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Old 11-20-2011, 02:02 AM   #21
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I still say buy a older...PIMP MY RIDE...Car or Truck...Alot of people are selling alot of good stuff with the Bad Economy....You can find some killer deal if you look around...and the insurance is cheaper on a older car...Sales Tax also....Missouri has personal property tax at the end of the year,the older the car the less the tax.....

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Buy an SSR if that floats your boat. Its old enough that most of the bugs should be fixed.

I have a Nissan and it is a piece of crap. I inherited it so I just drive it and don't complain. I would never, ever buy one though.

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Get a Duramax diesel! Best vehicle ive ever owned, might actually keep this one a while

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Nissan is one of the hardest cars there is to work-on...Saab is another-one...Some cars nowdays have computer-chips just for the windows to go up and down...Just more things to go wrong if you ask me...Then again I drive a 1976 cj-5jeep and the doors and windows come off...Buy a older...Bithcin...jeep or truck...
Add VW and Audi to the list. I have 2002 VW GTI, good car; but, the 1.8T Tiptronic is having issues. If the transmission is opened, like opening pandora's box. A specific solenoid is having issues, replace 1 and then the remaining and other issues with transmission follows. Dealer will only replace Transmission for 5K.

My next vehicle will be 1976 and older!

I want a Deuce; but, the HOA will scream bloody murder.
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I might be getting the SSR.

I've got to beat an Army Major to it though.

Enlisted pride mo fo!

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I might be getting the SSR.

I've got to beat an Army Major to it though.

Enlisted pride mo fo!
That would make my decision for me.
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The SSR may be any number of things to different people, but it ain't a truck. At least not in the "load it full of compost & pull a large trailer" sense of the term. It's a truck-like sporty car that doesn't handle very well. It always struck me as the worst of both worlds.
Nissan never really did anything for me, but they seem OK. But people I know that have owned them have been happy.
IMHO, hold out until you can afford what you actually want. You will be living with this decision for a while, so take your time.

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I think somebody else here has already compared the SSR to the El Camino. Neither one is a "pickup truck", they are both fine "pickup cars" though. They don't haul a heavy load and can't tow for means, but if that's what you want go for it! (hope you get it before the Major does!)

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Found out the Major story was a lie by talking to other car salesmen there. They had no idea and the Major never showed up on the 21st when I showed up.

The car is sound and good but something about 7000 dollars under kelly blue book stinks.....It was a nice car though! But instead I looked at the lemon lot here and found a decent Toyota Tacoma 2003 model with 136,000 miles on it (that aint bad for a Tacoma) For 11,500 from a private seller who's in the military...it's only a 4 cyl but I can live with it. Off road and SR5 package on it too. I'm going to try to talk him down to 8000 or 9000 since that's Excellent Kelly blue book value....Tacoma's usually exceed blue book for good reason.

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Found out the Major story was a lie by talking to other car salesmen there. They had no idea and the Major never showed up on the 21st when I showed up.

The car is sound and good but something about 7000 dollars under kelly blue book stinks.....It was a nice car though! But instead I looked at the lemon lot here and found a decent Toyota Tacoma 2003 model with 136,000 miles on it (that aint bad for a Tacoma) For 11,500 from a private seller who's in the military...it's only a 4 cyl but I can live with it. Off road and SR5 package on it too. I'm going to try to talk him down to 8000 or 9000 since that's Excellent Kelly blue book value....Tacoma's usually exceed blue book for good reason.
That's not bad mileage for a 'yota. It's still got some years left in it.
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