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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Matts96HB, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. Matts96HB

    Matts96HB . Moderator VIP

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    I thought I'd post this in the lounge, since I couldn't figure out where else would suit it.

    I think it's time for me to step out of heavily modding cars for a while. I am a full time college student and I'm thinking it's time for a change. So I'm considering selling my cars (accord and civic) and getting something new. I DO NOT want a car payment. I want to focus all of my effort both mental and financial on school.

    I'm unsure of what to look into though, I can't seem to find anything that really fits my requirements.

    - AWD or FWD
    - Must get decent gas mileage, comparable to my Accord which gets 18-20 city and 25ish highway
    - Comfort is a MUST (not set on leather or anything, but I'd like some space
    - Can be new or used, I don't care as long as it isn't beat to hell
    - Four doors is a must
    - Id like to stay away from anything that's going to be super expensive to maintain and insure

    So, any ideas Hondaswap? Keep in mind that this will basically cost what I will get out of my Civic, and maybe a little more on top of that after Summer.
     
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    92stoccord Big Member VIP

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    CCCO eh?
     
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    Matts96HB . Moderator VIP

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    Matts96HB . Moderator VIP

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    Haha, I didn't even realize what I was looking at.

    I've considered an Audi. But the only thing that I'm unsure about is the maintenance on them. Are they fairly easy to work on?
     
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    92stoccord Big Member VIP

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    Uhhhh... lol, I'm not sure about that. I never actually worked on the one my buddy had, but it ran great, was quick as hell, and had a hell of a take off because of the AWD, and braking power out the ass (it was a 90(not the year, the model)). It was comfortable ass hell, and pretty roomy. Leather seats, wood trim, was just a nice car all around, I'd really like to get my hands on one.
     
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    Nissan Maxima
     
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    volvo s80 t6, they are super nice but may be a little out of your price range, def. worth looking into, my brother is a volvo certified mechanic and he has a 99 s80 that is really nice
     
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    D16Civic Matt

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    How much are you expecting to get out of your Civic? That's gonna have a bearing on how much car you can afford without having to make a payment.

    I think any decent Audi or Volvo would be out of the question. Maybe an older Maxima. I personally always liked the SVT Contour, but they're all riced out and beat to hell in this area.
     
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    Going to have to go with Maxima. I love the things. Quick, comfortable, and reliable. Shoot for a 2002 or 2003 with the lsd 6 speed, and 260hp. I have the last year of the 4th gen (99'), which I feel is the best built of all the years.
     
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    How much are you looking to spend? E36 M3's have been really coming down in price lately. They are awesome cars. For the price there is no better "drivers car". A friend of mine has one and I've never seen any car take such a beating and hold up. Yes I know you said fwd or awd only, however, with a good set of snow tires and the factory lsd, I know first hand that they are beasts in the snow.
     
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    D16Civic Matt

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    Are E36's getting that cheap? lol
     
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    evo..awd..has power,has room,and shouldnt be too much..or a subaru
     
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    Have fun paying insurance on any "boy racer" car.
     
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    Thinking about it. I think I could handle doing the basics on one of them too (brakes, oil changes, etc)
    I had a Volvo wagon with 230k on it. It put up with my abuse so I know that they are reliable, but for my price range I'm not sure what I could get into.
    Not too sure what I'd get out of my Civic. I'm gonna make a rough estimate and say 6500-7 at the very most.
    That sounds really appealing. What're they going for?
    Hmm...
    6500-7k is probably what I'll be looking to spend. Unless I can get more out of my Civic.
    I'm worried more about the insurance on the M3..
    Meh, the initial cost is out of my price range (10k+) and the insurance is outrageous on both for a 19yr old
    Exactly. I'm looking to get out of that league. I'm willing to sacrifice speed and performance for a little reliability and comfort.

    I think I left out a budget.. 6500-7k which is what I think ill get out of my Civic
     
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    insurance on my m3 was basically the same as my truck (both full coverage). but, i'm also old :(

    you can get a nice bmw for 6500 bucks. late 90's 3 series
    audis in your price range are probably best avoided (probably need t-belts, etc that are pricey)
    maxima is a good choice
    altima too.
    vr6 passat or something?
     
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    A BMW would be awesome. I think thats pretty close to top of my list, that and a Maxima.

    Passat is a possibility. Though I don't know if I'd be able to maintain one or not...
     
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    Hmmm, how about you sell one car, make the other car into a good reliable daily driver and work on school, when you're done with school go buy something nice.
     
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    Audi all the way....1.8T. AWD,, great gas milage, nice interior, and if you decide later you want to mod, its easy, get an APR Stage 1+ for some added power or turbo swap for even more power...
     
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    Sell the accord, keep the civic, and be a college kid with money in the bank. Nothing wrong with that!! Buy a nice car after school is over.
     
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