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Old 01-28-2007, 05:08 PM   #1
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My sisters lease is coming up and if she doesn't get into another lease she will need a car...so what are some reliable cars that will make it to 200k at least - and are pretty easy to repair
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L36 & L67 GP, Ecotec Cavaliers, 4.3 Blazers and S10s, pretty much any H-body, 89+ A-body cars (Ciera, Century, 6000, Celebrity)
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Whats the price range?
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No more than $1,500 Ive been searching but its hard to find a good car that cheap
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90-93 3.1 equipped cars seem to make it to 200k with ease.
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90-93 3.1 equipped cars seem to make it to 200k with ease.
Oh yea, they can go 200k with HARD driving. I mean, you can seriously beat the crap out of those. Those things don't quit.
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90-93 3.1 equipped cars seem to make it to 200k with ease.
Oh yea, they can go 200k with HARD driving. I mean, you can seriously beat the crap out of those. Those things don't quit.
very true! i turbocharged mine at 227,000 miles and it still runs awesome, no problems whatsoever, now at ~245,000 miles pushing 13psi and could probably pull off a very low 14 second pass trapping ~100mph. all on an engine that has never been rebuilt. and yes they are extremely easy to work on, much like a 3800.

i think any 60*V6 GM car is dependable - except for the 3.4 DOHC 'LQ1' of course. that is a very high maintenance engine and IMO is rather frankenstien in design and very hard to work on and expensive to repair. the 3100/3400 are great engines but they had problems with the LIM gaskets but then again some 3800s did as well i think. either engine is VERY dependable.
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For $1500 you could get easily get a car that will make it to 200,000 miles.
(If it'* already got 199,000 miles on it.) :P

Just kidding (kinda...). What kind of monthly budget is she willing to put into maintenance and repairs?
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early 90'* buick regals are good use to have one of those, or you could always for forgien....toyota carolla, honda civic.....gotta a 4runner with 194k on it and still going.
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I had a 94 grand am with th3.1 and loved it not the fastest but I never really had to replace anything
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