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    What car would you like to most have that you have a realistic chance of getting? Meaning don't include Ferraris, Porches, Vipers, ect... unless you could actually afford such cars (only cars that are in you're financial range).

    I've been looking at buying a car lately, and I've seen some nice cars (along with a lot of crappy ones too lol). My price range is anywhere from around 2k-4k, so I'm looking at cars from years of 92-98. I think the newer (95 and on) Dodge Intrepids look pretty cool, but they're a little bit too big. Honda Accords, also. look nice and are very reliable. My friend has an Infiniti GT, which I think is such a bad ass car, but he plans on trading it in so he can get a 2003 Honda Accord.

    So what kind of car would you like to be able to get, or if you truly like your car what kind is it?

    EDIT: On a side note, I look at used cars pretty much everynight now, and it has become quite entertaining. I love the cars with the tight rims. Like this one and this one

    EDIT #2: haha go figure there's already a thread on cars, but I think this thread is a little bit different.
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    First, for me, a car is a contrivance that gets me from where I am to where I want to be. I don't want the car to be any source of trouble, simply transport. As a result, I don't care what car I drive.

    Second, I browsed the car sales sites you linked. It struck me that cars in the US are almost free!
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    As a result, I don't care what car I drive.
    Right now I'm not too picky, but if I was able to be flexible on my choice of a car then I would definitely pick something that I thought looked good on top of running well. As I'm sure you would do the same, right?

    It struck me that cars in the US are almost free!
    Those cars I linked are older cars, so of course the price is low on them. What price would those cars run in other countries?

    Also, I should mention that my friend's car is an Infiniti G20 not an Infiniti GT considering that there is no Infiniti GT.


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    >>>
    1998 CHEVROLET CAVALIER - at, 4 dr, am fm cass, pw, pdl, $3700, 602-980-3443,
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    That is not an old car.

    >>> $3700

    That is almost free. I couldn't hazzard a guess as to what such a car, of that age would cost here.

    I don't think we have that type of car here, the only models under Chevrolet are Alero, Blazer, Corvette and Trans Sport.

    >>> What price would those cars run in other countries?

    A 6/94 Civic DX 3d 5g standard, good condition, with no extras shows as 46900 kroner, using 6.9 kroner to a dollar, (wow, isn't the dollar weak right now - I normally reckon on 1$ = 8 Kroner!), gives $6800. To that you would have to add the cost of the extras which are also expensive here.

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    I don't like em, but you can pickup a cheap civic and they get decent gas milage....hmm lets see theres

    mitsubishi 3000GT
    Honda Civic
    Mazda RX7 - good luck finding one, if its being sold its broke :P
    Ford Escort....

    etc, www.autobytel.com

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    I wouldn't recommend an RX7 unless you have the money to maintain it. Honda Civics are reliable, Honda Accords are nice and comfortable.

    If you are looking for something reliable and comfortable, I would recommend a Toyota or Honda.

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    >>> a Toyota

    We have a Toyota Corolla. Quite old. Starts first time everytime, but within a minute it is firing on only 2-3 cylinders. This continues until the lousy automatic choke realises it is flooding the engine and backs out - can take up to 10 minutes. The other problem I have with it is the direction indicators stop working in cold weather if you turn the heater on.
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    Haha. My car is a car NOT! Tis a truck.
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    Here's the car I just bought 2 months ago... mine's a 2000...

    http://auto.consumerguide.com/auto/u...8991990001.htm
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    We don't have Oldsmobile at all here. Does Oldsmobile = Chevrolet = General Motors? I noticed we do have a Chevrolet Alero here. and used to have an Opel Cavalier. Opel = GM.
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    Yes... Oldsmobile is a GM product... and unfortunately, there are talks of cutting the entire Oldsmobile line... GM has so many different products and some are just not the most profitable for them, so they're cutting one or two. I'm not sure whether they decided to cut Oldsmobile or Pontiac.
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    >>I wouldn't recommend an RX7 unless you have the money to maintain it.

    Being a RX7 owner i would love to hear your reasons why on this. The RX7 is one of the most, if not the most, reliable and long lasting cars you could own. My '87 has tons of race mods, including NOS, and the odom shows 165,745 miles. It starts when i turn the key, runs like a dream, and never complains. My family as a whole has owned many RX7's, and any webforum based on RX7 will tell you that they are in fact almost entirely self maintained.

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    Hmmz, well being a Honda guy myself, if you decide to go the Honda route I would reccomend an Accord over a Civic. I currently have a 2001 Accord Coupe LX 4 Cyl. It's a nice car. Compare the Accords of this year to the Civic's of this year and OMG! Even around the same price region (~$17,000 new) the differences between the car is crazy. While I had my car at the dealership for maintenance they gave me a rental civic. Yuck is all I have to say. Just yuck.

    So, if I were you I'd try to go Accord. Unless you prefer the Civic's styling of course . I sold my '87 Accord hatchback LX-i (top of the line, with 200,000 miles) for about $2,600 with rims, header/catback exaust, and Sony Mobile ES CD deck. That was nearly 2 years ago and I still see it on the road today. So, it probaly has near 230,000 miles on it. You could pick up a 90-93 EX for in your price range. Above that year you'll probably be looking at LX or DX models, or high mileage cars, etc... My car is now worth about $11,000.
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    Being a RX7 owner i would love to hear your reasons why on this. The RX7 is one of the most, if not the most, reliable and long lasting cars you could own. My '87 has tons of race mods, including NOS, and the odom shows 165,745 miles. It starts when i turn the key, runs like a dream, and never complains. My family as a whole has owned many RX7's, and any webforum based on RX7 will tell you that they are in fact almost entirely self maintained.
    I guess you are one of the lucky ones. Yes, I know the RX-7 could be very reliable, but there is also the problems with the Rotary engine. I have heard, and seen, too may RX-7s have problems with the turbo and the rotary engine. My friends have invested a lot of money to alleviate some of the problems. Yes, they do start and drive hard, but quite a few out there tend to have problems with the turbo and engine that need to be addressed. They can be very reliable, and are a very nice car to have, but as I've said, money to maintain these cars (maybe get new aftermarket parts to replace some stock parts) is needed.

    Hmmz, well being a Honda guy myself, if you decide to go the Honda route I would reccomend an Accord over a Civic. I currently have a 2001 Accord Coupe LX 4 Cyl. It's a nice car. Compare the Accords of this year to the Civic's of this year and OMG! Even around the same price region (~$17,000 new) the differences between the car is crazy. While I had my car at the dealership for maintenance they gave me a rental civic. Yuck is all I have to say. Just yuck.
    I agree with this, being an Accord owner myself (2000 SE). I recommend getting an accord, but if you are a car enthusiast, getting an Accord, and most Hondas for that matter, to become a pleasure to drive, takes time and money.

    But for your budget, you'll most likely be looking at 3rd gen (90 - 93) or 4th gen (94 - 97). Both cars are reliable, haven't heard of too many problems with either generation.

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    http://www.audiusa.com/model_home/0,...200301,00.html

    I would love to get an A4, but I could probably never manage getting one...

    Oh, wait a minute....!

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