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Car for $2k or less

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  1. |Chaz|

    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

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    I'm trying to help my friend find a car for $2k or under.

    Obviously I've already recommended a Honda, but can you guys suggest anything else?

    He's looking for something that's fairly reliable, somewhat easy to work on, easy to find parts for, gets 30mpg or better, and is somewhat modifiable.

    Just cars no trucks.

    Thanks
     
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    An older tercel. I forget what the one we have is 94 I'm pretty sure, but an entire rebuild kit was 200 bucks off ebay. Pistons and acc, oil pump, gaskets. Simple ass motor. Hell, I'll be tracking the rebuild with pictures to prove its quality when I get to it in the next few weeks(hopefully). I can prove how simple it is lol.
     
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    Is he looking more towards the import side or domestic side? How much money does he want to put into it, or what does he eventually want to do with the car? The options are endless, really.

    Older Sentra's
    Older Altima's
    Any of the Honda/Acura line
    Older Corolla's
    Older VW's (late 80's Jetta/Passat, Golf, Rabbit)
    Older Celica's
     
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    They don't look too bad if you put some money into them either.

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    In today's world, he wants a 30+ mpg car for less than 2k ?

    Does he need a Unicorn trailer ?
     
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    I hate to say it, but you can probably find Cavaliers all day long for 2 grand. Shit, you can find Cavaliers that are around 5 years old for about 5 grand, so I'm sure you can get a 97-99ish one for a lot less then that...
     
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    CV axles are really easy to change aren't they? This seems like it might be a good deal...

    1991 Hand CRX SI
     
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    It's a good place to start. But judging a book by it's cover, I'd say that thing has been beat to shit.
     
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    1991 hand? lol

    if the guy can't even make a for sale post correct, do you think he changed the oil correctly?
     
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    Oh and if I had money to have project car I would get this, I've always had a thing for older Corolla's

    1980 Toyota Corolla SR5
     
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    Semi-decent 3G's are still under $2k occasionally.
     
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    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

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    Well he ended up buying this today so we'll see how it works out for him.

    1993 Mazda Miata
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    You can pick up 4 door civics all day long for 2k or less.
     
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    4 door EF's you can, not EGs. Not in my area at least.
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Oh shit..

    Does he realize that miatas are like a national gay symbol?
     
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    Yea, we've been over how gay Miata's are before. But honestly who cares? It's black at least. He likes it so that's all that really matters. It'll be good for autocrossing too, which he wants to do with me.
     
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    Meh, at least it's RWD...
     
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    :werd:
     
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