Has proven to be very reliable and easy to drive. She's had to replace the original battery, a transmission flush (75k maintenance), and I had to clean the IAC valve due to erratic idle. Other than that, it's been a really good choice!
See a lot of them around here in HS & college parking lots. Definitely within your budget too.
The only things you need to be successful and happy are a dream, a dedicated work ethic, and an alarm clock. Everything else is elementary.
- Ted Nugent
302, Early 351W Heads, Windage Tray, Edelbrock 289 Performer intake, Holley 600 Carb w/1" spacer, T5 Transmission, NPD 1" Lowering Springs, 1" Mid-Eye Lowering Leaf Springs, 17" 04 Bullitts, 3.00 8" Rear, Granada Front Brakes. Still a lot of work to go and a lot of things to buy.
The newer Kias aren't bad at all. A guy in work had a Spectra and had about 70k on it when he got rid of it. The only problem I know he had was with the door lock switches kept malfunctioning.
I would also look at a Cavalier. Several of my friends have them and have been real happy with them.
The project vehicles:
'68 Mustang coupe, Acapulco Blue, 289, C-4, power steering
'87 Caprice Classic wagon, gold/blonde, 307, power everything (retired everyday driver)
Hopefully a '69 convert or Sportsroof (non Mach or Boss) for next Mustang project.
Trying to find my father's 1973 Mustang Grande he bought brand new. 3F04F126773 last known registration and title was in New Jersey, 1982.
Why not get her a toyota or honda? You can always find somethin' that a grandma is selling with low miles. You already know that you'll be able to put a few hundred thousand miles on one of those as long as you maintain it. Heck, I've got a buddy that's got a little 2wd Toyota with 250K on it and it still runs great.
'65 A Code | 16x8 TTII's | Semi-Mild 302 | Built C4
'72 Bronco, Project daily Driver, Here we go again...
'95 F-250 4x4 | Super Cab | 7.3 PSD | Finally, something reliable...
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