[SOLVED] Used car choice

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jwcrellin

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I want to know which you guys would choose. 1999 Chevy S10 or 1999 Lexus GS300. Both are in the same 4-6k price range. Both come with 6-cylinder engines and rwd config. I drive in a sporty manner and prefer rwd and like more power than most 4-cylinder cars can provide. I think both would provide a smooth enough ride and both would get around 21-23 mpg.
 

phaelax

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A lexus will also be more expensive to fix. And if you prefer driving a sporty fashion, an S10 is the opposite of what you want. Unless you have an actual need for a pickup truck, get the lexus. Though for the price, I wouldn't get either one of those. I just bought an '04 Ram with a V8 less than a year ago for under $4k.

But as already said above, prior maintenance is everything on cars that old.
 

jwcrellin

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I'm leaning towards the gs 300 because the 2jz engines in those will run for 300,000 miles and because it's basically a supra engine, there are plenty of aftermarket parts available. With a 75-100 wet shot of nitrous, now that's the definition of a sleeper.
 

gggplaya

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S10 is going to be way louder and less comfortable with it's leafspring rear suspension. It's designed to hold heavy cargo too, so it's probably stiff like most trucks.
 

mihen

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Speaking from experience. A pickup truck before cylinder de-activation will get worse than 20 mpg unless you have a really light foot. The Lexus is probably the way to go if you don't need a pickup.
 
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