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post #91 of 108
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Originally Posted by username79 View Post
How poor are fuckers in this thread that they are jealous of a 16 year old getting a new Civic?

post #92 of 108
I have a hard time understanding how a 16-year-old can afford a new car, what with payments, gas, registration, the ridiculous insurance rates for teenaged drivers, tickets, etc.

I guess nursing an ailing beater through high school and college parking and impromptu 2am parking lot fuck-around sessions is sort of a rite of passage that many people think all young men should go through.
post #93 of 108
Eh...it is no different from when someone shows up on MC and says "I want a black suit for an interview...definitely black...now what should I buy?"

there is nothing wrong with guiding that person to a better option even though they specifically said something else. They say Black! (new car), you say Charcoal (certified pre-owned) and explain why it might be a better option.

Truthfully it is...for most people, buying a new car off the lot is just not worth it with all of the CPO programs out there. You buy a new car off the lot if you plan to drive it to the ground (maybe) and if you are willing to pay a premium to drive the latest and greatest.
post #94 of 108
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Originally Posted by Augusto86 View Post
I have a hard time understanding how a 16-year-old can afford a new car, what with payments, gas, registration, the ridiculous insurance rates for teenaged drivers, tickets, etc.

I guess nursing an ailing beater through high school and college parking and impromptu 2am parking lot fuck-around sessions is sort of a rite of passage that many people think all young men should go through.

I completely agree, but the guy isn't in a position where he can pick up an old 80's Tercel and drive that sucker into the ground. (Still remember my parents' Tercel; it lasted for 13 years, and my grandfather's Tercel lasted even longer, with its clearcoat silver paint still shiny.)

Has anyone mentioned the Kia Forte yet? I know Korean cars = lol for some people but the Forte seems to be getting good reviews, and Kia's build quality has vastly improved (and they're also owned by Hyundai now, aren't they?)
post #95 of 108
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Originally Posted by ratboycom View Post
Rav 4 is entry level, Highlander is Mid, 4Runner is Upper Mid, and LandCruiser is the Higher end when it comes to Toyota.

actually
rav = entry
highlander/4runner = mid
sequoia = upper mid
landcruiser = higher
post #96 of 108
Shit, forgot about the Sequoia. Those fuckers are heavy and long. I always felt uncomfortable being under them when they were on my lift because they would sag backwards. Forgot about the FJ too.
post #97 of 108
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Originally Posted by kmwrestle View Post
actually rav = entry highlander/4runner = mid sequoia = upper mid landcruiser = higher
they are designed for entirely different purposes too. rav4, highlander, sequoia are not off road worthy. 4runner/GX, fj, landcruiser/LX are off road capable.
post #98 of 108
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Originally Posted by ratboycom View Post
Forgot about the FJ too.
The FJ looks like a very capable off road vehicle but it has a Hummer-like aggressiveness to it that I don't like.
post #99 of 108
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Originally Posted by ratboycom View Post
Shit, forgot about the Sequoia. Those fuckers are heavy and long. I always felt uncomfortable being under them when they were on my lift because they would sag backwards.

Forgot about the FJ too.

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The FJ looks like a very capable off road vehicle but it has a Hummer-like aggressiveness to it that I don't like.

I test drove the new Sequoia, the FJ, and the Tundra (I really examined all options). The FJ seemed very capable off-road, but lacked much of the tech and ammenities available even in the 4 runner. Unless you got the supercharger, I thought the engine was a little lacking and also you cannot get AWD in an automatic.

The new Sequoia is just a Tundra SUV. Both are capable, ride like you would expect, and depreciate like a mutha, so off the leasing list (the Tundra, optioned out the way I wanted, had 1k in depreciation alone per month!).

After this leasing cycle, I just might get an FJ and buy the darn thing. I want a third vehicle but my wife keeps fighting it. It would be nice to have an extra something I can toss crap into and not worry about the interior too much.
post #100 of 108
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Originally Posted by Augusto86 View Post
I guess nursing an ailing beater through high school and college parking and impromptu 2am parking lot fuck-around sessions is sort of a rite of passage that many people think all young men should go through.

Yeah I kind of agree. But not everyone wants that experience.

My first car was a piece of shit triumph spitfire. Bought it and got in an drove across the country witnin a month with $200 in my pocket. Fun times.
post #101 of 108
Dude I used to drive one for a little while. Just used it as an ice cream getter. It was a green convertible. Pretty interesting car.
post #102 of 108
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
50K for a well equipped GL450? Wow, did I get screwed. And "mid-level" = MBs flagship SUV? Man, even if you say you're not Big Time, you sure think it!

And if you're good with a 16 year old telling us we all buy "used shit," that's your business.

Nice SUV but I thought Mercedes' flagship (and to me the coolest) SUV was the G-Class.



It's the only Mercedes that won't have reliability problems, or at least that's what it seems. You also get to look like a dictator from a third-world country.
post #103 of 108

Cannot begin to tell you how distasteful all this entry level, mid level, high level shit is. I bought a house a while back, my first. The agent refered to it as a starter home. Fuck him; it's a house. Why don't you show-offs PM yourselves about your Porches and let this kid get some decent help about a first car, which, kid, should be a Ford Ranger, new or used, (they've looked about the same for the past 15 years), load it up with fish and sell door-to-door and for getting laid under the stars put a mattress in back, the smells will be similar.

post #104 of 108
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Originally Posted by Egdon Heath View Post

Cannot begin to tell you how distasteful all this entry level, mid level, high level shit is. I bought a house a while back, my first. The agent refered to it as a starter home. Fuck him; it's a house. Why don't you show-offs PM yourselves about your Porches and let this kid get some decent help about a first car, which, kid, should be a Ford Ranger, new or used, (they've looked about the same for the past 15 years), load it up with fish and sell door-to-door and for getting laid under the stars put a mattress in back, the smells will be similar.


I don't know why, but I really like this post.
post #105 of 108
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Originally Posted by BoilerRoom View Post
I don't know why, but I really like this post.

I don't know of anyone who shows off their porch.
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