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"Beater upers" (car)

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Brandon    292

Alright, I'm assuming I'm going to have around $4000-5000 to spend on a car. I'd guess in this range theyd all be beater-upers. Are these cars really going to fall apart super quickly? My parents keep telling me that your bound to have tons of problems and such.

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S550    87

beat upers ia liek 1-2k lol

you can get some decent cars for 5k that may have LOTS of mils but still nice condition.

you will have LESS problems if you get a manual over an automatice transmission

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Lanky    0

You can easily get something reasonable for 4-5000 that's not gonna fall apart.

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Galley    1

Yeah, a beater is only gonna cost $1-2K. You can get a fairly sweet ride for $5K.

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TruBD    0

yea you can get a decent car for that much. do have any interests as of yet on what you are looking to buy?

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Brandon    292

Well somthing good with gas/milage ratio :)

I "had" an interest in one of the mini-suv type things such as the Subaru Forrester, Ford Escape but they are probably way too expensive, so really any car. Prefered 4 doors though, but a 2 door would also work i guess.

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couture    0

Have you considered a Ford focus, or even a Hyundai? You could always go with the general cars, I'm sure you can get a decent civic or corolla for under 5k.

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TruBD    0

have u tried looking at a old camry or maxima, those cars are known for reliability.

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vancity001    1

I got my Jetta for $2200 Canadian, and in 6 months havent had to do anything but an oil change. Just remember, sometimes its better to get an older car in good shape, than a newer car thats been driven hard

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hifive    0

I got a 98 V6 Camry with only 60,000 miles on it for $6,000.

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kombolcha    11

have u tried looking at a old camry or maxima, those cars are known for reliability.

a hell yes to that one.. those two cars are great! you can def find mid 90's models for under $5.. i think cars are a lot cheaper outside of california too.. i know a lot of folks here who drive out to texas and buy cars for about $3,000 less that it would cost them to buy it here even with a good deal.

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Brandon    292

What should I be looking for when i see the car? I've seen autotrader.com for finding cars (any other places?)

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shockz    5,448

I got a 95 Chrysler LHS back in August for $3100... loaded with leather, sunroof, and v6. Low miles (for a 95 - 65,000) and haven't had the slightest problem with it yet. I love the car.

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Ridgeburner    6

Damn I got my first car (86 eldorado) for $400! Im not forgetting a zero, four hundred dollars :yes: Still have it too, runs like a champ. All i had to do was fix some minor things to pass inspection (put about $300 into it) and it runs beautifully! only 35k miles on the engine too :ninja:

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S550    87

Look around for a Ford ZX2 (escort) I get 42mpg highway, hold 4 people, 50k on the clock and it hasnt let be down in 6yrs now. I know others that are over 200k and running strong. It almost the same motor as the Focus but has NONE of the recalls. You could probably get a 01-03 for around 5k.

It's also just as quick as a Focus SVT with minor modifications(under $600), and will handle like it for another $350. I've also taken mine to 135MPH, and my friend ran a 15.3 1/4 in it (I cant drive for hell) if that matters to you.

I have a manual however.

When you see a car you like, test drive it, see if you like the ride/feel of the car, check under the hood/car for any leaks, and make sure everything works (a/c, radio, ect..) listen for any odd sounds.

Edited by AltecXP

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Doolop    0

beater uppers are 100 dollers or less

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