I’ve got a job so now I have an excuse to get a car. My budget is $3k all in: tax title, fees, repairs, everything.
My requirements for a car, most important stared, are:
Brisk (0-60 under 9 seconds) with some exceptions (diesel Benz, to name one)
Practical (wagon or hatch preferred)
Safe(relatively speaking. Anything older that ‘07 would fail modern safety tests)
*Interesting (so nothing beige unless it’s under $1.75k and reliable)
Local (I’m not gonna drive 2+ hours round trip to get a car, required)
Also, I have no wrenching abilities whatsoever, so there’s that too.
So here’s my shortlist:
Doesn’t seem to be a scam but still looks to be a little too cheap.
Has Duratec, so it’s got that going for it. And it’s bargain basement priced.
See above. Maybe I should get both: one as my DD’er and another for parts (or racecar).
Almost perfect. Just need them to come down on the price by at least $550 (assuming no repairs necessary).
Cheap. Reliable. Wagon. Boring. Clean. Ex-fleet. Doesn’t look rusted to crap.
If it was $2k and mechanically good, I’d be on my way right now. The 3800 V6 is reliable but the rest of the car is a little rough. But 1980's in-car touchscreen though.
If you have any other listings to recommend or reasons why I should knock one of these off the list, PLEASE tell me!