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Unread 10-08-2007, 06:57 PM   #1
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so right now i drive a 94 explorer, got some bigger tires and a system and thats about it. i want to get another car thats cheap to maintain (joining the military and want to save some money, not waste it all) i was thinking of getting something semi sporty, but cheap (to buy, operate, and maintain) im not sure which way to go. i work at a parts store, and i notice that parts for domestic vehicles are typically 2/3 the price of an import (120 for a nissan alternator, 80 for a ford) while japanese imports seem to be a bit more reliable.

im thinking something like a civic (88-00, i like em all), accord (5th gen), b13 sentra, i-beam ranger (4 cyl, 5 speed, 2wd), im open to suggestions.

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Unread 10-08-2007, 08:03 PM   #2
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I own a 99 Ford Explorer....kinda does have it's share of problems, so i can see why you would want to get rid of it so you can get something that is easier to maintain. I'd go for a Honda (civic/accord) like you said. I've seen them get 200,000miles + Also, if you like trucks, I'd go for an older Toyota, because they hold together very well and are good on gas.

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Acura Integra GSR. Very reliable, older models are inexpensive, tons of aftermarket support, good gas mileage, and a blast to drive.
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Get an older mazda for something that is very cheap on gas and you might even make it to 300,000 miles.
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