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time for a new car..

This sucks. I was driving around in crystal lake earlier today and totaled my car silentalero style...slid into a curb going maybe 10 miles an hour! worn summer tires and slush that doesnt look frozen do not mix. Ended up crumpling a part of the frame up front that the transmission and engine mounts to

any ideas for something quick, reliable, and hopefully gas efficient in the ~5000 price range?? not 100% sure on the price range i have, have to convince the parents on what i can get a small loan on.

this is a shitty winter

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Old school Prelude or Integra.

I had an '87 'lude, rusty as fuck, but you couldn't kill it with a kryptonite nuke.

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maybe if i could find something with lower miles...i'm sick of buying high mileage cars, nothing but issues with the last few

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hmmm, try cars.com

go to advanced search and put in your top price and max miles you'd like. Comes up with quite a few results.

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This sucks. I was driving around in crystal lake earlier today and totaled my car silentalero style...slid into a curb going maybe 10 miles an hour! worn summer tires and slush that doesnt look frozen do not mix. Ended up crumpling a part of the frame up front that the transmission and engine mounts to

any ideas for something quick, reliable, and hopefully gas efficient in the ~5000 price range?? not 100% sure on the price range i have, have to convince the parents on what i can get a small loan on.

this is a shitty winter
ouch man summer tires in cold slush? man thats a bad combo.
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Sorry to hear this man. Funny that Mark can't get out of his little curb problem. Haha - rep for that alone. If you are not looking for somethign that will last forever, you can easily get somethign reliable for 5k. Like was mentioned, you can't go wrong with a honda/toyota that is 5-6 years old.

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I have a friend with a 1998 Honda Accord V6 with 110k miles, she's only asking $4500 for it, good shape, runs fine, etc. Let me know if you want details.


There is this guy too:

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A bit out of your listed range though.

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I have a friend with a 1998 Honda Accord V6 with 110k miles, she's only asking $4500 for it, good shape, runs fine, etc. Let me know if you want details.


There is this guy too:

https://www.chicagolandsportbikes.com...ad.php?t=66588

A bit out of your listed range though.
That Accord is a good deal, actually. He may take 5k.

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not sure if i want something quick and fun, or something that would just be reliable. so for sporty...miata maybe?? not sure how they are on reliability. I may just go with an accord, probably could convince the parents to co-sign for something like that, rather than a sports car

whatever i get i'm going to re-sell in a year or year and a half when I transfer from mcc, assuming that I wont need a car in college.

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Everything I've read/heard on the Miata says its bullet-proof.

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Miata might be a bit hard to drive on slick roads, it's a RWD. It's a fun summer car though.

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Why not Civic, it reliable and good on gas.

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i'm thinking a miata with a removable hard top, every one i've seen that is a convertible has the plastic rear window, which end up fading and wrinkling. If only they had targa tops...or i could just get a mid-80s corvette

i've always wanted something like an older vette or a mustang and start building on it, just dont think i could afford the insurance lol

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RWD v. FWD in the winter isn't a big a deal as most people think it is. its just the mantra that get repeated again and again without much thought.

The Miata is pretty low powered and light. A good set of winter tires and it'll perform as well or better than any FWD. Tires make more of a difference than drivetrain config. Most accidents in the snow happen on the brakes, where there is virtually no difference between FWD, RWD, and AWD.

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Miata might be a bit hard to drive on slick roads, it's a RWD. It's a fun summer car though.
That's why I was thinking I should just get a camry/accord/civic kind of car. All my summer riding is on the bike, which also is in need of fixing

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Most accidents in the snow happen on the brakes, where there is virtually no difference between FWD, RWD, and AWD.
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btw, is it harder/possible to get a loan for a car sold outside a dealership?

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any ideas for something quick, reliable, and hopefully gas efficient in the ~5000 price range?? not 100% sure on the price range i have, have to convince the parents on what i can get a small loan on.
Fast, reliable, and cheap

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Nothing compared to the Toyota Tundra, huh??
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btw, is it harder/possible to get a loan for a car sold outside a dealership?
If you have great credit, not at all. If you have something with a good interest rate available, go for it. The dealer advantage is that they can shop around for you. Focus on your needs and not wants. If this is primarily a winter car, you definitely need somethign reliable. It sucks to break down in the middle of a wintery day. If I were you, focus on practical. Miata is nice, but not very practical for what you need in my opinion.

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For a winter car, I would defiantly consider something with AWD. If you don't care about looks, you should be able to pick up a Subaru Outback AWD in your price range. Not at all a cool car, but its AWD. Not sure about reliability. My uncle has an old ass Impreza. Its a POS but its still running.

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look at a nissan sentra.

great car, without the resale values of honda / toyota.

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I had an '87 'lude, rusty as fuck, but you couldn't kill it with a kryptonite nuke.
you can kill a 91 with a curb though...I was heading to hockey practice hit black ice midcurve, did what Hex did. Slid the left front into the curb, bent fucked up the motor mount and the suspension. Car was 13 years old with 140k miles, it was a goner. Fuck I loved that car. Only had it for 5 months. DAMMIT.
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Look at a used Hyundai. As long as the PO took care of it those cars last a long time. They aren't the prettiest or the most fun to drive, but they are reliable and you get a lot for your money.

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Chills is right but as much as I'd like to support the Korean economy a little bit by agreeing with a Hyundai, I myself as an ex mechanic would buy a Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla. Both have excellent reliability and are very easy to work on so if you know how to use a wrench you can perform most of your usual maint., brakes and such. They're also easy to find an you should be able to find one that's not too old that is in your price range as well. The Accord mentioned above sounds good too but V6 equals not as good gas mileage.
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