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Car decision

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My dad is going to sell either the Sunfire or the Corsica. I get to choose which since the remaining one will become mine. I am having a tough time deciding.

1996 Corsica

2.2L 2200, automatic

77,191 mi.

Pros:

It's more or less well sorted out

Lower mileage

Nicer sounding radio (with tape player!)

Better reliability reputation as far as I can tell

Cons:

Horn not working for some reason

ABS no worky

A/C is shot

Possibly doesn't like to start in very cold temperatures

It's boring to look at, boring to be in, and boring to drive

Cramped rear seats

2000 Sunfire coupe

2.2L 2200, 5-speed manual

94,633 mi.

Pros:

I like the styling 20x more

Manual transmission

Less boring to drive

Actually has more legroom all around than the Corsica

My friends think it's a "sports car"

Air Conditioning works

Cons:

J-body reputation (even though we've had no major problems with it so far)

Higher mileage

Starting to rust in some spots

Laundry list including: radio display backlight needs fixed, rear defroster needs fixed, brakes need replaced, new front fender needs put on

I really would rather drive the Sunfire any day; I just plain like it more, it makes my long daily commute less boring, it's easier for me to concentrate on driving in it. The Corsica has been/is rock solid, except when it wouldn't start for a spate last winter. At that point the Sunfire came through, and it hasn't had any major problems that have kept it from running in the nearly ten years we've had it either. But I worry about the horror stories I hear about every other J-body car on the planet. Also I am wondering which will be worth more. Both have been in accidents (at my hands); we've fixed the Corsica's bumper, and we plan on fixing the Sunfire's biggies before making a decision.

What are y'alls thoughts?

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I don't care for J-Bodies, but if the Sunfire has been good so far, a/c is important to you, and you just plain like the car more, I would keep that and try to find the Corsica a good home.

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Sunfire! Sounds/looks more fun!

I would choose the Corsica, but only if it were a V6. Then I would proceed to make a Beretta sedan!

PICS?

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In this case, the rational decision is the Sunfire. Although it has more miles, believe me, you'll love the five-speed once you know your way around it. It sounds like a fun car. You'd be crazy not to keep it until you can buy a better car.

No deserves the unrelenting punishment of driving a Corsica, one of the most sterile sedans on the planet. They have the panache of a trailer park grandma who has 20-something cats. A Camry looks like Mick Jagger in comparison.

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Sunfire

4 years newer. Sounds like the problems it does have are easier to fix too.

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The Sunfire's radio is an easy fix. Wallyworld has a $130 dollar Pioneer receiver with direct iPod integration for $130 and trust me, you'll want someplace to plug an iPod into. Sounds good too (it'll sound like a top-notch Alpine system if you think the Corsica's audio system sounds good). I had one in the Firebird which I swapped out to the Monte. Best inexpensive receiver I've ever bought.

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Pontiac Sunfire. Let the Corsica go.
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Sunfire FTW guy!

I'll take three pedals to two any day.

And as someone said, it's issues aren't that hard to fix. Brakes, Radio, etc...yhou should be able to do yourself.

Chris

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I might have been inclined to say Corsica, if it were a better Corsica.

The manual wins!

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Sunfire FTW guy!

I'll take three pedals to two any day.

And as someone said, it's issues aren't that hard to fix. Brakes, Radio, etc...yhou should be able to do yourself.

Chris

Yep!

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Sunfire, hands down. The 5spd. will be way more fun to drive, and faster than the Chevy.

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Stick with the Sunfire.

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Sunfire.

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So it seems this girl has won:

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She's got a mildly cute face but your friends will make fun of her for being so plump. No matter, she makes you happy and can show you a fun time. Who knows? Maybe you can slip some diet pills in her Mickey Ds and she'll slim down. Someday. Knowing how these relationships go, though, you'll eventually get tired of working your way around the teasing and - ahem! - other things and go for a girl who didn't gorge so much at Kountry Kitchen.

And this old bag has rightfully lost:

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Do I really have to go there? Seriously? I don't want to but I will.

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Lawl!

Thanks guys. I think you've conviced me.

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:lol:
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So it seems this girl has won:

1193380479025.jpg

She's got a mildly cute face but your friends will make fun of her for being so plump. No matter, she makes you happy and can show you a fun time. Who knows? Maybe you can slip some diet pills in her Mickey Ds and she'll slim down. Someday. Knowing how these relationships go, though, you'll eventually get tired of working your way around the teasing and - ahem! - other things and go for a girl who didn't gorge so much at Kountry Kitchen.

um, that is a lot of chunky goodness. which btw, I find AWESOME! yummy!

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:yuck:
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:yuck:

never been 'body surfing' ? LAWL

oh yeah, my choice would be the sunfire.

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um, that is a lot of chunky goodness. which btw, I find AWESOME! yummy!

Very nice.

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I never went for the skinny girls anyway.

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um, that is a lot of chunky goodness. which btw, I find AWESOME! yummy!

Gone surfing....

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