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Old 03-07-2010, 10:16 PM
 
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Find Your Car: Used Listing Near San Antonio, TX 78254 - AutoTrader.com

Seriously, ONE listing by a private seller within 50 miles. I even expanded to include 2 door vehicles.

Forgot to mention that I need an automatic.

It is a Mercury Cougar with 105K for $4500.

ONE LISTING on Autotrader. I know there are other websites, but this is just an example.

I have tried the news papers too!
2000 Mercury Cougar Reviews - Carsurvey.org
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:16 PM
 
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Seriously, ONE listing by a private seller within 50 miles. I even expanded to include 2 door vehicles.
? I'm getting more than 1 result:
Find Your Car: Used Listings Near San Antonio, TX 78251 - AutoTrader.com
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:28 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Because you searched dealers as well...I was demonstrating how difficult it to follow the advice of staying away from little side of the road dealers. There are plenty of listings if you include dealers. I forgot to include hatchbacks- so I'll give you that one though.

I also put on a filter for cruise control and automatic transmission (can't drive a standard, no desire to learn as I am not a good multitasker when it comes to driving). Which eliminated the rest of the ones that were not from dealers.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:31 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Thanks. Not considering the Cougar though. Test drove one when they were still making them and you could feel every bump in the road. Parents work for Ford... I have been duly warned away from the Cougars.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:33 PM
 
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Because you searched dealers as well...I was demonstrating how difficult it to follow the advice of staying away from little side of the road dealers. There are plenty of listings if you include dealers. I forgot to include hatchbacks- so I'll give you that one though.

I also put on a filter for cruise control and automatic transmission (can't drive a standard, no desire to learn as I am not a good multitasker when it comes to driving). Which eliminated the rest of the ones that were not from dealers.
Yeah, but there are some newer high-mileage listings from new car dealerships as well. I remember an '05 Century, some Sable/Taurus listings, an older Saturn L with low miles. It might be worth looking at some of these. Good luck with your search.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:38 PM
 
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Here is a ton of listings by owner in your area.

san antonio cars & trucks - by owner classifieds - craigslist
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Old 03-08-2010, 01:11 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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The Grand-Am is a terrible looking car. It was built when Pontiac decided that all of its models should be plastered with tacky body cladding.
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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I checked your area and it's certainly difficult to find a vehicle that would be in abundant supply in other areas.

I did come across this gem, however. Cars for Sale: 1995 Buick Roadmaster Sedan in San Antonio, TX 78232: Sedan Details - 274347633 - AutoTrader.com

The Buick Roadmaster is an old school cruiser, and this one has only 69k miles on it. It should last much longer than you need it to, and was only a one-owner car. It might be worth considering, since you'd get inexpensive insurance on it, and even though it's a V8, it's not as thirsty as some vehicles.

ETA: They also have a newer Park Avenue Ultra on the lot too, with around 75k miles, though they're asking a couple of thousand more for it. The only issue on that can be an intake manifold gasket, otherwise a 3.8 GM 6 cylinder engine is solid.

With any car, I would get a qualified mechanic to go over it, which will cost about $100-$200, depending upon shop, just for peace of mind. If you know a mechanic, you can probably get an opinion for less. Buicks like that tend to be purchased by older people who do not push the cars anywhere near their limits and generally maintain them. Also, Buick has had a good quality, better than other GM divisions, for several years.
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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Thanks. Not considering the Cougar though. Test drove one when they were still making them and you could feel every bump in the road. Parents work for Ford... I have been duly warned away from the Cougars.
yes the 99-02 Mercury Cougar were terrible cars but the 89-97 ones were great car because they were based off the old T-bird which was your standard RWD sedan that was super reliable and easy to fix and work on but did not get the best MPG's
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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OK- Beggars can't be choosers... But I am NOT driving that Roadmaster around...

What about spending a tad bit more for a 2005 Mazda 6 Sport with 80K miles, 100,000 mile powertrain factory warranty, one owner car, clean title check, all maintenence and oil change records available from owner, all options except sun roof and spoiler...

$7500

I said earlier I only needed the car for 6 months to a year... but this is a car I wouldn't mind driving for 3 or 4 years.... versus spending half of that for a car I can't wait to replace in 1 year....
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