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Old 06-10-2018, 10:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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$7000! For a car!

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You can find manual Mirages with relatively low miles all day long at that price. Get one of Daox's custom rear stabilizer bars to get rid of the body roll and tighten up the handling of the 2014/15's (the years you'll be looking at for that price).

50+ MPG is easy with basic ecodriving techniques. In the 40's if you drive like everybody else. 60+ if you're dedicated.

You can probably find some with factory warranty left for $7k.
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