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Hello Dez-Appreciators of Permies.

I chatted with Dez a wee bit yesterday.

He's looking for a car, and I thought I'd tap the collective conscious to see how we could help.

Parameters:
*Reliable, gas-sipping car to get him from Arkansas to California, and back to the Lab.  Maybe a used Prius.  
*He has I think $3k to put towards it.
*Must be from a non-smoking, non-pet owner because sensitivities and stuff.
*He's currently in Arkansas, but might be able to come get it from somewhere in the region.

I think lots of people use facebook or dealerships for stuff like this, but that wouldn't be very Dez-ish.  I'm wondering if someone will see this and say "you know what?  I may know just the solution for Dez the Magnificent."  Is that someone you?  Respond here, or to Dez directly, or to me for any related reason.

Anything to add, Dez?
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Dan Fish
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IF it's just this trip, rent a car. Lot's cheaper and you won't have to find out why the owner sold it somewhere in East Texas. I only have cheapo cars, but I generally use them around my neighborhood. I actually trust em somewhat since I have had them for years, but I would be leery to drive them across the country.

Even if you need a car upon return I like my idea. Rent a car for the trip and then buy a $1000 '97 Civic like I did. Had it for 7 years now and it still gets 30+mpg in the foothills.
 
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I agree with Dan. However, I have an 87 toyota van in California that I would sell (to Dez) for super cheap. It's super reliable in that it has almost 200K on it and still purrs like a kitten. It does have some quirks, and it sips oil as well as gasoline, but it's 4wd, got a full camping setup and one of my favorite vehicles ever.
 
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Dan Fish wrote:IF it's just this trip, rent a car. Lot's cheaper and you won't have to find out why the owner sold it somewhere in East Texas. I only have cheapo cars, but I generally use them around my neighborhood. I actually trust em somewhat since I have had them for years, but I would be leery to drive them across the country.

Even if you need a car upon return I like my idea. Rent a car for the trip and then buy a $1000 '97 Civic like I did. Had it for 7 years now and it still gets 30+mpg in the foothills.



Awesome ! Thanks for the tip Dan!
 
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Ryan Adobe wrote:I agree with Dan. However, I have an 87 toyota van in California that I would sell (to Dez) for super cheap. It's super reliable in that it has almost 200K on it and still purrs like a kitten. It does have some quirks, and it sips oil as well as gasoline, but it's 4wd, got a full camping setup and one of my favorite vehicles ever.



A Toyota van! That’s a really cool car. Where in California are you Ryan?
 
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