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Not even...she's looking for reliable, snow worthy transportation. We defaulted to Japanese cars, but that doesn't limit other country's brands.EcSTSatic said:So she is looking for a sippy, Asian, FWD car is that right? Just want to refine the search criteria. There are some cool AWD Subaru's out there.
Timing belts have a definite lifespan. You especially want to be sure on an interference engine.
Jesda gave a pretty good review. I'd go with the Buick Regal, personnally, as looks won't come into play with fwd family sedans from the late 90's.Chuck C said:My girlfriend needs a used car within 2 weeks (price range $6-9k, miles < 90k) She has been looking at:
anything else out there?
Also, what are some important checks for used vehicles besides brakes and tires?
Wuite Expensive to run and service thoughJC316 said:What is wrong with the Cadillac Seville or Eldorado? You can get one that is completely reliable for that price.
I had a 2000 Acura TL-S until the tranny siezed on the highway at 80+ mph sending me into a slide/abrupt stop. And apparently, this was sorta common with last 90's and early 2's Acura TL/CL's...Elvis said:I'll always recommend Honda first.
Don't rule out Acuras.
lol, the Grand Prix is no wider then a Regal at all... that is just Pontiac's marketing. They are the same exact chassis.AznPrydeRegalRyde said:Jesda gave a pretty good review. I'd go with the Buick Regal, personnally, as looks won't come into play with fwd family sedans from the late 90's.
The buick may not have a 5spd, but the engine is bullet-proof, it's faster then the Maxima if you get the Regal GS. Some guys have pulled 14.4, completely stock. It's basicallly the same car as the Pontiac GTP, except without the widetrack, but WITH class, and a much lower price, and cost of insurance.
It all depends on your driving and matinence habits, the previous owners driving and matinence habits and the type of milage. I have a 94 Lebaron that has 100K city driving miles and the owner didn't take very good care of it, it needed a engine and tranny. I have a 96 Blazer that has 160K highway miles on it and the owner took good care of it, it drives like brand new. Some of us here got cars that didn't have very good care taken of them and they are pretty expinsive to fix.mccombie_5 said:Wuite Expensive to run and service though