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    Subaru BRZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp Rosetti View Post
    $3,795 with five days of bidding left. That **** will go for much more than $3,500.

    One car I've heard no one mention which are known, to my knowledge, to be great cars as far as longevity goes are Volvos. I would strongly consider them.
    $3,795 is the buy it now price dummy face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UGLI baby View Post
    $3,795 is the buy it now price dummy face.
    that. bid is at 500. could possibly get it for much lower than 3750.

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    Mazda. My husband has a 1998 626 he's been commuting in for 13 years. The most expensive thing we've done on this car is a tuneup. And the interior looks amazing....every button still works. No tranny, engine, or other system problems. Tuneup, regular maintenance, spark plugs, and I think a catalytic converter is all we've done in 13 years. When he was commuting from Sandy to Provo he got nearly 40mpg too. When we replace his car we'd buy another Mazda in a heartbeat. We had a Mazda minivan that was great too but swapped it for an SUV after a few years.
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    I have bought about 15 cars on eBay. What I do is narrow down the cars I want, then I email them all offering a ridiculously low price, stating it's all the money I have, but I can wire the money within minutes. Someone always needs the money badly enough (and NOW) to take the bait. I've made money on every car I've bought that way..
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    Quote Originally Posted by PKM View Post
    I have bought about 15 cars on eBay. What I do is narrow down the cars I want, then I email them all offering a ridiculously low price, stating it's all the money I have, but I can wire the money within minutes. Someone always needs the money badly enough (and NOW) to take the bait. I've made money on every car I've bought that way..
    Good idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris-L View Post
    I would recommend staying away from VW's. Just my personal experience as a mechanic. My old man has worked for the VW dealer for 10 years, and i spend a lot of time working on them with him. With such a tight budget i would also recommend staying away from the imports; BMW, mecedes, audi, saab. Not that they're bad cars, but with your budget your gonna be getting a high mileage one, which will inevitably need repairs, and they are significantly more expense to repair. You did get very lucky by not having to put any money in your mercedes. With your price range i would recommend a kia amanti. Has the old mercedes/bmw look to it, and its a solid car. Cheap to maintain and repair.


    this one is super clean and fully loaded v6 for 3500.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/LOADE...item337fa28383
    I think this one should be the winner.... good info from chris and a very nice find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris-L View Post
    I would recommend staying away from VW's. Just my personal experience as a mechanic. My old man has worked for the VW dealer for 10 years, and i spend a lot of time working on them with him. With such a tight budget i would also recommend staying away from the imports; BMW, mecedes, audi, saab. Not that they're bad cars, but with your budget your gonna be getting a high mileage one, which will inevitably need repairs, and they are significantly more expense to repair. You did get very lucky by not having to put any money in your mercedes. With your price range i would recommend a kia amanti. Has the old mercedes/bmw look to it, and its a solid car. Cheap to maintain and repair.


    this one is super clean and fully loaded v6 for 3500.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/LOADE...item337fa28383


    Exactly what I didn't want, but expected, to hear.

    My old man is unbelievably car-saavy. He sometime hypothesizes that cars in the 90s don't break down these days as much as they do now. In other words, finding an ol' Merc 190E with 80K miles will be indestructible in the long-run, in comparison to finding a 2001 C240 selling for $5000, with 110K. I am not sure to what extent this is true.



    My family has gone through plenty of cars. We have awful history with older Audis. Fords are easy to repair, and cheap. There was a Volvo 240 somewhere in the mix that never broke. My brother's Prelude was a lemon. We have a Subaru forester with 300K on it. My brother drives a BMW 330CI.


    My baby, up until now, has been the most problem-free car I think anyone in our family has ever had. The dealer always ranted and raved about how well the mid-90s C-classes were made. Not sure if you've heard the same, Mr. Eric.


    So I wanna say that the Benz's are badass, but as you said, I probably just got lucky. Do you have any horror stories with Mercdes-Benz? I'd love to hear them, if possible.


    I'll check out the Amanti. I'll be honest, I'm kind of a prick, and picky with things like brands and stuff. Kia is not usually my cup of tea, but I will swallow my pride and search some up. My wallet >> my pride, I know.

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    I've had 7 Mercedes and no problems with any of them. Not saying that means anything though..
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Kia is not usually my cup of tea, but I will swallow my pride and search some up. My wallet >> my pride, I know.

    -George
    We'll see how you feel when you haven't gotten laid for a year straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp Rosetti View Post
    We'll see how you feel when you haven't gotten laid for a year straight.
    He's went this long ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PKM View Post
    I've had 7 Mercedes and no problems with any of them. Not saying that means anything though..
    Which models, and how many miles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Exactly what I didn't want, but expected, to hear.

    My old man is unbelievably car-saavy. He sometime hypothesizes that cars in the 90s don't break down these days as much as they do now. In other words, finding an ol' Merc 190E with 80K miles will be indestructible in the long-run, in comparison to finding a 2001 C240 selling for $5000, with 110K. I am not sure to what extent this is true.



    My family has gone through plenty of cars. We have awful history with older Audis. Fords are easy to repair, and cheap. There was a Volvo 240 somewhere in the mix that never broke. My brother's Prelude was a lemon. We have a Subaru forester with 300K on it. My brother drives a BMW 330CI.


    My baby, up until now, has been the most problem-free car I think anyone in our family has ever had. The dealer always ranted and raved about how well the mid-90s C-classes were made. Not sure if you've heard the same, Mr. Eric.


    So I wanna say that the Benz's are badass, but as you said, I probably just got lucky. Do you have any horror stories with Mercdes-Benz? I'd love to hear them, if possible.


    I'll check out the Amanti. I'll be honest, I'm kind of a prick, and picky with things like brands and stuff. Kia is not usually my cup of tea, but I will swallow my pride and search some up. My wallet >> my pride, I know.

    -George
    I'm a big fan of cars from the 80's and 90's. Much simpler mechanics, less electronics, less computer control. That's why they are more reliable. My problem with the luxury imports is just the cost of repairs. I'm always blown away when I have to order parts for them. And they are a bigger pain to work on. Just my (professional) opinion. Take it for what it's worth (90$/hr.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris-L View Post
    I'm a big fan of cars from the 80's and 90's. Much simpler mechanics, less electronics, less computer control. That's why they are more reliable. My problem with the luxury imports is just the cost of repairs. I'm always blown away when I have to order parts for them. And they are a bigger pain to work on. Just my (professional) opinion. Take it for what it's worth (90$/hr.)
    So when we do replace my husband's Mazda (hopefully this year...we are saving up to pay cash), we were thinking of maybe adding Volvo to the list. Maybe we should avoid those imports though. Would look for a smallish suv or midsized sedan we can fit 3 kids in. Were thinking Hyundai, Toyota, Subaru, Honda, Mazda. Any advice? Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MoTappin View Post
    So when we do replace my husband's Mazda (hopefully this year...we are saving up to pay cash), we were thinking of maybe adding Volvo to the list. Maybe we should avoid those imports though. Would look for a smallish suv or midsized sedan we can fit 3 kids in. Were thinking Hyundai, Toyota, Subaru, Honda, Mazda. Any advice? Thanks.
    Umm wtf?

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