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Cory Wolfe

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...To no longer being annoyed by the Beast. :P

I joined a credit union yesterday. Now it's just a matter of finding a vehicle I like... perhaps the hardest part of all. I started looking for cars over two months ago and I've really only found two I thought were worth purchasing. They both didn't last very long before they were sold. Otherwise, I can't seem to find anything that I could realistically see myself driving. Most of the time, there's just something about each vehicle that puts me off. Generally, something like price, mileage, transmission (I really don't want another automatic), condition, or desirability (there has to be some appeal to it). I can't find a good combination of all that. I'm more or less open to just about anything that's a car (no trucks, SUVs, minivans, or crossovers), "traitor" comment inducing Toyotas (though you won't see me in a Camry or Corolla), included. I've looked at just about everything thus far. I wish a few of the vehicles I've come across over the past year were still available.

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I've said before that I like the MR2's although the 90s ones were my favorite and I cannot stand the last generation. I would always prefer a Fiero GT though.

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Speaking of which, there's a silver Fiero GT that just went up for sale.

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There's a red Fiero SE that is 10 minutes away from me, patiently waiting for a loving owner. The price is cheap too, I believe. Sound good?

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forget the fierro and mr2, you need

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Sheeen! (sparkle, sparkle)

inquire within you know in case thats unrecognizable to anyone hehe

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The SVX's windows-within-windows concept always make me laugh. If I ever have the chance to make an SVX owner roll his windows down, I'll make sure to ask him if I'm at the correct window to have my paycheck cashed. :smilewide:

But, seriously, you'd have a better chance at a one-night stand with the celebrity of your choice than find a SVX for sale near you.

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^those are pretty cool cars (SVX), though from what I understand, not particularly fast, reliable, or cheap to maintain...

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There's a red Fiero SE that is 10 minutes away from me, patiently waiting for a loving owner. The price is cheap too, I believe.

You all know I love Fieros, but they're out. It'd be too much of a project, even if I found one that was babied. Plus, I would only consider an 88 Formula/GT with the 5spd... And those are impossible to find in good condition for a respectable price.

But, seriously, you'd have a better chance at a one-night stand with the celebrity of your choice than find a SVX for sale near you.

Not that hard, actually. I've found a few before... and I'm pretty sure I've never been with a celebrity. Do myspace whores count? :P

Actually, there's this one car that tempts me because of personal reasons... and if it were had a manual transmission, I'd probably be sold on it. Clicky.

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Wouldn't the point of this to be a step up from the Millenia? A '95 GA would be a step back in every possible way. If you're going to look at GAs, at least look newer. Honestly, for the price of the one you posted, you could find a 99+ GA in pretty good shape, just wouldn't be green.

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...I can't seem to find anything that I could realistically see myself driving. Most of the time, there's just something about each vehicle that puts me off.

*nods*

I know the feeling, bv, and it is basically why I never got a "winter beater" for this past winter. Nothing older I saw really appealed to me. The best one I looked at was a '79 Caprice, but I didn't like it because it was 2-tone green. Price was right (under $2K), but I didn't want the 2-tone green....

Thought about getting something newer, but couldn't find anything newer I could see myself driving on a permanent basis....

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You could get another GA...

I've noticed the last gen of them getting cheaper in a hurry...

I saw a 03 GT in green with 45k for just a tad over 6 grand...

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Wouldn't the point of this to be a step up from the Millenia? A '95 GA would be a step back in every possible way. If you're going to look at GAs, at least look newer. Honestly, for the price of the one you posted, you could find a 99+ GA in pretty good shape, just wouldn't be green.

A step up from the Millenia? Is that possible?! :P

Honestly, I loved my Grand Am. I didn't love the engine, however. The 3100 fixes my only real gripe about the car, though it gives me another with the transmission affixed to it. I'm not really looking for a car to compare to my Millenia... or else I'd just get another Millenia. This is why I'm considering more than luxury sedans. I'm open to compacts, roadsters, coupes, etc. None are really comparable to my Millenia. I'm more or less looking for a car that isn't going to be a pain in the ass like the Cutlass. One could argue that Grand Am could be, but then so could any vehicle. It's a matter of finding one that was well taken care of. Plus, as mentioned, I have emotional ties to these Grand Ams, being that my first car was one. This is all besides the fact that the automatic tranny essentially removes it from consideration. If only...

Also, no, you can't find a decent 99+ Grand Am GT for $3300. You can hardly find a decent one for $5000, atleast not in my area.

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hey BV, you have exactly the same dream Fiero as me... 88 GT with a Stick... i love the fast back roof, the stick, the V6 and the last year suspension.. theres one locally that im trying to convince the owner to sell :wub:

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I know what you're talking about, Vipes. You get an idear in your head, look for a while, get discouraged, then move onto the next idear. Too many toys! Good luck in your search. Green Pontiacs also park in my heart every day.
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Another vehicle that's outside my parameters that I find tempting. Clicky.

There are bargains to be had in that category. :AH-HA_wink:

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The SVX's windows-within-windows concept always make me laugh. If I ever have the chance to make an SVX owner roll his windows down, I'll make sure to ask him if I'm at the correct window to have my paycheck cashed. :smilewide:

But, seriously, you'd have a better chance at a one-night stand with the celebrity of your choice than find a SVX for sale near you.

yeah i saw my first svx about 4 yrs ago and was like wtf that thing has 2 sets of windows?

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Hmm... Another car outside my realm of ideals. I just wish the car itself wasn't so... undesireable. But only 37k miles... Clicky.

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Ew! A Lumina? My aunt drives one of those. :smilewide:

You can do much better than that BV, although I can see how any low-mileage car for a decent price is tempting. :yes:

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Low-mileage is always a plus. But do you really want a Lumina?

Like, seriously. Think about it.

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