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Well, I bought a new-to-me car. After reviewing KBB, etc., the price seemed right, and it's what I was wanting to spend on a commuter. Incidentally, the guy also had a high-mileage '97 Caddy Catera for $3999. :dunno:

The transmission feels like it could use a refresh, but it's very solid once it's up to temperature. Interestingly, I've found that if you turn the heater on before starting the car, the coolant temperature gauge doesn't move. :lol:

Anyway, the thing is silky-smooth. It ran wonderfully at 75-80 on my 40-mile commute home from the dealer this evening, and took the hills far better than I would have expected. Better, even, than my 142K mile 1996 4Runner SR5.

The best part is, I paid for it in cash, so I now have two vehicles with no car payments. Very, very refreshing.

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Got it for $2906 out the door after the taxes, dealer fees, etc.
 

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140K. Not going to be any mods; this is my commuter. I put almost 40K miles on my 4Runner in the last year, at an average of 20mpg. :sad:
 

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140K. Not going to be any mods; this is my commuter. I put almost 40K miles on my 4Runner in the last year, at an average of 20mpg. :sad:
Haha. Damn. You should be getting like 40 mpg average now.

Come on man, not even going to hook it up with chrome hub caps?
 

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I was thinking about a Spoon engine and a Motec system exhaust. :lol:
 

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I had a '93 EX before the Z28 -- that thing took a beating from me and then my sister before she drove it under a Suburban ... :eek:
 

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Just so I can rip apart my car and work on it during the "down" months. There's also those 2 days of the year with ice. :lol: That ='s no fun for the TA.
 

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You should try it :lol: I drove sideways in three inches of snow for the better part of 3 uphill blocks two winters ago in the 'Maro. :D
 

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I hear that. I have 3 cars and a bike, all payment free. Its very nice.

Don't ask me why a single man of my age has 4 modes of transportation. I think it is ridiculous too :lol:
:lol: me too... I have the 3GT, Civic SI, and Nissan pickup... I have a Yamaha dirtbike too :wiggle: Great feeling isnt it! My 3Gs right rear tire just went flat yesterday, so now I just drive the truck everywhere...
 
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