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Old 05-27-2018, 02:37 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Where do you find a good car for $700?! My sister-in-law charged me $250 for her Accord, but it needed a timing belt, catalytic converter, and windshield.

The only running Civic that I found in the Phoenix area for $1,000 or under was this: https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/c...596942459.html

$1000 for an autocraptastic CX.

I would probably get better fuel economy in it than my HX.
I got a ok deal, you just have to be patient.
Honda's are very popular here, and you can find several for under $1000.

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Old 05-27-2018, 09:42 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I got a ok deal, you just have to be patient.
Honda's are very popular here, and you can find several for under $1000.
I just saw a $1,900 listing for a sixth gen civic that "needs a new engine". Ell-oh-(effin')-ell !!

And a 2011 BMW 238i with 110,000 miles, chips and dings everywhere, a salvage title, multiple leaks, and the check engine light on... for $4000! Hahahaha!
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Old 05-27-2018, 10:22 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Cheap cars aren't as cheap here as they seem. With smog and the state inspections, they are extremely strict and the vehicle has to be perfect. Or you know of a friendly mechanic for an inspection,

I'll get a letter in the mail soon ordering me to take my car to smog and a guy will plug a OBDII wire in, a probe in the tailpipe and rev it to 2500rpms for 2+ minutes. They also take pictures of the car. After I finish with that I'll do some aero mods.
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Old 05-27-2018, 10:49 PM   #24 (permalink)
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My daughter says I should do the headliner in black instead of stock gray.
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Old 05-27-2018, 11:13 PM   #25 (permalink)
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The grey Joann had was a dark grey, and you don't notice a headliner if its in good condition only when its flapping around hahahahaa.
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Old 06-01-2018, 02:49 PM   #26 (permalink)
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The deals are out there, but you have to be diligent. The sixth gen Civic is the most reliable car ever made and replacement parts are $20 each no matter what part

Check out my $1400 Civic LX!
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Old 06-02-2018, 07:49 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Please link a $20 engine. Thank you very much.
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Old 06-02-2018, 09:41 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Please link a $20 engine. Thank you very much.
Found one!

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post571145
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:40 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Those are rookie tires! Ya gotta pump them up!

I have watched a few videos lately where people said you could always find used Hondas for $300 - 500.

The best that I found was an Accord that has been up for two months, but the price has gone from $800 - $890.

Either someone should be able to talk them down to $500 or it is not even worth eight hundred, but they refuse to come down.
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Old 06-02-2018, 11:26 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Do you know how to find the RR of a tire? The car doesn't coast very well but I mostly assumed it was because its so lightweight, my route is basically waiting on jackrabbits to trigger lights and 45-55 mph cruizin

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