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Recommend a car for me.

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

  1. bkk

    bkk Senior member

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    I have no idea what the fuel efficiency is, but a Porsche 944 is cheap, small, and stylish.

    Stay away from the Yaris, tC, Corolla, anything Toyota/Scion, Fit, RSX, Versa, Miata, or Z3/Z4 if you want to appear to have any masculinity. I'm not saying those cars (sans the Z) aren't practical and reliable, just not the types of cars you show off to your friends.
     
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    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.

    Agree, the manuals with the larger 8 cylinder engines can be fairly sporting.
     
  3. The Wayfarer

    The Wayfarer Senior member

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    I have no idea what the fuel efficiency is, but a Porsche 944 is cheap, small, and stylish.

    Despite being so old, I sort of really like those. Thanks for the recommendation.
     
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    Agree, the manuals with the larger 8 cylinder engines can be fairly sporting.

    The V8s came in the '70s, in the W107 series. Very rare to find a stick 107 in the U.S.
     
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    For your budget get a diesel Golf with a 5 speed. You'll probably even be able to get a 1.9 TDI and still have money left over.

    You're looking at better economy than any of the hybrids, better performance in ALL respects, cheaper maintenance expenses (Oil and filter costs 1.5 times as much per change, but you change it half as often), and a car that can seat you, your 3 best friends, and your 4 "3 day duffel bags" for the road trip.
     
  6. gustre

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    get a volkswagen rabbit (golf) v (depends on where you live). i have a golf myself and im quite content with the car. good engineer work.
     
  7. bkk

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    From a performance standpoint, I think VW does great for the money. German engineering at a consumer price point. Although... VW isn't known for their reliability...

    If you can save up and wait 'till the '09 models come out, VW announced last week all maitenance is free for 3 years on those models.
     
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    Stay away from the Yaris, tC, Corolla, anything Toyota/Scion, Fit, RSX, Versa, Miata, or Z3/Z4 if you want to appear to have any masculinity. I'm not saying those cars (sans the Z) aren't practical and reliable, just not the types of cars you show off to your friends.

    This is pretty funny. How fucked is a society that produces people who buy cars to impress friends?
     
  10. Huntsman

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    This is pretty funny. How fucked is a society that produces people who buy cars to impress friends?
    Dunno. This is what cars should be about....I wrote it, didn't just steal it unattributed from the InterWebz
     
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    This is pretty funny. How fucked is a society that produces people who buy cars to impress friends?

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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?

    I wish I owned a car that got even 25mpg.
     
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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?

    For $25-30k you can get a Ferrari 308 GTS. Zero depreciation and you might even make a few $$ when you sell.

    Make sure you're good with a wrench if you buy a 308. Those cars are <$30k for a reason... they're maintenance nightmares.
     
  14. bkk

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    This is pretty funny. How fucked is a society that produces people who buy cars to impress friends?

    It was meant to be funny. I'll put a smiley at the end of my funny posts next time to follow netiquette. Or I'll change it to be literal: Those cars are ugly as hell and should not be viewed as stylish.
     
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    Dunno. This is what cars should be about....I wrote it, didn't just steal it unattributed from the InterWebz

    I was more concerned with the definition of friend, or the suggestion of a definition.
     
  16. johnapril

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    It was meant to be funny. I'll put a smiley at the end of my funny posts next time to follow netiquette. Or I'll change it to be literal: Those cars are ugly as hell and should not be viewed as stylish.

    Such considerations must be a burden.
     
  17. Huntsman

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    I was more concerned with the definition of friend, or the suggestion of a definition.
    I think the concept of 'friend' is probably lost for good; though these days the one word covers a spectrum its definition does not. Rather like love. I really don't know what I think of that. If a level of cognitive dissonance can still maintain a 'real friend' from a acquaintance, I should be ok with it, but I'm not really sure.... ~ Huntsman
     
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    that guy who is selling his Si, that sounds like a nice car.
     

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