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Makenzie71 Makenzie71 is offline
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1st thing...don't budget buy. These are old cars and it's a poor method to use when doing it. Don't go at it thinking "I can only spend $5000"...that's a good way to get you into a $5000 paper weight. Go out to buy either a good, quality, established car or go out to buy a beater to restore. Don't dabble in between because of your "budget." Spending/financing the extra $2000 now will save you that much, if not more, down the road.

2nd thing...learn to work on the car yourself. As mentioned, quality shops are starting to turn them down, and independant no-name mechanics (unless trusted friends) should be avoided. If you break it, at least you know why it's broke and how to go about fixing it.

the "baby" that comes first...
Old 07-26-2004, 09:19 PM
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