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Recommend a car for me.

post #1 of 78
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I'm in the market to buy a new car, have about $20k to play with, but not auto savvy in the least. I want something that is modern in design, urbane, small and fuel efficient. Nissan 350z and BMW Z4 are both hot but beyond my budget.
post #2 of 78
assuming you are a man, you need to become auto savvy, even if you're gay.
post #3 of 78
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Originally Posted by matadorpoeta View Post
assuming you are a man, you need to become auto savvy, even if you're gay.

I am a man, yes. A straight one at that.
post #4 of 78
Used Mini Cooper?
post #5 of 78
used prius
post #6 of 78
Toyota MR2 or MR2 Spyder?
post #7 of 78
Audi TT. But I'm biased
post #8 of 78
Honda Element
Volkswagen Golf
Lexus IS300

I would stay away from any BMW, Audi or Benz for $10k... it's going to be pretty rough or pretty old.
post #9 of 78
Used Civic
post #10 of 78
dtmt- I agree with the IS300, but it would be tough to get one for 10k without some crazy mileage on it. Although, I guess they're getting older so prices are going down.

I'd also check out the Acura TSX as a possible option.

Both of those are definite options for myself, though I'm personally leaning toward an IS300 w/ manual transmission at the moment. They're the perfect car, except for their greed at the gas pump relative to their size.
post #11 of 78
wayfarer, i read your first post as asking for advice on a new car, as in a 2008 model.

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Used Civic

+1. the o.p. asked for something "modern in design, urbane, small and fuel efficient." this is exactly what the civic is designed to be. the is300 is not fuel efficient.

also look into a toyota echo. they are extremely dependable (timing chain instead of timing belt, tune-ups every 100k miles) and the gas mileage is about as good as it gets without being a hybrid.
post #12 of 78
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wayfarer, i read your first post as asking for advice on a new car, as in a 2008 model. .

I meant "new to me." Pardon the error on my part for phrasing it poorly. Haha
post #13 of 78
Are you the Wayfarer from AAAC?
post #14 of 78
VW Golf or Mini Cooper, don't do Civics, they're bad for your image. A Civic these days is a car for juvenile delinquents.
post #15 of 78
You are asking for quite a bit with a 10k price tag! Used Corolla? Saturn? They have some less ugly models these days. I think the previously mentioned Echo might be a good choice too. Also as mentioned, a used Civic?
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