03-10-2005, 05:42 PM
ok i need a <B></B>car<B></B><B></B><p>i got 2,000 to work with.. any ideas<p>i had maximas, accords, and altimas in mind

03-10-2005, 06:10 PM
I'd like to help but I don't know how much 2000 are or what you can buy with it...

Mindless T
03-10-2005, 07:08 PM
Get a Supra. I think they are fast cars man. Did you see the FF movie? It outran a train at the end!

03-10-2005, 07:22 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mindless T</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Get a Supra. I think they are fast cars man. Did you see the FF movie? It outran a train at the end!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>for $2,000?<p>i think, like you said, accords, maximas, or altimas would be good choices. with only $2k you'll need to get an old one, but they're nice and reliable <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

03-10-2005, 07:31 PM
but stay away from mid-late 90`s accord.. if the US and euro accord form that time is the same.. one of the engines is lets just say.. not really reliable.. <br>

Soul Man
03-10-2005, 07:34 PM
no offense or anything, but when your spending two grand (unless i work like crazy from now forward this is more than i have for a car so far) i dont think the type of car really matters as much as what you can find for 2 grand or less, at these prices its more recommending. which under these circumstances i recommend looking at honda's, toyota's or nissans in this price range since the car youll be finding probably wont be a low mileage car these 3 will offer you the nessesary reliability, along with more or less not extravagent costs when it comes to servicing the car, etc.

03-10-2005, 07:51 PM
This is actually what i have in mind, i am going to work and save $2,000 for a car i want either a Honda, Nissan. or Toyota, well pretty muhc anyhting that is not American or European. <p>Btw go check ebay, or maybe Auto Trader mags at supermarkets etc...

03-10-2005, 11:47 PM
I would get a Taurus with the 3.0 engine or the SHO. They are reliable and if something does go wrong they are easy and cheap to fix.

03-11-2005, 01:58 AM
Axle, the Taurus is the car that defined "Fix or Repair Daily" Not to mention the $2500 bill my Mom was flipped when the transmission gave out<p>They were actually surprised her car gave her as few problems as it did, it lasted 160,000 Miles before it gave out. Doesn't give me much hope for a choice over a car that should last 250,000 miles<p>I'd personally leap for a used Camry or Corolla, aim for 96. It's not the greatest enthusiast's enjoyment, but for that time frame they should be the most reliable and easiest to maintain, so they are working wheels, and that's all you should need

The Water Is Poison
03-11-2005, 03:40 AM
My goal is 8000 for a new Scion tC. My parents are paying half

03-11-2005, 06:31 AM
my friend has a 125,000 mile subaru legacy that he bought for 3,000, so I'm sure you could get an impreza early 90's example, similar mileage for $2,000....should be pretty realiable, just make sure that services have been taken out religiously, <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0"> fast too

03-11-2005, 06:42 AM
We used to own a 1990 Taurus Wagon with the 3.0 litre engine and it gave us no problems what so ever. When we owned it we only had to change the water pump and engine mounts. As long as you service them correctly they can last a while. The only thing is that you can get alittle rust (door handles, wheel arches, bottom part of tailgate) but thats what you get when you live in New England. If compared to GM cars of that era, the Ford Taurus kicked ass!

03-11-2005, 08:00 AM
playa, for two grand your question should be what do you think I can afford? The answer is not much. In old likely hood you can afford about a 5 year old car that was cheap to begin with (Like a chevy cavalier or an entry level Hyundai or kia); or you can afford a nicer car that is much older (think 10 years old or more). IMO if cash is an issue (and from the sound of it, might remain an issue for a while), I would go for the newest used cavalier you can find. They are cheap to buy and cheap to maintain and repair. At least you'll have transportation until you are able to afford something better.

03-11-2005, 10:54 AM
Something like that maybe? (yeah it's kinda old, but I personally love all "type44s")<p><A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=6055&item=4534915145&rd=1" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...&rd=1</A><p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> ...that's what I'm hoping to own after I kill my 100 (which hopefully doesn't happen too soon since I've only driven it a couple of times). The V8 might not come true with the gas prices over here tho <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

03-11-2005, 01:45 PM
Yes i understand your point and appreciate it, but my brother got his car for $2,600 its a 1991 Nissan NX2000, 2.0 liter engine, 2 door hatchback, T-tops, manual, great condition! So i am looking for something like he did, not to buy it like in a big used car dealer because they are expensive, but to get it from an owner itself and make sure that the car is in good condition and has beedn well maintained. I really dont wanna get anything american like i said because i wouldnt like my car to be dieing every now and then. <p>Again thx for ur opinion!!<p>Ooops that was to Rugbyplaya, not Player4.....sry lol<p>Player4

03-11-2005, 03:24 PM
Early to Mid 80's Volvo 240. No joke.

03-11-2005, 06:15 PM
If considering a 240 might as well consider a 240 turbo. They are fast, reliable, easy and cheap to maintain and allot of aftermarket parts are available for the them. Go to <A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ipdusa.com</A> and take a look at the 240 section. Then take a look at some of the 240s at cardomain and you will know what I mean. Tthey are great cars, I should know we own 4 Volvos at the moment, three of which a 240s but sadly no turbos. Australia never got any turbo 240s, only the 740/60 turbos and they are rare as hell.

Mindless T
03-11-2005, 07:04 PM
Sorry, I thought you meant 20,000. Then i agree with Santeno, a Cavalier would be the perfect solution. They are very safe cars!

03-11-2005, 11:50 PM
hmm.. the supra sounds cool, but cheap to insure.. i really do think a volvo would be good, really save, and the chevy, tauras are cool..<p>i did a lil bit more research on auto trader, i am really liking the maximas, and there are a lot for cheap<p>but i dunno thanks for the help