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  •  Back about 1994, (7+ / 0-)

    I was driving about 100 miles per day and bought a 2 year old Ford Festiva, a real low end car but reliable. I put about 150,000 miles on it and drove it for 15 years, best car I ever owned. I own 2 Hyundais now and hope to get similar service from them.

    "Remember, Republican economic policies quadrupled the debt before I took office and doubled it after I left. We simply can't afford to double-down on trickle-down." Bill Clinton

    by irate on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 02:17:11 PM PST

    •  mr.uintas drove about 75m a day (4+ / 0-)
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      SteelerGrrl, meagert, dwayne, irate

      for yrs. We had an Escort hatchback, a stick shift. He drove it for about the same amount of miles that you did and got 40mpg out of it. The transmission kicked out and we sold it for $100. We saw it driving around town for at least a couple years after. Loved that car.

      We went to an auto auction and bought a 1998 Chevy Malibu for a couple thousand and we're still driving it. Great car, too.

      "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

      by high uintas on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 02:33:55 PM PST

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