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Old 11-20-2012, 12:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Just start searching CL for Geo Metros, Honda Civics and CRX's and Toyota Tercels. Add "-auto -automatic" to the search query to keep out the riffraff.

(Don't forget Geo's were sold under the Chevy name later on)

This looks nice. http://lexington.craigslist.org/cto/3396136582.html

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I bought this car when I was working a job in the next town over to save gas (had a lifted dakota and spend 70 a week and went down to 20 with this car) now I don't work this job and don't need the car still runs great I just honestly don't need it. if you have any questions feel free to call/text me


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Old 11-20-2012, 12:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Favorites on this site tend to include the lean-burn Hondas (96-00 HX trim and 91-95 VX), the Geo Metro and Honda CRX and Insight. Off-the-lot, a Prius is a great buy for a new car.

The Geo will set you back a lot less than a clean Honda. The Civic VX/HX are capable of getting gas mileage relatively close to that of a first-gen Insight if driven carefully but have the advantage of having back seats. Sounds like your cargo requirements are quite minimal and most any car should satisfy them.

I think a really awesome car to have would be a 2nd-gen CRX with a D16Y5 engine (Civic HX) and VX transmission (the tallest D series tranny) but making such a beast would be rather involved.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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also start fine tuning your driving habits starting now!! there is a driving tip section if you didnt see it already. i took the time and read over it before i even joined this site. very good tips. if you find a vehicle that the other forum members suggested do a little bit of research on this forum about the vehicle. get to know the nature of the beast and its pros and cons. there is a wealth of knowledge on this site and the ones they suggested are fantastic choices. its a lot of fun. after a while i would watch new car commercials advertising 35mpg and scoff. i would be ashamed of my car if it got 35 mpg
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:32 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Favorites on this site tend to include the lean-burn Hondas (96-00 HX trim and 91-95 VX)...
...and the oft-forgotten '01-05 Civic HX.

*sigh*


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