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Old 10-08-2013, 02:41 PM
 
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I'm in the market for something fun, a third car to throw the kids and the dog into for short drives, tailgating, coffee run and just plain cruising around in. I'm leaning towards a convertible of some sort.

Budget: 8-10K

I'm leaning towards an old jeep, possible an early 70s Jeepster Commando

Throw me some suggestions!
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Pearland
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Late 90's TJ Jeep. They are just so much more evolved vehicles vs CJ/YJ.

Do not settle for a 4 cylinder. They are gutless.
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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96-98 Mustang Cobra convertible
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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I agree with the Jeep, Eastcoasting . . . a 70's up until '86 CJ-7.

Not only does it "fit" your budget and needs, it will continue to hold its value over the years plus always ready and able to attract very positive comments / compliments.

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Old 10-08-2013, 04:23 PM
 
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For a second there, thought it was 80-100k, then we'd have something to talk about. For 8-10k you find more fixers than funners.

Just saying.
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Prosper
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Weird, I can't post a link to autotrader. Oh well.

Found a nice BMW 330i convertible with under 70k on it for $9k.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:42 AM
 
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For a second there, thought it was 80-100k, then we'd have something to talk about. For 8-10k you find more fixers than funners.

Just saying.
Ha! If I was spending 80-100K there wouldn't be much fun for muddy kids and a wet dog!

Fixin' can be part of the fun.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:44 AM
 
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Thanks for the replies, looks like it'll be a jeep.

Unless of course i come across an old bronco or a scout!
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Here
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Do not settle for a 4 cylinder. They are gutless.
Great advice! I was younger and "settled" for a Jeep that was a 4cyl. HUGE MISTAKE! They are severely underpowered and I'd find myself having to drive around in 4th gear just to have any sort of pickup.
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:19 AM
 
Location: Lake Grove
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1977 Cadillac Coupe De Ville NICE


Take a look at this fun cruiser!!
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