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Old November 7th, 2007, 01:48 PM   #1
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Talking Best Beater you ever bought under $500!


Best beater i ever got my hands on was my first car/er truck! she was a 1986 Ford ranger XLT 2wd extended cab. i only had to dish out $200 for her. she had a 4" lift and balding 31's, an old tired 2.9L v-6, and the longest throw 5-speed i have ever seen in a midsize, but i still loved her. darn thing always started, there is something to be said about that! Thing was compleatly worthless off road, 4.10 gears, bald 31's and an open rear end didnt help! lol. i can remember being stuck in a mud puddle, an actual 4' by 4' mud puddle trying to get back in the woods (my dads property). but you know, you learn a whole bunch about wheeling with a rig like that! anyhow, i ended up selling it for $550, with the only addition being a new passenger door (window was fiberboard) which i got cheap. haha, i cant tell you how many people i had to explain that the truck was 2wd. everyone wanted to know how the 4x4 worked, and i would just reply Great! if it had it! lol, good times, good times.

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Old November 7th, 2007, 01:50 PM   #2
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Old November 7th, 2007, 02:00 PM   #3
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Old November 7th, 2007, 02:01 PM   #4
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Bought it for 200.00...Burned so much oil i didn't ever have to worry about changing it...When i brought it home, my German Shepard stuck is head though the rust above the rear tire trying to get a rodent. When it got stuck we pretty much picked it up and moved it....Drove it from DEC. to March, then the motor finally let loose...i scraped it for 180.00
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Old November 7th, 2007, 02:05 PM   #5
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Just messin with ya... sorry. Um my first beater was a dodge Daytona... I suck lol.. But man was it fast :miff:
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Old November 7th, 2007, 02:07 PM   #6
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$300 no rust mint 1992 Pontiac Bonneville with 42k.

Prior to that it was a $175 lumina with 101k. Drove it for 2.5 years and sold it for $400.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 02:07 PM   #7
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-93 ranger 4x4 3L 5 speed $450
-91 sploder 4x4 4L auto $200 sold for 800
-97 blazer 4x4 smashed $500 sold for 1250
drove the sploder and blazer around for a few monthes and beat he shit outta them before i sold them for more.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 02:09 PM   #8
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73 chevelle. car was solid and run good and fast. paid 350.00 for it and drove
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Old November 7th, 2007, 02:12 PM   #9
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Just messin with ya... sorry. Um my first beater was a dodge Daytona... I suck lol.. But man was it fast :miff:

-Lol, alright, i was getting confused why everyone was bombin on me! lol, ya my buddy had a Daytona, pretty cool cars.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 02:14 PM   #10
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-Lol, alright, i was getting confused why everyone was bombin on me! lol, ya my buddy had a Daytona, pretty cool cars.
1989 2.5L.. N/A it was fun... bought it for $200 dumped bout $1000 into it and sold it for $500... Fun times!
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Old November 7th, 2007, 02:15 PM   #11
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92 S10 4cy 74,000 miles. 500$

It wasnt much of a beater after i fixed the smashed front end but it never seen an easy day in its life. Ran forever. I could get rubber in 2nd and a little chirp in 3rd.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 02:17 PM   #12
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1989 2.5L.. N/A it was fun... bought it for $200 dumped bout $1000 into it and sold it for $500... Fun times!
naturally aspirated 2.5 fast and fun?

never mind just seen the fishy beating the haed thing on the fast part.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 02:23 PM   #13
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naturally aspirated 2.5 fast and fun?
talk dirty to me
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Old November 7th, 2007, 02:24 PM   #14
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96 mustang v6 $500 still going strong with 230,000 :)
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Old November 7th, 2007, 02:27 PM   #15
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ummm... a cavalier that I paid $10 for that I still drive as much as I can.

That fucker gets 400 miles to a tank of gas
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Old November 7th, 2007, 02:34 PM   #16
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1993 cherokee, just bought it a few months ago, paid $300 and had to put a fuel pump in it
here's some pics
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Old November 7th, 2007, 02:36 PM   #17
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ummm... a cavalier that I paid $10 for that I still drive as much as I can.

That fucker gets 400 miles to a tank of gas
$10? Must've been a friend, or its really ugly.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 02:41 PM   #18
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$10? Must've been a friend, or its really ugly.
either way it get's 400 miles on a tank, and it's prolly only a 12 or 15 gallon!
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Old November 7th, 2007, 02:42 PM   #19
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My '78 Bronco $125...and it runs...well ran at the time.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 02:42 PM   #20
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88 Maxima wagon. $400. Book value is $2200.

Only 70k, v6, power everything-loaded. Still looks brand new. Fast, for an 88. Original owner died, and it sat in a garage for about 7 years. Of course, I had to replace all the struts, tires, timing belt and ignition stuff. I'm still in under $1000.






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