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Selliing truck and looking for small car

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by freesample, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Jan 23, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    freesample

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    I am seeling my 2009 Taco and i'm looking for a small car. Im in canada and I hear I can find a used car in the US for a nice bit cheaper. Im looking for a civic, corolla, mazada3, etc. Can some guide in the right direction to a good place in the US to find these cars are?
     
  2. Jan 23, 2011 at 8:24 PM
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    How about ebay, We use to have an 08 Mazda 3, It was a great car and very good on gas
     
  3. Jan 23, 2011 at 10:23 PM
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    If I ever need a 2nd commuter car I'm going to be looking to them as well.
    It would have to be a 1st gen Mazda3 though. The new 2nd gen 2011's look too tacky.
     
  4. Jan 23, 2011 at 10:27 PM
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    steven420

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    hahaha we are in the same boat but vice versa, i am selling my civic so i can buy a tacoma 4x4 reg cab gl dood
     
  5. Jan 24, 2011 at 4:01 AM
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    yeah civic is my first choise but the gf is 4'11" and finds it hard to see. the 2nd gen mazda 3 looks like it has a happy face on the font. ha.

    ill have a look at ebay. never thought of that for cars
     
  6. Jan 24, 2011 at 5:23 AM
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    lol I noticed that too with the Mazdas.
    My mom & I have civics. My sister a corolla.
    My neighbor just bought their daughter a corolla.
    I see a ton of Mazdas all around where I live. The ones you want are good economical cars.
    Are you looking new or private sale?
    Craiglist, ebay or autotrader is full of them
    We bought my mom's used (2004) from a small used wholesaler who gets his cars from auctions. As a family friend he was on the lookout for us. My sister's was a hand me down. The neighbor's new from a dealership.
    Good luck.
     
  7. Jan 24, 2011 at 7:06 AM
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    Richard Cranium

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    I'll vote for Civic til the end of my days. I've had two...'99 EX Coupe and an '08 Si Sedan. Absolutely loved them both and never had an issue with either.
     
  8. Jan 24, 2011 at 8:03 AM
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    I am thinking about doing the opposite and selling my 95integra and buying a 3rd gen 4runner. I bought it a couple years ago when gas prices went crazy ($5/gal) and mainly use it as my winter car.
     
  9. Jan 24, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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    joerussell610

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  10. Jan 24, 2011 at 8:25 AM
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    oh i love the subaru. if i can find a black impreza sedan for a good price ill be happy
     
  11. Jan 24, 2011 at 9:08 AM
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    X1000 on Subie!!
    I drive an '05 Impreza 2.5RS wagon, black manual, as well as the '10 Taco. When the weather turns to shit, give me my Scooby every time.
    It is unstoppable in snow, handles all conditions like a dream, and soooo suh-weet to drive. Its like when you get to 120km, she whispers in your ear "just a little faster, daddy" and you ease the pedal a little further and she replies "that's it, a little more, I can take it" and...

    whoa
    uh did I say the Impreza is a good choice?
    We just paid it off, and IF it ever dies, it will most likely be replaced with another Impreza. I love all Subaru, but my Scooby is the BEST.CAR.EVER.
    Did I mention how Sexy she is?

    Looking back on this post, I hope I haven't shown too much Subie-love. Yay, Toyota rocks. Woo-hoo.
     
  12. Jan 24, 2011 at 9:12 AM
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    If you get her a little ladder that car may come into view

    j/k
     
  13. Jan 24, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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    x-12 on the subaru. Had several.. love the boxer and the butt ugly utility factor.. but they're just shitty cars. You can get a good one on occasion, but its a crap shoot.. like the old ford taurus. 300,000 miles or 35000 and tons of trouble.

    You don't see old subarus on the road... My neighbor has forrester with 25k miles on its second transmission and wheel bearings, needing brakes badly. Probably a worst case scenario but still.

    My experience is not much better. Love em/hate em. If honda or real toyota made subarus I'd definitely own one.

    Also they have elaborate timing systems and most if not all are interference engines.
     
  14. Jan 24, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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    haha
    yeah

    so how would you rank: civic,mazada3,corolla,impreza,yaris,focus, any other that might be in the same class
     
  15. Jan 24, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    I know a lot of people on this board make fun of them, but a Prius isn't a bad car. It does get around 45 miles per gallon and is about the same size as a Corolla, maybe a little smaller. Ford has introduced a new hybrid as well. Honda's hybrid also gets great mileage.
     
  16. Jan 24, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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    Price difference is very small concerning compact/subcompact cars between CA/USA. It's not worth the hassle.

    Large car, luxury cars and trucks are another story.
     
  17. Jan 24, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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  18. Jan 24, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    i guess i should mention i'm looking for something in the used price range of about $8,000-$11,000
     
  19. Jan 24, 2011 at 11:51 AM
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    Personally fwiw (all in manual ftw)
    1. Impreza - nuff said
    2. Corolla - Grandad's car, but I can't help but think its probably the all-around best buy out there - sold it for Scooby
    2/3. Civic - not for me, but hey millions can't be wrong
    4. Yaris - traded it for Taco. Needed and wanted a truck as we live rurally. But in a city, Surprise, I'd buy another like that. Peppy as hell, roomy and actually fun to drive. And it has a style. Not style. A style. Niece calls it BubbleCar.

    Going second hand, try NLClassifieds.com - some cool Tacos listed there too
     
  20. Jan 24, 2011 at 11:58 AM
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    yeah. i check nl classifieds each day.

    my truck is on there now.

    papa. i dind't realize you're a felow newfoundlander!
     
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