Posted Sun Sep 06, 2009 03:02 PM
My list includes these cars....
Ford Crown Victoria and Taurus
Subaru Legacy Outback Wagon
Volkswagen Jetta-Audi A4
Pontiac Grand Prix, and it's GM siblings
The things I need most are reliability and fuel economy. This car will spend a lot of it's time sitting in my garage, but when I need it, it has to start and drive without needing to be constantly in the shop. I can find any of these for $2,000-$3,000 in my area in decent working condition with the exception of the Audi-VW. I'd also like any suggestions about anything I may have missed, or if there's things to avoid or watch for...Just remember....'m looking for something with reliability and that drives well. It doesn't have to be fast, or horribly attractive...it'll probably have more in common with Mom and Dad's car than anything a 18-25 years old would look at...
ps....my last used car purchase was in 1985, so I'm a bit rusty....hehe....buying new is nice, but not really an option right now....
Posted Sun Sep 06, 2009 03:31 PM
very reliable. and cheap enough to fix. same with the vw and audi. although the honda will have a nicer drive.
Posted Sun Sep 06, 2009 03:51 PM
Posted Sun Sep 06, 2009 03:57 PM
My brother inlaw had a 89 Stanza that was a great car, though by the time he got it, it was pretty used up....
Posted Sun Sep 06, 2009 04:29 PM
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Posted Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:55 AM
B A said:
I've ruled out the smaller cars like Saturns, Civics, and Corollas only because i don't fit comfortably in them....My Father had a 90 Integra that I hated driving because it had no room for my shoulders....