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View Poll Results: How much did you pay for your most FE vehicle?
Less than $250 14 9.40%
$251 - $500 15 10.07%
$501 - $1,000 21 14.09%
$1,001 - $2,000 32 21.48%
$2,001 - $4,000 33 22.15%
$4,001 - $8,000 8 5.37%
$8,001 - $12,000 5 3.36%
$12,001 - $16,000 8 5.37%
$16,001 - $20,000 4 2.68%
More than $20,000 9 6.04%
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Old 10-16-2008, 01:21 PM   #61
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If it weren't for the Jetta TDI, I would have had a fairly low number here, but I paid over $12,000 for the TDI, not counting the fact that I was about $2k upside-down on the previous car.

Incidentally, I loved the TDI, but it wouldn't fit 3 car seats, and we couldn't afford 2 vehicles at the time (and if we could, we didn't want the one with the kids in it to be the junker).

EDIT: Also, the TDI needed more repairs (almost all electrical stuff) than any other vehicle I have ever owned.
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Old 10-16-2008, 01:50 PM   #62
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I think that one also had LSD but the '92 didn't.
I'm not familair with LSD as an option code, unless you found someone's stash under the rear seat

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Old 12-05-2009, 12:30 PM   #63
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I'm not familair with LSD as an option code, unless you found someone's stash under the rear seat

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Back in '74, I bought a '66 Chevy Malibu from a cop in the San Gabriel Valley. Under the seat was a little baggie with this sorta greenish plant material in it...
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it's interesting but not surprising that more than 50% of the poll shows cars in the $1-4k range. what IS surprising is that cars $250 and under more than triple the $8-12k range, the range i thought would be much higher. this would be much of the new and new used economy cars sales, perhaps in the general public, outside of this group(forum).
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I think that a large number of people tend to perceive the $1-4k range as being a reasonable price for a dependable, several year old used car, that they can drive without putting much, if any work into. The people who are paying $8-12k for a used car probably aren't on here, and those who paid $12k+ are those who've purchased new cars.
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Old 12-08-2009, 08:52 PM   #66
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My best econo car was free but I gave the guy a case of beer anyway.
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My best econo car was free but I gave the guy a case of beer anyway.
That's even better than my '65 Mercury Comet Caliente hardtop, for which I paid $100 and a bottle of Blue Nun.
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:03 PM   #68
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My free car has been treating me well for almost 10 years now. Love it!

I've put struts, brakes, tires, battery, windshield, etc. into it but still I consider it an unbeatable value.

Alas, it's rusting away so at some point I'll have to retire it. :sad:
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If your average monthly upkeep cost is less than the payment on a new one, you win!
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Might as well weld some repairs to the frame and keep it going even though it's rusting.
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