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Old 12-11-2015, 08:47 AM   #11 (permalink)
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That sounds like a fun suggestion! However, the newest Mustang I can find on craigslist is an 03 for $4500. I think cars are a bit more pricey around here than most areas. In comparison, the Cobalt SS I may be looking at tonight is 0-60 in 5.7s. That is before the boost increase tune the owner did. It is also rated higher by the EPA. I'd imagine I could get high 30s, low 40s with it. Though the Mustang adds rwd which obviously has its benefits and draw backs.



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They put the 2.0 supercharged in Saturns as well.

https://waterloo.craigslist.org/cto/5348521729.html

The rear door would be a bonus.

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Get the imiev.
When the front wheels fell off my parents geo metro they got a Leaf, once they owned it for a year they compared the out of pocket cost including cost of electricity and found they were saving $1,000 per year even after going from minimal insurance to full coverage, driving about 9,000 miles per year.
If you have $5,000 then start making offers on one's that are for sale.
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I did manage to find a Cobalt XFE. It has 150k miles which is eh a little higher than I'd like. Its also a bit banged up. The price is pretty attractive though at $3200.

Sadly, looking at the specs these cars are really not impressive. Nearly 3,000 lbs and .34 cd (7.47 cda wow). Still, a respectable 37 mpg highway EPA rating.

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The cheapest iMiEV in the area is $8200. Its been up for sale for a while now. I contacted the seller a while ago and its missing the charge/hvac remote (~$800 to replace it). Otherwise it looks quite nice. I suppose I could low ball the seller and see what happens.
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Here is the Cobalt I may look at tonight if the seller gets back to me...

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"the only issue is that the car was rear ended"

Says it's an easy fix, but has no pics of the rear end where it was hit? A little sketchy...

But, that should be a fun car. For the Cobalt SS, the late turbo cars are definitely the ones to get.
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Haha, I know right? The first thing I asked was for pictures of the damage. He texted me back something that looks like a video, but it doesn't load. I figured I'd just go look at it. Hes in the same town as I am, so its minutes away. But, I've gotten no reply to my request to see it tonight, so I may not even get a chance to.
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Haha, I know right? The first thing I asked was for pictures of the damage. He texted me back something that looks like a video, but it doesn't load. I figured I'd just go look at it. Hes in the same town as I am, so its minutes away. But, I've gotten no reply to my request to see it tonight, so I may not even get a chance to.
Well, from what I've read, it would certainly fulfill the "fun" requirement. I'm curious what you think of it, I wouldn't mind having one myself, even if the wrong wheels are driving.

My local craigslist has a Cobalt SS sedan. Virtually no miles on it and one of only a few hundred made so the price is ridiculous:
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There is a $2,000 civic vx that looks ok on Milwaukee Craigslist near Elgin Illinois.
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Think of a Cobalt XFE as a challenge, I thought the weight was closer to 2600, you can fix the drag problem. Freakzoid? put up some pretty big numbers for you to try and beat.

And 155 hp of the 09-10 isn't to bad either. I'd like to try a SS suspension though. Lots of Ion Redlines up there for under $4000, benefit of the better suspension/brakes and 50 extra HP and more torque probably at a way lower RPM so easier to enjoy daily.

They also get better seats which is getting more important to me than HP. Cobalt LS seats are just OK, LT's good step better, SS look and sound pretty great from the reviews.

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