Recommend me a car for 10-15k

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  1. rjacobs

    rjacobs New Member

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    I am trying to sell my STI to unload some debt and lower my monthly output of cash. I am going to buy a cheap car to beat the crap out of and basically keep until it dies. Preferably new in the 10k-15k range. I am not talking sticker price, I am talking about what you actually pay at the dealer, so I could probably go 18k to 20k on the sticker. My top picks now are a Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Nissan Sentra, maybe some kind of Scion(XB) or other Honda(Element). Give me some opinions on these and some suggestions on other cars.
     
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    how about a wrx?
     
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    i own a rex and i WOULD NOT buy a used one
     
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    get a civic :dunno:
     
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    GuiltySparc OT Supporter

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    selling an STi to pick up a new $20k-ish replacement? I think you are probably in for dissapointment.
     
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    does it have to be a new car?
     
  7. rjacobs

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    I would prefer new, but if used nothing older than maybe an 05 since loans are hard to get on anything to much older or the rate skyrockets. I am not worried about performance otherwise I wouldn't be selling the STI. Just have some other debts I need to pay off and the money I am spending on the STI can be better spent paying those off. Dont want a WRX, if I was just going to trade into a WRX, again, wouldnt sell the STI.
     
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    you have a rex? i didn't even know people were importing those instead of skylines, haha
    [​IMG]

    as for a new car... i'd get a honda fit sport, as long as you can find a 5sp. awesome on gas, and k20 swap is available :naughty:
     
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    Buy my Passat. It's clean and well-maintained. $10k.
     
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    I'd say look at the Honda Fit and Hyundai Accent SE (siriusly)

    Maybe a Mazda 3s Sport or Lancer GTS/Ralliart or Mini Cooper if you can swing it or go a year or two old.

    Oh you can definitely get an 05 Civic Si hatch for that, also.
     
  12. rjacobs

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    ok people are giving me suggestions, but why should I buy these cars you are suggesting.

    Oh and no to the lancer.
     
  13. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    You should buy my Passat because it's comfortable, it gets good gas mileage (450miles or two weeks of commuting per tank), and it's been maintained better than any nine year old car deserves.
     
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    don't get a vw, because they're a pain in the ass to maintain... i know, i have a few of them.

    i say get a fit because they're cheap, resale value will be awesome, great on gas, not horrible to look at, very roomy inside, not too slow (the 1.5L does better than you think), and if you do get the need for speed, throw a k20 in it and still get 30+ mpg.
     
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    '02/03 Maxima. Big interior, lots of torque, standard HIDs (GLE and SE), it will be the most car you can get for what you want to spend-and even low mileage ones are going for around $12k. Good luck finding a 6 speed though. I'd also look at the '03/04 V6 Accords. Decent acceleration, really nice interior, excellent resale and 30 mpg freeway at 75-80 mph. They will be closer to $15k though.
     
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    my rex > that :dunno:

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    the yellow one is a rex, the wagon is a wrx.

    subaru guys :mamoru:
     
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    You haven't really said what you are looking for, but all the ones I listed are practical and reliable and fuel efficient and also fun to drive.

    Might I suggest you research them and drive a few and determine what you like?
     
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    captain obvious here :slap:
     
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    civic? accord? reliable, good mpg, and im sure its also cheaper on insurance compared to the sti
     
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    well you keep calling your wagon a rex... i thought you were confused.

    i'd rather have the rex anyway. h4's sound like shit.
     
  22. rjacobs

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    Im leaning towards a honda, probably a civic, but I kinda like the Element, but not sure about the pricing on it. I also like the Toyota Camry, but even a base model is around 20k. I guess I need to look at a Honda Fit. I think I could get an Element base model for pretty close to 15, maybe 17k.
     
  23. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    I love my Scion xB... Afordable, fun to drive, and I dig the looks (1st gen, not 2nd).

    I also think it would rock to have a Fitt w/a turbo K20 in it though. Might have to pick one up after payments on the xB are done.
     
  24. Fucker

    Fucker out of the fast lane, bitches

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    i recommend you raise your standards and buy a mazdaspeed 3

    scions are cheap fucking garbage
     
  25. huntz0r

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    :rofl: at people talking about a K20 swap in a Fit like it's an afternoon project.
     

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