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Old 06-13-2014, 12:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It will help to let us know how many doors it has, the engine, rag/hard top, AC, so on....
When we find out which of the years it is and which of six+ trims it is, we should be able to get a better gauge.

If it's a manual, you should be able to get the highway rating as your average from the base. Since my kill switch gives me 1/6 of a tank with the engine off, I would say a 20% increase for me- you'll have to find out how well a kill switch works for you, or how well you work with a kill switch, and the other %s I would base off of others results.

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Old 06-13-2014, 02:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Why not just keep your current car? Switching cars generally loses you money, especially with the repairs you've done so far. The Cavalier could easily require even more repairs. Low miles is a good thing to a certain point, but if they're too low, it means its likely only been used for short trips and/or been sitting for long periods of time. That can cause just as much or more damage than it having driven a normal amount of miles, especially if maintenance was neglected.
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Why not just keep your current car? Switching cars generally loses you money, especially with the repairs you've done so far. The Cavalier could easily require even more repairs. Low miles is a good thing to a certain point, but if they're too low, it means its likely only been used for short trips and/or been sitting for long periods of time. That can cause just as much or more damage than it having driven a normal amount of miles, especially if maintenance was neglected.
I don't want an automatic. If the Corolla was a manual I would be fine with it.
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There are a LOT of variables for your range. If you can narrow it down, I'm happy to research and estimate.
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I don't want an automatic. If the Corolla was a manual I would be fine with it.
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There are a LOT of variables for your range. If you can narrow it down, I'm happy to research and estimate.
Finally I'm home. Anyway it was the V6 version so I just walked away. Had 69k miles on it.

I'm gonna go look at this Insight on Sunday. I'm gonna ask if they will trade it for my Corolla. I know it's the auto version but, it has A/C and relatively low miles. Would it be possible to convert it to a manual when the CVT tranny goes out?


http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv...510855002.html

Also, does anyone know how to tell a non-lean burn engine from a lean burn engine just by looking at it? I also have the same question about the 1.5L vs the 1.6L, any way to tell just by looking at it? (I'm talking about a 1993 Civic, btw).
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I'm gonna go look at this Insight on Sunday. I'm gonna ask if they will trade it for my Corolla. I know it's the auto version but, it has A/C and relatively low miles. Would it be possible to convert it to a manual when the CVT tranny goes out?
Anything is possible, of course, but there would be lots to it. The manual is lean burn and the CVT is not. Different ECU and associated harness (?), extra catalytic converter for lean burn (?), clutch pedal, etc, etc. Different axles (?). Motor/trans mounts (?). Not to mention trying to find that specific transmission. In 99.9% of cases, it's cheaper to just get the manual version, even if you are having to sell an auto version car at a loss to get the manual. Unless you can find a wrecked manual car and steal parts.

There are exceptions, like when the car was never available with a manual. My buddy did a BMW 850i, only available with an auto. THAT was a cool car with a manual.
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Anything is possible, of course, but there would be lots to it. The manual is lean burn and the CVT is not. Different ECU and associated harness (?), extra catalytic converter for lean burn (?), clutch pedal, etc, etc. Different axles (?). Motor/trans mounts (?). Not to mention trying to find that specific transmission. In 99.9% of cases, it's cheaper to just get the manual version, even if you are having to sell an auto version car at a loss to get the manual. Unless you can find a wrecked manual car and steal parts.

There are exceptions, like when the car was never available with a manual. My buddy did a BMW 850i, only available with an auto. THAT was a cool car with a manual.
Oh forget the manual conversion LOL.
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So I'm just turning this thread into a general question about different cars and buying them.

Read latest post for updates.
so you delete the first post making the following posts difficult to follow????
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so you delete the first post making the following posts difficult to follow????
Sorry it was really late at night and I didn't post anything other then my last response, lemme go fix the OP.

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