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View Poll Results: How much did you pay for your most FE vehicle?
Less than $250 14 9.46%
$251 - $500 15 10.14%
$501 - $1,000 21 14.19%
$1,001 - $2,000 32 21.62%
$2,001 - $4,000 32 21.62%
$4,001 - $8,000 8 5.41%
$8,001 - $12,000 5 3.38%
$12,001 - $16,000 8 5.41%
$16,001 - $20,000 4 2.70%
More than $20,000 9 6.08%
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Old 09-17-2008, 04:42 AM   #41
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BUMP!

bet the avg price has gone up since this thread was started!
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:35 AM   #42
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I paid $500 for my Saturn, but bought it off my ex g/f's parents and it needed about $400 in parts before it was road worthy.... radiator and brakes.

To date, it's the cheapest car I've purchased (owned 8 total, still have 3) and gets the best MPG... you can't beat that!
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6 months ago I paid $3,500 for my electric car, most costly car I've bought yet and I had to pay the guys full asking price as he would not budge, but it's in amazing shape.
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:11 AM   #44
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The most FE vehicle I've ever owned was my 74 Chevy C-10 pickup. I paid $1,000 for it in the early 90's. I used to get 18 city and 28 highway in it. That was with a 4bbl carb, 350 V-8, 3 speed auto transmission, and a/c. The only FE mods I did on the truck were to convert it to electronic ignition from a 75 Chevy van, Platinum plugs, and I flipped the air cleaner lid upside down. Goes to show how much emission controls hurt mileage. (Chevy didn't put emission controls on light duty trucks until 1975)
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:55 AM   #45
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Mine is the '88 Escort I currently own. I bought it in 1993 with 146,000+ miles on it for $500. I think before putting it on the road I had to put 2 new tires on it, changed the oil, spark plugs, drive belt, thermostat, radiator and heater hoses. I've been driving it ever since and now has 480,000+ miles. Thus far I have drove it 334,000 miles costing .001497 cents per mile, of course this doesn't include the price of maintenance and fuel, but still a bargain. I had the opportunity about 5 years ago to buy another one for $800. If I remember right it had under 100,000 miles in very good condition and didn't buy it because I already had 3 cars, a truck and a motorcycle so I didn't think I needed another one to insure and maintain. Given the opportunity to buy another one now in the condition it was in for that price I wouldn't hesitate to buy it. Aah, that was the good ole days.
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Old 09-17-2008, 11:04 AM   #46
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$300

My 1988 Toyota Cressida. ~22 in town if I wasn't REALLY hard on it and before I sold it in the lower 30's on the freeway.

That was before I cared about fuel economy so I wasn't trying really hard.
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:34 PM   #47
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Mine is the '88 Escort I currently own. I bought it in 1993 with 146,000+ miles on it for $500. I think before putting it on the road I had to put 2 new tires on it, changed the oil, spark plugs, drive belt, thermostat, radiator and heater hoses. I've been driving it ever since and now has 480,000+ miles. Thus far I have drove it 334,000 miles costing .001497 cents per mile, of course this doesn't include the price of maintenance and fuel, but still a bargain. I had the opportunity about 5 years ago to buy another one for $800. If I remember right it had under 100,000 miles in very good condition and didn't buy it because I already had 3 cars, a truck and a motorcycle so I didn't think I needed another one to insure and maintain. Given the opportunity to buy another one now in the condition it was in for that price I wouldn't hesitate to buy it. Aah, that was the good ole days.
I had a 1987, but it burned oil at 137,000 so I sold it? It was a great car, and I drove it for 5 years with very few problems.

Anyway, on topic I paid $6100 for my 1994 honda accord In 2002, I think? anyway it has 80,000 miles on it and I put 99,000 more on it, and traded it in on my Si. I was getting about the same mileage in that as I am the Si.
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1991 Geo Metro $200. Runner up would be a 1975 Datsun B-210 that I bought for $475 in 1987.
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The most FE vehicle I've ever owned was my 74 Chevy C-10 pickup. I paid $1,000 for it in the early 90's. I used to get 18 city and 28 highway in it. That was with a 4bbl carb, 350 V-8, 3 speed auto transmission, and a/c. The only FE mods I did on the truck were to convert it to electronic ignition from a 75 Chevy van, Platinum plugs, and I flipped the air cleaner lid upside down. Goes to show how much emission controls hurt mileage. (Chevy didn't put emission controls on light duty trucks until 1975)
yea... kinda sad how trucks nowadays think 22 is amazing! bet ya could a got better if it was a 4speed manual
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If I had a manual it definately would have done over 30 on the highway. Then again, knowing what I know now just driving a little different I probably could have gotten it over 30 with no other mods. All that, and the truck had over 300,000 miles on it! Imagine with a manual tranny, and a fuel injection conversion how well could it have done?

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