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Old August 15th, 2006, 07:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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getting my beater today

finally im getting my second car, the chevelles 6mpg is death right now, and im commuting to college this year (40 minute drive)

So i found this piece of ****, 96 escort, rated at 38mpg, 5 spd, 1.9 liter, dual air bags, runs great, $475. SUCH an ugly car, i'll post pics when i get home from work.

So now i have a daily driver, and i saved up $2500 to spend on a car, so now i have $2000 laying around, i only need 1 grand more to do cam/heads/suspension on my chevelle, so watchout dooms that chevelle is gonna be doing 11 second et's before you can say "malibu barbie mustang"
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Old August 15th, 2006, 07:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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at least you have another car

im going to have to resort to driving an ugly money saver also, but i wont have a beautiful chevelle to work on

i envy you
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Old August 15th, 2006, 07:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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My friend had one. We used it as a field buggy. Until the fuil filter came apart and got sparked on the bettery. We had neighbors running over with fire extingguisher {sp}. We didn't have one so was running his hose from his house down the middle of a field, I think u could imagine hahaha.
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Old August 15th, 2006, 04:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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i know, its ugly, i went to get gas today, only costed me 25$ to fill the tank, compared to the 70$ it cost to fill the chevelle up

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Old August 15th, 2006, 07:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hell of a lot better than I thought it'd look for 475$.

But having a car you don't care about messing up kicks ass.
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Old August 15th, 2006, 08:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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Hell of a lot better than I thought it'd look for 475$.

But having a car you don't care about messing up kicks ass.
also have a car that punches you in the balls every time you get in the passing lane kicks ass.
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Old August 15th, 2006, 08:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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wow, for 475 i was expecting a ton of rust, disintegrating interior, oxidized paint, only one door, and a 5 gallon bucket for a seat...
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Old August 16th, 2006, 02:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Looks clean. That body style isn't too bad. I like them better than the newer escorts.

Nice find, seriously.
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Old August 16th, 2006, 07:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
 
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thanks guys

miles..... lol, 170,000 miles. BUT theres a catch.......... i have a spare engine and tranny for it
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Old August 16th, 2006, 12:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Beaters FTW. My buddy got a early 90s Accord for $400 and it's in awesome shape. Don't know how he pulled it off, but he's been driving it for a while instead of his Audi.
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Old August 19th, 2006, 12:35 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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i thought id just add, i just calculated my mpg in the escort for this first time........ yea i totally averaged 39.3mpg
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Old August 19th, 2006, 07:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
 
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both, pretty much 50/50
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