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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 04-24-2014, 06:00 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for a New car, What do you recommend?

well i'm in the market for a new car to buy new or used, say about $10,000 or under... private seller or dealer is fine... needs to be a clean title xD

so what are some car people would recommend? post some pictures of the car you are recommending. would love to see whats out there that i missed.

coupes but 4 door is fine too
sporty look is a plus
gas saver is a plus - please no electric cars or hybrids xD i would love to live to be 102 xD

station wagons - to old school for me
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I've been a Honda girl for a few decades now. Currently driving a Honda Ridgeline pickup (which is bigger inside the cab than most SUVs, and I adore despite the really low gas mileage compared to sedans).

If I ever do replace it, it will likely be with an Accord hybrid. Love the looks, good performance, super gas mileage, incredibly reliable, hold resale value like few other cars.

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i love VW.


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I have two Hyundais at the moment. Both 2008's and about 340,000 miles between them. Yes, we drive a LOT. I finally had to replace something other than normal wear and tear parts and replaced a caliper on one last week. I've probably driven a few million miles in my lifetime and these two cars were a prayer answered as I put my kids through college. The last thing I needed was a pair of lemons. One of my daughters just leased a new Elantra and loves it. It's a really neat car. Hyundai touts the 100K mile power train warranty, but the bumper-to-bumper is 5 years / 60K miles. I'll probably be buying at least one new Hyundai early next year.


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post #5 of 45 (permalink) Old 04-24-2014, 02:42 PM
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I'd look into a Honda Accord coupe you should be able to find a fairly newer one for that price. Sporty-"er" look, good resale value, and good on gas. My 4 door gets on average around 29mpg and I don't drive like one should to conserve gas. Tires for Hondas seem to be more expensive tho.
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I love my subaru and my mazda. What are you looking for performance wise?
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post #7 of 45 (permalink) Old 04-24-2014, 03:20 PM
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VW Golf Tdi. All the energy savings of a hybrid, good looks, fun to drive!
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post #8 of 45 (permalink) Old 04-24-2014, 03:25 PM
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Whatever you buy dont buy a chevy spark...lord that car......worst car ive ever owned I actually moved to a Ford...been pretty impressed with the focus. I literally got a brand new 20k car for 14.5 by the time I was done.

If its used make sure you have it inspected by someone you trust.

As for Hyundai I drove an accent for a week and felt like I was in a death trap. Its very cheaply made. Maybe their higher up models are better.

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post #9 of 45 (permalink) Old 04-24-2014, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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well the cars i am looking toward was the infinity g35/37 or a luxus is250/350 (not a gas save by any means -.-) and/or acura TL 2006+ more into these type of cars. was also looking at a lancer rally 2008+ also and they go for really cheap... under 60k miles clean title for like $14k or a salvage title for like $6-8k (which i try to stay away from)

reason i ask is i'm trying to rebuild my credit and need to have a car finance and a salvage title wont do that... i say under $10,000 is cause thats what i have on hand to spend but my plan's are to find a car with tax and papers done out the door for $10k or less... and finance for 3 years at $3,000 and the remaining amount owe is the down payment... if that makes any sense.. this way i would have my butt covered if anything does happen down the road say i loss my job then i still know i can pay the car off
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I love my Audi TT quattro coupe. It's all wheel drive so I have no issues with bad weather, sporty, and very unique. Mine has the 3.2 L V6 and gets 27-28 mpg on the highway. Being the coupe, it has plenty of cargo space and you can lay down the back seats for larger items.
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i second everyone who says VW. i have a 02 jetta wagon right now and in the process of getting a 89 cabrio. i wouldn't drive anything else.
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post #12 of 45 (permalink) Old 04-24-2014, 04:59 PM
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If buying used, which I recommend, you can use
to check on the history and a few other site to get the price/value of such cars. It'll give you some bargaining power.

Buying used is better for your pocketbook and the environment. A new car is useless value wise after it's driven off the lot unless it's a classic car or beautifully designed.
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post #13 of 45 (permalink) Old 04-24-2014, 05:18 PM
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I own a repair shop and work on cars for a living. I can tell you right now to stay away from anything made by the Germans or the Swiss. Go with Asian cars such as in order- Toyota, Hyundai, or Honda. Trust me on this.
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post #14 of 45 (permalink) Old 04-24-2014, 05:36 PM
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10K puts you into a used car. New is no go at the budget. I've had like 12 cars in the past decade and put myself through school working at auto shops. If you want a solid trouble free car that is cheap to own and operate (maintenance/repair) look for civics or corollas.

I highly doubt you will find a near lux car like a Lexus/Acura/Infinity for $10K that isn't trouble. Stay AWAY from German cars! Without a warranty and high mileage you are looking at $$$$ in repairs and maintenance.

Here's the thing, you might be able to buy the car but can you afford to own/maintain it? Not trying to insult you just consider the other things before jumping into something. Case in point, the Porsche Boxster market is soft right now. You could buy a 2000 Boxster S for $10K, but do you really want to pay $200 per oil change and $2000 in tires and brakes every year plus repair whatever breaks? Just food for thought.
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I've been roll'n a Chevy Cruze Eco the last couple years. Its a 4cyl ya but the turbo helps get it out of it's own way when necessary and being a 6 speed manual keeps it fun enough for commuting. It continues to surprise me on how well it handles snow here in MI. In the summer I can push low 40's MPG between my commute which is less than half highway and my job which has me driving short distances between buildings much of the day. Those that are on the highway more and do less short trips claim upwards of high 40's to 50's MPG but I haven't seen that.

My wife drives what was MY Jeep JK 4door, and my other ride is a 1500cc

I don't know about your area but around the used vehicle market prices are pretty up there...
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