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Old 04-28-2008, 10:58 PM   #1
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Well, It has gotten to be that time where I am going to need a DD. The plan was for my current project car to be the DD before I tore it down, and now I am glad I passed. The motor was on its way out for sure.

None the less, I'm looking for suggestions, and even a heads up if you know someone selling something that would work well in the price range I am looking for.

So, I'd like to keep it under $1k. The further under, the better...but 1k is max. I don't care the make/model as long as it doesn't have a V8....I'm not really caring about the shape of the body either as long as it will run and pass whatever inspection it will need here. The key is for it to be running...and not about to die once I get it home.

So, does anyone have any recommendations as to what to look for that will last me 6-12 months of about 200 miles per week? I'm not familiar with anything outside the blue oval, hell, outside the mustang for that matter. So any thoughts will be great.

And if you know someone dumping a car for cheap that you know still runs, let me know. I don't care if I have to go get it. I wouldn't mind another 4cyl fox as long as it ran...it could be project fox 2 once i finish project fox 1.
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Honda Civic man. Seriously. Those things last forever and get great has mileage.
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under 1,000$?

i dont think id trust that cheap of transportation to be my DD.
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under 1,000$?

i dont think id trust that cheap of transportation to be my DD.
All it needs to do is get me to work and back while running on panther piss 87....that's all that matters to me. A dirt cheap car that if it dies, you get another dirt cheap car.
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a geo metro. my friend has 2.
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here call this dude FS: 90 civic SI - Sports Car & Import Car Discussion Forum of Louisiana its a retired autox car that still runs and what not
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^^^ Sweet...I just sent him an offer....

*If he accepts it I'm going to feel so damn dirty driving that thing every day.
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^^^ Sweet...I just sent him an offer....

*If he accepts it I'm going to feel so damn dirty driving that thing every day.
well the decals will come off and after that it just needs a fresh coat of flat black primer with the wagner
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well the decals will come off and after that it just needs a fresh coat of flat black primer with the wagner
Don't have a wagner...it would be rattle can.
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dude, i'll buy you a fart cannon if you put it on
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do a bit of research and find some deals and you can have a decently quick and reliable DD. i know someone local to me selling a b20 bottom end with a gsr head and a SI tranny w/ecu (basically drop-in setup) for like 1000$. Sad to say but that would be a fun little DD, get excellent mileage and have at least some get up.
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I have a really good cannondale mountain bike for $750 that is more reliable than any car for that price:
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dude, i'll buy you a fart cannon if you put it on
If I remember that car correctly, it had like a resonator that exited just after the front seats. (car used to be built to full STS specs for SCCA autox)
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Well, he accepted my offer...now I just need to find the dough.
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*waits for forthcoming photo shoot with beat honda and sweet cobra...*

and a modified signature with the honda beneath and opposite the cobra... 'my other ride' 1 of 1 POS. Custom Rustoleum paint job, 4 spare tires, four hamsters on steroids'

or something along those lines
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^^ don't forget the fox project car too...I'll have to line them all up.
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