Cheap Reliable Used Car not a Toyota/Honda

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  1. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Senior member

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    Because I like to be different from everyone else.
     


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    Nissan Sentra - underrated
    the old Infiniti G20 - underrated and reasonably nice for what you'll pay for it
     


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    Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla.
     


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    Nissan Sentra - underrated
    the old Infiniti G20 - underrated and reasonably nice for what you'll pay for it


    +1. also from the g20 era, a 200SX. personal choice would be mazda protege5.
     


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    personal choice would be mazda protege5.

    I bought one of these when I got back to the country; in seven years there's been nothing but routine maintenance (oil changes, new tires about a year ago, etc.). I bought it super cheap off the lot at the end of the model year and negotiated in a seven-year warranty, which I never used.
     


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    Ford Crown Vic...not a fan myself, but an uncle of mine buys a used one every few years. They are usually used police cars. He never has any problems with them.
     


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    Because I like to be different from everyone else.

    Then you should get an unreliable honda or toyota.


    I can't think of anything that I would call interesting and also call reliable.
     


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    That is no brainer: Volvo 240.
    1. reliable
    2. You'd be different for sure.
     


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    Volkswagen Golf 2.
    Mine was built in 1983 and is still runing without any problems.
     


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    This is where a the grand prix/malibu/impala/grand am/alero comes in. Plenty of room in those cars. the 3600 series v6 is bullet proof. you can easily find some with around 100k miles on them for $3000, or less. Most will be fully loaded with power everything, cushy seats, and quiet cabins. You will also get low 20's city/low 30's freeay mpg with those cars.

    I'll always endorse those cars to anyone.
     


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    +1 90s nissan/infiniti

    the sentra, 180sx, g20 are all reliable and there are tons of parts available for good prices as well as several very large forums with enough information to diagnose anything that could possibly go wrong with them.

    I'm partial to the 4th generation 95-99 nissan maxima. it was the first generation of the now legendary (if only because of ward's and ubiquity backed by marketing) VQ engine and the thing is bulletproof. I have a 98 that's been in my family since 98 and it still runs well at 200k, the interior is clean and all we've had to do was regular maintenance - oil, plugs, filters, just redid the shocks and got lowering springs, clutch, fluids, etc. Also, as long as you have a good shop or can do the work yourself, nothing short of totaling it is out of reach for fixing. This is the case with all of the above mentioned cars. Also, they're pretty quick and handle well even still.
     


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    VW Golf/Jetta TDI.
     


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