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post #1 of 48 Old 09-13-2009, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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"new" car recommendations

So I am looking to pick up a used car, something under 50k miles, and under 17k I tend to get one or two ideas in my head and over lock all the other possibilities.

Right now I have been thinking about maybe an rx-8, scion tc, or jetta tdi. My ex has a scion and it is a decent looking car gets average MPG and does not drive to bad.

while I feel like the Rx-8 is a better looking car considerably better handling and slightly faster. It lacks in fuel economy.

And then the Jetta, not sure that one requires any explanation. they look nice are very comfortable to drive.... and I have always been interested in diesels for what ever reason hehe

at the moment the Rx-8 is probably what I am most interested in but I'm open to suggestions, and interested in hearing any feed back on any of the already mentioned cars.
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my 2 cents is a car is transportation go cheep and spend the extra $ on the bike!
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Mitsubishi evolutions are pretty sweet, and can definetly be had for that price or under, they're roomy and are pretty earn quick

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those all suck, where's your head at? The tc is cheap and uncomfortable, the rotary motor isn't reliable, and jettes are expensive to maintain and are no more reliable than the rx8 IMO.

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my 2 cents is a car is transportation go cheep and spend the extra $ on the bike!
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yea, i dont really have anything useful to add because i dont like any of those cars


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s2000... honda reliability,convertible,handles like a go cart..cant go wrong
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Bmw 3 series. I have a 2002 330ci and I can get about 452 miles to the tank (38 dollars) if I'm on the highway. Drives great, handles great. For 17k you can pick up a 2000+ M3. I know a lot of people will say that it's expensive to upkeep a bimmer, but just like anything else, if you take care of it, it will take care of you. The motors on the E46's are almost fool proof. If oil changed on time, and run good gas through then it will be fine.

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Can't go wrong with a 06+ civic si! Cheap and fun car to drive!!

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subaru legacy .... awesome car and it gets about 430+ mpg, with alittle maintenance, and an oil change... it will last forever

plus i paid $14,500..... for a 2008 legacy with 20k miles... but it came with a subaru 6 year 100,000 mile warranty for everything...free with purchase

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