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Old 08-06-2010, 12:23 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I'm not going to tell you not to buy a car (I like 'em), but get a rack and a pair of saddlebags for your bike. I can fit a week's groceries in two saddlebags. I could also drop a backpack in one saddlebag, and a coat in the other. Taking the pack off your back dramatically improves the comfort of the ride.

I used to ride about four miles to school until the first snow accumulation. Then I'd hang up the bike until March.
And think of the bike you could get for two grand! Studded snow tires, sweet saddlebags, and no need for car insurance!

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Old 08-06-2010, 03:13 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Just my 2p but I would avoid the temptation of Volvo and SAAB, especially the 9-3. Both are quite bad for FE and the 9-3 has loads of problems like dodgy steering (rack attached to the bulkhead).
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took a quick glace at craig's list this is what I found:
Imprza high millage, but if you don't drive much you'll get your $700 worth

Geo prizm worth looking at

Subaru Legacy could be a good car for $1700, not much for MPG's but a good deal if it has less than 160K miles
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:01 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I'd also recommend that prizm. They were toyota corollas with the badge changed, and excellent cars that last. I have several friends that have them, and even driving like a maniac will get 40 MPG.

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