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This is another idea we've been considering. (Told you I was throwing ideas out tonight)

She might want to keep her Cav, which would require a few bucks, but the car is in good shape, and would be very doable.

She suggest another 4 door Cav (Guess she's hanging around me too much), so we can have 2 4dr family cars again. (since the wagon is gone)

Nutty as the idea sounds, it's not that bad of an idea.

Heck, I already have two-what's another one? :mind-blowing:

They are cheap used (would be looking at 03-05), and by now, I really know my way around them. And I could have it paid off pretty quick.

Could even get a "sporty" one.... :scratchchin:

Many could say...what about a Cobalt? Well, unless I get a higher end one (LT2 or LTZ), the seats will suck.....and my back will hate it. (Can't believe my Cav seats are that much better)

Not sure if I want another Cobalt anyways......

I've even considered a 00+ S-series.....that could work too........

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Idea #3

2002ChryslerInterpidSXTJune22200-19.jpg

:D

Not sure the wife want a "boat"....... :neenerneener:

Good looking car though.....

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It's no boat, LH cars handle very well. I don't have the Intrepid skidpad results handy, but the 300M can do .79g (.82g for the Special), 0-60 in 7.8 seconds (7.7 for the Special), 63.6 mph slalom (64.8 for Special) and 60-0 in 136 ft. (118 ft. for Special).

For comparison's sake, MT's compact sport coupe comparison showed the 2003 Cavalier LS do .78g. Takes 8 seconds to get from 0-60, and 130 feet to get from 60-0, and slalom is 60 mph

:neenerneener:

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Also, found this for the 2000 3.2 Intrepid ES:

Motor Trend

Engine and Transmission:

3.2 V-6/4A

slalom

61.80 mph

60-0 braking

128.00 ft.

1/4 mile

16.40 sec.

0-60

8.50 sec.

0-70

11.10 sec.

skidpad

0.81 g.

0-50

6.30 sec.

Issue

Mar-00

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It's not quite as cool as DF's uggestion, but how about

chevroletmalibumaxx2004.jpg

I'm sure 04-05 models could be had for just a few dollars more than you'd be paying for a Cavalier. It's a a wagon, and far more refined than any J body.

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It's not quite as cool as DF's uggestion, but how about

chevroletmalibumaxx2004.jpg

I'm sure 04-05 models could be had for just a few dollars more than you'd be paying for a Cavalier. It's a a wagon, and far more refined than any J body.

Hmmm...hadn't thought of those. :scratchchin:

We have two Mailbus in the family too....

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Either the Cav or S is a decent buy used, and both are easy to work on.

True....

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So worry not Dave, they're not boats. :wink:

I know....

Showed the pic to the wife....she wouldn't go for it.....

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I vote S-Series, but I'm biased. :) The only advantage the Cav has over the S is the ecotec is a little better engine, but it won't get you the fuel economy of an S. Cav might be a hair larger, not sure.

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I vote S-Series, but I'm biased. :) The only advantage the Cav has over the S is the ecotec is a little better engine, but it won't get you the fuel economy of an S. Cav might be a hair larger, not sure.

Nope, about the same size. My buddy has a 02 Sl1, and it's been a great car....

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SL1s are nice. What about a used Focus?

The 03+ ones are good...

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I'm not sure exactly what your needs/wants are in the car, but out of all the suggestions/ideas so far, I would take the Maxx...they reallly are a very nice car for the money...and that extra cargo space is great!

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MaXX or Focus FTW!

Although the Intrepid is a damn good car. I owned the sister car, a Chrysler Concorde.

Averaged 28-29 MPG, was the cheapest to own of almost all of my cars and perhaps one of the most reliable.

But the Focus has a great chasis. You won't go wrong with the Focus.

Eleventy billion to one, that would be my vote. Or get an older VW TDI, they can be had for reasonable bucks and 45 MPG isn't going to be something to laugh at if gas goes to 5.50 a gallon.

Chris

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Another Cavalier should serve quietly and economically for quite a long while, uncle dave. I'd choose one with the Ecotec. For inexpensive transportation, the oft-bullied Cavalier cannot be beat.
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Another Cavalier should serve quietly and economically for quite a long while, uncle dave. I'd choose one with the Ecotec. For inexpensive transportation, the oft-bullied Cavalier cannot be beat.

Yep. True.

The wife bullies hers...... :omfg:

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