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Old 06-27-2008, 02:59 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Parachute - '03 Chevrolet Tracker LX
90 day: 28.55 mpg (US)

Peon - '95 Plymouth Neon Highline baby!
90 day: 31.39 mpg (US)

Slocus Wagon - '06 Ford Focus SE
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A ford escort wagon from 96 to 00 might do you well. The older ones 91-96 had a four door hatchback to. Solid simple cars with manual trannys. If you are lucky you might find a 91-96 Escort LX-E 4 door which had a Mazda engine for some zippyness but for lowest overall cost probably the 1.9L ones are better.
A 95-99 SOHC 5spd Neon should beat nearly everything for mileage and have alot more power but they are not the most reliable cars. Parts are cheap though. Don't get an automatic for mileage though, the 3spd kills highway mpg.
I think for cars this age you are really looking more for the condition of the car you are looking at instead of the reputation of the car in general. A full service record car is probably worth paying quite a bit more for.

PS. Also a Ford contour was available with a manual trans.

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