Ash asked in SportsHandball · 6 months ago

If you had $1,500 - $2,000 and wanted a safe, reliable, comfortable car that would last for a lot of miles. Emphasis on comfortable.?

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  • 6 months ago
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    A SAAB. No doubt. First of all people are scared of them. "Ooh, they aren't made anymore, you can't take them to the dealer because there is no dealer." True but only a putz takes a used car to a dealer. Dealers are notorious thieves.

    "You can't get parts for them anymore" Sure you can. e-Europarts. Rock Auto, Autozone. No parts shortage. It's that "dealership mentality again" Dealerships love that.

    Because people are stupid and believe the previous misconceptions, you can get a SAAB cheap. It has the quality of a Benz or BMW at a fraction of the price.

    Safe? They are tanks with wheels. SAAB was all about safety. They made heavy cars with lots of steel. They made up for the weight by making powerful turbocharged 4 cylinder engines - really tough engines too, made for Swedish Iron, a particularly tough isotope of iron. Traction control, side airbags, stability control, winter drive mode and antilock brakes were standard.

    Comfort. Few surpassed SAAB, with standard heated seats, leather upholstery and all kinds of other stuff that other car makers had as options. If you can get one of their TOTL models it will have ventilated memory seats. They even air conditioned the glove compartment.

    A guy in Sweden put over a million miles on his SAAB. Reliable?

    These were very expensive cars when they were new. Now it's a buyer's market because most people don't understand them.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Unrealistic and a SAAB is a joke of a choice.

    • F
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      6 months agoReport

      The latest ones were just Vauxhall Vectras, they go for peanuts, you'd get a much newer one than a Saab.

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  • 6 months ago

    For that kind of money, you can hope for a car that runs. For it to be safe, reliable and comfortable, you will have to sacrifice something. I think 'beauty' Look for the ugliest car you can find, sold privately by the smelliest old fart. Perhaps an old police car that the drunks threw up in

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  • Scott
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    You wouldn't necessarily find a safe, reliable, comfortable car in that price range.

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  • 6 months ago

    You can't go past Toyota Camry

    • F
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      6 months agoReport

      Life's too short to own such a boring car.

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  • Mark
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    If you're not in a hurry, you might be able to get one from an elderly friend or relative who is no longer able to drive, for a song. Put the word out.

    • F
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      6 months agoReport

      Or wait until they die..........

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Safe and comfortable = easy. Reliable = hard, especially if you lack the knowledge required to properly evaluate the condition and history of a vehicle. They're out there but very hard to find at that price. Ideally something 20-25 years old with low miles owned by the proverbial little old lady from Pasadena who took really good care of it but has died and the family is selling it. MY mums old car was like that. If you want a decent car that can be readily found you'll need to speed 3 times more money.

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  • marty
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Ford Taurus are relatively reliable. For the amount of money you have you can probably get a 2005 model.

  • 6 months ago

    Eh... I suppose I'd see if I couldn't pick up an old VW Golf. In terms of comfort, they're generally bare bones but do provide leg space for the driver (and no one else). More importantly, they're goddamn tanks that are more likely to rot out under you from rust than because of mechanical breakdown. Parts are cheap, they're very easy for a person to work on, and for their age they're great on gas. My brother bought his with 120k miles on it and drove it for another 200k after that.

    • Ash6 months agoReport

      Safe... Not tin can VW.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    I don't think that's enough money.

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