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Old 06-06-2008, 03:19 PM   #1
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Which car to buy?

Ok, which one to buy for my DD beater?

1994 Buick Skylark Custom - 75k original miles, senior owned, bad water pump, current EPA rating of 18 city 26 highway...original EPA rating of 20 city 29 highway...about 70 miles away in new orleans so it would need to be trailered - $275 + gas for a buddy to go get it with me.

1995 Chevy Corsica - 110k miles, unknown driver, blown head gasket, current EPA rating of 18 city 27 highway...original rating 21 city 29 highway...in baton rouge so no trailer needed and if it did it would be intown = less gas cost - $495 OBO

*note, all EPA ratings pulled from Fuel Economy

I'm leaning skylark due to the senior owned and 35k less miles. Plus, it's a buick, so I can be like Tiger. But the in town feature of the corsica is tempting if it is in good shape...and if I can talk her down to about $300-350 tonight or tomorrow when I go look at it, I might just get that one and be done.

A water pump is ~$40 without my autozone hookup...haven't looked up a head gasket yet for the corsica...but it can't be overly too much. Either one I'll fix myself, so no labor costs there.

Also note, I have not seen a pic of either car yet, so condition is still unknown. The corsica has a phone number, the buick is a contact through craigslist email only...

Since I just sold my QA1 k-member to some weirdo V6 owner today, I should have $150 waiting for me when I get home....so that will just about pay for either of them.
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skylark. My ex has a corsica and I hated the way it drove.
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skylark. My ex has a corsica and I hated the way it drove.
I just did a reverse phone number search for where the corsica was in town...and let's just say it's not located in a not so reputable location. That kind of has me leaning skylark as well.
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I just did a reverse phone number search for where the corsica was in town...and let's just say it's not located in a not so reputable location. That kind of has me leaning skylark as well.
plank, scenic hwy area?
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not to mention the skylark probably has a bigger engine lol
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Re: Which car to buy?

FWIW the 90s skylark was like the grand am of its time...
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Mustang GT that is what's it's all about and affordable easily serviced.
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Best ride would go the to Buick Park Ave. with supercharger.:drive:
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Best ride would go the to Buick Park Ave. with supercharger.:drive:
Ok, it's obvious you are missing the point of this thread and what this car would be for. I already have the gas eater in the ported 03 cobra. I'm looking for a gas sipper so that I don't have to daily drive my cobra any more. Something that isn't going to cost me $400 a month for gas like the cobra does right now.

So, the GT suggestion is about as far off the playing field as it gets.
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Ok, it's obvious you are missing the point of this thread and what this car would be for. I already have the gas eater in the ported 03 cobra. I'm looking for a gas sipper so that I don't have to daily drive my cobra any more. Something that isn't going to cost me $400 a month for gas like the cobra does right now.

So, the GT suggestion is about as far off the playing field as it gets.

you tell 'em boy! the GT is fine as a DD for me, w/ gas soooooo expensive, it's not the most economical, but people don't buy mustangs b/c they're economical. they're hot and just sooooo much fun to drive and 10,000 other reasons, mainly b/c they're MUSTANGS.

i say skylark out of the 2. whatever happened w/ the civic?
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Re: Which car to buy?

a GT if driven conservatively will get good mileage. i think i pulled 300 miles once (from my house to the start of the grapevine) and still had 1/8 of a tank left (wouldve gone more but didnt know if i could make it over or to the top with 1/8 tank left and didnt want to chance it)

Id go for the Skylark. The name is cooler than Corsica. Corsica sounds like a ******bag car name.
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yea... my GT gets like 9 mpg.... its bad lol
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Re: Which car to buy?

my mazda3 just pulled over 500 miles out of a tank of gas that was almost all highway (approx 34mpg).
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lol here in Baton Rouge, no such thing as highway driving, especially the times Rob drives. Takes him an hour to get home, which should be a 20 min drive, and not to sure on going.
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Re: Which car to buy?

Do like me and get a company vehicle...I'm averaging around 1000 miles a week lol.
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Do like me and get a company vehicle...I'm averaging around 1000 miles a week lol.
The department of education doesn't have too many of those...which wouldn't matter since I Am not working directly for them...

So...the company in PA that I am working for doesn't have any either...so yeah, that's pretty useless tool
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drive my hemi for a week, you will beg to drive a gt every day, i love my low compression cobra motor, gets twice the gas mileage of my hemi.the hemi hasnt moved since i got my mustang going.

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dunno, but i'd bone her up, down, and all around.... or, i'd do her 9 kinds of sideways
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my grandpa actually picked up a 98 buick regal gs that's supercharged for $1K. it was a repo car and needed a little work but it was well worth it.
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my grandpa actually picked up a 98 buick regal gs that's supercharged for $1K. it was a repo car and needed a little work but it was well worth it.
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Re: Which car to buy?

Im guessing the skylark folks dont want to sell their car as they won't reply to my emails asking for where they are at so I can come get it.

Gabe's sister's friend has a 90 or so accord for sale for like 400...so I'm going to check that out I guess.
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my grandpa actually picked up a 98 buick regal gs that's supercharged for $1K. it was a repo car and needed a little work but it was well worth it.
**** yeah it is. Id jump on a Regal GS for 1000$ in a heartbeat. be cruising around in comfort without sacraficing the ability to get up and go when need be.

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Gabe's sister's friend has a 90 or so accord for sale for like 400...so I'm going to check that out I guess.
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A really good car with decent mileage and a fantastic ride are the mid 90's mazda 626's. Just make sure it has already had the tranny mod. if not stay clear. The trannies went out usually in the first 60,000 miles but the service pack fixed the problems
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i'm very much satisfied with MAZDA.
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i wish i had a buick, i could win the US Open with two stress fractures too.

yeah i would say go for the Buick, it is a much nicer car.
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