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Old 12-07-2009, 04:25 PM
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So I am looking for a beater car to drive back and forth to work in. Parking sucks there and trying to shoe horn my fat azz into the parking spot has been no fun. Anyways I spent today searching Craigslist for beaters under 1500. They are all piles of crap!! It is funny to me how they try to make them seem appealing though. Runs good but the tranny is done. Starts good just don't let the RPM's get below 1k. ETC ETC ETC............

How hard is it to find a car that looks like crap gets halfway decent mileage and runs.
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:29 PM
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Keep looking, my last beater and current beater came from local Pa CL
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:38 PM
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:41 PM
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To high. I am a cheap SOB. I don't care about looks as long as I am not going to freeze to death I am alright. Hell when I was in High School I bought my first truck a gasser F-250 for like $300. Found lots of those but the fuel mileage sucks on them.
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:44 PM
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I am looking for something like this. 93 dodge shadow

Problem is everyone that I have called on has more issues than what they put in the ad.
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:47 PM
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To high. I am a cheap SOB. I don't care about looks as long as I am not going to freeze to death I am alright. Hell when I was in High School I bought my first truck a gasser F-250 for like $300. Found lots of those but the fuel mileage sucks on them.
Glad to see I'm not the only cheap azz on here.
My 94 Escort was $1000 I put on 70k and sold it for $600 had 197k on when I sold and is still goin. I splurged a little this time and got a 96 Taurus LX for $1900. I broke my own rule of not spending more than $1000 for a work beater, but this one is nice and was well maintained.
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:52 PM
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Glad to see I'm not the only cheap azz on here.
My 94 Escort was $1000 I put on 70k and sold it for $600 had 197k on when I sold and is still goin. I splurged a little this time and got a 96 Taurus LX for $1900. I broke my own rule of not spending more than $1000 for a work beater, but this one is nice and was well maintained.
The only rig that I have ever spent any real money on for me is my truck. The parking spots are so small at the shipyard that my wheels are on both lines so I have to park based on how the traffic is parked around me. I really don't want an azz ton of door dings on my truck, so in comes the beater.
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I am looking for something like this. 93 dodge shadow

Problem is everyone that I have called on has more issues than what they put in the ad.
At least you have some selection there.
It's far worse in this area.
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patients is your best option... when i was in high school i had a 93 ford temp... 100 for the car.. 300 for a new motor... 70 bucks in tires... the damn thing is still running strong and that was 6-7 years ago and we "tried" to tear that thing up.... and the tauruses are nice for beaters... we just bought like our 4th one.. never spend more than 2500 on one and they are good too.. but patients is where its at... if you can afford it.. sometime you need one now.. i know how that goes as well.. good luck!
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At least you have some selection there.
It's far worse in this area.
Nah I bought a lot of beaters from the junkyard there when i was in high school. Most of them only needed minor work to be running again.
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