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Old 08-21-2007, 06:11 PM   #11
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I'm partial to Hondas... so honda fit and any of the non-EX Civics should be giving you very good mileage.
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Old 08-21-2007, 06:19 PM   #12
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Stripped 07 Accord. Or Civic. Decent on gas, will last you forever.
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:07 PM   #13
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I'll just be a homer (not the Simpson kind) and suggest a Saturn Ion. I just priced a base Ion sedan automatic with these options (AC and safety) :

NOTE : Go to the saturnfans.com website for complaints on this car, .



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i would be a car dealers worst nightmare: i want a car with manual tranny, no ac, no power crap, no abs or tcs, no side airbags.
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:17 PM   #14
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go for the priui! she would kill the fe and if you drove it think how good it would be! That one up there is going for 15 grand looks really nice i think.
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:53 PM   #15
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I forgot to mention the Toyota Matrix/Pontiac Vibe. A nice 26/33 (old school) EPA MPG with Automatic and a reliable Toyota Corolla drivetrain. Unfortunately, their base prices are both over $16K, .

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Old 08-21-2007, 11:03 PM   #16
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I would go for a used prius, prius I are pretty cheap these days.

After that I would say Civic/Yaris
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:55 AM   #17
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Some priui are going for less than 15k, though they certainly are going for more than the last time I looked:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2005-...QQcmdZViewItem
I did find one on autotrader.com for a little over 13k near detroit , it was a 2005 with 11k miles. It said it had no air bags?? then i look at the interior pics and it looks like there was packing tape holding the center of the steering wheel on, so something blew the bags. exterior looks fine though. May look into it.

I also saw a first gen with 85k miles for around the same price, but I would like second gen.
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:52 AM   #18
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Anything with a small 4 cylinder - my opinion will be heavily biased towards Honda Civics.
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GM Ecotec power all the way! I'm getting 35 MPG out of my 04 Cavalier. I picked it up for $8500 bux w/ 18,000 miles on it. It has good power, comfortable ride, and lots o' room for groceries.
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GM Ecotec power all the way! I'm getting 35 MPG out of my 04 Cavalier. I picked it up for $8500 bux w/ 18,000 miles on it. It has good power, comfortable ride, and lots o' room for groceries.
I actually was hoping to see an 04' ecotec on here to see how well they do. That year seems to have a higher epa rating than the other years for some reason. phleas has a stick 03' here too doing very well too.

Does anyone have an opinion on the ford escape hybrid? Yeah I know, it's an suv , it would also be hard to even find one, let alone under 15k. It has a similar power split trans like the prius.
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