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.
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.
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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