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I´m going to look for a new (used) car tommarow. There is a dealership that is having its anual spring sale the 3rd through the 7th. Only $39 down! :-o I plan on using my scort as a trade. However, I´m not getting my hopes up because I have no credit (only 19 yrs. old). Does anyone have any tips on impressing the sales people so they will give me the loan? My budget cap is around $5500 so I´m not expecting anything too fantastic. The big question is what kind of car should I look for that fits that pricetag? It is a Ford/Toyota dealership that is putting on the event if that helps, but they probably have many different kinds used cars. I probably won´t buy another escort unless I have to, cause I really want to sample the field and I´ve already owned two escorts. I want something with a bit more power, maybe a v6 if thats possible. Also, I want to be able to buy bolt on parts down the line. So what do you recommend? And before you ask, yes I am sure I want to get rid of my scort, I´ve already made up my mind and there are too many reasons to list why.
 

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Come on guys lets be realistic here. They will have more used cars than just Fords and Toyotas. I just want a car thats relatively inexpensive, has equal or greater hp than an escort, and looks fairly nice. Now is that too much to ask? I know what cars I really want, but I know I´ll never be able to afford them. So any real suggestions would be appreciated.
 

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chevy cavy (better aftermarket selection than scorts and are better lookin)
chevy camaro (some places sell em for like 4-5k )
90s mustang (pimpage)
zx2 (under 5k would be tough.. but theyre nice)
toyota´s under 5k arent that nice.. old cougars suck ass, cant afford any of their good cars... dont you hate people whos parents get em 2003 mustang for their 16th bday....
you could get a neon... and have a lot of extra cash... ive seen a neon beat a viper... a course with NOS, and badass but hey... its possible... and they look alright.. scorts are faster tho...
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loans.... fake cry, tell em someone close to you died, tell em you got a 4.0 all your life and your going to harvard... never beenin front of cops lights... bout all i could inform you on...

good luck... i need to shop too.. but i just have the nicest escort in the city and would be jealous if someone else drove my 1800 $ car.... :)

yeah peace nig

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chevy cavy (better aftermarket selection than scorts and are better lookin)
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Bah, and you call yourself an Escort owner? Cavy´s are slow, ugly, and shitty. I beat out a freaking Z24 once. it was probably an automatic, but hey the blue oval still came out in front. Anyway, I beg you don´t get a Cavalier. Neons are better tuner cars if that´s what you´re looking for. although I hate those too, I know exactly how you feel man.
I´m 20 with ´very little credit history´ and Toyota, Nissan and Subaru all laughed when I went to look at the Corolla S, Spec V, and 2.5 RS. I basically told them screw you guys I´ll make my scort better/faster/more unique than all those cars. Besides this car is already paid off and soon my title will be framed and hung on the wall just to prove the point. ;-)
 

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1. cavy...umm, prolly not from all the escort kills alone
2. camaro...fuck yeah! If they had one.
3. 94 & earlier stangs are ugly! But any 94 and up would be great.
4. zx2...umm, maybe, but prolly not
5. neon...i wouldn´t mind too much, there not that bad and have lots of parts available for them. My mom had one and I liked it.
6. mr2...umm too expensive, doubt they´ll have any, and missing 2 seats.
7. forget what i said about the 2 seats, if they have a nice miata, i´m buyin it!
8. more suggestions?
 

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I work at a car lot and here is the thing about trading in a car and getting a loan... they either like yah... or they don´t... it may help to bring someone along who maybe knows one of the salesmen or who has previously boughten a vehicle from their lot
 

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Having someone with you that has bought a car there is a huge help. Especially if there related to you. Its kinda like they are co-signing a load for you.

I bought my esocrt at a buy-here-pay-here place, which are notorious for high interest rates. I went in there and was told that I would have to pay like 21% apr, but my mom had bought a car there, and when I took her with me, I only had to pay 18.5%. I am now car shopping again, and am gonna go where my mother-in-law goes at least once a year, and getting a 97 stang. Its sweet.
 

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No one has to cosign for the load im dropping hell I dont charge anything for my load infact sometimes i will even pay to drop my load. Sorry guys I couldnt resist.

Does it need to be a car or is a truck in mind also. I say get a extended cab ranger preferably a 4.0 liter ranger do a 3-5 drop on it. There are plenty of bolt on parts for the 4.0 liter you can get new rear ends and shit like that for it too. If you dont like the ranger thats cool. It is probably my favorite truck that ford has put out aside from the lightning. That is all of my input seeing as how i have never driven anything but FORDS.
 

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Bah, and you call yourself an Escort owner? Cavy´s are slow, ugly, and shitty. I beat out a freaking Z24 once. it was probably an automatic, but hey the blue oval still came out in front. Anyway, I beg you don´t get a Cavalier. Neons are better tuner cars if that´s what you´re looking for. although I hate those too, I know exactly how you feel man.
I´m 20 with ´very little credit history´ and Toyota, Nissan and Subaru all laughed when I went to look at the Corolla S, Spec V, and 2.5 RS. I basically told them screw you guys I´ll make my scort better/faster/more unique than all those cars. Besides this car is already paid off and soon my title will be framed and hung on the wall just to prove the point. ;-)
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my escort is nice but im not going to brag on it. i dont think 93 escort looks better than a cavelier, and ive ridin in a lot of caveliers a lot faster than my escort. i think if i had to trade 4 cyl for 4 cyl id rather have a cavelier.. ive dont about 20 things to fix my blower motor and none of them have worked... its your opinion tho. take a look and compare these

 

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if you can find a neon R/T or a newer Z24 id take it they are both nice cars and pretty damn quick but im sorry i have to say that alot of you are full of shit when your say these cars are slow because stock they spank the shit out of escort even modded escorts i know some of you may actually be faster than these cars but most of you are full of shit, sorry if i offended anyone just my 2 cents.

