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Old 02-27-2015, 11:43 AM
 
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Hi all:

Want to buy a second car as the lease just expired on ours - we have a very nice new lease but want a second one Need to find a good mechanically sound car, don't care what it looks like, just don't want to spend much. It would be an alternative to a golf cart to go to the beach, store, etc. Any ideas where to start looking? Thanks!
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Southport
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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I know a few folks who have bought used cars from Neuwirth. They seem happy with them, although I don't have any personal experience with the dealership. The Encore Best of 2015 nominees for "best place to buy a used car" are Stevenson Honda, Auto Wholesale, and Bruce Cavenaugh. Hopefully that gives you some good places to start! Good luck!
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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I'd need to know what you are willing to spend before I could take a swing at that. Couple hundred? couple grand? under $20k? up to $250k?
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Old 02-27-2015, 03:29 PM
 
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Vinny536 $250K LOL!!! No, just want something around a couple thousand, mechanically sound but it's just for running to the beach and store. Thanks!
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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You will be very hard pressed to find a reliable mechanically sound vehicle for around 2k.
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Old 02-28-2015, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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You will be very hard pressed to find a reliable mechanically sound vehicle for around 2k.
it could happen. I've bought reliable cars for a couple hundred before.


For a couple grand I would scour craigslist. If i didn't care about make or model I would look for a car that was unpopular because of it's looks with low miles. A quick search right now shows some early to mid 2000's buicks for cheap. They are probably reasonably reliable for a cheap car, but they don't have an enthusiast following like hondas, jeeps or other cars of the same generation.
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Old 03-01-2015, 03:31 PM
 
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Thanks for the tip!
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