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Old 07-30-2014, 01:02 PM
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Wife bought a beater...

...Car that is. She's been racking up miles a little too fast on her hybrid lease so it was time for something else to take the abuse. Found a decent little RX 300 for a few thousand. I'm pretty excited to have another Lexus around the house finally. We are a Toyota/Lexus family, but haven't had a Lex in the lineup for quite a few years now. Anyone else have beaters that just keep on ticking?
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:16 PM
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rx 300's are great little suv's that get good gas mileage. a couple things, make sure timing belt and water pump are replaced and the tranny is flushed about 60K. i kept telling my sister to have her fluid flushed and of course she didn't listen and the tranny went crap.
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:19 PM
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Yeah, that was the first question. When were the timing belt and water pump changed? It was within the last 30k so I'm good for a bit. I love these engines. Really bullet proof. The trans were hit or miss, but as long as you do the preventive, you're good.
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:21 PM
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Funny, yes I do. I had a job change within my company back in 2007 and I was commuting to another office daily for about 3 years (150 miles per day) and I bought a 1996 Oldsmobile Delta 88 with a 3.8 liter. I paid $1200 back then and it got better mileage than my full size truck. It is STILL RUNNING!! Is it embarassing to drive, yes it is. Will I quit driving it, only when it dies. Ha Ha. The nickname for my car is "The Hooptie" and people around the office, family and friends laugh everytime they see it.
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:26 PM
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:29 PM
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Funny, yes I do. I had a job change within my company back in 2007 and I was commuting to another office daily for about 3 years (150 miles per day) and I bought a 1996 Oldsmobile Delta 88 with a 3.8 liter. I paid $1200 back then and it got better mileage than my full size truck. It is STILL RUNNING!! Is it embarassing to drive, yes it is. Will I quit driving it, only when it dies. Ha Ha. The nickname for my car is "The Hooptie" and people around the office, family and friends laugh everytime they see it.
An old Delta...you mean tank lol
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:00 PM
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Funny, yes I do. I had a job change within my company back in 2007 and I was commuting to another office daily for about 3 years (150 miles per day) and I bought a 1996 Oldsmobile Delta 88 with a 3.8 liter. I paid $1200 back then and it got better mileage than my full size truck. It is STILL RUNNING!! Is it embarassing to drive, yes it is. Will I quit driving it, only when it dies. Ha Ha. The nickname for my car is "The Hooptie" and people around the office, family and friends laugh everytime they see it.
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:22 PM
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2000 Dodge Intrepid. Now has 165,000 miles and runs like a top. A/C works great and it's been a great car. i had a 1998 before it and sold it with 298,000 miles to a college kid he drove it four years thru college and sold it for the same I sold it to him $1500.00.


By the way both are original motors with no rebuild and no timing belt replacement. Now that's bullet proof.
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Old 07-30-2014, 04:39 PM
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:08 PM
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my current ride is a 2002 malibu i've owned since new: she's got 260K on the clock... My hauler is a 1999 F350 7.3 with 270K on the clock... Family car is a 2002 Suburban with 156K, and our "reliable" car is a 2014 Impala my wife drives daily... just picked it up last week, I can't believe you can buy a 2014 for $16K, love how fast they depreciate that first year.
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