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post #26 of 134
you can always get a used mercedes slk 350 luv that car, and it's not too expensive either.
post #27 of 134
don't buy a mazda, or any "american" owned brand if you want a car that'll last.
post #28 of 134
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Originally Posted by MiztaMike
you can always get a used mercedes slk 350 luv that car, and it's not too expensive either.

Nice vehicle, but it's likely not what he or she is looking for.



post #29 of 134
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Originally Posted by strawberryshortcake
Quote:
Originally Posted by MiztaMike
you can always get a used mercedes slk 350 luv that car, and it's not too expensive either.

Nice vehicle, but it's likely not what he or she is looking for.



Only if I had the money.... Only if could control my crack addiction of
diesel jeans.
post #30 of 134
get a civic si! thats a sweet mother
post #31 of 134
out of the choices you've presented, i'd say go with the civic. but for maybe a few grand more, you can buy a used 2000-2002 bmw 3 series.
post #32 of 134
looks like all the asians are voting for the civic, we need some variety here. I also suggest the pontiac GTO. Oh yes, its a monster. 6.0 liter gas guzzler.
post #33 of 134
ok we're getting a little off track here...from Camry's/Honda's/Mazdas to Mercedes to Koenigsegg's

Mercedes SLK 350: price tag: $50,000 - $60,000

The above SLK mercedes is nice but I'd probably go with one and likely BOTH of the following vehicles, both of which are technically relatively affordable. But none of which are pratical daily drivers

Mercedes SLR Mclaren: price tag: $450,000 plus





Koenigsegg: price tag: $350,000 plus



post #34 of 134
Quote:
Originally Posted by strawberryshortcake
ok we're getting a little off track here...from Camry's/Honda's/Mazdas to Mercedes to Koenigsegg's

Mercedes SLK 350: price tag: $50,000 - $60,000

The above SLK mercedes is nice but I'd probably go with one and likely BOTH of the following vehicles, both of which are technically relatively affordable. But none of which are pratical daily drivers

Mercedes SLR Mclaren: price tag: $450,000 plus


drool....




Koenigsegg: price tag: $350,000 plus



post #35 of 134
Based not on experience, but word of mouth,
Foreign vehicles (and I use the term lightly now a days) Toyotas and
your Hondas are known for reliability and will stick around for years to come
even after ten to fifteen years post purchase while...

American branded vehicles, again thru word of mouth (i.e. forums
and mechanics) are definitely not as reliable.

But, this does not mean for a selected number produced that vice versa can't be true.
post #36 of 134
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pinchy
what's your budget?
I suppose under $20,000 since I'll probably will only be driving this car for a year or so, and then the car will go to my brother when I go to college.

Quote:
The fact that this is your first car, have you considered getting a used car instead (unless this is a gift)...
Yea it is sort of a gift. My parents don't want me to drive a used car for some reason.

I'm also looking into the Civic hybrid...originally wanted the Prius, but there's a waiting list and they just increased the price b/c of high demand. If money weren't an issue I'd get the new Lexus GS300 model or Lexus coupe, which I don't even think they make anymore.
post #37 of 134
that koenig is really nice
post #38 of 134
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by strawberryshortcake
Quote:
Originally Posted by MiztaMike
you can always get a used mercedes slk 350 luv that car, and it's not too expensive either.

Nice vehicle, but it's likely not what he or she is looking for.



ha I wish!! Definitely not for my first car though, esp if I crashed it...my parents would KILL me.
post #39 of 134
Quote:
Originally Posted by vintagelace
Quote:
Originally Posted by pinchy
what's your budget?
I suppose under $20,000 since I'll probably will only be driving this car for a year or so, and then the car will go to my brother when I go to college.

Quote:
The fact that this is your first car, have you considered getting a used car instead (unless this is a gift)...
Yea it is sort of a gift. My parents don't want me to drive a used car for some reason.

I'm also looking into the Civic hybrid...originally wanted the Prius, but there's a waiting list and they just increased the price b/c of high demand. If money weren't an issue I'd get the new Lexus GS300 model or Lexus coupe, which I don't even think they make anymore.
buy the civic si. 19,900+500 dest. + tax.

it's without a doubt the best choice.

why buy just an okay american car when you can buy a monster of a japanese car that'll last through the ages?
post #40 of 134
Quote:
Originally Posted by pinchy
Quote:
Originally Posted by vintagelace
Quote:
Originally Posted by pinchy
what's your budget?
I suppose under $20,000 since I'll probably will only be driving this car for a year or so, and then the car will go to my brother when I go to college.

