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Old 06-05-2007, 10:13 PM   #1
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Finally did what I said I never would do:

bought a Japanese car.

Background: I've been traveling alot and got back to the US to see gas at $3.18/gallon regular (and +0.20 for premium). SHOCK AND HORROR occurs when filling up the GXP...

Fast forward a week or so...
Guy in the office was moving back overseas and had a 1992 Nissan Sentra coupe. He wanted to dump it quick and asked if I wanted a good gas mileage car (somewhere around 32-34mpg he says). $500. So I expect the car to be pretty beat up and near 200k miles. Go look at it. It has 85,000 miles and only a few paint issues. Clean clean clean.

I now own a 92 Sentra. I never thought I'd own a beater, but for $500 and 85k miiles, it was too good to pass up. The only option it has is A/C. No intermittant wipers, no tach, no power anything. But I kinda like it. And its great on gas. Not sure if it gets 32mpg but will test at next fill up.

The only real down side is that I can no longer diss small Japanese cars. Now who to pick on???

Edit: definetly keeping the GXP.
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Eh I hate foreign cars but at least you get to keep the miles off the Bonne!
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Is it an SE-R? if so, you got an absolute steal! Those things are one of the best low-budget racers around. Throw some slicks on it and go autoxing.
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Is it an SE-R?
If only.

No. It is an E. 0-60 in three to four weeks.
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Ya, and you can keep yer gas for 4 weeks. Good move, something has to give right?
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Nahh, 2 or 3 weeks is too fast. Last time my uncle did a 0-60 in his Sentra was back in 2000. He called last night to finally announce that he made it to 60!
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gas just went down 5 cents in my town today.

your gettin reemed payin 3.18 for regular

it was 2.94 here, now 2.89
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You can always pick on the mopar guys....
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gas just went down 5 cents in my town today.

your gettin reemed payin 3.18 for regular

it was 2.94 here, now 2.89
I wish it was $3.18. Regular came down to $3.42 last week.
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wow you guys are gettin bent over more than we are.
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