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Which winter beater to get

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  1. corvetteguy

    corvetteguy Senior Member

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    Welp, Winter has come...and its time to put he vette away...I have the 4 Runner but its time to get rid of it $1500 bucks takes its 227k 5spd v6, brushguard ,4wd, system, new tires, runs good

    Which winter beater should i get out of these two

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    i had the celica before but it was a 1990 St grey and it was a great car i loved it

    but the Audi is AWD and is nice as well the celica has 98k and 5spd and the Audi has 106k and auto

    What do you guys think
     
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    The Celica.

    5-speed FWD>>>Auto tranny AWD

    The manual tranny will give you more real control. And in the long run the Celica will be cheaper to maintain.
     
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    Since we're all breaking the rules here...

    Ferrari Enzo :p
     
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    personally, i woulndn't get either.

    i hate autos. i'd rather walk.
    if you find that in a 5speed with a 1.8t or 2.8, get it.

    the celica looks riced out and is probably beat to piss.
     
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    I'd respectfully disagree with this statement, if we're talking about reliability/driveability in the snow. If that's ALL you're looking for, than an auto tranny AWD car will treat you loads better in the snow than a manual tranny 5-speed will. Four wheels driving the car >>> two wheels driving the car
     
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    id get the audi. awd, and even though its an auto, uhh you can select low gears. i drove a ford escort auto in 2 winters, just put it in first and your set.
    in snow... no matter what the trans
    awd > fwd
     
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    Overall given these two choices, the Celica is a much better choice. Audi's are hella expensive to work on. Any AWD car is... I just gave up on trying to buy a 325 iX. And I know someone that is very happy not to own an '98 Audi A4 anymore, too many things breaking on it. Now he is a happy RSX owner! :) On another board, someone got rear ended in his Audi, the other car was going about 60 mph and the airbags did not deploy and his front seats fell back. Audi's have electrical problems too. I saw an Audi wagon driving around town yesterday with its backup lights on... so no way would I want to buy an Audi. :ph34r:

    The point of a winter beater car is some used reliable car that can handle the snow well and is both cheap to buy and cheap to keep running. I would think that the Celica might have better fuel mileage too, but I don't know. I don't care all that much for Toyotas. Just give me my Hondas.

    In all my years in New England, FWD was just fine for getting around town and I've driven in a few snowstorms too. Good snow tires are important. My little sister had an old Suzuki Samurai jeep, but my Civics were still better handling overall. And lastly, if the road conditions are that bad, just stay off the road and wait it out. You don't want the other idiot drivers running into you.

    So what price range are you in corvetteguy? I've seen some nice used Subaru wagons up my way.
     
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    i got a '85 suburben...will be purposly hitting wutever gets in the way, and i mean wutever...
     
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    ^^ we will be doing that in my friends "new" tacoma.
     
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    Welp i really don't want to spend more then 5k total....What do you guys thin of this lil gadget is it real Type R? I'm thinking maybe i can pick this up

    Integra Type R
     
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    a real type R? lmao. no. not even close. ITR wasn't sold here in the states till 97.
     
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    but they have been importing the older jdm ones more regularly now! ive seen a 95 rhd fodo weirded me out to see a type r 4dr
     
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    they weren't made even in japan until 96 and were never 4 doors. you saw a nice fake.
     
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    you sure the one i saw had full itr interior was a 96 like you said .. had the jdm badge under the hood , jdm every thing , maybe it was euro .. i dont know but i dont think it was fake.. i asked the guy he said it was imported like that.. and said it was a real type r
     
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    It's a nice clean ride. GS with a TypeR badge :p
     
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    i stand corrected.

    and damn, the 4-doors have some bomb ass wheels. I want.
     
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