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So since there is not much auto news going on lets do something fun besides arguing why brand X is better than brand Y ;)

Since the economy is tanking and hard times are coming for everyone, lets do the dream car garage on the budget.

Here are the rules:

Choose five cars/trucks you will spend up to $20k.  Which means each car/truck should not cost over $20k.  

Give up to 5 choices and say which one, out of the five you would choose now with your own money.

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The list is off the top of my head and could change in 30 seconds:

 

1988  Fiero Formula

1998 S-10 Blazer ZR2

1987 Monte Carlo SS

1979 Century Turbo Coupe

1992 Jeep Comanche

At this juncture, I would buy the Buick if it were in perfect condition.

 

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Only thing I can come up with is a super clean variant of the '92-96 F-150, like I used to have. A Lightning would be pretty cool- saw an immaculate one online sold a few months ago for $14,250.

I like the hell out of this, but the asking price is $42K.

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2013 Mustang GT Premium

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2017 MX-5 Miata Club (preferably RF if I could find for $20k)

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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

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2004 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 

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2015 Nissan Xterra Pro-4X

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If I could choose only one for my money, it probably would be between Miata and Z06.  Z06 is more desirable but for $20k it is bottom of the barrel and the maintenance on it would be very expensive.  Considering the hard times I probably would go with the Miata, very fun car, cheap to insure and maintain.

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list price 19 900. 115 000 miles.  

Bored 350 to 355.  I wouldnt touch a thing about it.    Love those Cragars.  And T-tops!  😍    If  anything, if the underneath has hidden problems, Id sell one or two of the other dream cars in my list to proper restore this beauty! 

https://classics.autotrader.com/classic-cars/1980/chevrolet/camaro/101122563

1980 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

 

1990 Corvette ZR1 for 19 995?  Shyte, Ill buy it and have it my affordable dream garage.  And if its a legit ZR1, this one might be appreciating in value...

https://classiccars.com/listings/view/1351882/1990-chevrolet-corvette-for-sale-in-elkhart-indiana-46514

1990 Chevrolet Corvette (CC-1351882) for sale in Elkhart, Indiana

I went on several used car sites for the entire US and I found that a Pontiac G8 GT had a wide range of prices from 9 000 to 23 000. I could find a nice one for close to but under 20 000 easily.    A GXP or Chevy SS are all over 25 000. They seem to be closer to and above 30 000.  So a Pontiac G8 GT will happily do!

2009 Pontiac G8: The G is for glitchy - The Globe and Mail

 

11 900 for a 1972 Cultass 2 door hard top.  I think that is a cool buy. It does have a 455 in it. Rebuilt it says! 

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/oldsmobile/cutlass/2073015.html

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I was looking at Fiat 124s for sale.  I found out that for 2017, I could get a  nice used Abarth for close to and under 20 000.

Fiat 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth: Delší jméno a slabší motor ...

 

And Id be keeping the Pontiac G8 GT if I were only to have just one. If I had to sell one car so I could restore that 1980 Camaro, Id sell the Fiat. 

 

 

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