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do not buy a neon or a cavalier you dumbasses... are you guys retarded or something? Anything with a cast block and an aluminum head is ASKING for headgasket problems... scenario #1 Friend gets a 99 neon sport, babies it pretty nicely... headgasket goes out of nowhere... #2 Other friend with a 95 neon... headgasket goes suddenly... #3 I work at a carlot that sells general motors products... and all I can say is the most frequent cars in the shop are cavy and sunfires... getting headgaskets replaced! Its rediculous... I would chose an escort over a crapalier any day... reliability before style... ALWAYS. Many people will argue that point but its true... if your in the market for an inexpensive economy car imports are where its at and if you are looking at an economy car in most cases it is due to not being extremely wealthy... I know thats why I bought my car. Therefor you´re not gonna have alot of money to fix problems that arise within a year or two... I may just be jabbering on but w/e...lol. Don´t buy neons or crapalier and shitfires.
 

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thats weird beacause my friend has had 2 neons his first one he races the shit out of redlining it multipule times a day and the only reason he got rid of it is because he got a really good deal on his R/T and he is yet to have a problem with it and he pushes it harder than his old one, so....

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aw, no insulting nickname for the neons? i´m dissapointed ;-)
i think scumfires sounds better though...lol i haven´t had (never owned, Scort´s been my 1st car and we have a camry and a ranger to) or heard of any problems about cavys or sun´s from friends or relatives. but i truly abhor their manual transmission. they just feel like there´s no control in them, the stick is just flopping around. i´ve driving a 98 cavy z22 and a 97 sunfire (not gt), and just preferred my Scort tranny so much more. also, a guy in my local autocross club, who has an immense amount of driving experience and has driven a multitude of cars to our soloII´s (old 300zx, S2000, ´03 porche boxster to name a few...), tried out someone´s sunfire gt on the first day that i met the club, and i was passenger. he totally spun/wiped out into the mud and was half swearing at the shifter he hated it so much :-] i dunno, maybe it´s cuz i learned stick with my Scort and don´t like anything else i´ve tried...but i still don´t like those chevy trannies...
 

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Yeah...Here´s my reasoning behind my strong dislike for the Cavalier...

I´ve been lookin at the bubble butt Cavalier since 98 when my sister got one. I think it´s slow, heavy and ugly. My Escort will murder that 98. I´ve never liked the styling.
Ever check on the crash test ratings? the Crapolier is the worst out of any sport compact I´ve ever seen.
My sister got rearended by a blazer size truck in her Cavy, and the damn trunk became the back seat. You know what she did? she had it rebuilt....idiot...
Now, I realize that was a pretty nice hit but I´ve never seen an Escort smashed that badly.
If you get yourself a 91-the last year until the body change Z24 then I wouldn´t lose any respect for you because that body style I love. It looks pissed off and like it wants to kill me off the line. Although I´ve never been beaten by a Z24, I´m sure there´s some out there that have been tuned properly.
All in all I´m not a huge fan of the "bubbley look" (except maybe the mid 90s Lumina/Monte Carlos) Neons, Cavaliers, Sunfires, and even the 3rd Gen Escort SEs are ALL ugly to me. They also all come off as ´girl´ cars to me (in all honesty, so does any Escort at all).
I´ve driven a Cavalier, a Sunfire and a Neon once and I did not like it, and the Cavalier and Sunfire were before I even owned my Escort. Like you said it´s just my opinion but I will never sing praises on any Cavalier.

Now for the Neon...Just read up and put Neon in the place of Cavalier. I haven´t had much experience with these cars and the only praise I can see about them is the new SRT-4. I´ve heard it has had gasket problems already but with warrenties that´s no big deal. That´s the only Neon I´d ever consider getting.
 

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Ok thought I´d update you guys on how it went today. Needless to say I did not drive a new car home today. :-[ The credit didn´t go through for me, but I was pretty sure it wouldn´t anyway. All is not lost though cause I convinced my aunt (my favorite aunt if i get a car :-] ) to co-sign with me. Unfortunatly I won´t know till tommarrow if I´m approved cause the banks were all closed by the time I got back with them. Now as for the cars they had. Well, for one I´m going to have to spend a bit more than I wanted because there selection of older used cars is pretty slim as in they have none. Almost all of there cars are 98 and up. I saw a few things I might be interested in looking at further.

1. 00 Pontiac Grand Prix GT - Silver (very nice except for a small rust spot on the hood and a couple of very small scratches.)
2. several 00´s and 01 grand am se´s (I like the look of the newer grand am´s even if they don´t have much power)
3. ?yr focus zx3 - silver (I know, I know, but I´ve always liked the look of the focus hatchbacks and I know there are plenty of aftermarket parts for them, plus it was one of the few cars I saw with an in dash cd-player)
4. ?yr toyota corolla sei - black with gold accents (very nice, also has an in dash cd-player)
5. 98 (i think) nissan altima (nice car plain and simple)
6. 00 cavy - red (ok i know its a cavy buts its cheaper than all the other cars)
7. ?yr Geo Prizm (Maude Flanders - "Ned drive faster he´s gaining on us!"; Ned Flanders - "I can´t its a GEO!" - but seriously its in nice shape and is the cheapest car of the bunch)
8. several 00 sunfires (ok cars, but not at the top of my list obviously)

This list is in no particular order with the exception of the sunfires they are at the bottom.

Thats all they had today, but they should have a few more cars by tommarow from people´s trade ins. Can you believe they didn´t have ANY standard cars they were all autos! Oh well I guess I can live with it, any of these cars would be better than my car. Speaking of scorts they had NONE. I couldn´t believe it, you would think there´d be at least one, but there was nary an escort in site. Strange Huh?
 
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