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after driving my 89's which have been soo much fun, the GT is not working as it used to. It as of right now has quite a few problems. Like it takes for ever for it to stay running??? i dont feel like throwing any more money into a car that was 300.00. The LX was a gift, and im still happy with it, but its been in 3 accidents, and now it burns fuel like its free (computer is FAWKED). And all of us know its not free. Pretty much one of the reasons we all have our scorts. I may be getting a 92 GT, but i havent looked at it, well not yet at least. I may get a new focus, but i need something cheap and very VERY reliable, as i deliver pizzas 3 - 4 days a week. Im thinking stick with ford, and get a focus. But they are pretty ugly. And i was even thinking about getting a Honda or something else with GREAT gas mileage and good reliablity. So i just thought id let you all know.
 

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Get a third gen. Just as good mileage as a Civic and faster. The Focus is like an overweight escort, it uses the same engines as the third gen and ZX2 but weighs 2-300 pounds more. :p You could pick up a sedan in good condition for a couple grand and then take your old GT headers and put them on it. I drove my friend's Civic EX, definitely not as peppy as my car and it needed an engine rebuild at 50k, stock, no mods to it. (when he bought it, he rebuilt it.) But really, go for the GT unless it has something major wrong with it. Those cars have possibility. :0
 

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Well, if you have to choose something else, here's a thought.

A friend of mine recently had problems with a minor part on his 97 Toyota Corolla. I told him I'd get one for him at the junker during my next trip (I go at least once a week lately). The 97 Corolla belongs to a generation that encompasses 95-98.

Well there was none at the junkers. I called to FIVE other junkers, including ones that really have their act together and nothing newer than a 1991 Corolla was to be found.

Just some food for thought with your pizza.

Oh yeah...if you leave, I'll still always remember the hifi hijack with hihg fives from highanddry.
 

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I also think that the Focus is an ugly car.

Jap car parts prices are so high you should not be suprized when the cars in the junk yard are stripped.
 

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No, I mean there were no Corollas in the yard newer than 1991. None. Not even any that had been in an accident. I couldn't believe it.
 

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Corolla's last FOREVER. Aside from basic maintanence you will never have to stop driving one unless you /really/ beat the shit out of it. My family has had 3 (A '79 Corolla, an '88 Chevy Nova, and a '90 Geo Prizm.) We bought the first one new, the second two used with about 50 grand on them, and drove them all until they had around 170 thousand miles and my dad just got tired of having them around and had a bunch of extra money laying around, then decided to buy new.

On the other hand, Corolla's are rather slow, even compared with an Escort. :\ I wouldn't drive one unless it was an old AE86 or something with rear wheel drive.
 

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Get a 1994 or 1995 EGT. Great cars, somewhat cheap to buy with lower mileage, and the engines last forever.

I had a 1989 EGT. I traded it in for a 1992 EGT. Best thing I ever did. I now own a 1996 EGT. I love it. Great vehicle, nice looking, and fun to drive.


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that 92 turned out to be a 91, and it looks like its in good shape, but i couldnt help but i didnt get a chance to test drive it.
 

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Foci are ugly and have horrible packaging. Build quality is very questionable. They also have very soft bushings.. blah.

Corollas are the most boring small car you'll ever drive. The new ones are suprisingly nice on the inside.. still a bore to drive.

Hondas are great if you can find one for a good price. Most of the used ones cost way too much for what you get. Any civic hatch will net you great gas mileage and lots of utility. They're wonderful $$ savers over the long haul, plus fun to drive.
 

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well right now, its down to a grandpas 94 civic hatch, 3500 with 185k on the motor, kinda iffy about that one. And then the beloved 91 GT, actually looked at it today. Paint is bubbling on the rear fenders, its an autobox (worst part) needs a little bit of work. May need a new front bumper, 115k on the clock. I misunderstood the first guy. Its blue, its gonna need a new exhaust, and hes Asking 1000. So after i test drive it, ill let you know, otherwise im gonna buy that civic.
 

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I think the zx3 is a good choice, my good friend has one and is now over 115 000 km and didn't put any money in the car. It's very reliable and even if most people say there slow it's not true. He's was doing 16.1 on the quarter mile stock and now slightly modded he's pretty much even with my s/r. I think the zx3 looks pretty good with a little drop...
 

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sethxtreme said:
i need something cheap and very VERY reliable, as i deliver pizzas 3 - 4 days a week. Im thinking stick with ford,
Get a festiva! The fact that you drive a s**tbox will probably arouse pity in your customers and maximize your tips. *grin*

They're horrendously unreliable, but ANY repair on it (assuming you do your own work) will cost you no more than 200 bucks. Mine has paid for itself within a couple years... if you tear out the back seats, the interior, all the useless crap, then you'll find you have a suprising amount of cargo space for hauling tools/pizza/whatever, and without all the weight, you'll improve not only the performance, but the fuel economy too.

I had a 2.5" exhaust and modded intake on mine, along with some ignition and fuel tuning, and severe weight reduction. I managed to pull 46.9mpg city/highway combonation driving on 87 octane pump gas. I bought the car for 600 bucks and a case of beer and I spent 38 dollars on the parts to replace a wheel bearing. If you're really serious about low overhead and maximizing your profits, then I think that a car like the fesitva is a good choice.
 

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siragan said:
Get a festiva!
i was about to ask why you have such a hard-on for the festiva. but until you started to elaborate, i guess i can understand why. but still, a festiva is a festiva. you said it yourself, even with the backseats torn out, it's good at hauling pizza.

but if you suggest a festiva, why not an aspire? same motor..
 
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