posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 10:44 AM
Help, team ATS!
I have $5,000 and I need a car. One that does not need major work, that has had routine things done like timing belt, and other necessary updates;
doesn't leave a pool of noxious fluid wherever it stops, nor leak the stuff as it moves...
hasn't been wrecked, stolen, chopped, body-shopped, flooded, or allowed to rust out, that gets around in snow/ice AND has good A/C for summer (I
live where people die of heat in the summer and die of cold in the winter EVERY YEAR)
Honda (only if it's had the timing belt replaced, else the engine gets ruined)
even....*grimace* Kia (despite those insipid rat-mascot stupid ads they come up with)....
of American brands, I'd choose Dodge, Jeep ANY DAY over Chevy or Jeep or Ford (been there done those, no thanks).
one that is at least from this century, and has it's ORIGINAL engine.
I know how to drive a stick-shift (no problem), I'm not 9 feet tall and I don't weigh 500 pounds. I'm not disabled, either. I need a backseat, but
a coupe is my preference, and that it not be "road colored", or "fog-colored" or "beige" *gags*, or look like a blue-hair's ride.
I just want a decent, reliable used car that has some pep and personality for $5000, that will last for another 200k miles or so. Any recommendations
for or against anything in particular?
My last car was an '89 Honda Prelude that finally died a timing-belt death in July (it was 105F that day, too!); now here comes the cold season...