Quote:
The fact that this is your first car, have you considered getting a used car instead (unless this is a gift)...
Yea it is sort of a gift. My parents don't want me to drive a used car for some reason.

I'm also looking into the Civic hybrid...originally wanted the Prius, but there's a waiting list and they just increased the price b/c of high demand. If money weren't an issue I'd get the new Lexus GS300 model or Lexus coupe, which I don't even think they make anymore.
buy the civic si. 19,900+500 dest. + tax.

it's without a doubt the best choice.

why buy just an okay american car when you can buy a monster of a japanese car that'll last through the ages?
This is if she knows how to drive stick or willing to learn it.
post #41 of 134
everyone should learn how to drive stick at some point. if not for pleasure, in case of an emergency or something. once you learn stick, you'll never go back!
post #42 of 134
Quote:
Originally Posted by pinchy
Quote:
Originally Posted by vintagelace
Quote:
Originally Posted by pinchy
what's your budget?
I suppose under $20,000 since I'll probably will only be driving this car for a year or so, and then the car will go to my brother when I go to college.

Quote:
The fact that this is your first car, have you considered getting a used car instead (unless this is a gift)...
Yea it is sort of a gift. My parents don't want me to drive a used car for some reason.

I'm also looking into the Civic hybrid...originally wanted the Prius, but there's a waiting list and they just increased the price b/c of high demand. If money weren't an issue I'd get the new Lexus GS300 model or Lexus coupe, which I don't even think they make anymore.
buy the civic si. 19,900+500 dest. + tax.

it's without a doubt the best choice.


why buy just an okay american car when you can buy a monster of a japanese car that'll last through the ages?

The Civic SI is not a bad specimen. I doubt you can acquire the
vehicle at less than $20,000. The best you can probably do at minimum
$24,500 plus or minus including all applicable
charges and fees. Don't forget to also factor in insurance and gas, and etc,
which may bring the price tag to a strong $27,000 plus or minus.

Carsdirect.com (based on my zip code)
http://www.carsdirect.com/build/opti...estore= false

Yahooauto.com
http://autos.yahoo.com/newcars/model...mo delId=4737
post #43 of 134
Quote:
Originally Posted by vintagelace
Quote:
Originally Posted by pinchy
what's your budget?
I suppose under $20,000 since I'll probably will only be driving this car for a year or so, and then the car will go to my brother when I go to college.

Quote:
The fact that this is your first car, have you considered getting a used car instead (unless this is a gift)...
Yea it is sort of a gift. My parents don't want me to drive a used car for some reason.

I'm also looking into the Civic hybrid...originally wanted the Prius, but there's a waiting list and they just increased the price b/c of high demand. If money weren't an issue I'd get the new Lexus GS300 model or Lexus coupe, which I don't even think they make anymore.
vintagelace,
I understand that this will be your first car (but you also mentioned that
after a year or so, your brother will take over)...so my question is...
Have you consulted with your (younger?) brother?
post #44 of 134
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by strawberryshortcake
Quote:
Originally Posted by vintagelace
Quote:
Originally Posted by pinchy
what's your budget?
I suppose under $20,000 since I'll probably will only be driving this car for a year or so, and then the car will go to my brother when I go to college.

Quote:
The fact that this is your first car, have you considered getting a used car instead (unless this is a gift)...
Yea it is sort of a gift. My parents don't want me to drive a used car for some reason.

I'm also looking into the Civic hybrid...originally wanted the Prius, but there's a waiting list and they just increased the price b/c of high demand. If money weren't an issue I'd get the new Lexus GS300 model or Lexus coupe, which I don't even think they make anymore.
vintagelace,
I understand that this will be your first car (but you also mentioned that
after a year or so, your brother will take over)...so my question is...
Have you consulted with your (younger?) brother?
Yea, but this car will be partly a bday present, so my brother doesn't have much of a choice! Though he's begging me to not choose a certain color or a specific kind of wheels. But he's already saving money for a Mustang, which I highly doubt my parents will approve of anyway. I don't know, we'll see...I might even take this car to college if I'm still in the southern CA area, and of course if the college lets freshman bring cars.
post #45 of 134
Quote:
Originally Posted by vintagelace
Quote:
Originally Posted by strawberryshortcake
Quote:
Originally Posted by vintagelace
Quote:
Originally Posted by pinchy
what's your budget?
I suppose under $20,000 since I'll probably will only be driving this car for a year or so, and then the car will go to my brother when I go to college.

