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Old 03-14-2003, 12:42 AM   #1
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hey guys. I was hoping to buy another h-body as a second car when I sell my cursed '96 Grand Am, but my wife likes to drive smaller cars. I hate small cars, mostly because they are noisy and cramped. Can't say I'd mind getting better mileage though.

So here'* the question: If you had to sell your bonneville today and get something like a smaller midsize car, what would you do? Oh, before you say BMW 3 series, it'* gotta be for around $2000 or less. It needs to be reliable too - that'* why we're selling the GA in the first place.

I'm just at a loss. After driving a Bonneville, nothing else seems substantial. Let me know what y'all think. I might just have to tell her to get used to a big car...
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you might be in luck, I was talking to a guy earlier at the pharmacy one of my old friends, He has a 94 ford escort profile 4 cyl 165 000 kms , for 1000 bucks, he needs to get it out of his driveway, car is mint mint mint..it only needs a muffler and he has the warranty slip, he will change it before it voids..it is a nice dark red color and has 5 star alloy wheels, excellent gas mileage from what he says. if your interested hit me up..
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Oops. I forgot to mention one of my strictest criteria for a car:

NO Fords. Not under any circumstances. I'm not that desperate, not while I still have legs to walk on!

That said, thanks for the offer.
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My advice?


Kill yourself. Just get it over. You can do it with less pain than a crash in a small car.
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This is the first time I've heard of a woman wanting a small car (no offense). But from how I see it, it'* usually the wife that forces the man into buying a BIGGER car, not a small one.

Uhhh....an old Cavalier maybe? Beretta? ....GEO!
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My wife Pam ( yes Will i said my wife ) loves the SIZE OF ME...i mean the bonnie sheeez she no like smaller ummmm cars yeah thats it cars
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Take your wife on a trip to LA.
Rent a Ugo or some other SMALL "economy" car.
Then get her to drive it around town and on the freeways at night.

No better yet....Montreal and catch a cab downtown.
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Hmmm, smaller, reliable cars under $2000. And GM? are we adverse to Chrysler as well?

How bout an old Cavalier 4 door sedan? I was going to say Alero until I realized the $2000 max
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Just by a civic.

Domestic car makers still haven't really figured out how to make a good small car. I mean there have of course been a few smal domestic cars that are good but they are pretty hit or miss.
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My advice?

Kill yourself. Just get it over. You can do it with less pain than a crash in a small car.
That'* good advice! Not to kill myself, exactly, but to convince the wife that it'* too dangerous to drive a small car. I'll keep that in mind if I can't make myself like a small car enough to buy it. I'll say something like, "Dear, I can't bear the thought of you being crushed in this little Geo Metro between two Freightliners on the way to work some day. I just don't know what I'd do without you." (at this point, get emotional..) "Please... Let me get you a nice, safe Pontiac Bonneville. I couldn't bear the guilt, if anything ever happened to you.."

It'* true that wives usually force their man into bigger cars, but so far we have no kids on the way, and being a smaller woman, a small car "fits her better".

I'm not adverse to Chrysler, (or GM obviously) except for the reliability factor. I was seriously thinking Geo Prism (toyota corolla), but they only have like 105 hp. But they would be reliable.

The thought of owning a Cavalier 4-door or a Beretta/corsica is an unhappy one for me. Sure, they're cheap, but they seem very low quality. Maybe a Saturn? Anyone know if a Saturn is a good idea?
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