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Ok after waiting for months I finally got another job. Something much better than my current. Ill be doing alot of driving and dont really wanna rack up the miles on the Passat (shes just hit 100,000 last week sunday). Im looking for somthing reliable for around $3000-$4000. What cars or pickup trucks would be a good investment to look at ? Thanks in advance.
 

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1995 Honda Civic VX hatch. 47/56 mpg.
 

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I would try to find a used Toyota Corolla or Camry 4 cylinder, Mazda Protege, Honda Accord, Prelude, Civic, Acura Integra, Nissan Sentra SE-R, Altima, Maxima, Infiniti G20, Mazda MX6 or RX-7.

Truck? Ford Ranger, Nissan, Toyota T-100, Mitsubishi Mighty Max. I don't how reliable the old GM small trucks were - their large trucks (nowadays) seem very nice to me.
 

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Infinti G20 sounds good which is almost the same as the SE-R , right ? I dunno about an RX-7. I have friends that have problems with there RX-7
 

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Phatdub said:
Infinti G20 sounds good which is almost the same as the SE-R , right ? I dunno about an RX-7. I have friends that have problems with there RX-7
I should have put a year on the RX-7, I was thinking (for $3k - $4k) about a pre-1993 (new body style) RX-7 which I *thought* were fairly reliable like this one:



I know I've read on here quite a few times about the 1993+ RX-7's being fairly problematic. Of course too, I don't know if a 1993+ RX-7 would even be worthwhile that could be had for under $8k or so anyway so it's kind of a moot point.
 

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I would spend the money on mods :D Maintaing/insuring two cars is gonna be at least a couple hundred/mo if you pay cah for the beater. That, or trade the Passat for something new(er).
 

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I have to admit Toyota Corolla/Camry and Honda Civic/Accord are choices of unbeatable incredible reliable and cost-/environmentally-efficient cars - through experience from both personal and at work.
 

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Look for an Acura Integra or Civic of some kind. $3-$4K will get you one of those. With a manual they're not too bad when it comes to fun. Their light handling is refreshing after driving a passat.
 

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Theres an MR2 this Body Style down the block from me for sale. Is this model reliable ?

 

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I always liked the way those MR2s look. Great styling. The non-turbos can be kinda sluggish, but if its mated to a 5spd, its not that bad. Its a bit small on the inside, and have barely any trunk (hood?) space. Good weekend car.
 
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