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Old 12-08-2011, 07:03 PM   #1
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Recommend a cheap and reliable car for a friend of mine...

Hey people.

A friend of mine has hit on hard times in the east coast of the US. Her car was a 94 Explorer whose front end, quote, "disintegrated" from rust. Now, we all know american cars are bad.

She's got $1500 or so. I suggested mid-90s corolla, accord, or civic. Is that correct? I also told her to run away from american cars.

How accurate is my advice? Thanks!
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An import wouldn't last a month in the east coast....

LOL @ your American cars are bad comment.

Those cars you recommended will be worse than an American car in the snow and salt, what the fuck are you thinking?

GM has solid metal.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:18 PM   #3
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90's Volkswagen or Volvo.
Those things are fucking indestructible.
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+1 on Volvo, a late 80's 240 series.

-1 on VW. Sure they're diesel's are great but not so reliable...
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:21 PM   #5
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I grew up on the east cost (Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia)... If it rusts, It will rust. Only way to prevent it is to clean your car better and get any damage properly repaired. just find a reliable car that has little to no rust and continue to take care of it
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another + recommendation for a 90's Volvo.

Make sure its an N/A engine if you want reliability.

an import will have more rust issues than an explorer, and also a big factor is safety. As much as I like civics and corollas, I just dont feel safe in them. A friend of mind has survive two high speed crashes because he was driving a Volvo both times. Both times he has come out scratch/injury free. This is why i stick to bigger european cars only.

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Old 12-08-2011, 08:49 PM   #7
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toyotas and mazdas came from the factory full of rust. what do you think is going to happen in the rustbelt?
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I guess i will be the first one to say this
of the mentioned girl
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:05 PM   #9
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She's in her 40s, three kids. You don't want pictures.

I can't believe I forgot about Volvos. Should she get the fugly ones from the late 80s?

@RRxstar: Didn't even think about the salt part, since that's what likely caused it in the first place. Whoops.
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:52 AM   #10
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Volvo's aren't fugly you retard. They look like sex in machine form.
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Can't go wrong with a decent 850:

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Old 12-09-2011, 05:03 PM   #12
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^arent those more than 1500
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What I really like about the Volvo's (don't know if this applies to the exports), they have a nice coating of cavity wax in the boxes and around the seams.
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The 3xx series can be had for around that price I think... In Europe.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:41 PM   #15
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Poor people in Europe can't really afford cars with gas @ €1.40/liter
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:50 PM   #16
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These things are super reliable and bulletproof
Mine is currently at 406,000km, nothing major maintenance-wise just basic servicing!
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Ha...@ Accord...

East Coast weather bud.
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:20 PM   #19
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^ Cars are just cars, if it's not cleaned and maintained it's gonna rust regardless.
Please, recommend a car for your "east coast weather"
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SHe just has to keep on top of cleaning the car and washing the salt off.
Which is pretty tough when you have kids.
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if it doesn't get cleaned its gonna rust no matter what. In Ontario I saw 3 year old vehicles with rusty ass trunks/hatches, and cars from the 80's with no rust. it's all about how you take care of it... if it doesn't have rust when she buys it,. regardless of where it was made, and she maintains it, it'll be fine.
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Old 12-11-2011, 04:31 PM   #22
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I already have -_-

Not an Asian import.
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