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    1. 2004 Prius with high miles. Even if you have to...

      2004 Prius with high miles. Even if you have to spend a little more, they run forever with near-zero maintenance and will get 40-50 mpg no matter what.
    2. My old protege with the 1.8 was really fun to...

      My old protege with the 1.8 was really fun to drive hard but not really very fast. Also any Infiniti G20, Focus ZX3 or 4 cylinder BMW would do the trick. Also, with decent tires and a rear sway bar a...
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      None of those are really "oddball" or rare on the...

      None of those are really "oddball" or rare on the west coast, except for the Mitsubishi.
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      I'd think twice about selling it- how much will...

      I'd think twice about selling it- how much will you get for it? Any used car will likely need work in the future. If the only problem is an exhaust rattle, I'd probably keep driving it. Have you done...
    5. e46 touring? Those are really cheap now, although...

      e46 touring? Those are really cheap now, although likely not much newer than the Focus.

      Almost can't believe I'm saying this... but 2008-2009 Rabbit?
    6. When I used to get my Protege worked on my...

      When I used to get my Protege worked on my mechanic had a '90 Camry with 300k as a loaner car, and I was really impressed by that car even though it had body roll and was a little slow from a stop (4...
    7. 27 EPA means in a steady 65 mph cruise you'll be...

      27 EPA means in a steady 65 mph cruise you'll be getting low-mid 30s, which is still pretty awesome considering these aren't ranger or s-10 size trucks, more like a Chevy C-10 30 years ago
    8. It helps that cars don't rust in Seattle (that...

      It helps that cars don't rust in Seattle (that are less than 30 years old). But yes, there's a lot of money here. You can blame Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Boeing for that.
    9. 10 year old Mazda3s hold their value like crazy,...

      10 year old Mazda3s hold their value like crazy, it's hard to find one for under 8 grand. I assume they're more affordable in the midwest.
    10. Poll: I've gotten used to not having it, my '91 740...

      I've gotten used to not having it, my '91 740 oddly doesn't have CC, even though it has a sunroof and heated leather seats. That being said I do like it for long trips, but the last two times I've...
    11. I'd buy this. ...

      I'd buy this.

      http://boston.craigslist.org/nos/cto/4536153195.html

      http://images.craigslist.org/00h0h_bvnanwj61OO_600x450.jpg
    12. My '91 740 wagon (non-turbo, automatic) is rated...

      My '91 740 wagon (non-turbo, automatic) is rated 22 highway, but I got 32 once in pure highway driving. I think the 740/940 series is pretty aerodynamic for its time, so they tend to do well on the...
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      I drove from Madison, Wisconsin to Seattle in a...

      I drove from Madison, Wisconsin to Seattle in a severely rusted out '93 Chevy S-10 (in 2010) with no preventative maintenance aside from an oil change. It made the trip fine, and continued to run...
    14. All the current v6 trucks are right around 300...

      All the current v6 trucks are right around 300 hp. Plenty of power unless you're doing serious towing or hauling loads in the mountains.
    15. Yep. Pretty much on par with the work needed to...

      Yep. Pretty much on par with the work needed to keep a 15-20 year old Camry or Maxima or Protege on the road, in my experience.
    16. You were driving a base model economy car with a...

      You were driving a base model economy car with a 4 speed automatic, which all the Civic's competitors also had when this car came out. Were you expecting a rocket? Economy cars have gotten better in...
    17. My sister's had one (2002 ES300) for two years...

      My sister's had one (2002 ES300) for two years and it's been a great car for her. Parts seem a bit expensive, but fortunately very little has gone wrong despite her beating on it in LA traffic. It's...
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      A '79 Scirocco is actually a much better car than...

      A '79 Scirocco is actually a much better car than this. This is from the era where Hondas were still REALLY cheap and not yet really sporty. It's a slow tin can that will take 15+ seconds to get to...
    19. My daily at the moment is 27 years old, and...

      My daily at the moment is 27 years old, and 300,000+ miles (odometer broken ;)) People have much less disposable income than they used to, so driving a car for a long time makes sense even if you...
    20. Looks exactly like my old CRX. Same color,...

      Looks exactly like my old CRX. Same color, wheels, crank windows, etc. But mine had much higher mileage.
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