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Motors Buying my first car

Discussion in 'General' started by Gretzky, 18 Aug 2003.

  1. Gretzky

    Gretzky New Member

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    Hey guys, its time for me to get my first car and I saved up about 13 thousand dollars. I thought about these following cars

    1998-2000 Nissan Maxima SE
    2000 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8t
    2000 Volkswagen GTI 1.8t
    1997-1998 Audi A4 1.8t

    I want a car that is reliable and doesnt cost a arm and a leg when it comes to repair. Since I am a college student. Also I want a car that can compete with my friends cars since they always wanna race when at a stop light, they have 1995 Nissan Maximas.
     
  2. penski

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    One of the last three...Choice is up to you.

    *n
     
  3. DeLorean5000

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    the first one is your best bet, other three break down alot and cost two arms and legs to fix:eyebrow:
     
  4. penski

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    Break down a lot?

    ^_~

    *n
     
  5. Atomic

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    Gotta be really... very nice cars!
     
  6. :: kna ::

    :: kna :: POCOYO! Moderator

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    Volkswagens break down a lot? :eyebrow:
     
  7. penski

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    VWs are solid as anything and have relatively cheap parts.

    In the UK eurocarparts are your best bet but I dunno how it is in the US.

    *n

    [Edit: Try and find a VW Vento VR6...Very nice]
     
  8. NuTech

    NuTech Well-Known Member

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    Defiantly. I would love to buy one now, but the insurance would cost more money than I'm willing to spend.
     
  9. ndtinker

    ndtinker Car Washoholic

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    If I had saved up $13k, I'd find a nice something for no more than $8,000 and save the rest for gas/oil changes/etc. and drive that till you're out of college or until the wheels fall off :p then look for another. Don't blow it all up front.

    Maybe thats just me.
     
  10. DeLorean5000

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    yeah man, just get something CHEAP incase you wreck or anyhing bye bye car, and hello expensive insurence:grr:
     
  11. Froggy

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    in the USA the audis and VWs are more expencive to repair. why not invest in a camaro or a firebird? 13 grand can get you a recent model and they do great in races


    YAY! post #200
     
  12. |V| 4 L k i 3 R

    |V| 4 L k i 3 R Member

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    Get turbo eclipse 95-97 for that kind of cash add a few bolt-ons and watch your friends in your rearview mirror :rock:
     
  13. Pflumingo

    Pflumingo givem the bird.

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    You live in NYC? Looking for a car that you can park I imagine... which is kinda hard in the firebird or the camaro (Plus they suck)... Get a nice Jeep Cherokee (not a grand) with the chip and the super-charger, should be able to do that for JUST less than 13 Gs, your friends won't know what the hell hit them when the boxy-mobile blows them away, Plus, winters get much easier. If you're stuck in the sporty little ricers tho, get the audi... It costs a bit more to repair, but the traction and stability are hard to beat, plus you'll get a bit better reliability...
     
  14. Dad

    Dad You talkin to me?

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    If I were a kid again, was buying my 1st car and had 13g's to blow, I would definetely go for a Jeep Wrangler. Especially since we're in NY. You get less snow than where I am, but you'll still get hammered now and again... Besides, Wrangler's are chick magnets ;)
     
  15. DeLorean5000

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    yep if i had a choice it would be the jeep, pretty reliable and some what cheap.

    dont get any pos fire bird or camaro... they suck:nono: ;)
     
  16. Froggy

    Froggy New Member

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    firebirds and camaros are awsome. dont judge a car you dont know anything about. jeep wrangler is good but remember that it is the easyist car to steal. all you need to do is unzip the windows. Jeep. the poor man's Hummer. lol j/k :lol:
     
  17. Dad

    Dad You talkin to me?

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    But all you need to do to steal any car is bust out the windows! ;) Personally, I wouldn't own a Firebird or Camaro unless it was pre-1971. That's just me though. When I was a teenager (way back in the 80's), kids who owned "hot" cars owned either a Firebird or a Camaro - mostly the kids who had wealthy parents... Ever since then I've been biased against them.
     
  18. Froggy

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    yea i understand what your saying. im in the market for my first car and there is a 95% chance im getting a firebird. i am looking for one made from 98-02 with navy blue paint and a V8 engine. i cant find one anywhere (nearby) yet.
     
  19. Dad

    Dad You talkin to me?

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    I still think you're nuts to get a car like that because of winter. I've driven a Z-28 in the dead of winter and thought I was going to die! They have NO traction what-so-ever! Plus being so low to the ground, you won't be able to drive it through anything. Your choice though ;) I still say a Wrangler is your best bet. Plus, you can get a snow plow for it and make money when it snows! :lol: :brrr:

    If you are dead set on getting a Firebird, make damn sure that you get REAL good snow tires for it. It's legal in NY to run studded snows, so you may want to consider that too.
     
  20. Froggy

    Froggy New Member

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    late model firebirds have traction control. i took one for a spin (it was almost as great as a 10.0 ghz Intel cpu) in the rain to try it out and it handles great with the TC and ABS. i will probably get 2 sets of wheels for it, my summer drag radials and then my winter snow tires. hmm maby a lift kit.....
     
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