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I bought my 91 Dodge Caravan in Van 3 years ago. Still goes really well. Only had a few minor problems with it. Great on gas and if driven carefully its great in the snow. Mine only had 145K on it at the time and I got it for $1100 with an Air Care cert. Check around White Rock. Loads of oldies living there selling low KM cars.

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sick! lol 321,000 kms!
not even broke in yet. haha

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Check around White Rock. Loads of oldies living there selling low KM cars.
good tip, thx yo
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A lot of the older Hondas I see look shit... rust etc
well you said beater car, honda's slogan should say "Looks like Shit, Goes through Hell"

cheap, low maintenance and if you don't get >225k miles you either crashed or skipped basic maintenance.

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I'm looking for a beater car this winter also for up in Anchorage.
Problem is I can't decide if I should sell my 81k mile Hyundai Tiburon to try for some extra cash to go towards a winter beater.. (I owe $3k on it but can get 4.5K for it) or if I should just keep it and put it in storage and keep my payments.. a $700 beater car would be perfect haha. Hopefully I'll meet adn make friends with a mechanic when I get there.

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well you said beater car, honda's slogan should say "Looks like Shit, Goes through Hell"

cheap, low maintenance and if you don't get >225k you either crashed or skipped basic maintenance.
very true, mechanically Honda is solid. Just not used to seeing so much rust on the road. Back in NZ you'd fail inspection and it'd be off the road. How does that work here in BC?
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Sorry C.B. more a question for people from BC re: how that works here
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can't go wrong with honda and toyota. in that part of the country rust is going to be an issue with any "beater", but the hondas and toyota's are all front wheel drive and will run the longest with the least attention.
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subarus run a long time too. as do older hyundais and suzuki
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subarus run a long time too. as do older hyundais and suzuki
I try to avoid doing searches on craigslist that include subaru, just cos I always wanted a forester.

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