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sanjuk Oct 8th 2013 7:23 pm

$3000-3500 what car?
 
I have a chance of being given a field job which requires me to have my own vehicle but mileage is paid for.

In England getting a decent car for £1500-2000 wouldn't be a problem but over here I'm seeing engine rebuilds, new clutches! no service history, lots of rust etc.

What cars would you recommend? It's got to be reliable and be able to pick up the mileage. Due to the nature of the driving AC and some power would be nice.

I was looking at Nissan altimas and civics but twice I've been told I need to pay for safety(???) which is 4-500:blink: and emissions for another 100:blink::blink:

Help!

rock on Oct 8th 2013 10:44 pm

Re: $3000-3500 what car?
 
92-96, mk1[jzs147] Toyota aristo 3ltr twin turbo jap import roughly 280-320bhp,
prices may be dropping a little as the mk2 [jzs161] has recently arrived in Canada with the 15yr rule,

great car,power, very tuneable

Atlantic Xpat Oct 8th 2013 10:45 pm

Re: $3000-3500 what car?
 
where is here?

caretaker Oct 8th 2013 10:48 pm

Re: $3000-3500 what car?
 
Totally impossible to give any answers until you break down and confess where you're going. Each province is different re: inspection requirements. I've had such good luck with my 2000 Windstar minivan I don't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Download the free Autotrader app on your smartphone and search Ford vans 2000 - 2005 under $5000 within 300 km of where you're moving to.

sanjuk Oct 8th 2013 11:46 pm

Re: $3000-3500 what car?
 

Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat (Post 10936387)
where is here?


Originally Posted by caretaker (Post 10936389)
Totally impossible to give any answers until you break down and confess where you're going. Each province is different re: inspection requirements. I've had such good luck with my 2000 Windstar minivan I don't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Download the free Autotrader app on your smartphone and search Ford vans 2000 - 2005 under $5000 within 300 km of where you're moving to.

Sorry I'm in Markham, my work will be based around GTA Toronto

sanjuk Oct 8th 2013 11:47 pm

Re: $3000-3500 what car?
 

Originally Posted by rock on (Post 10936384)
92-96, mk1[jzs147] Toyota aristo 3ltr twin turbo jap import roughly 280-320bhp,
prices may be dropping a little as the mk2 [jzs161] has recently arrived in Canada with the 15yr rule,

great car,power, very tuneable

I'm done with tuning cars lol. I need something reliable with a little bit of power

Shard Oct 9th 2013 12:19 am

Re: $3000-3500 what car?
 
Subaru Impreza? Check Autotrader.ca at your price range.

haggis88 Oct 9th 2013 12:29 am

Re: $3000-3500 what car?
 
go lease a brand spanking Civic for like $200/month then you won't need to worry about all the safety/emissions/engine rebuild bullshit.

It will probably be cheaper on insurance than an old, easy to steal, unsafe banger and you've got a nice looking reliable car to turn up to customers with.

sanjuk Oct 9th 2013 1:28 am

Re: $3000-3500 what car?
 

Originally Posted by haggis88 (Post 10936497)
go lease a brand spanking Civic for like $200/month then you won't need to worry about all the safety/emissions/engine rebuild bullshit.

It will probably be cheaper on insurance than an old, easy to steal, unsafe banger and you've got a nice looking reliable car to turn up to customers with.

I was thinking he exact same thing but I have been given a 3 month probation period, I don't want to commit to a lease incase they don't keep me on and I have like 0 credit as I've only been here 9 weeks

bats Oct 9th 2013 1:49 am

Re: $3000-3500 what car?
 
Don't forget you will pay tax on top of the price, even a private sale.

Aviator Oct 9th 2013 3:58 am

Re: $3000-3500 what car?
 

Originally Posted by sanjuk (Post 10936527)
I have been given a 3 month probation period

That is the law, all employees are on a probationary period for three months. Employers can do less, but few if any do.

sanjuk Oct 9th 2013 4:29 am

Re: $3000-3500 what car?
 

Originally Posted by bats (Post 10936548)
Don't forget you will pay tax on top of the price, even a private sale.

What? Why? :ohmy:


Originally Posted by Aviator (Post 10936638)
That is the law, all employees are on a probationary period for three months. Employers can do less, but few if any do.

Yeah normally I'd take it with a pinch of salt but I was told they fired the previous engineer after a month so not worth the risk imo:unsure:

Danny B Oct 9th 2013 4:46 am

Re: $3000-3500 what car?
 
Don't expect much for $3.5k, probably a 10 year old car with 180,000kms+ for that price.

http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/sear...k=&maxAsk=3500

R I C H Oct 9th 2013 4:49 am

Re: $3000-3500 what car?
 
I'd be calling about stuff like this with your budget:

http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ531452866

http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ531414536

http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ531398418

Piff Poff Oct 9th 2013 4:50 am

Re: $3000-3500 what car?
 
PT Cruiser, Chev Malibu, both great cars and you should be able to get a good one in your price range even with tax.


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