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What 4 Cylinder To Buy ?

Discussion in 'General' started by projectaero, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. projectaero

    projectaero Guest

    Hello hows it going,
    With these petrol prices going up and up i am in the market for a cheap 4 cylinder.
    Around the $1500 mark.
    Now i was wondering if all of you could give me pros and cons of some car models for that price and under.

    Thanks.
     
  2. czerwonyVN

    czerwonyVN New Member

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  3. GMVBSLE

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    What's a 4 cylinder? lol

    Mid size or small like a hatchback?

    For that money I would be looking at an early Camry or Corolla?
     
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    Something Japanese (like there's any other 4 cylinder for the price).. toyota would be strong for sure
     
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    go the old corolla. b4 i became a commy man, i had an 81 corolla. drove like i had just taken it out of the showroom.

    One tip. BIG FKN ALARM and IMMOBILISER. easy to steal.
     
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    not sure if you could get the newer (not newest) model camry like mine, but certainly the older one. also, have a look at getting a datto or corolla they are a really fun little cars to do up slowley!
     
  7. projectaero

    projectaero Guest

    Yer i was thinking something like a telstar or something along those lines.
    Just something to get me around for about 6 monmths or so.
     
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    No one does up a 4cyl N/A motor:rice:
    AirStrike :air:
     
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    CommodoreChick Resident Female Bevan

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    Ive got a plan.... buy a stato and take out half the spark plugs :p
    Nah just kidding, go for an old rolla i've heard theyre pretty good, or maybe a chrsyler gallant? They're really oldschool, but i know someone that has one and its just keeps on going...
     
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    got my sister a daweoo 94 model 4dr hatch...p/s....aircon...3mnths ego...114,000ks...5speed manual...central locking....60% tyers....$1100
    1.5l injected motor too

    but when i test drove it i decied it need a new g/box....thast y i got it for that...he had $3200 ono on the window...also had a small crack in windscreen.

    after 2mnths its running fanstatic..she loves it... goes ok too with injection. and is really good on fuel.
     
  11. Reaper

    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    My first job was selling them from new when they came to Oz. From memory mechanicaly they had a Holden family II engine and went quite well. The downside was the interior which probably wouldn't stand up to oz too well. If you can find a well looked after one, they should be cheap reliable basic transport.

    Reaper
     
  12. Jamie W

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    Fulli sik honda civic maaate...
     
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    get a 1991 subaru RS Turbo....2.0 Ltr Turbo.
    REALLY mad cars!
     
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    I'm greatly tempted by something like my sons 1990 Corolla Seca SX hatchback. Twin cam 4-AGE motor putting out 140hp standard, five speed, cloth interior, sports dash and four wheel discs. Goes real strong and handles very well...almost enough to convert me away from rear-wheel drive... :yeah: .

    I used to own a VC four cylinder Commodore with the back-fire four...wasn't real fact, but it was good on the fuel.

    I wonder why now that someone hasn't tried putting some powerful four cylinder Jap export motor in a Commodore...something like a turbo four cylinder Silvia or 200SX motor. Might be an interesting project if you had the money to do it.


    If I had to buy a four now, it would however be a Puegeot turbo diesel or VW Golf deisel...tons of torque, way more than the petrol variant, and staggering levels of fuel economy. They handle and go quite well too, and are pretty easy on the eye.
    Alternatively, I would be tempted by a second hand three or four year old Subaru Impreza 2.5 RX. You've got a quite powerful car with good looks close to a WRX, but it is naturally aspirated and you haven't got the mad insurance prices of a turbo WRX which everyone likes to steal.
     
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    ohk I know this is really off topic.... But speakign of diesels my Dad has a really oldschool 4banger diesel merc... Guess how many KW it has..... wooohoooo 50! :p
    But yeah wombat is right, diesels are a good option for fuel economy, the older ones tend to be slugs, but definately fuel efficient.....
     
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    they sound sweet, they are different, they are fun and they are economical.
     
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    i drive a lancer 1.5L 1991 and its a dream to drive but if you do gravel roads the beam rear doesn't like it so well and if you want a little more power get the fuel injected model though they get less economy, though a lot of the carby models have dodgy choke that cuts out way too soon so its best just to let the engine warm up for about 5 min

    get over it, no one liked your idea czerwonyVN
     
  18. GMVBSLE

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    I had an Alfasud Sprint with almost the same running gear as a 33. It was really economical cause it was in the shed broken more than on the road. :b:
     
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    get a 1994 model 1.8 lancer with a 5 speed and only ahve to pay for fuel at least once a week....even though i really dislike 4 bangers....milo tins...gin boxes...rice bubble packets......the lancer is the cheapest and nicest looking car when lowered a bit so its not reffered to as a 4WD
     
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    If anyone can afford it I'd go with the Peugeot turbo diesel, there's a whole family here in my town that have one each, just because they are cheap to run, 1500ks++ on a tank and pretty good performance sounds good to me, My wife says her next car will be a Supercharged Cooper Mini (the new ones) :p I might need to have a drive in that
     

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