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Old 01-04-2003, 05:51 AM   #1
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Default What car to buy for $5000?

I need a car w/ low miles, gotta be reliable. My Jeep is about to kick the bucket, and I don't wanna roll around in my project car, w/ no interior to speak of.

I've also gotta be able to afford the insurance - can't get much higher than what a 240sx would be.

You guys got any ideas?
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Geez I think my 4-dr '93 integra is worth around that price...not bad for an insurance. Maybe a similar models like Accord? They are both reliable
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Define "low miles." I'd say get a Miata as long as you fit comfortably.
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94 LS can be had for that price, nice clean car to drive...anything under 150K will go for a while more!
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Id buy my 92 civic sedan, throw in a low mileage swap, and still have $2000 left over
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Default Re: What car to buy for $5000? (sparq)

Low miles - less than 100k.

I was thinking Miata, but, I'm a big guy. 6'2", 230lbs. Would I fit in one?
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It kind of depends on how long your legs are and how thick you are. I'm 5'11" 210 lbs and it's a bit cramped. It's not bad, just a bit tighter than I'd like in a daily driver. I would say try one on for size and see how you fit.
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G2 Integra

If you're lucky you can find a nice GSR in that price range.

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Old 01-04-2003, 08:44 AM   #10
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buy this car..







97 civic with 99 front
Motor is 1.6 sohc vtec 30k.
body has about 70k on it.

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A buddy of mine is selling his 1989 750iL for 5K. The miles are over 200K, but hey, its a freakin airplane engine for christs sake. Good on insurance too.
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buy this car..







97 civic with 99 front
Motor is 1.6 sohc vtec 30k.
body has about 70k on it.
I'd buy that.
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Old 01-04-2003, 10:10 AM   #13
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pick up a cheap hatch and quickly swap a d16z6 in it my friend picked up 93 cx with a blown head gasket for 800 bucks then got a d16z6 swap for 350 no problems since might i ad for what he payed it's pretty quick


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