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What car makes a good gift?

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  1. bcman

    bcman Senior Member

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    Two of my best friends are getting married soon, and I want to go all out on the wedding gift. I think that among my other friends we may scrounge $2500 to get them a car. Currently they drive an Aerostar that's falling apart. they're not racers in the least, they just need something that will be reliable and cheap to maintain. Any suggestions?
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Moonvan!

    Does it have to be a van ? How about a bike ?

    Maybe a Swift. Hell, while you're at it, buy two Swifts.

    -> Steve
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    are kids in the picture yet?
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Because if kids aren't around, you can get them a 1987 Camaro RS and let them get to work :spin:

    -> Steve
     
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    Celerity, I like the idea, but I dont think a Camero is the best thing for broke newlyweds with gas prices trying to kick us all in the balls....
     
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    with 2500 you could probably get them a 90-93 accord. that would be a very reliable family car.
     
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    shoot me for saying this, but how about a hundai with a remaining 100k mile warranty?
     
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    A Civic sedan would be the cheapest. My favorite would be one of those old Accord LX-i liftbacks, but they aren't current enough. There's an '89 for sale up in my area for $1500. Those were great cars.

    Can they both deal with a manual transmission? Or does it have to be an automatic.... and where will they be driving mostly?
     
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    I would say use the $2500 as a down payment on a new vehicle, but if they are unable to afford that, I say a 92-95 civic or something along those lines.
     
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    thanks for the responses. On further review, it looks like we won't be able to get quite that much money, so we're probly jus sending them on a nice honeymoon.
     
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