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Old 12-24-2010, 12:22 AM  
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Help me shop for a car!

I've narrowed this down to 3 vehicles (though I reserve the right to add more as I find them). All prices are their asking price... not what I would pay.

2002 Ford Focus SVT w/ 72k miles - $5500
2002 VW Jetta Wagon w/ 98k miles - $6300
1993 BMX 740i w/ 50k miles - $4000

The Focus is the only one that is a stick shift but the other two are damn nice, fit the budget, and I would not mind driving any of them.

Jetta Wagon


BMW


Ford (no image attached... stock pic only)


Doing my research but any first hand knowledge on these cars would be a huge help.
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Old 12-24-2010, 02:43 PM   #91
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Wow, someone manned up and admitted they didn't actually know what they were talking about, this has to be a CP first.

Seriously, have a Merry Christmas and well done sir. No sarcasm at all

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Old 12-24-2010, 02:43 PM   #92
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kinda a chick car.
thought so too... just throwing it out there.
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Old 12-24-2010, 02:44 PM   #93
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thought so too... just throwing it out there.
love the first Gen AWD talons though.
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:04 PM   #94
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Wow, someone manned up and admitted they didn't actually know what they were talking about, this has to be a CP first.

Seriously, have a Merry Christmas and well done sir. No sarcasm at all

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Old 12-24-2010, 04:38 PM   #95
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Old 12-25-2010, 10:39 AM   #96
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dude... I've done nothing but look at cars over the past few weeks.

all 3 fit my needs and all 3 I can buy in cash.

TBH, these are my criteria

1. reliable
2. not boring


The Ford Focus isn't a boring car?
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Old 12-25-2010, 10:47 AM   #97
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The Ford Focus isn't a boring car?
Svt. Pretty peppy.
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Old 12-25-2010, 11:40 AM   #98
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Svt. Pretty peppy.
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170BHP on a lightweight 4cy with a 6 speed manual trans.

hell yeah it peppy.

I keep doing searches for other cars but I keep coming back to the SVT.

If all goes well... I thin this is gonna be the winner. BONUS, its KC red.
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I bought the Focus SVT 5 days later. Not the one I started talking about in this thread but instead a blue one I found in Ft. Worth. I took a Greyhound bus to there and drove it back to Wichita. I loved this car.

Loved.

I sold it today. I was hoping to find a kid that wanted a cool little car that would fix her up and be his first car or some other "romantic" ending for my time with it. Alas... no one bit and I couldn't keep it in the driveway any longer.

Sold it today at Carmax and I am bummed out. I don't think I've ever been so attached to a car. lol

Fare thee well... I hope your next home is a good one.
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:49 PM   #100
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I bought the Focus SVT 5 days later. Not the one I started talking about in this thread but instead a blue one I found in Ft. Worth. I took a Greyhound bus to there and drove it back to Wichita. I loved this car.

Loved.

I sold it today. I was hoping to find a kid that wanted a cool little car that would fix her up and be his first car or some other "romantic" ending for my time with it. Alas... no one bit and I couldn't keep it in the driveway any longer.

Sold it today at Carmax and I am bummed out. I don't think I've ever been so attached to a car. lol

Fare thee well... I hope your next home is a good one.
I hope you didn't cry.
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