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ok people, need some input here. Grandma is in the market for a newer car and seeing as I know nothing about 'em, any suggestions?? She's got about $10k to spend on it. Its gotta be reliable, affordable, of course, Grandma-driing-error-tested too. Right now, she's driving an '86 Lincoln Continental, so, anything will be a change than from what she's driving.

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good buddy of mine just picked up a 2003 cavalier for 10K. only downside i see is that the eco-tech engine uses a cartridge type oil filter that requires a 32mm wrench/socket to remove. other than that i dont see what would be too bad about it (aside from all the car-like attributes)

also have a friend that purchased a new kia spectra a bit cheaper than that....great warranty and as far as i can tell, not that bad a ride either....all things considered. it does have some pretty small 13" roller skate wheels on it. those might be a couple of avenues to persue though.
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I checked out carmax.com....the cavalier might be a good way to go. found a 99 w/ 14k for around 8900. It's nothing special inside, but it has AC, ABS, cloth seats,...stuff that will keep her comfy without breaking the bank on a crazy lux package [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] the exterior is a decent style, 4 drs, good mileage.... AJM and i chatted about them a little bit too. i know my friends tortured theirs in HS and they kept on kickin' [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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get her a Buick Regal....my parents just got a 1998 and its really nice. good engine, roomy interior....great car

took a 30/30 ricochet in the door without making a hole too [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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I think she should buy a black, Z28 Camaro, preferably one previously owned by an officer of the law... If only we knew someone with such a car available for purchase. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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weeeeeeeeellllll i think i know one!


Mike, buy my car!
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haha nothing would be more dangerous [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Not even uh... perhaps um... this: German Super-Car? [img]images/graemlins/burnout.gif[/img]</font>
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That old thing? Nah, a Z28 would stomp all over it. [img]images/graemlins/chairfall.gif[/img]
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I grew up near a retirement town, and there was an old lady that drove one of those race cars, like on that old show Hardcastle and McCormick.
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