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    Best car for around $4000-6000? (Used/US)

    My tranny just got pwned and I found out it will cost $3000 to fix so I decided I'm going to get a new car... well by new I mean used... and $4000-6000 dollars. Must have a CD player and be decent looking =P.

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    Re: Best car for around $4000-6000? (Used/US)

    For that money you can get a very nice older model ES series or an Integra or even an older S Class.

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    Re: Best car for around $4000-6000? (Used/US)

    If I had that kind of money, these are the kind of cars that I would debate

    -Buick Regal or a Pontiac Grand Prix
    Fairly low mileage (usually just under or over 100,000 miles)
    3.8L V6 Supercharged 240hp / 280ft.-lbs of torque

    -VW Golf / Jetta TDI (Diesel) 45mpg average, maybe a little higher

    -Chevy K-5 Blazer / Dodge Ramcharger

    Buick/Pontiac, A nice extremely comfy car, ok mileage (20mpg), smooth tranny, and a really awesome sleeper car. Get to own some unsuspecting people in. Plus it isn't that hard to get it pushing 300+hp, but it is a bit expensive. Downside is that it is an auto, but it is supposed to be a kicka$$ tranny though.

    VW, can't beat the mileage. Freaking AWESOME. Plus diesel is always cheaper. Downside is that it has no power. I am sure you can mod it to hell and back though.

    Chevy/Dodge, it will take you anywhere on gravel or in the mud. Powerful V8, awesome looking, high up, can rip through any terrain. Downside is 14mpg doesn't look nice at the pump. Done it before and I am not sure if I want to do it again.

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    Re: Best car for around $4000-6000? (Used/US)

    Buy a Civic and never pay for a repair again. I'm sure it will fit your tastes. [rofl]

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    i got a 95 maxima fully loaded with 73,000 miles for 5800.

    one of the best cars ive ever ridin in.
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    Re: Best car for around $4000-6000? (Used/US)

    Quote Originally posted by red_dog007 View Post
    If I had that kind of money, these are the kind of cars that I would debate

    -Buick Regal or a Pontiac Grand Prix
    Fairly low mileage (usually just under or over 100,000 miles)
    3.8L V6 Supercharged 240hp / 280ft.-lbs of torque

    -VW Golf / Jetta TDI (Diesel) 45mpg average, maybe a little higher

    -Chevy K-5 Blazer / Dodge Ramcharger

    Buick/Pontiac, A nice extremely comfy car, ok mileage (20mpg), smooth tranny, and a really awesome sleeper car. Get to own some unsuspecting people in. Plus it isn't that hard to get it pushing 300+hp, but it is a bit expensive. Downside is that it is an auto, but it is supposed to be a kicka$$ tranny though.

    VW, can't beat the mileage. Freaking AWESOME. Plus diesel is always cheaper. Downside is that it has no power. I am sure you can mod it to hell and back though.

    Chevy/Dodge, it will take you anywhere on gravel or in the mud. Powerful V8, awesome looking, high up, can rip through any terrain. Downside is 14mpg doesn't look nice at the pump. Done it before and I am not sure if I want to do it again.
    I have the Chevy Impala with the 3.8L V6 (non-supercharged). The tranny is ok for a four-speed auto, but you really have to rev it to expose the power. It gets 30mpg on the highway, so I don't complain about that. Why don't you include the Impala SS with the Regal and Grand Prix? They're all W-body cars with the same engines and the same transmissions afaik.

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    Re: Best car for around $4000-6000? (Used/US)

    a Camry or Accord.

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    Re: Best car for around $4000-6000? (Used/US)

    Quote Originally posted by bigbossman79 View Post
    a Camry or Accord.
    I don't think he buys Asian.

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    Re: Best car for around $4000-6000? (Used/US)

    Nice thread I am looking also for a new car for the same amount of money about $5000 to replace my POS 1997 Ford Escort

    I need some suggestions too

    I was looking for the 2002-2003 Mitsubishi Galant...seems to fit nicely in the price range with low mileage and good looking car too

    http://newyork.craigslist.org/jsy/car/353662079.html

    What do you think?

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    Re: Best car for around $4000-6000? (Used/US)

    Quote Originally posted by Lord_P View Post
    Buy a Civic and never pay for a repair again. I'm sure it will fit your tastes. [rofl]
    This..

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