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Old 11-11-2014, 08:03 PM   #1
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Default Your best first car?

Yep, it's that time of my life.

I'm actually planning on buying the car before I've passed as my instructor said they could teach me in my own car so I'm ready to use it straight after passing which sounds great. But the question is... what do I buy? There are dozens of cars marked as a "great first car" but they all have pretty massive cons from cramped space, lack of ability to take passengers, poor safety ratings or shoddy handling.

Help!
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:47 AM   #2
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IDK...maybe a Jetta?
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Old 11-12-2014, 06:29 PM   #3
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Right now I've ticked off more than I've drawn as potential candidates.
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Old 11-13-2014, 09:04 AM   #4
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Ya can't go wrong with a Japanese motor.....a civic maybe?
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Old 11-13-2014, 09:44 AM   #5
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do not get a ford focus




this car is the biggest piece of s*** I have ever owned!! Something always wrong with it couldn't get 500 dollar if I tried to sell it today.
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:03 AM   #6
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do not get a ford focus

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this car is the biggest piece of s*** I have ever owned!! Something always wrong with it couldn't get 500 dollar if I tried to sell it today.
And it's ugly as hell

I like the new model...
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My partner actually has a Focus and she really likes it and to be honest I find it a nicer car to drive than my Mazda.
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Old 11-13-2014, 06:49 PM   #7
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Civics, Focus' etc are way out of my price range. I only have around two grand to spend on a used car since I'll be spending about the same, if not more than that on the insurance on top of it.
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Old 11-13-2014, 06:51 PM   #8
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Buy American, maybe try a Chevy. My first car was an old, beat-up Volkswagen Beetle, but I loved it because it was mine.
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Civics, Focus' etc are way out of my price range. I only have around two grand to spend on a used car since I'll be spending about the same, if not more than that on the insurance on top of it.
They're not out of your price range.....you could pick a Merc or Audi up for two grand but they wouldn't be up to that much but I hear what your saying.

What about a Fiesta?something like that.
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Buy American, maybe try a Chevy. My first car was an old, beat-up Volkswagen Beetle, but I loved it because it was mine.
He has corners to go round ya know.
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Old 11-13-2014, 06:55 PM   #11
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My dad let me drive his 95 Chevy when I was 16 for 2 years in high school. Great memories in that car. After that, I bought an Acura RSX Type-S. LOVED IT!

Been driving an Acura since and I don't picture myself driving anything else

As for the Lumina, it's been passed down to my uncle and it's still rollin!

You can get a new very reliable car easily under $15k! You just have to time the sales. I'd stay away from used.
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Old 11-13-2014, 07:07 PM   #12
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They're not out of your price range.....you could pick a Merc or Audi up for two grand but they wouldn't be up to that much but I hear what your saying.

What about a Fiesta?something like that.
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My dad let me drive his 95 Chevy when I was 16 for 2 years in high school. Great memories in that car. After that, I bought an Acura RSX Type-S. LOVED IT!

Been driving an Acura since and I don't picture myself driving anything else

As for the Lumina, it's been passed down to my uncle and it's still rollin!

You can get a new very reliable car easily under $15k! You just have to time the sales. I'd stay away from used.
The weird dichotomy I have is that to afford the car I need to buy used (and old) but used and old + first time driver = EXPENSIVE insurance so it almost entirely defeats the point.

I can't afford a new one for the sake of lowering the insurance but what I can do is get a newer car and find one with high enough mileage that it isn't worth very much despite its youth. But then of course if I'm buying a car with really high mileage it's more likely to crap out in the first ten minutes and then with the cost of repairs it's once again going to make any savings redundant.

But like I say, I can't just go "yolo" and slam down eight grand on a brand new Toyota Aygo. I don't have eight grand, especially not if I'm still gonna be paying two grand for insurance and god knows how much for fuel, tax etc

I'm starting to find this whole business infuriating and am seriously questioning whether I am financially ready to take on this responsibility and on my current salary if I'll ever be.
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Old 11-13-2014, 07:15 PM   #13
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Motoring is costly Pizzamorg as you know,first time insurance is scary,tax on an old car won't be cheap and of course petrol ain't either.

Get someone who knows their way around a car to go with you if you can when looking,if you just about know the difference from the bonnet to the boot then you want someone who can spot a banger.

Old cars do develop problems but hopefully everything works out for you,I don't want to put you off,just saying how it is.

If you do go ahead you will love having that extra freedom.
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Old 11-15-2014, 06:57 AM   #14
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Thumbs up Best Car of mine ..

My best car was Chevrolet Impala 67 this was my father;s favorite too ..
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Old 11-16-2014, 04:08 PM   #15
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Look what I bought today!

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