WTF? You would take a Citation over a Dime? Wow. Good luck. Try a little harder and find a car that is a little newer or a little better than an '83 Citation with the amount of money you have. Unless you just love the whole 'beater' thing. Those cars have beater written all over it. You might see about a Celebrity or a Euro. Those are some other famous GM beaters. A Dodge Omni GLH could be a sleeper beater. They too are from the 80's, but they are actually fast.
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