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Offline Sir Thrift-a-Lot

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A beater car that is inspected
« on: March 11, 2019, 10:26:14 PM »
Do any of you have a running car that you are looking to sell cheap.   My daughter has a little money saved and wants to buy a car.   She is in school and doesn't need to get under any more payments, so I want something she can pay cash for (and perhaps I can help her a little as well).   Thanks.

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Re: A beater car that is inspected
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2019, 08:24:28 PM »
Just to follow up, she found a car on her own.   A 2001 Camry that is inspected and seems to run good.   I think it would be hard to do better for a grand.   She's been driving it for about a week now and has had no issues.

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Re: A beater car that is inspected
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2019, 07:41:26 AM »
Had my 2003 for over 287k miles. Very reliable cars.
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Re: A beater car that is inspected
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2019, 09:23:06 AM »
Yeah, it's only got 160.   I've never owned a Toyota but my understanding was that the mileage was about half lifespan for those cars.   No rust either.

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Re: A beater car that is inspected
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2019, 10:14:18 AM »
Liked mine so good I bought an Avalon and am still driving it. Big bang for the $.
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Re: A beater car that is inspected
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2019, 10:19:03 AM »
I think she did well.   Time will tell.

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Re: A beater car that is inspected
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2019, 05:51:56 PM »
Congrats to her. If maintained those cars can keep going and going. I once had an Accord with 165K and thought it could another 100k or more. Then it got totaled in the garage - 2 1/2 feet of water. Ironically I was driving through the Arizona desert as it happened.

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Re: A beater car that is inspected
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2019, 02:55:12 PM »
Just to follow up, she found a car on her own.   A 2001 Camry that is inspected and seems to run good.   I think it would be hard to do better for a grand.   She's been driving it for about a week now and has had no issues.
Those are almost indestructible,  good choice.  My daughter-in-law has a 1997 and refuses to give it up to get something newer.

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Re: A beater car that is inspected
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2019, 03:47:34 PM »
Those are almost indestructible

Shhhh.   Gina is quite adept at destructing.

iPhones are nearly indestructible as well and she seems to go through about one a week.