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Old 09-10-2010, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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You guys (and girls!) all crack me up.

I guess next time I create a car thread, I should state that I have two mechanic friends mere blocks from my house, as well as a cousin who can fix anything with just a rubber band and toothpick about 5 miles from me. Or how I have a brother who has owned, repaired, and maintained a 25 year old Jeep all by himself. But, seeing as how that's not what this thread was about, I didn't see the need.

Merc63, thank you for your story. I will be sure to post a pic of the small SUV I get for less than $3,000 as soon as I get it, which will hopefully be in the next 3 weeks.

M3 Mitch, the "MA" stands for my initials, not my parental status
Actually that changes things a lot - most people don't have resources like that close to hand. The average suburbanite Joe (or Jane) would be dumping money into most $3K cars for repairs at a shop, or worse take it to a chain garage or dealer.

Given all that I am leaning more towards a Jeep Cherokee (not Grand, regular Cherokee) with a 4.0. You can find these in your price range, and if it has a few needs you can get that taken care of cheaply and easily (relatively speaking)
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:04 PM
 
Location: 'Murica
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Gents. Take a look at MAthebanker's picture icon. She's a gal. If she was a guy she'd probably go by PAthebanker.
profile says "MAtheBanker profile is accessible only for friends", but I figured that she's probably female, since someone who considers Jeeps "sexy" would most likely be attracted to the male persuasion.
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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You guys (and girls!) all crack me up.

I guess next time I create a car thread, I should state that I have two mechanic friends mere blocks from my house, as well as a cousin who can fix anything with just a rubber band and toothpick about 5 miles from me. Or how I have a brother who has owned, repaired, and maintained a 25 year old Jeep all by himself. But, seeing as how that's not what this thread was about, I didn't see the need.
Ouch...I was just giving an opinion on the misleading ad, and on CR-Vs in general. Good luck.
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:11 PM
 
Location: East Valley, AZ
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Actually that changes things a lot - most people don't have resources like that close to hand. The average suburbanite Joe (or Jane) would be dumping money into most $3K cars for repairs at a shop, or worse take it to a chain garage or dealer.

Given all that I am leaning more towards a Jeep Cherokee (not Grand, regular Cherokee) with a 4.0. You can find these in your price range, and if it has a few needs you can get that taken care of cheaply and easily (relatively speaking)
I'm still leaning towards a Jeep. I like the look of them, they're affordable, and since my brother has so much experience with them, I think I'll be safe should it need something done.
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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profile says "MAtheBanker profile is accessible only for friends", but I figured that she's probably female, since someone who considers Jeeps "sexy" would most likely be attracted to the male persuasion.
Not the photo, but the icon under the screen name. The first one on the left, the little cartoon picture of a guy or a gal. Look at mine, it indicates I have selected "male" as my gender. Although if you look at the photo you will see I am a vodka-drinking Siamese cat somewhere in Moscow (but don't tell everybody).

MA's icon shows "female" is selected in her profile.

Took me a while to wise up to that.

Several gals on the forum have not bothered to set their profile, it defaults to "male" apparently.
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Old 03-06-2015, 07:31 PM
 
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I'm looking for a Mazda tribute, Honda crv or Acura mdx
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