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Old 05-15-2019, 01:44 AM
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You can buy most of the cars listed with no money down and similar payments and no mileage restrictions and most manufacturers have cash back. Read the fine print or google it instead of crying on here every 3 months.
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:00 AM
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You can buy most of the cars listed with no money down and similar payments and no mileage restrictions and most manufacturers have cash back. Read the fine print or google it instead of crying on here every 3 months.
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:02 AM
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U mentioned 2 cars I wouldn't buy when they were new....let alone used. Maybe a V8 blazer

...Anyway, find a credit union, get pre-approved so u will know what your payment is and and look at 4 cyclinder Japanese cars. U have to have full coverage auto insurance tho. I'd stay away from Hondas as they are most stolen I believe. Nissan Altima is what I recommended last time...auto club is having a sale and has financing I believe.

There is a good reason Japanese cars have flooded so cal freeways the past 30 years
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:45 AM
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If you need any financing advice there was a good thread yesterday. Just sign and read when you get home.
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:10 AM
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A used Honda or Toyota?????
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:50 AM
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A used Honda or Toyota?????
^ this. Maybe a used Corolla. They arenít the fanciest cars but you might want something that is as reliable as possible. Good luck!
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:58 AM
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Buy a kia/hyundai etc for the lowest down and lowest month pmt since have lots of miles, that lease will not work.
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Find another $2500 and go give this guy 6 k.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/an...887016146.html
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:05 AM
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Look for a salvage vehicle...usually the pricing is low...otherwise buy an old buick 3800 v6 sedan..

they run forever and are cheap.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:09 AM
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buy a new or used toyota or honda w no or low down and keep as much of your dollars in the bank as you can. Have the car (if used) inspected before you buy. Stay away from vw or anything from the black forest....repairs/maint tooo expesnsive.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:12 AM
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There are some tremendous cars out their for your budget, you just need to look around. Personally, I would look at buying directly from an owner and stay away from a dealership as theses are going to be cars bought at auction, will have no warranty and just their markup.

I have seen some great deals on Craigslist where they are selling 1 owner cars, usually a wifes car that has been well maintained and garaged the entire time. Nothing wrong with these cars other than they felt it was time to buy a new car.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:18 AM
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Go buy one of these and move on with your life.

https://www.johnleenissan.com/vehicl...BD0CT5KN759068
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Mcrider View Post
There are some tremendous cars out their for your budget, you just need to look around. Personally, I would look at buying directly from an owner and stay away from a dealership as theses are going to be cars bought at auction, will have no warranty and just their markup.

I have seen some great deals on Craigslist where they are selling 1 owner cars, usually a wifes car that has been well maintained and garaged the entire time. Nothing wrong with these cars other than they felt it was time to buy a new car.
Actually good advice for someone with patience and perseverance.
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Whatever you do, buy something with low mileage.
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Originally Posted by LarsAtTheBeach View Post
Go buy one of these and move on with your life.

https://www.johnleenissan.com/vehicl...BD0CT5KN759068
What does he need a truck for?
Plus I would stay away from anything with a CVT.
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CPO 2018 Kia Optima $15K
10 year warranty.
https://www.rallykia.com/certified/K...84ce73003e.htm

Offer them 12, buy it at 13.5 all in. Make sure you get the warranty.
Don't buy a new one! The depreciation will kill you. I bought a new one last year. $31k msrp... I paid $24... one year later, it seems to be worth about $15.

Last edited by Carguy2112; 05-15-2019 at 07:56 AM. Reason: don't buy a new one!!!
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Originally Posted by repo View Post
What does he need a truck for?
Plus I would stay away from anything with a CVT.
They are practical and fun to drive IMO. Or buy a similar priced Civic.
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"I bought a 1990 suburban with 160,000 miles on it for $2,000....just getting broke in. I put another 200,000 miles on it with no major repairs"[/CFOT]
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:41 AM
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"I bought a 1990 suburban with 160,000 miles on it for $2,000....just getting broke in. I put another 200,000 miles on it with no major repairs"[/CFOT]
I done that, but both '93 3/4 ton big block Suburbans that get horrible mpg. One has 108k $2000 and the other 306k miles $565. But they are the 4th and 5th vehicles for winter rallying and towing the boat duty, not primary, and it really is $4-5k cost of ownership each since I fix them all up etc.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by The JOe View Post
43mpg would be great.

not many places to live close. Itís a pretty remote gov site.

Buy an RV, park that bitch near the front gate and walk to work
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