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      04-29-2008, 07:45 PM   #1
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Good Beater for 4k?

Im looking to get a decent beater for a DD.

I was looking at Cadillac's

something like this
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2001-...QQcmdZViewItem

What do you think?
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      04-29-2008, 08:24 PM   #2
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wow only 4 k
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      04-29-2008, 08:24 PM   #3
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get something better on gas
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      04-29-2008, 08:27 PM   #4
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Just drive your car man, it's just a 3 series. What do you need a beater for? Enjoy your life.
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      04-29-2008, 08:30 PM   #5
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Just drive your car man, it's just a 3 series. What do you need a beater for? Enjoy your life.
ive thought about it....trust me i drive it but i feel like parking it at my college lot is just asking to get the car all banged up
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      04-29-2008, 08:39 PM   #6
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Hmmm, I drive my M3 to my college too. Park in the back, get a good exercise and the rushed kids who are late will never go park that far back.
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      04-29-2008, 09:35 PM   #7
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I've actually been thinking about picking up a Smart Car for driving to work. Saves on gas and keeps the miles off the new M3
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      04-29-2008, 09:50 PM   #8
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I've actually been thinking about picking up a Smart Car for driving to work. Saves on gas and keeps the miles off the new M3
They're so expensive!! I have a friend who picked up a loaded smart car and it was 15k!!
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      04-29-2008, 09:57 PM   #9
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ive thought about it....trust me i drive it but i feel like parking it at my college lot is just asking to get the car all banged up
I drive my car to college, what I've done is just park in a corner as to minimize the chance of someone hitting my car.
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      04-29-2008, 10:01 PM   #10
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Hmmm, I drive my M3 to my college too. Park in the back, get a good exercise and the rushed kids who are late will never go park that far back.
+1
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      04-29-2008, 10:03 PM   #11
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I've actually been thinking about picking up a Smart Car for driving to work. Saves on gas and keeps the miles off the new M3
Why would you go and do something silly like that? Get a Fit, similar price, at least twice the space and you only lose like 5 mpg in the city while gaining over 50% more power. (70hp vs. 109hp) Also, I personally wouldn't feel safe in a smart car, have you seen how close the seat is to the back of the car and your legs are like a foot from the front bumper. Small crumple zones = lose.
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      04-29-2008, 11:04 PM   #12
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ive thought about it....trust me i drive it but i feel like parking it at my college lot is just asking to get the car all banged up
what college? haha
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      04-29-2008, 11:12 PM   #13
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They're so expensive!! I have a friend who picked up a loaded smart car and it was 15k!!
lol it's 30k in canada!
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US domestic model Ford Escort - I had one as a beater. I drove it from Boston <--> NYC and it returned 45mpg. I went at it too, topping out at 75mph or so (comfortable with the dash shaking a lil bit).

I drove the living crap out of it and it refused to die. I *think* it's actually a Mazda underneath... good car. I kinda wish I hadn't sold it.

I also had a Jeep XJ cherokee, which was a cooler car but while decently powerful (still sucks), the 4.0L I-6 was inefficient @ 13mpg.

Both were $1000
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an E36...
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      04-30-2008, 10:47 AM   #16
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an E36...
Seconded. In fact, I've been thinking of an E36 318ti as a beater, if I can find one in nice shape.
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      04-30-2008, 10:52 AM   #17
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i'm still in college and i drive mine there almost everyday (only car). maybe i'm just lucky that i'm at a christian college and people there are mostly decent and not FOS
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Yes I'd like to think thats a good cadi for the mileage on it, We use to have one before I cracked the taillights by backing it into a pillar slightly(this was when I was about 15-16 mind you) but either way we never had too much problems with it. Only got rid of it for an E-Class because my mother was sick of looking at the cracked taillight
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They're so expensive!! I have a friend who picked up a loaded smart car and it was 15k!!
+1 There's an article on them in the May issue of C&D. For the price, there are other vehicles with the same mpg but better utility in not too large of a package.
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      04-30-2008, 01:37 PM   #20
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i'm looking for a beater around that price too.
i think i'm going to just get an older 4cyl camry or something though.
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Seconded. In fact, I've been thinking of an E36 318ti as a beater, if I can find one in nice shape.
i've thought of e36s but the running costs would not be funny for a beater car...
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just pick up an old japanese car.
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