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Recommend a car for me.

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by The Wayfarer, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. raphael

    raphael Senior Member

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    Save up another $10k or get a loan. You can get a pretty hot car (used) for $20k. At $10k you're better off buying used American from the 70s for style.
     


  2. Fashion Savant

    Fashion Savant Well-Known Member

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    Gasoline is going to get outragous, so think about mileage. In general, euro cars are more expensive to maintian (parts tend to cost more for them). I love my acura rsx type-s. Currently, it has over a 100k miles and still drives like a dream. A great commuter car.
     


  3. dusty

    dusty Distinguished Member

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    Get a loan of a couple k, get a recent Civic.
     


  4. Gus

    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I ran into a Porsche owner the other day who said his mint, 1998 Boxster with 78K miles is only worth $9K. There are older Porsches out there with low miles for a low price. Otherwise, I like the suggestion of a Mini.
     


  5. farfisa23

    farfisa23 Distinguished Member

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    Save your money and get a new Honda Fit instead of a used Civic. The Civics tend to hold their value well. A new Fit (or a Nissan Versa or Toyota Yaris or Scion xD) are better value propositions than a used Civic.

    Also, a 10K European car will cost WAY, WAY more in the long run in repairs and service.
     


  6. The Wayfarer

    The Wayfarer Senior Member

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    Are you the Wayfarer from AAAC?

    I'm afraid I don't even know what that is, so no.
     


  7. The Wayfarer

    The Wayfarer Senior Member

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    Fuck it, I'll just buy a Vespa and spend the remaining $8k on hookers and coke.
     


  8. mylesmyles

    mylesmyles Senior Member

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    good luck finding a vespa for $2K - even used ones trade in the $3k+ category, at least in NY they do.
     


  9. Huntsman

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    I'm afraid I don't even know what that is, so no.
    I didn't think so; regardless, that's the better outcome. On topic point -- perhaps a used little Pontiac convertible or a Miata? The Saturn convertible is really nice but probably too pricey on the secondary market. ~ Huntsman
     


  10. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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  11. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    10k got me a 1 year old Ford Taurus with 21k miles on it.
    And I get decent (not great) mileage on it, 26-29 mpg.
     


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    Despos Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    CommercialDoc Senior Member

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    I know some people who have good results buying used from the rental car companies.

    Check out:

    http://www.enterprisecarsales.com/ca...edCarFinder.do

    and search under 10k.

    The list for my zip code included a VW Beetle, Hyundai Sonata, PT Cruiser, Taurus, Grand Am and Neon.
     


  14. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    Whatever gives you the most MPG.
     


  15. johnapril

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    Save your money and get a new Honda Fit instead of a used Civic. The Civics tend to hold their value well. A new Fit (or a Nissan Versa or Toyota Yaris or Scion xD) are better value propositions than a used Civic.

    Also, a 10K European car will cost WAY, WAY more in the long run in repairs and service.


    That's what I did.
     


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