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post #46 of 78
My answer to every automotive question is the Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT.
post #47 of 78
Pre loved VW Golf, Mazda 3, Honda Civic, Toyota Corrolla (boring as hell but tougher than a cockroach)
post #48 of 78
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And I get decent (not great) mileage on it, 26-29 mpg.

That's decent? There are large SUV's with better fuel economy. I also don't understand Prius, since there are many non-hybrid cars with similar mileage. Isn't diesel available in the US or what's the deal?
post #49 of 78
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That's decent? There are large SUV's with better fuel economy.
Not in America.
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I also don't understand Prius, since there are many non-hybrid cars with similar mileage.
Prius is the only hybrid car with a unique body style, so it way outsells other hybrids because of the halo effect (you're a better person, saving the planet, etc). You can't make a statement driving a Honda hybrid with the same body style as a normal car.
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Isn't diesel available in the US or what's the deal?
Barely. VW used to make a diesel Jetta, MB sells E-class diesel.
post #50 of 78
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That's decent? There are large SUV's with better fuel economy. I also don't understand Prius, since there are many non-hybrid cars with similar mileage. Isn't diesel available in the US or what's the deal?

That sounds quite high to me. I get about 17.
post #51 of 78
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Okay, I lied, it's probably more like $20k.

New budget in consideration, suggestions?

I've been browsing AutoTrader and found some rad BMW 3 series between $12-18k and only a few years old.
post #52 of 78
You should get a bike
You can ride it if you like
post #53 of 78
+1 on the Honda Fit. But make sure to get the standard.
post #54 of 78
Forget small a fuel efficient, get one of these (this is America, damn it!)



In all seriousness have you thought about the Scion tC? I know they have a fan-boy racer image, but my assistant has one and I like it a lot. The fit & finish is nice, it looks slick, and it gets great gas mileage. Just don't try to put any creature larger than a beagle in the back seat.

post #55 of 78
Alternatively one of these:

and this is a video a friend shot last weekend of it on the road:

http://www.ferrarilife.com/download_...fe.com-F50.wmv
or try:
http://www.ferrarilife.com/forums/sh...8196#post68196
link is in the 1st post in the thread.

You might need to be logged in to view/download.
LL
post #56 of 78
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Okay, I lied, it's probably more like $20k.

New budget in consideration, suggestions?

I've been browsing AutoTrader and found some rad BMW 3 series between $12-18k and only a few years old.

I don't think the 3-series is super fuel efficient, but the older ones are nice (I think the E30 was the pinnacle personally, and you can get one for $5K).

At 20k, you could get a new Mazda 3 which is a nice compact. I always buy used cause it makes no sense to buy new anymore. Mini Coopers are nice, but heavy and lack grunt. A used Honda S2000 or a newer Miata would be nice if you don't need more than 2 seats. The new Nissan Cube looks pretty functional. Used Volvos have a lot of hipster cred.

It really depends on your needs, your personality, etc.
post #57 of 78
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I don't think the 3-series is super fuel efficient, but the older ones are nice (I think the E30 was the pinnacle personally, and you can get one for $5K).

At 20k, you could get a new Mazda 3 which is a nice compact. I always buy used cause it makes no sense to buy new anymore. Mini Coopers are nice, but heavy and lack grunt. A used Honda S2000 or a newer Miata would be nice if you don't need more than 2 seats. The new Nissan Cube looks pretty functional. Used Volvos have a lot of hipster cred.

It really depends on your needs, your personality, etc.

For $25-30k you can get a Ferrari 308 GTS. Zero depreciation and you might even make a few $$ when you sell.
post #58 of 78
For $30,000 you can get a Mercedes Pagoda.
post #59 of 78
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For $30,000 you can get a Mercedes Pagoda.

Yes but they are not exactly fun to drive. Automatic and underpowered.
post #60 of 78
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Yes but they are not exactly fun to drive. Automatic and underpowered.
They are not Ferraris, but driven at high speeds, they can be rather fun with that swing axle suspension and large amounts of chrome; some did have manual transmissions.
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