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Old 04-13-2008, 01:42 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by thebrad View Post
If you're leery about Civics and don't care for Metros, why not try Prisms? They are just Corollas rebadged as Chevy/Geo so they will sell for less. Should still be able to return decent MPG, especially if it has a 1zz in the engine bay, I got 35+ on an automatic 9th generation Corolla.
I'm not sure where you live, but as a former owner of a 89 Corolla, I would urge caution. In Wisconsin, most of those cars have the bottom two inches of the front doors rusted off, and an inch of the back ones. The way they put those doors together captures salt, soil and moisture. It's a rust trap waiting to happen. It's one of the fastest rusting cars since AMC stopped making cars.

Perhaps in warmer climates it's not a problem, but I wonder.

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