you want to get rid of an 03 vehicle , for an older vehicle ?
is there a particular reason ?
while the elantra isn't special, it should be more reliable and get better mileage from a car 4 yrs older
I'm wanting to spend less than 3k so I can bank the difference in the sale of my 03 Elantra.
Here are the culprits:
99 9-3 Turbo
82 300sd California Car
89 900 Turbo
Or suggest something within 120 miles of Fall River, MA with service records!
Unless you plan on walking everywhere you go, why bother getting rid of the Elantra? As it was said, it's not a 'special' car, but it won't break down on you, and it definitely gets better fuel economy.
I fail to see the logic in your reasoning.
So let me get this straight? Your engine is 1.8-liters, and my pop is 2?
Additionally, I have more cash into the car than I wanted to and the car kind of happened upon me. I know in this market I can basically double my down payment, with which I could buy an entire car, and put the money I spent back in to savings, where I want it.
So, I plan on buying something around the $500-1500 range that needs about $500-1000 in parts and a solid body, and I'm willing to put a few hundred dollars into traveling to get it as well because rust is such an issue around here.
I've even thought about buying a nearly complete shell and an engine with maintenance records and low miles, and doing a swap.
Yes it means looking around and an investment of time, and sorry for not going into such detail in my first post.
FYI in voc. tech mechanic school - where I learned to be a mechanic - there was a rule that you could not work on your own car because it was your ride home.
Believe me I understand the itch to make automotive transactions, but if the hyundai is a known quantity and reliable, I think you should think of what it costs to replace a modern, reliable, paid off, fuel efficient car.
With mentioned budget there is no sense to do it. You will pay sales tax, this and that, spend your time and end up with older car with unknown to you history(potential problems, which may cost more to fix, than you'll save).
I would keep your current ride.
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