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Old 07-08-2005, 01:27 PM   #1
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Default Good Winter Beaters

Need suggestions for a good winter beater for under $2K possibly a pickup, truck, etc. Just something that can start for 3-4 winter months and reliable. Preferably not RWD, AWD would be nice, but not necessary. And if you have something that sounds like this for sale and are in the NY metro area, holler at me!

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Old 07-08-2005, 01:31 PM   #2
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ive heard good things about ford fiestas for the winter. vw fox too.
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Old 07-08-2005, 01:39 PM   #3
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You can get decent Jeep Cheeroke's for that price. Assuming they run, they run forever, and as long as the tires aren't bald they're easy to get around with in the snow.
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Old 07-08-2005, 02:16 PM   #4
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older toyota pick up with the 22RE motor
pretty unbreakable and can be had cheap...
but 2wd is not so good in snow - maybe a couple a sand bags in bed would help
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Old 07-08-2005, 03:11 PM   #5
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VW fox, jetta, rabbit. 92 or earlier.
Fiesta/Festiva
earlier suby.
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Old 07-08-2005, 04:04 PM   #6
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91-95 Ford Escort Station Wagon w/ snow tires. Cheap, reliable, lots of utility. Unhook the front swaybar and it'll go anywhere in snow.
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Old 07-08-2005, 04:22 PM   #7
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duh....older Impreza
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Old 07-08-2005, 04:35 PM   #8
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yeah i was thinking an older L. thanks for your suggestions, I was thinking an older jeep, i know the v6 model is reliable, and i have driven a 1985 toyota pickup every summer when i was younger for work and they start right up every year.
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Old 07-08-2005, 04:42 PM   #9
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Why would you want to drive a pickup truck in the winter?

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Old 07-08-2005, 04:44 PM   #10
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4WD GL Wagon

80-84, Mine always start,runs,goes where normal cars cannot.

$500 for a decent one.
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Old 07-08-2005, 06:21 PM   #11
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i've seen earlier toyota celica, tercel wagon, or camry all-tracs go for dirt cheap...maybe have a look at those
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Old 07-08-2005, 06:24 PM   #12
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yeah i was thinking an older L. thanks for your suggestions, I was thinking an older jeep, i know the v6 model is reliable, and i have driven a 1985 toyota pickup every summer when i was younger for work and they start right up every year.
V6? No no no, I6 You might lose your radio, the lights might only work once in a while, and you'll have to roll down the windows, but you could drive head first into a tree and still drive it home.
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Old 07-09-2005, 12:08 AM   #13
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the jeep is an I6 not a v6?
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Old 07-09-2005, 07:52 AM   #14
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the jeep is an I6 not a v6?
yeap, inline 6 on XJ...i had one
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