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Posted: 10/25/2013 1:48:11 PM EST
What do you guys recommed for a decent cheap beater. Doesn't need to look good, just looking for basic transportation preferably under $2k. Looked at an 2003 ford taurus, drove fine and looked like it was maintained well. Is there anything to look out for on them? Thanks
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 1:53:03 PM EST
10 year old Buick LeSabre.

Plenty of room in the trunk for your guns.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 2:01:13 PM EST
pretty much anything imported with less than 120K on the ODO should be gtg.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 2:02:29 PM EST
Good luck
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 5:34:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2013 5:34:57 PM EST by K1rodeoboater]
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Originally Posted By Banditman:
Good luck
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This x2. A beater these days is usually $5K ish
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 6:34:39 PM EST
For that price range, I think it's more about the prior owners and a good inspection than the make and model.

Some other good options in the price range would be Saturns, Grand Ams, and Grand Prix's

and to contradict what I said earlier - something like a front engine rear wheel drive would allow the least to go wrong, especially if it's something like a c10 (parts are just about everywhere)
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 10:02:41 PM EST
Geo/Chevy Prizm. Same basic car as a Toyota Corolla, without the Toyota price.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 9:23:03 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Boomer:
Geo/Chevy Prizm. Same basic car as a Toyota Corolla, without the Toyota price.
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+1 on this, I have a friend in Santa Monica that just bought a 95 prizim with a/c and 150k on the clock for $1,300.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 10:58:16 AM EST
I would buy a crown Vic with about 135k on it, beat the fuck out of it for another 70k miles and then sell it to some doper for 2500.
Rinse and repeat.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 2:29:53 PM EST
This thread made me curious as to what I could find locally on Craigslist for under $2000. There are some surprisingly nice Buicks on there - most of the Hondas and Toyotas at that price range were pretty jacked-up looking.

A solid Regal or LeSabre would probably be a decent choice. A Taurus would probably be decent, too...
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 3:26:39 PM EST
90s Volvo. /thread.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 4:59:19 PM EST
i drive a rough body 1998 corolla , had 193k on it when i bought it last year, has 215k on it now, all ive done is brakes and a couple tires
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