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Re: Ripe for another sub-$1500 car
« Reply #30 on: October 26, 2016, 08:22:26 pm »
I actually had great luck with a >200 kmile Alfa sedan with that engine that I bought for $1500...
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Re: Ripe for another sub-$1500 car
« Reply #31 on: October 26, 2016, 08:26:05 pm »
Why did he take a pic of the dash while going 10 mph?
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Re: Ripe for another sub-$1500 car
« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2016, 08:27:18 pm »


http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/5832318305.html

what could possibly go wrong?

You have no idea how much I want that car. I don't care what can go wrong. I can fix it.
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Re: Ripe for another sub-$1500 car
« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2016, 08:28:19 pm »
Why did he take a pic of the dash while going 10 mph?

To prove that it "runs and drives".
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Re: Ripe for another sub-$1500 car
« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2016, 08:33:46 pm »
My uncle's neighbor has a Milano. It's slowly returning back to the concrete under the remains of a tarp.
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Re: Ripe for another sub-$1500 car
« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2016, 08:38:09 pm »
Hmm ...


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Re: Ripe for another sub-$1500 car
« Reply #36 on: October 26, 2016, 08:47:21 pm »
OMFG

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New radiator in last 1,000 miles. Great tires. AC blows cold Heat works. Needs nothing. Would drive it to Arizona and back the way it sits. Great gas mileage. Call or text anytime day or night. I will respond ASAP. I purchased this car from a 71 year old lady who was the original owner. Very well taken care of. 231,000 miles which will go up as this is my daily driver. I am sure you can find a cheaper car but not one this nice. Possible trade but must be something I can drive daily without any work.


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Re: Ripe for another sub-$1500 car
« Reply #37 on: October 26, 2016, 11:03:43 pm »
LOL, I sold my Novarolla for $800 12 years ago, and it had less than half the miles! And it was a hatchback!
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Re: Ripe for another sub-$1500 car
« Reply #38 on: October 26, 2016, 11:04:08 pm »
The Bimmer looks good though. You want a project, after all.
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Re: Ripe for another sub-$1500 car
« Reply #39 on: October 27, 2016, 07:22:51 am »
LOL, I sold my Novarolla for $800 12 years ago, and it had less than half the miles! And it was a hatchback!

Then it was just old. Now it's a classic.

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Re: Ripe for another sub-$1500 car
« Reply #40 on: October 27, 2016, 09:24:15 am »
Hmm ...


BMW 5.25 manual 1989 - $1650
1989 BMW 5.25 manual 5speed. Everything on this car is stock, aside from an aftermarket CD player. It has only 98k original miles on it. The body is as straight as an arrow, never wrecked with no dents at all. All headlights and fog lights are glass, with no cracks or chips. They alone are worth a few hundred dollars. It hasn't run in about 2 years and probably needs a fuel pump and a good tuneup. The interior is in good shape, but does show minor wear. It has been garage kept 95% of its life. It has the straight 6 M20 engine. Hate to see it go, but need the room and some cash.


http://columbia.craigslist.org/cto/5848074659.html

Damn... I'd hit that.

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Re: Ripe for another sub-$1500 car
« Reply #41 on: October 27, 2016, 09:28:23 am »
Damn... I'd hit that.

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Re: Ripe for another sub-$1500 car
« Reply #42 on: October 27, 2016, 01:06:24 pm »
That BMW is dope.
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Re: Ripe for another sub-$1500 car
« Reply #43 on: October 27, 2016, 01:44:29 pm »
Holy shit that wins this thread by miles

True driver's cars have been on the decline ever since they started making cars in which the driver no longer had to advance the ignition timing manually on the fly.  It's been a downhill slide of ever decreasing driver involvement and control ever since.

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Re: Ripe for another sub-$1500 car
« Reply #44 on: October 27, 2016, 04:02:37 pm »
Too big. I like small cars.
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Re: Ripe for another sub-$1500 car
« Reply #45 on: October 27, 2016, 05:43:20 pm »
Parts for that Bimmer are $Texas. Just sayin'

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Re: Ripe for another sub-$1500 car
« Reply #46 on: October 30, 2016, 11:17:49 am »
Parts for that Bimmer are $Texas. Just sayin'

Yeah, and I don't have a personal garage, so a big project isn't going to work.
What I need is a running beater. Something that I can drive to the shop to complete any neglected maintenance items. Once it is deemed reliable, the Element can go up for sale. Dave Ramsey says I should be debt free.
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Re: Ripe for another sub-$1500 car
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Re: Ripe for another sub-$1500 car
« Reply #48 on: November 02, 2016, 11:01:24 am »
automatic tho
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Or order from fortune auto and when lyft rider asks why your car feels bumpy you can show them the dyno curve
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