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Wheels.20

buying used

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{Wheels.20.11}: Rich Stewart {rastewart} Wed, 20 Jul 2005 11:21:53 CDT (HTML)

Arrrghhgh ... your post nudged me to check out the Saabnet classifieds to see what's doing ... and there's my old car!

"http://www.saabnet.com/tsn/class/9X.html"

Well, not really my old car, but one just like it ...

awww, I want it I want it I want it ......

So much for being practical. ;) But yes, that weakness of mine for old Saabs aside, I quite agree with you, it's hard to make the case for buying new if cost is any consideration at all.

One problem I find is that used cars with stick shift are getting so rare. My last two have been automatic, since I usually change cars when the old one is gasping out its last, and thus tend not to have the luxury of a long search. Seems the more time Americans spend driving, the less they want to be real drivers ...

Still, I really like my current ride--a '91 Mercury Tracer LTS with lots o' miles on the odometer and, apparently, lots o' miles left to go. A stick shift would make it just about perfect. That, and fixing or replacing those stupid motorized shoulder belts. And (since Chicago seems bent on becoming Phoenix with humidity this summer) a working air conditioner.

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