Quote:
The fact that this is your first car, have you considered getting a used car instead (unless this is a gift)...
Yea it is sort of a gift. My parents don't want me to drive a used car for some reason.

I'm also looking into the Civic hybrid...originally wanted the Prius, but there's a waiting list and they just increased the price b/c of high demand. If money weren't an issue I'd get the new Lexus GS300 model or Lexus coupe, which I don't even think they make anymore.
vintagelace,
I understand that this will be your first car (but you also mentioned that
after a year or so, your brother will take over)...so my question is...
Have you consulted with your (younger?) brother?
Yea, but this car will be partly a bday present, so my brother doesn't have much of a choice! Though he's begging me to not choose a certain color or a specific kind of wheels. But he's already saving money for a Mustang, which I highly doubt my parents will approve of anyway. I don't know, we'll see...I might even take this car to college if I'm still in the southern CA area, and of course if the college lets freshman bring cars.
Insurance is another issue you may consider at your age. I think the SI or any other sport coup is out of the question with this consideration
post #46 of 134
you know.. i suggestd a civic si earlier.. but insurance would kill.

go witha mini cooper. great deals from 16k~20k
post #47 of 134
VW Passat is a pretty nice car
post #48 of 134
Quote:
Originally Posted by vintagelace
Quote:
Originally Posted by strawberryshortcake
Quote:
Originally Posted by vintagelace
Quote:
Originally Posted by pinchy
what's your budget?
I suppose under $20,000 since I'll probably will only be driving this car for a year or so, and then the car will go to my brother when I go to college.

Quote:
The fact that this is your first car, have you considered getting a used car instead (unless this is a gift)...
Yea it is sort of a gift. My parents don't want me to drive a used car for some reason.

I'm also looking into the Civic hybrid...originally wanted the Prius, but there's a waiting list and they just increased the price b/c of high demand. If money weren't an issue I'd get the new Lexus GS300 model or Lexus coupe, which I don't even think they make anymore.
vintagelace,
I understand that this will be your first car (but you also mentioned that
after a year or so, your brother will take over)...so my question is...
Have you consulted with your (younger?) brother?
Yea, but this car will be partly a bday present, so my brother doesn't have much of a choice! Though he's begging me to not choose a certain color or a specific kind of wheels. But he's already saving money for a Mustang, which I highly doubt my parents will approve of anyway. I don't know, we'll see...I might even take this car to college if I'm still in the southern CA area, and of course if the college lets freshman bring cars.





Totally slipped my mind--it's a birthday present. Happy early (or late wishes if I'm off).

Then there's definitely no need to consult him. Better yet "consult the
vehicle"...meaning test drive one if possible. Never quite heard that one
before, "colleges not letting freshman bring cars."-- interesting.

It's your birthday present, by all means make the final decision based
on your preference.
You might also want to rank your preference in
order (e.g. looks, speed, reliability, gas mileage, etc).
post #49 of 134
Quote:
Originally Posted by joeoonguy
looks like all the asians are voting for the civic, .
hahaha, i like the subtle implying of the stereotype. Anyways, i own a toyota solara, LOVE MY CAR!, great handling, mileage...i have a 2000. But, the newer models are a little super expensive..like ($30000) <---- well, i've seen some running for that much.
But anyways, get a MINI!! I don't know much about them but my bf wants one :P .
Well, commenting on joeoonguy's comment, i DID use to want a civic! hehehe, and i AM asian! So whoop-dee-do. Yeah, agreeing with those prior comments..But hey, if you're on a budget, get what suits your needs first because you'll have plenty of oppertunities in the future to get that dream baby . Well, good luck.
post #50 of 134
my dad sells cars at assael bmw/mini in monrovia. guess you or anyone else could pm me if you have an inquiry [sp?]
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