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$1000-$2000 What to buy?

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JohnDG

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Awkward but I must preference this by saying I know nothing about cars, absolutely nothing however I need a car that can:

-Drive me around my suburb a series of 10 minute drives here and there including 5 minutes to the train station daily
-The off 1-2 trip to the other side of town to see relatives (once a month maybe)

I have about $1500. Can you suggest me any model numbers or years I should be specifically looking for. Which commodores age the best? Most of what I am seeing has 250k up which means they only really have 20k left.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. I just need a car and I am not saving or paying a forture. I notice there are lots of Commodores out there and thought maybe thius will help me find a deal. Also they are Australian made?




Unrelated:
But does anyone else like Commodores except for Australians
And does GM being the parent company mean it's a bit like Vegemite...iconic Australian but secretly owned by America?
 

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If you really want a commy you'll probably find a clean VR/VS for that price, if possible go for the VS (better engine, ecotec) and you'll probably see a few VTs for that price but they'll be rough

Just don't jump into it, take your time and you'll find a nice car, if the engine is looked after 250k is nothing, avg for the age of the car, I've got 220ish now on a VY and it drives great, not problems for the 15k I've put on it, dad had a VR from 150k to 450k and sold it, still ran good with no major problems

Good luck with your search !
 

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Plenty of rockets out there.
Probably a 15 to 20 year old Corolla with RWC might be best for you. If you really do know nothing about cars, have the RWC mechanic give you a report on it as how much life it has left in it, or what needs to be bought up to scratch.
 

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I doubt you'll get a commodore with a rwc for $2k you might buy 1 for $2k but you'll still have to get it roadworthy and pay rego what ever you buy for $2k won't have much rego on it. Save up another grand. It seams alot harder for an owner to get a RWC than what I see car yards letting pass.
 

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just buy a v8 lol
Right, so you'll only have a grand or so to spend on the car but you don't say anything about having cash for when it will inevitably break down. Cheap commodores are cheap for a reason. My first car was a VN/Lexcen, first week i had it the water pump went, two months later the steering rack had to be replaced. All this on a car that looked mint and passed RWC. Whoever said buy a bike is probably right.
 

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So there is a ton of commodores available for resale because they are **** then :S?
 
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