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Post  yellowhorse7 on December 18th 2014, 8:59 pm

Must be decent on gas and less than 2500$ bux. And by decent on gas I mean at least 25mpg. Ideas???? Go....
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Post  dfree383 on December 18th 2014, 10:19 pm

Craigslist is your friend!
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Post  cool40 on December 18th 2014, 10:32 pm

less than $2500????? you plan on walking some? lol!
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Post  yellowhorse7 on December 18th 2014, 10:36 pm

Looking at mid 2000 Taurus. I drive 125 milesa day easy so I need something good on petrol.

And the price is flexible. But the other car is taking up funds lol.....
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Post  FalconEh on December 18th 2014, 10:54 pm

Taurus SHO, T-Bird Turbo or Super coupe, Merkur, Escort GT 1.9 5-sp, 2.3l fox Mustangs, 4-cyl ranger,Fusion, Probe all will give the required, some may deserve a cage, a BBF and some narrowing when you are done commuting it Smile
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Post  Barney on December 18th 2014, 11:25 pm

Honduh ftw.
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Post  dfree383 on December 18th 2014, 11:27 pm

Barney wrote:Honduh ftw.

With a fart can and a big ass wing.... cheers
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Post  bbf-falcon on December 18th 2014, 11:29 pm

I just bought a real nice 00 Taurus ses w/DOHV Duretec 148k mi. for my wife to drive in the winter.had new tires.Guy said it had a miss,wouldn't put out any heat,and PS pump growled after he replaced w/new one. Wanted $900,gave him $500 and hauled it home. Added anti freeze,PS fluid,and replaced #2 coil w/used one I had in shop. All is good now,31 mpg and Runs/drives like new. Cool Smile

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Post  bbf-falcon on December 18th 2014, 11:33 pm

yellowhorse7 wrote:Must be decent on gas and less than 2500$ bux. And by decent on gas I mean at least 25mpg. Ideas???? Go....

Tony,check when the state has their repo and drug/police auctions. You can pickup some nice cars there. Here in ohio they have auction once every month and there are plenty to choose from for cheap.good luck

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Post  68formalGT on December 19th 2014, 12:17 am

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yellowhorse7 wrote:Must be decent on gas and less than 2500$ bux. And by decent on gas I mean at least 25mpg. Ideas???? Go....

Tony,check when the state has their repo and drug/police auctions. You can pickup some nice cars there. Here in ohio they have auction once every month and there are plenty to choose from for cheap.good luck

Check with the credit unions too. Sometimes they have good deals on repo's.
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Post  cool40 on December 19th 2014, 12:56 am

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Post  yellowhorse7 on December 19th 2014, 7:56 am

cool40 wrote:Cool Cool   http://tampa.craigslist.org/hdo/cto/4791230674.html
Idea  http://lakeland.craigslist.org/cto/4811421114.html


Dem' rimz doe...... affraid
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Post  yellowhorse7 on December 19th 2014, 7:56 am

Barney wrote:Honduh ftw.

Yea I figured
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Post  61coon on December 19th 2014, 10:53 am

As Rick said, those taurus' are pretty good little cars. Another thought, have you considered a late model crown vic? They are a V8 car,and a little bigger, but they do get 22-25 mpg's out on the highway. A guy up the road from me has one and he swears it's the best car for the money. His is a 2004 P71 (ex detective's car). He paid $2500 for it.He has put a hitch on it and tows his atv and side by side up to the mountains, then drives it to work the rest of the week. He also told me that people who "cruise" at 70 mph in the left lane just seem to move on over when he gets behind them. Lol.
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Post  69F100 on December 19th 2014, 11:38 am

61coon wrote:As Rick said, those taurus' are pretty good little cars. Another thought, have you considered a late model crown vic? They are a V8 car,and a little bigger, but they do get 22-25 mpg's out on the highway. A guy up the road from me has one and he swears it's the best car for the money. His is a 2004 P71 (ex detective's car). He paid $2500 for it.He has put a hitch on it and tows his atv and side by side up to the mountains, then drives it to work the rest of the week. He also told me that people who "cruise" at 70 mph in the left lane just seem to move on over when he gets behind them. Lol.

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My Dad has 2002 Mercury Grand Marquee his got 26 mpg going up to Atlanta when I carried him to get his Hearing Aid and you sure can't be the ride they have.
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Post  lghting94 on December 19th 2014, 11:59 am

check www.govdeals.com lots of old police cruisers on there
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Post  Mike R on December 19th 2014, 8:40 pm

I've had good luck with Saturns, easy to work on, parts are cheap and they run forever as long as you keep oil in them. Stick with the single overhead cam engines, they are pretty much trouble free. I've got a 2001 Sl1 with a 5 speed that gets 25-28 in town and 35-40 on the road.

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Post  yellowhorse7 on December 19th 2014, 8:59 pm

Good advice here guys. Thanks Cool
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Post  FalconEh on December 19th 2014, 10:19 pm

What is the gas mileage of a new corvette?...I'm sure the resident Grudge race could arrange a sleeper race for pinks ? Rolling Eyes Very Happy
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Post  yellowhorse7 on December 20th 2014, 8:37 am

FalconEh wrote:What is the gas mileage of a new corvette?...I'm sure the resident Grudge race could arrange a sleeper race for pinks ? Rolling Eyes Very Happy


just trying to get to work man.....

Sick of driving my Dually everyday, although it gets 21-22 on the HWY. Just inconvenient
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Post  bigblok2000ranger on December 20th 2014, 7:42 pm

Just curious Tony, why not a motorcycle and use the dually on inclimate days?
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Post  61coon on December 20th 2014, 9:04 pm

bigblok2000ranger wrote:Just curious Tony, why not a motorcycle and use the dually on inclimate days?

It's subject to rain about every 30 minutes in Florida would be my guess... Somethin else too, it's hard to enjoy a bike ride when everyone driving is texting. Lol
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Post  bbf-falcon on December 20th 2014, 9:35 pm

61coon wrote:
bigblok2000ranger wrote:Just curious Tony, why not a motorcycle and use the dually on inclimate days?

It's subject to rain about every 30 minutes in Florida would be my guess... Somethin else too, it's hard to enjoy a bike ride when everyone driving is texting. Lol

Laughing I heard that Rolling Eyes

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Post  yellowhorse7 on December 21st 2014, 8:35 am

61coon wrote:
bigblok2000ranger wrote:Just curious Tony, why not a motorcycle and use the dually on inclimate days?

It's subject to rain about every 30 minutes in Florida would be my guess... Somethin else too, it's hard to enjoy a bike ride when everyone driving is texting. Lol

x1000. Not to mention all of the retirees that land here from Nov to April
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Post  70FB on December 21st 2014, 9:41 am

I have an 06 v6 Taurus that I have had very few problems with. Has 90k on it and so far only plugs, coil pack and the flex coupling between the manifold and rest of the exhaust system. I doubt the wife would part with it now. She has a jeep gran Cherokee she leaves parked now since I got her the Taurus.
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