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Well I'm about to go down to Orlando to UCF for my sophmore year in college and have decided to leave my car home. My dad is hurting for a quick car after trading off his z28, and since he's helped me so much with my car I'm handing the bird back over to him for at least a year.

My question is what kind of car should I look at buying to commute in? I want something that isn't difficult to find parts for and the parts that I can find not cost a fortune. Price range is probably 1500-2500 (closer to 2k). Thanks for the suggestions.

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You can probably get a little S-10 or Ford Ranger for around that price, an older one of course. Or something like a Caviler.
 

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I realize my question is broad, so let me rephrase, what should i stay away from? KNown problems etc.
 

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Honda Civics are good commuter. may be able to get an older one cheap.


Cav's are good depending on maintance that was performed.

Best bet would be to patrol the local want adds and check the local old age homes for some good deals and have them checked out by a mechanic.


for 2k anything you get will need a little work as well as typical maintance.
 

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S10 is decent. Easy enough to work on and get parts. I'd recommend that. Good if you plan on doing an engine swap or something, or getting a keg. Extended cab would be best so you can put your books in back.

Escort is a possibility for me. I'd like a Festiva, Aspire, or Metro as a second car, just to beat up on. Then there's the Geo Tracker, which is an almost truck, or something. They have convertible ones. I've seen some go for around 1k.

IMO Rangers are ugly. I'd get an S10 before a Ranger. Older Rangers aren't that bad.

I'd say go to a small town. Cars are cheaper around there. Selling the Cougar for $800 with some newer tires on, Razzi sideskirts, couple problems but driveable. Will pass inspection if you get the right guy. I'd see getting more for it in a bigger town, but around here not so much. My brother just wants to get rid of it and needs money.
 
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