Need A Used Car

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by CB21, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. CB21

    CB21 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  2. iowa_wildcat

    iowa_wildcat Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  3. Ms3r4ISU

    Ms3r4ISU Well-Known Member

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

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    I'd be concerned about transmission reliability with an older Taurus.
     
  5. CB21

    CB21 Well-Known Member

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    Alright, thanks.
     
  6. CB21

    CB21 Well-Known Member

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    They are. But I think they're too spendy.
     
  7. Cyclone62

    Cyclone62 Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  8. smittyclone

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    I want a new truck.
     
  9. CB21

    CB21 Well-Known Member

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    I wouldnt mind a truck either. As long as its going to get me where I need to be going without any trouble.
     
  10. Cyclonesrule91

    Cyclonesrule91 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  11. 4VR4CY

    4VR4CY Well-Known Member

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    They always have been. Craigslist would be a good bet.
     
  12. Cyclonic

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    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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