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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 (27 lines)
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Arrrghhgh ... your post nudged me to check out the Saabnet
classifieds to see what's doing ... and there's <b>my old car</b>!

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

<img src="http://www.saabnet.com/tsn/class/photos/177/1_thumb.jpg">

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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