Another option you might look into is a Pontiac Vibe that's a couple
years old. My Dad has one with the base engine and gets 30 mpg around
town in mixed driving. He's had no problems with it in the three
years he's had it. It's essentially the same as a Toyota Matrix but
Tes, the last couple years of ESCORT were also extremely reliable. My
brother drives one, as do all 3 of his kids. In the last 6 years or so
he's bought and sold a fair number of sedans and wagons - they are ALL
driving ZX2 coupes right now.
ford focus only gets about 25mpg blended where the corolla gets around
30 blended. (automatics) the automatic escorts 2.0L get the same 25mpg...
I'd consider sticking with your corolla when you're talking about a 10
year old car, or maybe a civic (96-2000). Civics are a bit harder on
fuel than the corollas, and seem to have a little less power.
Perhaps, but there are still '08 and maybe some '07 at the dealerships but I
doubt one could by a any '87 car today.
In any even, as you may recall, the Mustang 4cy was much more powerful, and
had much more torque, than any of the similar size Jap cars back then.
wrote Re Ok, I'm open minded:
Yes perhaps you are correct...
Was that the same as the tempo's and topaz? (Opps, did i swear in here?)
Theres a grade about 6% coming off a bridge here in town, the bridge is
70, if i could get it to 100kmph at the end of the bridge, i could hold
100 and just start to loose speed when i crested the 1KM hill.
Oh my land that car worked bad... but the comparison to the jap crap,
buddy of mine had an automatic hyundai pony 1985, and i could nudge
ahead of him quite a bit.
No comparison. the Ominous Omni and Horendous Horizon were head and
shoulders above the 1985 Pony!!!! The Lada was about the only car ever
sold in Canada that came close to meating it at the bottom of the
pile. Even the Daicha was a much better car (Romainian? copy of the
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