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    Whining noise

    There are dozens of things that could be whining. Since it's affected by turning, I'd say to start by checking that nothing is out of order with your front tires. If that doesn't seem to be an issue, check under the hood while idling. If it's any kind of belt you should be able to hear it then. I can't really say anything else without knowing more. If you really want it fixed you can throw it at the dealership and let them sort it out for a ridiculous sum of money. Could even be your AC, whining is a very general term. Spray water on it - Joe
  2. It all depends on how comfortable you need to be, and what mileage you need to make. As a rule of physics, it's kind of impossible to have a big heavy luxury car that makes a handful of power and gets good gas mileage. It's just not possible with the amount of efficiency coming out of those decade-old engines. You may want a Mustang, though I doubt that will be a luxury ride. A Civic will give you economy and a decent amount of fun, but again, not luxury. A truck will get you everything, including an empty wallet at the pump. Maybe you could buy an old and proper luxury vehicle, and then just take the piss on repairs all the time. It's hard to get it all, man. Just spend a while in the market and buy whatever is both sound and exciting. Eventually, a good deal will pop up. Best of luck - Joe
  3. For $1000 it is hard to beat a running car. I don't know what the market is like in your country, but if the Celica checks off all your needs, then it's a good choice. They aren't the most reliable Toyota, but you can probably keep it running if you're willing to occasionally get a bit dirty. The thing looks seriously clean for a grand. I'd say go for it if you dig it. - Joe
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    Help me buy a car :D

    Hey man, I hate to be a downer, but there's basically zero chance of this getting funded. Anyone with ten grand laying around to give away is too frugal to do so, and the chances of getting a bunch of people to donate are extremely minimal. I'm 16 as well, so I'm not talking down or anything, but honestly, at 16 you can get a job and start saving. You don't need a $10,000 ride to get to work and back. Buy a beater. It's your first car and I'm going to guess that it won't stay stock for too long, that's just what happens. Take it from someone who has done some stupid shit, the first time is always wrong. If you have a cheap car your wallet will be less sore when you mess it up. It's a bit too ambitious to think that anyone is just going to give you a free car... Trust me, dude, I know where you're coming from. A few months back I was drooling all over an '08 Acura TL type s, which probably would've cost me ten grand after all the detailing and freshening was done. I looked at the thing for a solid month before someone else bought it. Now I shop for cars that cost (way) less than half of what you're aiming for. Bottom line, if you need to crowdfund to afford something, then you can't afford it and you need to shoot for something more attainable. Some cheap cars that will last as long as you can stand to drive them (and fix them...): Asian imports. Very reliable with average repair costs. (Just be careful because everyone knows these are great, so they're in slightly higher demand) Older domestic trucks. Easy as heck to work on, dirt cheap, parts for pennies. (These are slightly less popular, depending on where you live, and a decent example can be had for south of 2 grand) Anything you can get your hands on. It drives. (Probably going to the scrap yard once that head gasket or transmission finally goes out, not worth the cost to repair) If it comes down to it, carpool until you can pay for what you want yourself. The point of crowdfunding is that the donators actually do get something for their money. When they donate to some kid with an illness, they get the feeling that they've made a huge difference for someone. The car may be a huge difference to you, but that sense of charity isn't worth as much to the people who crowdfund, and so they won't spend... Hope you don't get a lemon - Joe
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    Reliability of 70's/80's Fords?

    I also found a 2 door Maverick from 1977. Is this more or less of a hassle to maintain than the Ranchero? Thanks -Joe
  6. I'm in the market for my first car, so reliability and ease of maintenance are my two big deciding factors. I'm looking at a 1977 F-150 short bed, a 1979 T-bird, a 1983 T-bird, and a 1978 Ranchero. So, first off, are there notable things I should regarding these four Fords? For example, I know that the 88 T-bird Turbo coupe had a bit of an issue with the head gasket failing. Second, if these four cars are all poor choices, what should I be looking for, and why? Any other input is greatly appreciated as well. Thanks. - Joe