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    Question New car

    Well, I'm gonna sell my lincoln, screw the Brakes, I can get about 2.5k for it.
    I am looking at a SUV in that pricerange.
    Anyone here know anything about Isuzu Troopers? I was looking at a nice 87' one.
    I've heard they hold up pretty well.
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    Yeah all the old troopers I've seen all had about 200,000 miles on them. I think they are pretty durrable. I also took a look at one and saw a good spot on the dash for an LCD! (But the radio would have to go)

    The only thing is they are'nt very powerfull. The 4 cylinder is kinda slow....
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    Get a 4runner!!!! You can find a nice old one for pretty cheap. Plus they are the best offroad vehicles you find!

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    Adam: Thanks, but all I can find are 2 door ones, I want 4 door,
    Falcon: Thanks for the info, I kinda want underpowered, I'm only 15 ;-) and am new to the road, and shifting
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    i have a 93 ford explorer and i love it. my top 3 choices in the SUV catagory would be the Ford Explorer, Toyota 4-Runner, and the Nissan Xterra. I gotta agree with the coolness of the 4runner, and the Xterra's are pretty sweet looking also. If you cant afford it, just get a loan. It may take a while to pay back, but if you have a good, steady, job, you will be fine. Plus, it helps you establish credit.
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    If you cant afford it, just get a loan.
    Dude, I'm 15, a bank would look at me and laugh. I'm selling my Lincoln, I can get about 3k at most for it, and am looking for something in that pricerange.
    And never get a Ford Explorer. My family had 2, and each one had the transmission blow big time.
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    Im sure you can find a 92 4Runner around that price. If you want to stay around 3 grand I think the 90 and lower 4runners have soft tops. It may be 2 Doors, but take the top off and you have 2 and one giant one.
    Adam, you can confirm this.

    Id be careful though, save up a few more pennies and get youself something a little newer. DONT GET A LOAN, GET ANOTHER JOB! Thats if you really want something newer. You are trading in an 88 sedan for an SUV at the same price (kinda risky). Hope you find someone like me - Im only gonna sell/give my truck to a poor scrawny high school kid like I was (well im still scrawny).

    On a side note: Explorers = excellent or crap. If ya get one made on a Tuesday or Thursday itll be good. Otherwise, plan on re-building every part on it in a few years. Ford employee's arent exactly the most consistent people. My dad is one - I know.

    Troopers are good, but I am still not sure about Isuzu being around much longer. Check out an old Pathfinder. Im not real sure what the price is or when they first came out, but I've never seen one getting repaired.
    If you really dont want to spend more than 3 grand, get a wrangler. 2 doors, but who cares when you have one of those. Learn to drive stick, spare parts are REAL CHEAP AND PLENTIFUL, and you can do just about anything to them. Good Luck,
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    The 1st gen 4runners only came in 2 door. But they are hella cool, with the removable top and all! Try to get past the 2 doors. My bro has a 85 4runner and it is a blast to drive. And the thing is unstoppable offroad. Just one question, how do you drive at age 15? Temps? You have to be 16 to drive in Ohio.

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    Oh and I should add this. My friend had an old Trooper (cant remember the year) and the frame rusted through and was not driveable. So maybe look at the frame for rust. Test drive it. Take it to a mechanic (I go to Rue's Import Auto Repair on Ohio Pike in Amelia, THE most honest mechanic in Cincinnati) Go to www.autotrader.com and look for used ones.

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    Got my licence at 14 and 10 months, but that was down in New Orleans, LA back when you could drink at 18.

    My guess is that he has a permit, or licence with restrictions. That or he lives on a farm and can therefor get it early.
    I'm a ghost...email me if you have any questions on my old setup

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