Hello Scotty, I am a 18 year old chap looking to buy a first car for myself but I am thinking of…

Henry Edwards

Hello Scotty, I am a 18 year old chap looking to buy a first car for myself but I am thinking of buying a very cheap one with a few minor problems, as I would like to have some experience of fixing it myself, since I fancy of becoming a motor vehicle mechanic quite like you. Now I found three cars I am really interested in, the first being a 1992 volvo 240 with 259k miles for 3.4k usd, it had four previous owners but looks to be in decent shape on the outside but I am not sure for the inside, as the current owner has not provided inside pictures for reasons unbeknownst to me. The second is a 1990 volvo 740 for 1.7k usd with 190k miles, the amount of owners it had is unknown though. It has a broken passenger side indicator and needs a bit of cleaning. The last one is a 1986 mercedes 190E with 87k miles for 800 usd but needs a fuel pump. Looks to be in good shape on the outside but inside pictures were not provided. This is also the car I am really interested in as it is only 800 usd and I have heard that 190E's are reliable but I do know that the 2.6 L equivalent is prone to head gasket problems. What do you think Mr. Kilmer?

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optimisticguy
optimisticguy

The best car used to purchase is a Toyota Corolla

Scotty Kilmer
Scotty Kilmer

Editor

old volvos can be decent cars, but 200 k plus miles, don't pay that much.

Techsus
Techsus

Your logic is horridly upside-down. Wonky idea to buy "cheap" car w/ "no problems. In your dreams! All three are Endless Money Pits, esp. as old as these are and high mileage. Start watching a Scotty video every day-- that's your new diet, and get in the swing of things. Get a Toyota Corolla of whatever year you can afford-- but NOT CVT transmission. Get a manual transmission. Learn to DIY work on it, change your own oil & other fluids. Don't buy any of those rolling piles of JUNK lest it turn you off driving forever. Get w/ the program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWr7V173p5U