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LTB a new vehicle

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by kingN8, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Aug 20, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    kingN8

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  2. Aug 21, 2010 at 10:09 PM
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    bump, anyone have experience with a 1990 nissan 300zx?
     
  3. Aug 21, 2010 at 10:12 PM
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    my buddy has a 300z twin turbo...not sure of the year! But those things are nice and extremely fast!
     
  4. Aug 21, 2010 at 10:35 PM
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    For a college car, I would definitely buy Japanese. I would stick with a Camry, Accord, Civic, Corolla, etc. Something that is economical, reliable and easy to fix.
     
  5. Aug 21, 2010 at 10:39 PM
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    x2 cant go wrong with those choices. You would be taking less of a risk. Or a 1st gen Taco:cool:
     
  6. Aug 21, 2010 at 10:48 PM
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    yea i searched on youtube and one had 540 hp

    The 300zx is japanese :D but economical, nope :eek:. It's just a sexy car though. The one I'm looking at is gorgeous but it has 150k on her.

    http://www.mautofied.com/1990-Nissan-300-zx-_Show-Cars/listing/100305720/

    I looked up new engines and they're a little under $2,000. Could probably purchase that later down the road.
     
  7. Aug 21, 2010 at 10:50 PM
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    yes that'd be awesome but i'm just not having any luck finding one i like and in my price range. i check mautofied.com, autotrader.com, and cars.com almost every day lol.
     
  8. Aug 21, 2010 at 11:10 PM
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    college car id go with a civic great on gas and not a eye sore like most in the same class i roll a 00 SI to and from work ;)
     
  9. Aug 22, 2010 at 10:27 AM
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    Have you looked into going to an auction. With that cash im sure you can get a really nice car. No mark ups and probably late models.
     
  10. Aug 22, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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    Accords are a reliable car, fairly cheap and safe.
     
  11. Aug 22, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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  12. Aug 22, 2010 at 11:31 AM
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    where would i go to find out about auctions?

    my best friend has a silver honda accord. and for some reason the only accords i see around here are the exact same color. be weird to have the same exact car.

    is your taco in my price range? and you live is cali. i'd have to pay a vehicle delivery service also.



    yea a civic si would be straight but i'm retarded and dont know how to drive a manual :eek:
     
  13. Aug 22, 2010 at 4:56 PM
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    I would call your local police dept and ask where the nearest auto auction yard is seeing how they take in drug cars and all. Or contact a local car dealer and ask them for a public auction yard.
     
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    I had a civic and loved it.great on gas even with the mods I did.look on yahoo auto's that's were I found my last 4 rides.
     
  15. Aug 26, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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    found this 4runner. after paying off my loan i only have $4,000 and i am unemployed at the moment. that is what i offered the guy. do yall think she is worth it? i really dont want to get anything else besides a toyota and this is all i can afford. idk when i'm going to find another job plus the time to save up more money. i just dont want to drive my dads truck, dropping him off and picking him up from work. i need my own vehicle. tell me what you guys think. it says it needs a new a/c compressor. any info helps

    http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ct=p&car_id=269663223&dealer_id=64683561&car_year=1992&rdm=1282880413000&lastStartYear=1981&model=4RUN&num_records=100&systime=&make2=&highlightFirstMakeModel=&start_year=1992&keywordsfyc=&keywordsrep=&engine=&certified=&body_code=0&fuel=&awsp=false&search_type=both&distance=500&marketZipError=false&search_lang=en&showZipError=n&make=TOYOTA&keywords_display=&color=&page_location=findacar%3A%3Aispsearchform&min_price=3000&drive=&default_sort=priceDESC&seller_type=b&max_mileage=100000&style_flag=1&sort_type=priceDESC&address=39564&advanced=y&end_year=2011&doors=&transmission=Automatic&max_price=8000&cardist=495&standard=false
     
  16. Aug 27, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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  17. Aug 27, 2010 at 4:47 PM
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    bump for my new name lol.
     
  18. Aug 27, 2010 at 4:52 PM
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    I had a '95 Toyota Avalon for my college car. I wasn't thrilled when I got it, but once I appreciated what it was, it was perfect for me, and I wish I still had it. Leather, power seats, moonroof, woodgrain, looked very classy, and a V6 that got me 32 mpg on the highway. I'd highly recommend one, or the Camry with the V6, to you for a college car. And you can get one cheap. Mine had 235k on it when I hit a deer, and it looked and ran like new. Best car I ever owned.

    My advice: Stick with a "reasonable" car for a college ride, like has been said. Because if you're living college life like you should, you will at some point have 10 people in the car, someone will puke in it, you will screw a girl in it multiple times, and you will beat it to hell. Get something Japanese and economical. Once you're done with school, reward yourself with something nice.
     
  19. Aug 27, 2010 at 4:54 PM
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    get a Jetta TDI. it's diesel so it's much more fuel efficient for your college days. seats 5, 4 door and drives real nice, VW is also a very strong car to buy, with great resale. im guessing you could get about an 01 for that kinda money.
     
  20. Aug 27, 2010 at 7:47 PM
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    haha love the second paragraph. i found a 99 navy blue honda accord with leather interior in pcola, fl. i'm going next week with my dad to look at it.

    http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.j...ors=&max_price=6000&cardist=86&standard=false
     
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