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Old 09-07-2007, 04:50 PM   #21
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Well, it certainly helps the maintenance equation if you do the maintenance yourself.
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Its funny when i here my co-worker complain about fixing there 5 or 10yo cars and how much things cost to repairs... and i start to Giggle..

Im like iv saved like 5,000 prob already in the 5 years iv been driving by doing all the work my self
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One thing everyone is forgetting to mention is the interest you pay on a new car loan. If you keep the car longer, that defers the new car note. That'* thousands saved!
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I prefer to buy a $2000.00 10 year old car and not put any money into unless I have to.... Cheap registration, cheaper insurance, what'* to argue with on that?
I used to do it that way back in high school and college, but that was like Russian Roulette...I found such cars to typically last only about a year on average. Granted, that WAS the days before carfax (so research was a crapshoot), and back when I was looking at mid-late '70'* / early '80'* vintages (when every car in my price-range--American or foreign--was either a POS, a deathtrap, or both ).
Also, I suspect I'm a bit less auto-abusive and a bit more maintenance-minded now then when I was a teen.
Of course, $2000 today was like $500 then

Now I prefer to buy a newer used car, preferably one-owner only (little old lady, if possible...yeah, Buick! ). Sure, I'll spend $10-12k, but I'll fully expect to get at least 5-10 years out of the car, have far fewer road-side breakdowns, and still be able to either sell the thing or give it to one of my kids or nephews/nieces.
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Interesting little side note. Despite the bad list haveing only 9 cars listed, while the good list has 10, the 9 cars in the bad list make far more power than the ones on the good list.

Good list = 10 cars = 2161 combined HP (216.1hp average per car)

Bad List = 9 cars = 2816 Combined HP (312.8hp average per car)

... just sayin...

(based on new base models of all cars listed, using mostly links they provided)
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just another reason to love our Bonne'*!
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