Going Metro

April 8, 2011

The Geo Metro was a car made by GM in the late 80s to early 90s. These cars were known for their cheap prices and high fuel efficiency.

The early Metros had a 3 cylinder engine and got excellent gas mileage, and I do mean excellent. These cars got up to 58 miles per gallon but since gas was still cheap in the 90s these cars did not receive the recognition they deserved.

GM introduced the Metro to the public a little too early, about 20 years too early. I remember people would laugh at these cars because they were so small, especially the tiny hatchback.

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Paint Job

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April 8, 2011

When visually inspecting used cars you should check to see if the car has been repainted. Cheap cars are usually repainted because of accidents. Take a few steps back from the car and see if there are color variations in the paint. New paint will have a darker and richer shade than the faded surroundings. […]

Craigslist

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April 7, 2011

Craigslist can be a great way to find cheap cars but there are many scams that you have to be aware of. There are many dealers out there that pose as individual owners. These dealers take pictures of their cars in public spaces such as parking lots. Many of the cars don’t even have license […]

Car Auctions

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April 7, 2011

One way of finding cheap cars are through car auctions. There are usually a whole range of cars and trucks for sale at wholesale prices. Auctions are a great source of entertainment and a great way of getting up close to cars without a salesman trailing your every move. Auctions are also a great way […]

Hybrid Cars

April 6, 2011

The first hybrid car that went mainstream was the Honda Insight back in 1999. It was a funky yet futuristic looking car that looked like one of the cars from Back To The Future.

It didn’t seem popular because I hardly saw one on the road. Perhaps it was because gas was less than a gallon of milk. The only people who bought them were the ones who wanted to make a statement.

I have to admit I liked the styling and it always caught my attention when I saw one on the road.

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Acura Legend

April 5, 2011

The Acura Legend was the first car to come out of Acura. It came with a 6 cylinder 200 hp engine and had all the bells and whistles of the day. I recently test drove one with over 180K miles on the odometer and the engine pulled very well.

Honda, like all of their other cars, made this one like a tank. Though the exterior and interior showed a little wear and tear, the engine and transmission performed like it was brand new.

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