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Old 12-05-2007, 04:00 PM   #1
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2 New Records But...

just set personal records on miles(388) and days(13) per tank but...

~28 mpg avg in recent fillups is not enough even tho it is great for a full size oldsmobile. after looking @ civics and prizms that did not work out, found a 1998 toyota corolla. another "but" tho, auto tranny.

this year model was pretty good(28/36 old epa) even w/ auto. private seller wants ~$3300 for it. again, pretty good as retail is well over $4k.

if i can get better than the old epa avg it might be worth buying. selling the olds for $1300. what do you think? toyota guys help me out.
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Great HyperTanking w/ the Olds...
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Old 12-05-2007, 05:37 PM   #3
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Great HyperTanking w/ the Olds...
thanks, coulda gone for 400 miles and 15 days easily(1/4 tank) but, do not like running the tank that low.
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:49 PM   #4
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My ex had a '02 Chevy Prizm (Corolla in disguise) 4-dr with an auto trans. With no modifications and normal driving she could get upwards of 38 mpg out of it. I say go for it.
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:08 PM   #5
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My ex had a '02 Chevy Prizm (Corolla in disguise) 4-dr with an auto trans. With no modifications and normal driving she could get upwards of 38 mpg out of it. I say go for it.
thank you, that's what i'm hoping for. and w/ some mods reach for 40-45 and possibly beyond!
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Old 12-06-2007, 04:54 PM   #6
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I dunno. I'm not planning on getting another auto tranny car.

I see you're in central FL. Plenty people there. gotta be something available in your price range that's not auto. Been using the search tools?
Craigslist.org
Cars.com (has an (advanced" search tool)
Local classified papers, they usually also have web sites?
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Old 12-07-2007, 03:58 PM   #7
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I dunno. I'm not planning on getting another auto tranny car.

I see you're in central FL. Plenty people there. gotta be something available in your price range that's not auto. Been using the search tools?
Craigslist.org
Cars.com (has an (advanced" search tool)
Local classified papers, they usually also have web sites?
done alotta searchin'. equally equipped corollas are cheaper, but it's hard to find standard trannies. could always switch over later.
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Have you called about this one?
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AUTOTRADER.COM has some nice cars sometimes.

HERE'S a search for manual autos $2000 and under within 100 miles of Orlando. There were 111 hits. Dunno how much it may help, but it can't hurt...
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Thanks for the "Autotrader" tip.
It has a "See more search criteria" feature which lets you get specific. Has a text box near bottom of that where I was able to enter "HX" as in Civic. Found some that I didn't find with other search sites.
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