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Old 09-24-2014, 06:57 AM   #1
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Inexpensive Car Needed Around Portland

I am looking for a good condition, reliable car for $4k or less. Perhaps a Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla or something of that sort. . .

My fiancee and I have been traveling for the last year through Asia and the US by bicycle and motorcycle. However, we are now trying to settle in PDX for a while to save some money so that we can head off to ride the Pan-American.

We've started to realize after carrying around our worldly possessions 2-up on a KLR that a car would be rather nice. . . and a bit drier in this part of the world.

So if anyone has a fitting car or knows someone who might, please PM me.

Mike
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Old 09-24-2014, 05:56 PM   #2
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I am looking for a good condition, reliable car for $4k or less. Perhaps a Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla or something of that sort. . .
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Anyone able to help Mike?
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Old 09-24-2014, 08:24 PM   #3
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:56 PM   #4
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84 bmw 318i, salvage title from a fender bender in the 90 ' s

$1000? Lots of new parts, PM for details. I found a parts car, 3 digits off between VIN's, swapped all the good parts.



high miles, 30 years old, reliable as gravity, plus that 80's wannabe coke dealer steeze... you're in PDX now, all the cool kids are driving ironic imports.
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Old 09-25-2014, 07:17 AM   #5
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Craigslist ? ? ?
I've been looking there as well. . .
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Old 09-25-2014, 08:59 AM   #6
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Pm'd: that's a 3 year old picture, been driving it off and on since....

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Old 09-25-2014, 09:57 AM   #7
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Good price for an E30 and those 318's are bullit proof engine wise.
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Old 09-25-2014, 10:15 AM   #8
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Old 09-25-2014, 11:08 AM   #9
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Cheap Portland car

Cheap Car in Portland area has to pass smog requirements.
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:19 PM   #10
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:36 PM   #11
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Or if you get a car that is 1975 or older
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:59 PM   #12
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Here's just a few options that may work I found doing a quick craigslist search....

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/4680752536.html

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/4683282998.html

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/4670697041.html

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/4671568784.html

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/4685085007.html

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/4685318256.html

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Old 09-26-2014, 12:25 AM   #13
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none of those cars are the ultimate driving machine.
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Old 09-26-2014, 06:25 AM   #14
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none of those cars are the ultimate driving machine.

So very true. . .

Of course BMW already has more of my money than I do after my ownership of an 1150 GS. . . .
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Old 09-26-2014, 09:40 AM   #15
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Pick up my son's '98 Subaru for $2500 here in Bend. The only problem is you probably won't want to live in Portland after visiting Central Oregon
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