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Old 09-20-2019, 10:44 PM   #732 (permalink)
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Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
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I would only look at Civics and Corollas with manual transmissions if I could find many. Here is an HX:

It says $1,234, but that looks like an idiot being stupid. The seller says $2,500 or best offer.

Here is a red one with 280,000 miles for $1,500:

Here is a Corolla with 194,000 miles in the middle of nowhere:

So, in the Phoenix metropolitan area, home of almost five million people, as well as my county with 100,000 inhabitants, I can find two prospects.


Mom and I went to see why a dealership was only asking $7,000 for this Camry, but of course, how much out the door?


Blacked out logo:

Blacked out rims:

Blacked out taillights:

Do you see a muffler? There isn't one! Also, it is a 3.5L.

Random interior bits are poorly painted purple:

It has a CEL and they don't know why. I never realized that I needed to bring my code reader to a dealership!

Is it something that I can fix? Can I peel Plasti-Dip off the exterior pieces? Can I remove the paint from the interior pieces?

What do muffler shops charge nowadays?

Depending on the CEL, that could be a good project!

They have a 2008 Camry with 89,000 miles for $7,365, $8,860 out the door. We know the manager and he brought it down to $7,000 ($8,495 out the door).

Ooh. 5.2%.

They kept asking what number worked for me. I finally said that I couldn't put together more than $2,500 and wanted a car that I could buy with cash.

"How about $7,500 out the door?"

"I can't pay cash for that."

They mentioned $7,000 out the door, I thanked them for their time, and went home.

Mom is more upset with me than normal. I guess she wanted us to have matching grandmamobiles.

Someone is selling a 2008 with 110,000 miles for $4,800:
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