Soon to become: Jake_XR6
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Melbourne (eastern)
Car for the wife
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 ???
Wheels: 17" Series 1 XR
Exhaust: VCT with no resonators & 3" mandrel from mufflers back, dump pipe
Pacemaker headers (Waste of money).
Air Intake: T-Series, K&N Filter.
Brakes: Calipers painted red, DBA slotted rotors & Lucas pads.
Fuel: Dual Fuel.
Dyno: 143 rwKw (Dynodynamics - shootout mode).
Heathcote: 15.87 @ 89.1 Mph.