My mechanical skills aren't great, so I do need someone else to do the repairs for me, but the cost will be lower ifn its not hard to work on. My Venture requires the engine to be moved to get to half of the plugs, plus a number of other parts, so the price of repairs goes through the roof.
My list right now is:
Escort (preferably wagon)
Focus (preferably ZX5, though likely out of my budget)
Pinto (hey, someone was selling a van model out here cheap, they look neat)
Rabbit (preferably diesel)
Price is the big thing for me, it needs to be cheap, profit margin over here is rather lean. As to Civics, I'm a bit nervous about them, pimping them out is a big thing here, and I don't want to risk getting someone's failed project. What about an Odyssey minivan, first generation? I understand its basically a high roof Accord wagon?
I like the Sidekick/Tracker, and the old four cylinder will improve on my current mileage, but not by much, plus there's some reliability issues with the engine. Diesel swap would be good, but a bit pricey, so that's something to save up for.
The route I do is notably different than one might expect. The first section of my day is stop and start work with a fairly high stop density, but the three other sections are two loops of 62 miles split 1/3 2/3 local roads and highway, and the last one is 48 mile loop, mostly freeway. Sometimes there's other stops mixed in with those as well. Its the thing about living out here in the valley, all of the cities here are basically huge suburbs, and the edges are fairly sparse (and I really hate servicing those areas).
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Some may wonder why i is no longer capitalized in my posts. Why is i the only pronoun that is capitalized, am i really that much better than you? I don't think so, do you?