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I need some help from the collectors/buyers/connoisseurs for a moment.

A friend has relocated to Montgomery, Alabama, to continue working as an ER nurse + continue his education and obtain his M.D. While living around STL he had a Jeep Grand Cherokee, which he kept immaculate but doesn't require 4WD that far south.

Given that he's only been there for about a week, he's having problems finding decent dealerships. I've already dissuaded him from picking up a "loaded" 2006 C230 being offered at around $26k.

He'd like to stay below $30k if possible, getting a sedan, not a sports car (I asked). He'd like it to be as loaded as possible, favoring Navi for sure. As new as you can stay at that price range, but most important is that the car is clean. And not an ML or a C-class.

Please feel free to respond however you like with cars you feel are candidates. Doesn't have to be in Alabama, but should be in the south/southeast.

Thanks in advance!
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Gawd, he has a ton of choices. under 30 leaves the door ajar.
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I heard that there is a good 1986 560SEL that the owner in B'ham, Alabama, has said that she wants to sell, but it might be dripping with sarcasm.

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Here is a car well cared for, Biofueled (cheap for the partier) can be like totaly loaded (depends on the imagination and maybe how much they had of whatever before) as a moron (not a fucking Mormon) I'll be glad to sell it Cheeeap!
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Why does he want to spend that much? At that point in his life I would think $12k and under. Why lose the Jeep? The tiny cost of extra gas to push the 4wd system is peanuts next to the cost of a new ride. Must just want something new.

Crown Vic, used, P71, low miles. Stop asking.
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Crown Vic, used, P71, low miles. Stop asking.
Al right, yes, but please, no "Dog Units" (K9) or "Vomit Comets" (street patrol units that carrried prisoners, drunks)
because those ones STINK, especially when the temperatures outside get hot, or even warm.

Best of all, are the SAP units ("Street Appearance package") in regular colors other than white, VERY desirable and rare, (priced accordingly) usually
issued to dectectives, Captains, brass, top administrators, and so on.

If you can find them, also White House Protective Unit, FBI and US Marshall cars are good SAP units too..

They are beconing even rarer, now, as Ford hates to paint these anything other than white, to keep costs down.


Another great choice is a one year old rental return, Grand Marquis or Crown Vic, often with just 20k or so, balance of factory warranty, for about $15,000 or so, if you shop around.

Crown Vics are only fleet issue now, so if you want a base Grand Marquis GS, well, you can pick one up for just $18,000 if you shop around carefully.
that is a smoking bargain, as MSRP for these are about $25k to $32K, new asking prices.

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Don't forget about a used crown vic sport.
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Don't forget about a used crown vic sport.
Yeah the LX Sport Vics are nice, but then, so are those 300 hp Mercury Marauders, but neither one are going to be the bargains like the other ones talked about are .

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