Originally Posted by 1993 SLE
i am not flaming anyone here... that is not my intentions. but why do you continue to buy cars and beat them?? dont you think that you could have put all that money into a good reliable car??
For me its a mix of what I want/am willing to drive, and getting good value.
So if don't mind driving it, the best value wins. In this case, by a car for $130, and thinking worst case, another $470. (mostly picked for easy math) If you can drive it for 6 months your total, your cost per month is $100. Try to buy a used bonneville for $100 a month.
Just good economics if things go your way. In acuallity, it will cost less, and hopefully run that long or longer.
Personally I don't like to drive fords, so do the net best thing. (for me anyways) I buy a used SSEI with about 24K miles on it, and expect to get over 150K on it. My cost per mile is about a low as it can be to drive EXACTLY what I want.
Do I run the risk f buying someones elses problems? Sure. Thats why some people buy new. (And I would never critize them for it)
You make your own Judgment calls on the risks your willing to take, and then get the most for your money.
But, even with the method I use, isn't going to be as cheap as this ford, if everything goes right. Smart work chap!