be driving another 4-door stratus or a 98 Sebring depending on which one my dad and I can get fixed first, both are the 2.5 V6 and should be over 20 mpgs.

I sold the 2000 for $1600.
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The 2000 stratus, with the 4 banger, i just sold was getting around 25 mpgs, in town too.
In the next few weeks I will either be driving another 4-door stratus or a 98 Sebring depending on which one my dad and I can get fixed first, both are the 2.5 V6 and should be over 20 mpgs.

I sold the 2000 for $1600.
No, cant do a stratus. I have known too many people that have had them fall apart/lots of stuff go wrong. I generally dont buy american made cars, unless they are fords.

Last guy I knew with a stratus, engine blew a timing chain tensioner at 63,000 miles, effectively destroying the engine. NOT cool.


I am digging the Jetta Diesel Idea...hmm...might have to look into that.

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on that though, I would not turn down a convertible sebring...problem is they are the same damned car
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I'd go for a used Civic or Corolla. A Civic SI would be a fun commuter car...
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The more I look into it, the more I want to get back into a Lexus....*wheels are turning*
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Just get with the program and pick up a prius or a speed bum...err... I mean smart car

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