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    What should I do?

    well my ws6 is do for some work to the tune of aroud 4 grand now with winter on the way should I put that money into fixing the ta or should I put the cash into getting an new econo crap car?




    I drive about 100 miles a day and I kind of need to get 33 miles to the gallon so I am leaning on the new car but that means putting the ta in the garage and letting her sit for a wile maybe even a year

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    Persevere!

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    So stick it in the garage and buy the eco crap car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTY JERZY View Post
    well my ws6 is do for some work to the tune of aroud 4 grand now with winter on the way should I put that money into fixing the ta or should I put the cash into getting an new econo crap car?




    I drive about 100 miles a day and I kind of need to get 33 miles to the gallon so I am leaning on the new car but that means putting the ta in the garage and letting her sit for a wile maybe even a year
    I have a $500 d/d crap car. Its a 97 ford ranger that gets me 26-27 mpg on the highway. Its cheap to insure and easy to work on. With the money Im saving I put it aside for the camaro.

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    yeah but I drive a 100 miles a day need a car that will just run no problem and my ta get 26 miles to the gallon

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTY JERZY View Post
    yeah but I drive a 100 miles a day need a car that will just run no problem and my ta get 26 miles to the gallon
    I drive 100 miles a day too. I have not had one issue with the truck and have put on over 40k miles on it. If you want a little better mileage look into a civic, crx, etc. You can find one cheap. Check out tristatetuners . com for sale section.

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    sell the t/a, buy economy car.

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    WILL NEVER SELL THE TA





    Just paid it off

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    buy an old 80's civic or geo under a grand and get over 30mpg.

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    Definitely store the T/A and buy a DD.

    Think about driving 100 miles a day in shitty salty winter roads. It getting all kinds of dirty and having to put it through all that Jersey misery!

    She'll be as good as new once you pull her out on the next nice day!

    Buy a car that you dont care about to do your dirty work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TempleU_WS6 View Post

    Buy a car that you dont care about to do your dirty work.
    so what is your beater???

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    I have 94 civic that has 234,7xx miles and it is not what I would call safe I need to not worry about breaking down

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    Put T/A in storage and get beater Civic. Problem solved.

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    I have the beater civic its just beat

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTY JERZY View Post
    I have the beater civic its just beat
    Then...get a Cavalier. FWD and it's GM.

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    Tons of beaters out there, tough through driving one of those piles. Putting the wear and tear on the turd will be cheaper than doing it your TA.

    At least you can buy alittle 4 banger, I need to have something with some ground clearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02Sweet View Post
    so what is your beater???
    Not of a beater but since I live in Philly and keep my car safe in the 'rents garage I cruise on this....



    On a side note here is the new and improved appearance and stance.



    Koni's and Stranos on, VHT'd side markers and calipers/rotor hats painted black.

    Sorry to Hijack.

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    Keith,
    you need to paint the bike same color as the bird!

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    HI jack accaepted for pics of the strano/koni set up are they the 4/4 koni?

    The suspension is shot on the bird thats the problem

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    I've actually got a few comments here. First to Keith... The bird is lookin good. Seems like your Stranos sit a bit higher than mine. I can only fit one finger in between the tire and wheel well. I need to get the car on level ground and measure it all around. Compare with others and see where I stand.

    As for the suspension Jerzy. I have the Strano springs with KYB AGX shocks and energy suspension end links. My car feels tighter than anything I've ever driven. As long as there are no big bumps in the road it's the best drive ever.

    As for the beater? Get a low mile early 90's Geo metro. those things have been known to top 70mpg with the manual trans. If you want something reliable and with great mileage get a 97-99 saturn S series. The DOHC cars with the 5 speed can get mid to high 30's easy and with a few tweaks 50+ is not out of the question. Speaking from experience they are very reliable and handle like go karts. Plus the DOHC cars have almost 130hp in a 2000lb car. They are fairly quick lil econoboxes. If you can't drive stick I suggest staying away from the saturn. You may not have problems but in the saturn boards I used to frequent the automatic is known as the autotragic. You can guess why that is lol.

    For all out fun I'd want a CR-X SiR It was the second car to have VTEC it had nearly 160hp it got great gas mileage and when new they would even whip ferraris of the day on a race course. Road and track named it one of the 10 best cars of all time. Sure would be fun for the autox!

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