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Can I have a decent car for a mere $1000?
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Yep, the VW TDI diesel cars are good for it too, Nissan makes a 100% electric Leaf but with limited (optimal 100 mile) range you would need to using charing point strategically/quote]


You would recommend VW TDi even after all the shit going on with VW?????


Meh, they are in trouble for cheating emissions standards, not MPG figures. Screw the earth if it saves you money on gas. Plus if you buy one before all the lawsuits happen you might be able to get in on one and get nicely compensated.
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Can I have a decent car for a mere $1000?


If by decent you mean a short term solution for getting from point A to B, possibly

If by decent you mean long-standing dependability and intended for long term use without expecting to visit the mechanic frequently, no
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Lately I've been really fascinated with Rotary engines and I've had my eye on the Mazda RX-7 FC model. I've been saving up for one (currently $0 in to it though lol) so I can tune it up and whip the hell out of it. For some reason I'm more interested in little cars that i can toss around as opposed to the latest and greatest car that's really good at going in a straight line
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Lately I've been really fascinated with Rotary engines and I've had my eye on the Mazda RX-7 FC model. I've been saving up for one (currently $0 in to it though lol) so I can tune it up and whip the hell out of it. For some reason I'm more interested in little cars that i can toss around as opposed to the latest and greatest car that's really good at going in a straight line


I have a forbidden love for the RX-7. The FC I like, the FD I LOVE. Only reason I never bought one is I can't place my faith in a rotary engine, they are fickle beasts. Ignoring the fact that anyone willing to sell their FC or FD would have beaten that thing to hell, they have a penchant for developing problems with the seals later on in their lifespans, they are absolute poo at producing torque, and the MPG leaves much to be desired. Add to that the fact that parts are rare and expensive and I could never commit to it. However, having said that, man I still reallllyyyyy want an FD. IF you are truly looking to get an FC do your homework on the pros & cons, and try to get as much history from the seller about the car and how it was maintained and maybe even consider swapping the engine for a conventional one or buy one that has been swapped already. Good luck to you sir!
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I'm thinking about adding quarter window louvers to my 09 Mustang. Is this likely to lower the value of the car?
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I'm thinking about adding quarter window louvers to my 09 Mustang. Is this likely to lower the value of the car?


As long as the job is done correctly I see no reason why it should. In terms of selling privately it may even slightly increase value in the eyes of some buyers.
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cyberfaust wrote:

I'm thinking about adding quarter window louvers to my 09 Mustang. Is this likely to lower the value of the car?


As long as the job is done correctly I see no reason why it should. In terms of selling privately it may even slightly increase value in the eyes of some buyers.


Good to hear. I thought maybe it might something used against the value if I wanted to trade it in at a dealership later.

Thanks for your insights in this thread, I've enjoyed reading your posts.
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Np, usually I just troll, figured I would be helpful for once haha.
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IShouldBeStudying wrote:

Lately I've been really fascinated with Rotary engines and I've had my eye on the Mazda RX-7 FC model. I've been saving up for one (currently $0 in to it though lol) so I can tune it up and whip the hell out of it. For some reason I'm more interested in little cars that i can toss around as opposed to the latest and greatest car that's really good at going in a straight line



Why not get some back seats with that? The 09 rx-8 is one of my favorites. The upped the looks right before they stopped making it.
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I remember crunchyroll having a forum section dedicated for cars lol
Well I do have question. I don't really know much about cars lol but what's the cheapest 'good' car I can buy. Brand new vs secondhand price? Not looking for anything extravagant considering I'm freshman college and looking for a job lol
By good I mean, not needing maintenance as much as possible and not gas-gluttonous cars lol.
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IShouldBeStudying wrote:

Lately I've been really fascinated with Rotary engines and I've had my eye on the Mazda RX-7 FC model. I've been saving up for one (currently $0 in to it though lol) so I can tune it up and whip the hell out of it. For some reason I'm more interested in little cars that i can toss around as opposed to the latest and greatest car that's really good at going in a straight line



Why not get some back seats with that? The 09 rx-8 is one of my favorites. The upped the looks right before they stopped making it.


Well I originally wanted to turn it into a drift car, but one that I can drive on the daily. I chose the FC model because I really like the eyelid headlights and the square shape. Don't get me wrong, the RX-8 is cool but it's a little too round for my taste. I've always liked the late 80s/early 90s designs of cars with the sharp edges and square corners.
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Driving a Nissan Primera P11 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83mBDQg3n-A

Bought it for 8500 Crowns (ca 1000$), I thought it was cheap, the car has run for 270 000 km now, the engine still runs softly and last year I drove it from southern Sweden to northern France, it didn't break a sweat.

Japanese technology and British craftsmanship, a perfect match

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jhanna_12 wrote:

I remember crunchyroll having a forum section dedicated for cars lol
Well I do have question. I don't really know much about cars lol but what's the cheapest 'good' car I can buy. Brand new vs secondhand price? Not looking for anything extravagant considering I'm freshman college and looking for a job lol
By good I mean, not needing maintenance as much as possible and not gas-gluttonous cars lol.


If just looking for basic transportation look for these:

I have an 08 Saturn Astra with 130K on it with very little maintence done on it (plus despite being rare in the states maintence is not expensive). Its the cheapest European car you could buy (made in Germany and Belgium). You can find used ones for 4-6K range.

Also the 2nd Generation Ford Focus (2006-11) has very good reliability for the price and you could probably find one in the 4-7K range.

If you need to go cheaper than that the 1997-01 Ford Escort/Mercury Tracer. Mazda designed it. They are pretty quick for the segment, have great visibility, and you can get close to 38mpg highway. Plus extremely reliable and cheap to repair.
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Khaltazar wrote:

I want to buy a 2016 Mazda 3 Sedan but the dealer insists on modifying a current car on the lot to include all the items I want rather than just ordering me a car. They said they will put all the items in for me, but I will have to pay for materials and labor. I think this is a lie and that the manufacturer can include the items I want before shipping the car to them and then I go and sign for it. They just keep trying to get me to take a car on the lot. Also, they won't go on KBB fair market cost, are new car dealerships not required to go on values posted there? The price they are quoting me is a lot higher than KBB and even the cost on the Mazda website which turned me off instantly and I excused myself.


Good post! I have seen this many times, but before I go all-out answer mode give me a bit more info if you don't mind.

What features are you trying to get?
Are there other mazda dealers within reasonable distance?
Do you know if this dealer is part of a chain or a one-off?




What features are you trying to get?

Parking sensor, fog light, interior lighting

Are there other Mazda dealers within reasonable distance?

There are two, Oxmoor Mazda and Neil Huffman Mazda. Both of them have several lots such as Oxmoor {Make} where Make = Mazda, Toyota, Hyundai, etc.

Do you know if this dealer is part of a chain or a one-off?

I believe they are a one-off if I understand what you mean. I believe it's focused in just one area and they separate their lot into different sections and have a building for each. You're referring to a chain as having multiple locations throughout the country/state?
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