I know $3k isnt much of a budget, but I want to find the best car that I can for the money.
MUST BE A RELIABLE DAILY DRIVER with a decent interior - NO Junk.
Yeah, that's about it. I know a car for $3k or less is going to need some TLC, but basically it needs to run and drive well. Smooth on the highway, no really major rattles, things of that nature.
Also busted and nasty interiors are no good. Something that might need some cleaning is fine, but it has to all be there and not hacked up.
Cosmetically I am open to whatever is out there...I will look at everything and try to decide what is best for me. Serious rust and damage is never good, though.
I really shy away from convertibles, but hatchbacks and notchbacks are very acceptable.
Like most people, I REALLY prefer a 5-speed car, but I would be open to the right AOD.
Please have working heat and all A/C equipment in place. I love my A/C.
Not looking for ragged out beaters, just a stock 5.0 Mustang that I can drive daily without issue or major annoyance and tinker with as I go.
CAR MUST HAVE A VALID NJ INSPECTION STICKER OR BE ABLE TO PASS NJ INSPECTION WITH LITTLE TO NO WORK!
I know my way around a car and tool box, but I am not in a position to be spending money and doing all kinds of work just to get the thing through inspection.
Let me know what you have! Anyone who has a PayPal account is also a bonus, it will help me out.
I am in northern NJ, but will travel 100-150 miles for the right car. Supply plenty of pics and details, though!!