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Postby bceagles04 » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:12 pm

Well...I get my lisence in under 2 weeks...

I had thought that I would have no car, but my Grandparents have generously offered to give me $20,000 towards a car!!! 8-o

I was floored...my grandparents are very wealthy and they love to make people happy...but I couldnt believe it.

Of course my parents didnt want me to accept, but they eventually caved.

So my question is this... with 20k, what is the best used/new car I could buy.

I am looking for either sedan or coupe...i would like it to be stylish, speedy, and sexy...the triple S.

I have been thinking of Mazda3, Scion tC, Honda Civic, Pontiac G6...something along those lines. Those are all new...if I went used I could step it up a bit.

So, I am looking for experienced car users to help out with this wonderful choice I have to make!

And could we keep it serious (aka i do not want "get the boob mobile"....asc)

Thanks

edit: I am not a spoiled teen who gets a new BMW from daddy. If my grapndparents hadnt offered...I would not have a car.
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Postby Red Stripe » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:13 pm

How much is a Pontiac Solstice? I heard those are pretty cheap for how sporty and classy they are.
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Postby bceagles04 » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:15 pm

Red Stripe wrote:How much is a Pontiac Solstice? I heard those are pretty cheap for how sporty and classy they are.


oh ya...i LOVED those.

They are a shade over $20k...I coud pay the difference if it came to that

http://www.pontiac.com/solstice/gallery.jsp#


But im not sure if they are practical for HS
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Postby RugbyD » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:23 pm

you get a decent used car for 10-15k and invest the rest
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:25 pm

bceagles04 wrote:
But im not sure if they are practical for HS


not practical for high school? thats perfect for high school. in high school i had a chevy cavalier with the passenger side door stuck shut. i would have killed for something like the solstice, or really anything with power windows and a functioning heater.

i dont know that i would call a honda civic sexy....or speedy....or stylish. but it is a good car. practical for high school.
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Postby Phatferd » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:26 pm

bceagles04 wrote:
Red Stripe wrote:How much is a Pontiac Solstice? I heard those are pretty cheap for how sporty and classy they are.


oh ya...i LOVED those.

They are a shade over $20k...I coud pay the difference if it came to that

http://www.pontiac.com/solstice/gallery.jsp#


But im not sure if they are practical for HS


No offense, but no 20k car is practical for HS. A practical HS car is a POS that runs.

I know you said you like the coupe or sedan style of cars, but I'd look into a Tacoma, Frontier or a Ranger.
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Postby Trot Nixon » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:26 pm

I would seriously buy a used car if I were you, no offense but people who just get their license don't know how to drive and are bound to ding their car up somewher along the line.

Buy a used car and invest the rest so when you feel you a new car in college or after college, you can get a nice one.

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Postby bceagles04 » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:28 pm

Well this is what i was asking as well...

If I went used...what would you suggest? What kind of cars hold their value well?

And Im not sure if I can keep the change...I dont think they are just handing me the money, it is mroe of "we'll pay for your car"
You know what I mean?

But ya...what would you suggest used?
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:31 pm

bceagles04 wrote:Well this is what i was asking as well...

If I went used...what would you suggest? What kind of cars hold their value well?

And Im not sure if I can keep the change...I dont think they are just handing me the money, it is mroe of "we'll pay for your car"
You know what I mean?

But ya...what would you suggest used?


toyotas and hondas hold value well and are generally durable cars.
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:31 pm

dude 20 grand...geez!! WIll they give me 20 grand I love to be happy too ;-D
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