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16 November 2009 @ 11:18 am
Auto Motives: Looking for Cars (in all the wrong places)  
Okay. Theoretically, the settlement check should be getting here today.

Does anyone have suggestions for places to look in the Bay Area for a decent car for about $2500-3000?

It's got to have an automatic transmission, and I'd prefer something smaller, but otherwise -- I'm easy.

We'd prefer a dealership, rather than a private owner.

This place had some tempting listings, but this review sets off ALL KINDS of alarm bells -- evidently, as recently as Halloween, they were operating under another name at the same address, and that place got lousy reviews.
Reveille D'Giovanettireveille_d on November 16th, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
Check Craigslist for cheap cars sold by dealers. Drive up and down Steven's Creek and look for smaller cheap car lots. I seem to recall there being a few on El Camino between Lawrence and San Tomas, too.
Bobyourbob on November 16th, 2009 08:52 pm (UTC)
I started at cars.com, looking for local dealers. Also check dealer websites.

They may do almost bait-and-switch so you need to call them if you see a specific car that looks good, but you'll have at least an idea.
Hinoki D'Cheetahhinoki on November 16th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
As I'd said, I'd be willing to look at them with you if you wanted them gone over.

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