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Unread 04-16-2013, 11:26 AM   #1
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I'm looking at getting an inexpensive car here in Arizona for my fiancé and would like to spend between two and three thousand dollars. JD Power does some great reviews for new car reliability but I can't find any website that does it for older cars. I know Consumer reports rates cars from 03... maybe that would be a place to start? Just looking for a really reliable and decently comfortable car for a good price. Really not too many stipulations... great gas miledge would be great. A buddy of mine was saying the Saturn SL2 is a good buy... what do you people think?

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I'll always say old Volvo. the reliability will save you money on a $3000 car. cars with great fuel economy around that price are usually only that price per to fuel economy premium. most everything else is of a lesser grade. a broke down car costs a lot more than a few more $ at the pump
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I'll always say old Volvo
Ok, sweet. Thanks.

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I say get rid of the fiancé and save the 3K lol. Or get a honda or Toyota
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Edmunds is generally pretty good for car reviews as well. I'd check out a Honda Civic/Toyota Corolla... something along those lines.

As an afterthought, autos.msn.com is also actually pretty good. Allows you to punch in a ton of parameters to help narrow down your search.
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You can narrow down your search via websites but when it comes down to it, a search engine can't tell you whether it's a good car. Pick out a few candidates and we'll tell you what we think of them.
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