QUOTE (GentleWind @ Oct 12 2011, 02:10 AM)
If only know how to drive stick, I would like to have a HONDA CRX or Toyota MR2 that is in great shapes. These vehicles from the 80's Japan made.
Cars with only two seats???
Don't you have a family??
QUOTE (chiuchimu @ Oct 14 2011, 01:00 PM)
used about 8~15 years old. look for mileage and wear. Things like changing the rings or replacing the head gasket isn't that expensive compared to total cost of car($1,500 for both). An engine rebuild is more expensive but there are places that will swap a 2~3 old engine shipped from Japan and installed to your car for under $2,000.
A)Civic 2001 great condition $8,000
B)Civic 2001 lacks power, leaking oil $5,000
Most people would buy car A. But, If I can locate a good engine for car B I save money and I'm better off that way
So, I spent $1,000 less than car A and the engine is much younger so I have a lot of peace of mind.
You have to be knowledgeable about cars to do this.
I would also need the time and money to do something like that.
But, I appreciate the spirit behind doing things yourself