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Old 12-02-2014, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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also a V6 Mustang or Camaro may also fit the OP specs of a 2-door RWD car

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Old 12-02-2014, 07:53 AM
 
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I would be scared of a car what was in an accident too. You think it they are fixed up they will be okay ? The commercials show volvo being safe in an accident is that true?
I do auto frame work for a living, and there is reason to be scared, but if the car is fixed correctly, there is nothing to worry about.

And I am referring to less than total damage.

Volvos and Saabs have one of the strongest frames, along with Mercedes, 911 Porsche, and ironically VW Jetta. Stay away from Passat.
Passat has rave reviews for protection of the torque box, ( Passenger compartment) as being safest, but a minor front end collision can total the car.
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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A Lexus 300 is a Toyota Camry with Lexus stickers, and a higher price tag.

The 400s are spendy, but nice cars.

Lexus are the luxury toyota models. They do not do anything different with the motor just make a more luxurious outer shell?
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:55 AM
 
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Just a side note.

German, Japanese, and Swedish cars total out when the damage hits 80% of the cars value.

American cars, at 65%
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:56 AM
 
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Do you think front wheel drive is safer in the snow?
Yes it is, better traction.
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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also a V6 Mustang or Camaro may also fit the OP specs of a 2-door RWD car
I have always loved mustangs. If I ever bought a really old car with would be a 1960's mustang
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:57 AM
 
Location: MN
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A Lexus 300 is a Toyota Camry with Lexus stickers, and a higher price tag.

The 400s are spendy, but nice cars.
The SC class is NOT a camry with lexus badges It's a rwd, only 2 doors, and the 400 has a V8, all three things are not found on Camry's. FWD is usually better in the snow, tires make the difference whether its rwd or fwd.
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:00 AM
 
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I have always loved mustangs. If I ever bought a really old car with would be a 1960's mustang
Me too, when mustang came out in 64, it was a cheap production car for everyone, and not made very well.

The car took off, and in 68 it was put on a 67 Cougar frame, and the start of the nice ones, however they went to hell when the EPA started messing with the auto industry in the early 70s.

If you can get a 68 to 72 mustang, you have a classic.
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I do auto frame work for a living, and there is reason to be scared, but if the car is fixed correctly, there is nothing to worry about.

And I am referring to less than total damage.

Volvos and Saabs have one of the strongest frames, along with Mercedes, 911 Porsche, and ironically VW Jetta. Stay away from Passat.
Passat has rave reviews for protection of the torque box, ( Passenger compartment) as being safest, but a minor front end collision can total the car.

Thank you for that info it is good to know. Do stronger frames weigh more?
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:01 AM
 
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The SC class is NOT a camry with lexus badges It's a rwd, only 2 doors, and the 400 has a V8, all three things are not found on Camry's. FWD is usually better in the snow, tires make the difference whether its rwd or fwd.
I don't believe SC is 300.
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