I really love my mirage but it can't handle 1,000 lbs and climb 9% grades. I'm really abusing the mirage really bad with this courier work. It just can't handle the weight plus I need more space and power.
Avoid the domestics, you are in PA. Rusty brake lines, etc. I'd get an older Honda. Or a car from Arizona.
ya you want to make sure you get that good japan metal lol
have you considered a vw diesel, or possibly a pickup?
I should explain...I didn't mean the USA metal was bad, but take a look at Mitsubishi's coated brake lines. My F150 had rusty brake lines within about two years, and first one broke when the truck was about 10 years old. In contrast, my 1981 Colt (Mirage) has original coated lines. Never been replaced. That's a 35 year old car.
It's not just Ford, to be fair.