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Used Van? [Feb. 7th, 2008|09:48 am]
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[roachmckrackin]
Can anyone recommend some good places to look for a used van? Preferably a Chevy Express 2500, 2000 or newer, for under $4k? Also acceptable would be a minibus, so if anyone knows where to get surplus/discount busses, I'd like to know that too!

What dealerships have you had good experiences with? Bad ones?

Thanks much!
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[User Picture]From: thetathx1138
2008-02-07 02:51 pm (UTC)
[Insert snark about serial killers and/or crappy bands here]

Anyway, I've heard good things about Herb Chambers from guys who know their vans. That does come with the caveat that they're a little pricey as used cars go, however.
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[User Picture]From: roachmckrackin
2008-02-07 02:54 pm (UTC)
Funny you should mention it, I'm a serial killer in a band! What a coincidence :)

Anyway, thanks, I'll check em out
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[User Picture]From: thetathx1138
2008-02-07 03:09 pm (UTC)
So you play either black metal or polka music.
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From: shirt_seeker
2008-02-07 04:09 pm (UTC)
Great! Now I have the Ernie Boch Jr. song stuck in my head...AGAIN!
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[User Picture]From: sparkgrrl658
2008-02-07 05:06 pm (UTC)
GREAT ME TOO

damn massachusetts commercials >:|
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[User Picture]From: roachmckrackin
2008-02-07 03:58 pm (UTC)
Not really, I actually got that price from looking around alot on craigslist and the want ads, etc.
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[User Picture]From: thetathx1138
2008-02-07 03:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I wanted to know about your sexual preferences.
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[User Picture]From: roachmckrackin
2008-02-07 04:19 pm (UTC)
Nice, I'll have to try that
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[User Picture]From: lustfulgustav
2008-02-07 04:26 pm (UTC)
I've got red cars, I've got green cars, I've got enough cars to choke a camel! Tell you what, friends: if nobody comes down and buys a car from me in the next hour, I'm gonna club this baby seal! That's right, I'm gonna club this seal to make a better deal! And you know I'd do it, too... cause I'm crazy!
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[User Picture]From: 0bsessions
2008-02-07 04:33 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: thetathx1138
2008-02-09 05:48 pm (UTC)
Today, we're going to teach poodles how to fly!
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[User Picture]From: mistresserin
2008-02-07 06:33 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: sexyblueduck
2008-02-07 07:24 pm (UTC)
don't go through any boch dealer. we've been getting nothing but the run around for our issues with our 06 caravan thats still completely under warranty.
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[User Picture]From: pahsons
2008-02-07 10:47 pm (UTC)
Next time don't by Chrysler.
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[User Picture]From: sexyblueduck
2008-02-07 11:03 pm (UTC)
meh. i've had no problems with my 03 srt-4. its luck of the draw with any car.
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[User Picture]From: pahsons
2008-02-07 11:09 pm (UTC)
You should read consumer reports, as it shows the histories on all makes. Dodge has never had lasting quality.

The SRT-4 has a hand built motor, it's everything around it that's cheap. If Dodge spent the time on quality control and design, instead of Hemis and retro cars, they would have the best cars. The minivans have all those great features, yet it seems that Chrysler could give a damn if they drive out of the parking lot
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[User Picture]From: sexyblueduck
2008-02-07 11:18 pm (UTC)
Dodge has always been associated with performance, not longevity. You want a car that lasts forever without you having to take care of it, you can get a Corolla.

I'll never try and defend that Chrysler builds solid cars, I just know that the know how to do performance right, and thats the only part that matters to me. As far as the 4-cyl turbo market goes, they built a car that can stand up to any Evo or STi from a roll, and you can buy it for half the price.

As far as my comment, I was just letting him know that Boch is a circle jerk and he should steer clear.
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[User Picture]From: pahsons
2008-02-08 12:04 am (UTC)
Evo and Sti? It really handles that well? I know that the motor in that is insane, done right, and beats a lot of small block V8s, which the market I thought it was aimed at.

I've never heard anything good about any Boch dealer. I wish you luck. You do know don't have to go back to the dealer you purchased it from, you can go to any Chrysler dealer and have work done.
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[User Picture]From: pahsons
2008-02-07 10:47 pm (UTC)
You don't want a Chevy, you want a Ford. An Econoline is the way to go. My proof? U-Hual, a renter of abused vehicles, figured out a while ago that the Chevy vans could not take the abuse, while the Fords could. All 3/4 ton.

Several places in Abington, on rte 123, are just trucks and vans. I don't recall the names. Everetts auto parts (Junkyard) had several vans, ambulances, and buses for sale last night when I drove by there.
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[User Picture]From: pahsons
2008-02-07 11:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, I think you want this to move band stuff, get a used contractor van, with the window bars and cage.
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[User Picture]From: roachmckrackin
2008-02-07 11:26 pm (UTC)
Way ahead of you on that one :)
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[User Picture]From: roachmckrackin
2008-02-07 11:26 pm (UTC)
Really? This has been a debate for a while. You do make a good case, I'll have to mull that one over
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[User Picture]From: pahsons
2008-02-08 12:12 am (UTC)
I own a 95 E250, bought it off auction (Uncle is a dealer) for $2100. Delivery truck, probably beaten on by kids doing their routes. I had a bad ground, the one huge fault on the Fords. U-Haul has been retrofitting the older F-series with a new ground cables for several years now (I work at a repair facility).

The Chevy pickup based box trucks fall apart in front of us. They are much faster, more hot rod than the Fords
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