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Old 03-12-2004, 06:06   #1 (permalink)
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I am going to be buing a second hand car for my wife in a few months with
the following requirements:

- Must be less than $10,000
- Must be less than 100,000 kms (the lower the better)
- Must have 4 doors
- She wants a small car.

I had a bit of a look, and a 2000 Hyundai Accent 4 door should be around the $10,000 mark. The 4 door seems to be as rare as hens teeth though.

I also saw 1998 Mitsubishi Lancer 4 doors advertised for around $9000 but it's hard to find one with low mileage.

My choice (and recommendation) is an EL Futura. For around $9,000 you can find one in good condition, and with luck near 100,000 kms. These will last twice as long as the two small cars. However, I have to convince my wife to drive a big car...

Any other suggestions ???
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remember too that the proton (if memory serves me) is a lancer but badged differently. cheaper too as not many know that it really is a lancer. try the autions as well.
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Re: Car for the wife

Would advise against Hyundai as i hate that company. (pesonal opinion)
Keep hearing Toyota Camry's are a good buy and will keep on going but not to sure if they're any better than anything else.
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remember too that the proton (if memory serves me) is a lancer but badged differently. cheaper too as not many know that it really is a lancer. try the autions as well.
I am pretty sure all Protons are built in Malaysia and Lancers are built by Mitsubishi in Japan, and they are not shared. - could be wrong though
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Keep hearing Toyota Camry's are a good buy and will keep on going but not to sure if they're any better than anything else.
They might be ugly as crap, but they're a reliable car.(The old man has one)
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Re: Car for the wife

Protons are assembled in Malaysia with Mitsubishi parts. See, Mitsubishi have a contract (aside from owning them aswell) with Proton. Old Lancer parts = go into Protons. So basically, a 2004 Proton Persona or whatever they wanna call them now = 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer with new skin. Thats how it works.
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Re: Car for the wife

yep i will second that, mum has a camry
and it soon to be hitting 400,000 kms,
not ONE major problem, and could still get another 400,000 kms
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and with the accents the centre pillar is back further than normal cars thus resulting in the problem of the seat belt cutting into your neck and trying to choke you. my friend has 1 and it gives me the shits just going in it.
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For $9000 u would get an AU1 Forte with probarly about 100,000.
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