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Old July 31st, 2015, 14:18
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Wanted: 3K Transportation Car or Truck

Just tossing this out.
My son is looking reliable car to buy for about $3000.00

Let me know if you know of something.

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Old July 31st, 2015, 14:48
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Re: Wanted: 3K Transportation Car or Truck

The most reliable vehicle I've ever owned has been my jeep. I hear there is a guy in west Covina that has a collection of jeeps...
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Old July 31st, 2015, 15:07
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Is he looking for an XJ, ZJ? Just looking at the I.E. CL, there is some decent options I would say...
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Old August 1st, 2015, 08:50
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The most reliable vehicle I've ever owned has been my jeep. I hear there is a guy in west Covina that has a collection of jeeps...
Haha. I was just to about to say something that like. Can't spare or get one of yours going?
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Old August 1st, 2015, 11:12
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Re: Wanted: 3K Transportation Car or Truck

He would like to find something on the other side of 20 MPG.

His football training facilities and practices are in Palm Springs, and gas prices
are killing him.
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Old August 1st, 2015, 11:27
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Re: Wanted: 3K Transportation Car or Truck

In the old days (late 90s- mid 2000s), Mazdas could be had for cheap, since no one seemed to want them, and insurance rates were very low. I've had very good luck with them, from a 1971 piston model through 5 of them to present. There are two sitting in our driveway now. Jody's Mazda 2 has had one set of brakes, two sets of tires, and will need a battery soon. Not bad for 110,000 miles.

Used Mazdas aren't are cheap as they used to be, but a late 90s 626 with a 4 cylinder and manual auto be in that ballpark. I had a '98, and averaged 28 mpg over many thousands of miles. Do be aware that the late 90's automatics in Mazdas were problem prone, however.

It will be interesting to see if the 2016 Mazda6 holds up. They're getting 40 EPA MPG out of those. In 10 years, they'd be a great econo car.

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Old August 2nd, 2015, 19:53
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Re: Wanted: 3K Transportation Car or Truck

I picked up a 2002 Focus with the Dohc 2.0 a few years back for 2k and it's been pretty good. It was way cheaper than what most people were asking for clapped out hondas.
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Old August 2nd, 2015, 22:09
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Re: Wanted: 3K Transportation Car or Truck

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He would like to find something on the other side of 20 MPG.

His football training facilities and practices are in Palm Springs, and gas prices
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Sorry to high jack.
Is your kid going to COD in palm desert for training?
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Old August 3rd, 2015, 19:52
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Sorry to high jack.
Is your kid going to COD in palm desert for training?
He just signed up for the SoCal Coyotes. They are a semi pro developmental
team for the New England Patriots.
It's kinda like minor league baseball is to MLB.
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Old August 4th, 2015, 12:52
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Thanks for all the input guy's

Looks like Victor made a deal with
Geoff and goin to be a proud owner
of a Crown Vic.
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