2.0dohc
2.0dohc Reader
8/28/11 8:21 p.m.

So I need;
low cost budget around 3K
decent mpg
fun
prefer manual
and the couple that keeps me from my 4th miata
able to carry wife and 2 kids(one still in a full child seat)
able to pull small trailer(total weight under 1500lbs)

Since I'm stationed in Missouri rust is an issue with most cars over 15 years or so. I'm not afraid to wrench and enjoy doing so, but don't have the ability to do much more then parts swapping(no welding/fabbing).

Suggestions? I've had little to no luck finding any good condition 240sx, E30s, or Imprezas.

jrw1621
jrw1621 SuperDork
8/28/11 9:06 p.m.

Intergra Sedan
http://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/2570687093.html

Horizon: would be fun in a completely basic sort of way.
http://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/2560934933.html

Third door for loading kids...
http://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/2538698351.html
More room for kids in the rare combination of wagon and stick...
http://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/2525116112.html

2.0dohc
2.0dohc Reader
8/28/11 9:28 p.m.

Will the Integra or the Saturn be OK with the towing? Any experience?

jrw1621
jrw1621 SuperDork
8/28/11 9:40 p.m.

I have no personal experience but the liability lawyers allow the selling of hitch that can carry 2,000lbs to be sold for an Integra
http://www.etrailer.com/hitch-1995_Acura_Integra.htm
and a 2,000lbs version for the Saturn as well.
http://www.etrailer.com/hitch-2002_Saturn_S+Series.htm

Certainly, that does no mean that either vehicle actually tows well.

L8APX
L8APX New Reader
8/28/11 9:45 p.m.

First Gen Subaru Impreza 2.5RS. within your budget, can tow just fine and the 4 door is big enough for kids in the back.

Had this one for about 3-4 years. Never had a Subaru before, never will go without one again.

These cars are great in the snow and can haul anything.

Even Christmas Cheer.

Or an apartment full of stuff.

Look harder, you'll find one.

Taiden
Taiden Dork
8/28/11 9:50 p.m.

subaru legacy with eg33 swap

you can buy bolt on class 2 hitches

Rocco R16V
Rocco R16V New Reader
8/28/11 11:55 p.m.
L8APX wrote: First Gen Subaru Impreza 2.5RS. within your budget, can tow just fine and the 4 door is big enough for kids in the back. Had this one for about 3-4 years. Never had a Subaru before, never will go without one again.

I had an impreza too. good car!

L8APX, You'll gladly go without one once you drive an Audi

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