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Old Yesterday, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by eaton53 View Post
I've obtained cars like this privately from older people I knew.
They were cheap... not 3500 bucks cheap but newer, lower mileage and under $10K.
All of them were great cars.

Same here but no one I personally knew. Pay $5 k and sell it for half that in a few years. I was car hunting about 2 or 3 years back and found this 92 Buick Regal GS, nothing interesting with the performance but it was optioned out. It had some stupid low amount of miles on it like 30K or something like that. Looked new in the pictures. They were asking $1200 if I recall, I probably should of went and looked at it if it were still available but it was too old style wise and basically the same car I was driving. The little head won that argument.
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Old Yesterday, 06:42 PM
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Originally Posted by Marchwagon View Post
What would be some cars under $3500 that could go for another 100,000 miles and get north of 35 miles per gallon?
I have a Fleet of evil VW diesels. (and a few spares). 300k is pretty 'normal' I have seen them go to 850k.
in very technical Dyno emission tests I have never been more than 10% of allowable limits (even my very worse tuned ../ worn out VW Diesel.

50 mpg since 1976, no fossil fuels or batteries required

I buy at Towing auctions, Usually $35 to $120. Sometimes they have 24 months of remaining License Tag validity (those go @ the $100 price).

My B4V's have 25 gal tanks, so... 1250+ miles between donut shops / chinese eatery.
Next time you fill @ 300 miles... remember... I am not even down to 3/4ths gauge at that low mileage. (goes 120+miles before dropping down to "full" marking)

I have conserved 40,000+ gal of toxic fuels for others to BURN.
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Old Yesterday, 06:59 PM
Location: Podunk, IA
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Originally Posted by thecoalman View Post
I'm not saying you shouldn't have it looked over but that's not a lowball price for a car like that, least not where I live. It's a 2003, it is 15 years old. Someone probably used it to get groceries and the weekly trip to Bingo.
That car actually got driven more than my mom's CTS.
Hers is 10 years old and has 31K miles. 12K were by the 1st owner in the first year and a half.
She's had it almost 9 years and has put 19K miles on it.

I'll be the next owner unless she outlives me, which is not beyond the realm of possibility.
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Old Today, 02:53 AM
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Originally Posted by ukrkoz View Post
95-99 civic manual.
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