Beater time money is piling!

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Beater time money is piling!

Post by Fuzzyneon » Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:46 pm

what should i get for a beater anywhere form 500-1000 bucks (i know its not alot but if i get more then that its going into my car lol) i was thinking a s10 blazer or a s10 pick up doesnt have to be great on gas but fairly easy to work on if something poops out and easy to get parts for
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Post by ThrIsNoSpork » Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:54 pm

91-95 sentra coupe!
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Post by 03blackrt » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:03 pm

Neon! :D

What else would you expect on a Neon forum? I got my current 2000 (135k miles) for $1200.

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Post by Adionik » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:04 pm

03blackrt wrote:Neon! :D

What else would you expect on a Neon forum? I got my current 2000 (135k miles) for $1200.
Yeah seriously...how is a neon luxurious enough to require a beater?
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Post by racer12306 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:06 pm

A first gen Neon can be had for that amount of money.

I wouldn't consider an S-10 (truck or SUV) to be easy to work on.
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Post by bone-yard-racing » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:29 pm

1gn RX7

Seriously they can be rebuilt with screwdriver and a pair of vice-grips for about $9. Oh and it looks/sounds/drives/occasionally starts in the most amazing way
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Post by racer12306 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:42 pm

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Post by Fuzzyneon » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:19 pm

im thinking about a first gen coupe for a while but im afraid that will become my project lol
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Post by Mat00ES » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:46 pm

Get a honda or toyota damn things never die.
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Post by Fuzzyneon » Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:18 am

Mat00ES wrote:Get a honda or toyota damn things never die.
hondas are pricey cant find many near me and i had a camry and the motor went lol
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Post by Mat00ES » Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:30 am

Well then I guess nevermind those, hondas are cheap here atleast.
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Post by glasswars » Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:41 am

get something ugly so you wont wanna mod it
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Post by GreeNeons03 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:18 am

Found one for you:
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Post by Mat00ES » Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:25 am

^^ if I could get it running, I'd rock that
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Post by LionheartedSXT » Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:24 am

For a beater, If I ever do decide to get one, I want to get a 95-99 eclipse, I just like that body style, you could look into that, or an integra...
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Post by cbjones26 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:38 am

1986 toyota pick up 4x4 - $4500 (Poulsbo)

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wtf that guy is on crack. that truck isnt worth $4500

shit i had a 97 nissan hard body 4x4 same body style almost as that with less then 86k miles on it. with the car fax ( no accidents) and only paid 3k for it back in 2003... id offer him 2k-2500 bc the yr, thats only if the 4 wheel drive works.. if not alot less!!

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Post by Paul56 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:51 am

1972 Ford Pinto Hatchback

Beater? Yes

Hard to find? Yes

Hard to get parts? Yes

Easy to work on ? YES!

For me a winter beater should have decent traction. Pickups being light in the rear don't have that... at least that has been my experience. Now, if you fill the back with a load and run around like that... that is another story. I used to fill the back of my pickup with snow in the winter.

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Post by Fuzzyneon » Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:11 am

GreeNeons03 wrote:Found one for you:
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i accually looked at like a 1955 chevy truck that had no brakes but ran i was like MMMMMMM beater?
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Post by Trinity » Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:24 pm

GreeNeons03 wrote:Found one for you:
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thats gorgeous!

how is that a beater!!!
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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:33 pm

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A classic is not a beater.


I'd get another Ford Escort if I had the money... easy to work on, don't fucking die, and the only problem is they're solid rust.

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Post by yellowpatrol » Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:39 pm

bone-yard-racing wrote:1gn RX7

Seriously they can be rebuilt with screwdriver and a pair of vice-grips for about $9. Oh and it looks/sounds/drives/occasionally starts in the most amazing way
I've got a good friend selling one of them for really cheap. It's a beater just like you're looking for, pretty good on gas, blah blah blah. Let me know if you want more details.
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Post by bone-yard-racing » Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:01 pm

I would like some details :lol:
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Post by bad04srt » Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:06 pm

Just put a saddle on your woman and ride her around like that furry thing from Star Wars that they end up sleeping in.
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Post by 01neon01 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:52 am

bad04srt wrote:Just put a saddle on your woman and ride her around like that furry thing from Star Wars that they end up sleeping in.
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Post by GreeNeons03 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:23 am

Trinity wrote:
GreeNeons03 wrote:Found one for you:
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thats gorgeous!

how is that a beater!!!
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I agree, I like old cars like that too. Before I could drive, when I had to ride the bus to school (shiver), we would pass by a car lot that had two or three card that looked like that one, compleate with rust. I used to dream about getting one and fixing it up. Unfortuantly now, that car lot went out of buisness.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:43 am

I am in your boat too.

I am thinking about getting a daily driver. Another 1st gen or a 2nd gen like 03blackrt got for only $1200 sounds great.

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Post by bone-yard-racing » Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:49 am

A quick run through local craigslist got these:
89 Civic hatch needs Cat $900
88 Prelude SI needs axle make offer( He said he would think about $200)
89 240sx Coupe $1800
86 Fiero $1000
90 Miata $2300

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Post by INVUJerry » Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:48 pm

Neon dude, DOHC with bolt ons, do it.
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