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    Need A Used Car

    So I got my license back the other day and now need to start looking for a car because the new job I got pretty requires it. I dont want to spend anything over 2500. Are there any good websites or...places that are reliable? My last car a 1998 Grand Prix would seem reliable but just gave me trouble. I live in the Storm Lake area. Anything would help. Thanks.



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    Re: Need A Used Car

    My best advice is to latch on to a Ford Taurus, Buick Century, or Buick LeSabre. They are nothing special but are dependable transportation for a rock bottom price. You probably do not want to attract attention anyway. I would look at New & Used Cars for Sale, Auto Dealers, Car Reviews and Car Finance Advice for one or the for sale by owner ads in your local newspaper.



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    Re: Need A Used Car

    So, Fitzpatricks? Or aren't they in business anymore?



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    Re: Need A Used Car

    Quote Originally Posted by iowa_wildcat View Post
    My best advice is to latch on to a Ford Taurus, Buick Century, or Buick LeSabre. They are nothing special but are dependable transportation for a rock bottom price. You probably do not want to attract attention anyway. I would look at New & Used Cars for Sale, Auto Dealers, Car Reviews and Car Finance Advice for one or the for sale by owner ads in your local newspaper.
    I'd be concerned about transmission reliability with an older Taurus.



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    Quote Originally Posted by iowa_wildcat View Post
    My best advice is to latch on to a Ford Taurus, Buick Century, or Buick LeSabre. They are nothing special but are dependable transportation for a rock bottom price. You probably do not want to attract attention anyway. I would look at New & Used Cars for Sale, Auto Dealers, Car Reviews and Car Finance Advice for one or the for sale by owner ads in your local newspaper.

    Alright, thanks.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms3r4ISU View Post
    So, Fitzpatricks? Or aren't they in business anymore?

    They are. But I think they're too spendy.



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    Re: Need A Used Car

    I've been looking for a used car as well. Driving around town and craigslist have been very helpful for me to at least find cars I can afford and/or want. I just need to find a trusty mechanic in Altoona/Des Moines


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    Re: Need A Used Car

    I want a new truck.



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    Re: Need A Used Car

    Quote Originally Posted by smittyclone View Post
    I want a new truck.

    I wouldnt mind a truck either. As long as its going to get me where I need to be going without any trouble.



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    Re: Need A Used Car

    I second the craigslist suggestion. Lot of deals out there to be had especially if you're mechanically inclined at all so you can check them over pretty well.



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    Re: Need A Used Car

    Quote Originally Posted by CB21 View Post
    They are. But I think they're too spendy.
    They always have been. Craigslist would be a good bet.


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    Re: Need A Used Car

    Quote Originally Posted by CB21 View Post
    So I got my license back the other day and now need to start looking for a car because the new job I got pretty requires it. I dont want to spend anything over 2500. Are there any good websites or...places that are reliable? My last car a 1998 Grand Prix would seem reliable but just gave me trouble. I live in the Storm Lake area. Anything would help. Thanks.

    One more reason I think we should have a "classifieds" section here. I've been trying to sell a truck for more than a month, and would love to network with some fanatics.



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