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Old 06-29-2008, 05:05 PM   #21
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They're out there, but oh so scarce.
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=217686
dang... nice deal... and it came with those wheels
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Old 06-29-2008, 06:27 PM   #22
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Try to find a '96 car that has cheaper parts cost than a 1996 FORD ESCORT 1.9L?

http://www.rockauto.com/repairindex/
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Old 06-29-2008, 06:45 PM   #23
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Try to find a '96 car that has cheaper parts cost than a 1996 FORD ESCORT 1.9L?

http://www.rockauto.com/repairindex/
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Parts for the 1996 CHEVROLET CAPRICE CLASSIC 5.7L cost only 94% of what parts for a 1996 FORD ESCORT 1.9L cost.
Sorry, I could not resist.... and the Caprice was available in a wagon...
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Oh crap, Wile-E costs me 1.05 in parts what Marvin does
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I can't believe no one has mentioned the Toyota Matrix/Pontiac Vibe. great wagons, great FE, and built Toyota everlasting tough. They use the Corolla engine and tranny which just about close to bullietproof as a engine/tranny can get. best the trannys are perfect P&G with the automatics. My wife drives our Vibe and she's hypermiling with P&G and getting 36mpg.
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That RockAuto price thing is cool.
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I can't believe no one has mentioned the Toyota Matrix/Pontiac Vibe.
OP's price range is under $3000. I expect that there's not many of those worth having at that price.
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I can't believe no one has mentioned the Toyota Matrix/Pontiac Vibe. great wagons, great FE, and built Toyota everlasting tough. They use the Corolla engine and tranny which just about close to bullietproof as a engine/tranny can get. best the trannys are perfect P&G with the automatics. My wife drives our Vibe and she's hypermiling with P&G and getting 36mpg.
definitely would recommend the Vibe/Matrix as well. Some owners would cringe at calling it a "wagon" I guess, but that's what it is & that's one of the reasons we bought it. Call it a "sport utility crossover" if it makes you feel better . Definitely out of the price range that this guy is looking for, but for anyone if you're looking for more room I'd highly recommend these cars.

On genvibe.com someone just posted that they just got their 04 Base Vibe up to 299,999 miles when the odometer stalled out. I take that as a good sign. These cars are almost bulletproof in their reliability.

I own an 03 GT with the sportier 2zz engine in it and I'm still getting 33+ mpgs lately with some basic hypermiling.
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Are Suzuki Aerios hitting that range yet? I get the impression that they're a little short though, like you'd get about the same in them as a decent size hatchback.
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oops forgot about the price lol. but toyota does have corolla wagons and camry wagons in that price range. i've personal owned a corolla that was about to hit 200,000 with no previous problems. buth then a lady rear ended me one day and the damage was worth more then the car(according to the insure. company not me) that car never had a problem and got super mpg with an automatic transmission. and i've owned a camry too. the car was bulliet proof. i defintely say get one of those.
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