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    Any good used cars under $1500

    Does anybody know where I can get a good used car for $1500 or under? Most dealerships I know do not have anything in this price range.



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    Re: Any good used cars under $1500

    I literally just drove by a car a few blocks from my house.

    $2K for a 98 Taurus with 54,000 miles ... it stuck in my head because I did a double take - a 12 year old car with that low of mileage seemed crazy

    anyway, its on the eastern site of the state - PM me if you want info.



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    Re: Any good used cars under $1500

    There are a lot of cars by that description that were sent to the trash heap by Cash for Clunkers.



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    Re: Any good used cars under $1500

    might dig around on craigslist too

    1998 BUICK LESABRE
    91 Cadillac Seville PRICE REDUCED

    Always a bit of a crapshoot


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    Re: Any good used cars under $1500

    Quote Originally Posted by simply1 View Post
    might dig around on craigslist too

    1998 BUICK LESABRE
    91 Cadillac Seville PRICE REDUCED

    Always a bit of a crapshoot


    Go look at the Caddy with a $1,000 cash (may want to take a gun as well).



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    Re: Any good used cars under $1500

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Go look at the Caddy with a $1,000 cash (may want to take a gun as well).
    true dat


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    Re: Any good used cars under $1500

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    I literally just drove by a car a few blocks from my house.

    $2K for a 98 Taurus with 54,000 miles ... it stuck in my head because I did a double take - a 12 year old car with that low of mileage seemed crazy

    anyway, its on the eastern site of the state - PM me if you want info.
    Thanks but I am looking in the Des Moines area.



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    Re: Any good used cars under $1500

    I got a 2000 Grand Prix in CR I'd be willing to drive down for ya



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    Re: Any good used cars under $1500

    Quote Originally Posted by Cybyassociation View Post
    I got a 2000 Grand Prix in CR I'd be willing to drive down for ya
    PM with pictures and what kind of price you are looking for.



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    Re: Any good used cars under $1500

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfreddy View Post
    PM with pictures and what kind of price you are looking for.
    Pm me your email. I'm working right now, I'll get it when I get off or tomorrow morning.



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    Re: Any good used cars under $1500

    Go for the buick. It looks like a grandma car but you won't be disappointed.


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    Re: Any good used cars under $1500

    Fred - I was seeing quite a few '98 - '99 model year cars for $1800 - $2000 in the small dealers - they get them at auction from the big dealers who take them on trade. I got a 2001 Impala with 140,000 miles for Josh - free from Phyllis with ~$700 in necessary repairs! Good luck in your search...


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    Re: Any good used cars under $1500

    Quote Originally Posted by iccyfan View Post
    Fred - I was seeing quite a few '98 - '99 model year cars for $1800 - $2000 in the small dealers - they get them at auction from the big dealers who take them on trade. I got a 2001 Impala with 140,000 miles for Josh - free from Phyllis with ~$700 in necessary repairs! Good luck in your search...
    Wow, sounds like a deal! Jon, has not had much luck with cars so far.



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    Re: Any good used cars under $1500

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    I literally just drove by a car a few blocks from my house.

    $2K for a 98 Taurus with 54,000 miles ... it stuck in my head because I did a double take - a 12 year old car with that low of mileage seemed crazy

    anyway, its on the eastern site of the state - PM me if you want info.

    Someone tried to warn me about this, but I ignored them and it turned out bad for me, so ignore at your own risk. Whatever you do, don't buy a Taurus. Yeah, I know it's one of the top selling mid-size cars in the world, but they're crap. The transmissions go out on them regularly.

    Ford, in general, has a transmission problem, but especially the Taurus. I bought a used one with 54,000 miles on it after someone warned me about the transmission problems with them, but I pooh-poohed such a notion. The transmission went out on it at about 80,000 miles. I fixed the transmission (cost me $1,500) and about 5,000 miles later, the engine blew, at which point I just traded it in on a new car.

    Several years later, I was getting some car damage appraised on a different vehicle at one of those mass appraisal things they have after a hail storm hits an area and noticed the appraisers were all driving Fords. I got curious and asked them about the Fords. The company they worked for had a contract with Ford to provide all the company cars.

    I asked about the transmissions in them and one of them told me that the Fords his company buys have a 33 percent transmission failure rate. One in three of their Fords will have a transmission failure during the life of the car, he told me. That's not good odds. Maybe they've fixed the problem since then, but that's what I was told 4 years ago.



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    Re: Any good used cars under $1500

    I am selling my 92 jeep cherokee in Des Moines next week. Still looks good, Cyclone red 2 door, has high miles, but runs great and gets above 20 MPH on hiway. Thinking $1000. Let me know if interested.



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