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Old 06-02-2006, 05:04 AM   #1
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rwd american cars

Currently im looking to purchase a care in teh next month for commuting to college and replaing my jeep my budget is aroudn 3000-5000 dollars.
Im looking at a firebird 3.8 atm
can anyone name any american rwd cars that weren't v8's something maybe sprorty or not sporty but only rwd american cars and has to get upwards 22 mpg.
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Old 06-02-2006, 05:37 AM   #2
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I cant think of any "sprorty" american cars, BUT have you considered the classic stereotypical V6 or older I4 mustangs. If you want to commute though honestly you may have to bite the bullet and get a econocar IE older camry, accord, civic, corolla etc.... Trust me I know it will suck because I am being faced with the same problem. Also you amy want to look at T-Birds, Cougars, and if you can find one a older Lincoln Mark Viii. An old lady I shoot with has one and gets about 23 overall.
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Old 06-02-2006, 06:56 AM   #3
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80s style malibus and monte carlos
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Old 06-02-2006, 12:54 PM   #4
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A fox body Mustang with the 5.0 and 2.73's is the way to go man I'm tellin you, you get good gas mileage and still have the get up and go
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Old 06-02-2006, 01:11 PM   #5
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80s style malibus and monte carlos

dont forget the regal, cutlass, grand prix. i think there is one more but i can't think of it.........

how about an s10 or a ranger v6. pretty snappy if you get a standard trans. we had a 2.8 86 s10 here at the yard and we couldnt kill it. red line every shift and it wouldn't lay down. it would still be running if we didn't crush it.
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Old 06-04-2006, 04:32 AM   #6
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was the cutlass alwyas rwd?
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Old 06-04-2006, 04:40 AM   #7
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was the cutlass alwyas rwd?
Not the ones made in the '90s.
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Old 06-04-2006, 05:06 AM   #8
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Not the ones made in the '90s.
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I believe 87 or 88 was when they ransfered to FWD...
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can anyone name any american rwd cars that weren't v8's something maybe sprorty or not sporty but only rwd american cars and has to get upwards 22 mpg.

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A fox body Mustang with the 5.0 and 2.73's is the way to go man I'm tellin you, you get good gas mileage and still have the get up and go

5.0 mustange, all tho a great car, thats a V8 sunny!

just go with the reg. mustange, not the GT or cobra!

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Old 06-04-2006, 02:59 PM   #10
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Ah damn I didn't see the no V8 thing
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Old 06-04-2006, 03:35 PM   #11
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Why don't you jet get another Maverick or Comet with the 6 cyl? Cheap old cars for college are where it's at. I kno wwhere there's a decent 4 door Maverick with the 6 cyl for $600. A couple EASY repairs later, and you can use up a lot of gas with the rest of your budget...

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Old 06-04-2006, 03:48 PM   #12
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dont forget the regal, cutlass, grand prix. i think there is one more but i can't think of it.........:banghead:

how about an s10 or a ranger v6. pretty snappy if you get a standard trans. we had a 2.8 86 s10 here at the yard and we couldnt kill it. red line every shift and it wouldn't lay down. it would still be running if we didn't crush it.

yea i cant remember the last one ethier...

theyre nice cars and all, good highway mileage too
I cant say anyhing about the v6's though
but I know the 305 got about 12-14 mpg around town
im gonna have fun
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Old 06-04-2006, 06:09 PM   #13
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5.0 mustange, all tho a great car, thats a V8 sunny!

just go with the reg. mustange, not the GT or cobra!

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You could get a 4 banger svo mustang
They are PLENTY fast
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Old 06-04-2006, 07:06 PM   #14
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Slant 6 A bodies from 74-76 got pretty good mileage. They were rated around 22mpg city and 35mpg highway. Shouldn't be too hard to get ahold of one of them too because nobody wants those cars from those years.
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Old 06-04-2006, 08:09 PM   #15
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fiero?

not sure on gas mileage, but the 4 cyl ones were low revving low horsepower engines with some torque, pretty much built for driving around, and nobody seems to want them ethier.. rwd as well

only bad parts are

1. 2 seater, cargo room etc..
2. not fast at all
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