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10celica10
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10celica10 Sep 27, 7:01pm - #285650 
2000 Silver Toyota Celica GT
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My parents are looking for a new/used car for under 27,000 help!

Hey guys and gals, i need a few ideas for a pretty good car or suv for my parents to buy. My dads been looking at shit cars like Kia and Hyundai at around 23k. My mom asked me to find some nice cars for around 23-27 so shes not stuck with a car with a nice warrenty and not luxury at all. Shes looking for something like BMW mercedes or Lexus even toyota or mazada. Give me some ideas!

I was thinking something like
http://autotrader.com/findacar/images.jt...sort_type=year&

Is that a good deal?

Any ideas would be great, they have to be a 4 door also. thanks!
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slidr Sep 27, 7:10pm - #285651 

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If they have that much money to spend, then tell them to definately get a brand new car.

A G35 Sedan would probably be to pricey huh? Don't know how much they go for, but I can imagine them being over 27k.

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MothTRD Sep 27, 7:16pm - #285652 

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BMW M3 if you can grin If not I would get the STI. Just try not to get a Honda car puke
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VSGTS14 Sep 27, 7:17pm - #285653 

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Toyota Camry

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ragingpaseo Sep 27, 8:10pm - #285654 
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yeah, camry, avalon, mazima, mazada 6, GS300, older TL, ES300, or older RL. they're all pretty reliable...
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jonnyess Sep 27, 8:11pm - #285655 

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Autotrader.com, cars.com, carsdirect.com are the most extensive databases, and you can filter on vehicle color, highest acceptable mileage and price, or on specific keywords (like GTS, leather, or 'human-hair-roof' for example rofl)

In that price range, they should be able to find a wide selection of used Camrys, Solaras, etc.

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oas Sep 27, 8:18pm - #285656 
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that bmw is thumbsdown
go with lexus or mercedes thumbsup
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stefanoc Sep 27, 8:21pm - #285657 

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save up just a little more and you can get a 3 series bmw used for year 2000-2003 with about 20K miles on it or something. look around for a great deal and jump on the opportunity when you can. i saw one bmw 03 323i for about 25,000 with low miles and warranty on it. i suggest you get the used car from another dealer than bmw cz you probably cant bargain much at bmw. if she wants two doors get the new scion tC.
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10celica10 Sep 27, 8:37pm - #285658 
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Good ideas. Shes looking for Trunk space 4 doors and auto. maybe an SUV thats not chevy or Ford. and she either wants new or barly used with warrenties.

Thanks every1!
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QTRMLR_1 Sep 27, 8:46pm - #285659 

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Are your parents racers/mechanics? haha. no really, some are.
I will be a racer/mechanic parent if I do become a parent.

Ok, this IS the fastest car you can get for $27,000 cash.

Used 2001 MR2-S (if you can find one) + $7,000 for MWR Custom Turbo and internals.

If they are mechanics they can install the internals on the weekend, and then the Turbo the next weekend.
They then have to spend several hundred dollars on dyno tuning.

What is the result: an 11-second Spyder.

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ExNihilo Sep 27, 9:04pm - #285660 
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SUVs:

Subaru Forester
Toyota Highlander
Honda CR-V


Cars:

Honda Accord
Toyota Camry
Subaru Outback

Consumer Reports says these are among the best choices.

300,000 KM/Sec. Its not just a good idea, its the law.
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10celica10 Sep 27, 9:31pm - #285661 
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Awesome ExN!!! great ideas!

My dad works for boeing and my moms a dr. They are the most simplist people in the world. My dad still has his 1991 Nissan Truck in perfect condition lol and my moms car has been fucken up since day one 1999 Oldsmobile, they keep goin back to the damn Olds dealor and its so easy to sell to these people they will just buy the damn car if the salesman says so. They almost bought a damn Brevada when she brought the car in for an oil change!
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specsgt Sep 27, 10:16pm - #285662 
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I'd say go for the Toyota Camry. My uncle loves his and always brags about how reliable it is.
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Style Sep 27, 10:21pm - #285663 

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EVO or STI if they don't mind driving a Stick shift grin
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2003cbgts Sep 28, 12:58am - #285664 

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SOLARA!!! them shits look pretty damn nice i think.
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Zero Sep 28, 1:45am - #285665 

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Toyota Camry 2002+ and then get the Vizage lip kit for it
1870253928-9_P_camry_FL.jpg

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10celica10
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10celica10 Sep 28, 3:24am - #285666 
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That is pimp!!
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booyaolian Sep 28, 3:25am - #285667 
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Toyota Camry is nice.

what about Subaru new Legacy?

or Acura TSX?
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2003cbgts Sep 28, 3:50am - #285668 

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holy shit.. never seen a camry half that cool . thumbsup
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Peterkwon87 Sep 28, 3:52am - #285669 

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my parents bought a 2004 Lexus ES 330 for 31k, but it was brand new with 0 miles. there were some DEMO cars with around 5000 miles for 27k. i really like the ES 330
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ragingpaseo Sep 28, 2:45pm - #285670 
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ES 330 = glorified camry... rofl
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finalcelica Sep 28, 3:36pm - #285671 
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get a brand new Mazda3 or Mazda6
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VSGTS14 Sep 28, 4:49pm - #285672 

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the ES is nice..my g-ma has one

but the new subaru legacy is also an option from what someone said...awesome car!! thumbsup

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csheriff Sep 28, 5:01pm - #285673 
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I'd go with the Subaru Legacy, doesnt it have 250hp?

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beans Sep 28, 5:06pm - #285674 
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Originally Posted by Zero
Toyota Camry 2002+ and then get the Vizage lip kit for it


oooh, like how that looks
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VSGTS14 Sep 28, 5:09pm - #285675 

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Originally Posted by csheriff
I'd go with the Subaru Legacy, doesnt it have 250hp?


yes and it looks really nice!!

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Traviesa86 Sep 28, 5:13pm - #285676 

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Originally Posted by MothTRD
BMW M3 if you can grin If not I would get the STI. Just try not to get a Honda car puke


i don't think that's in the price range...and if he's going for a sedan...what's wrong with a Honda??

The new Accord Sedans are nice, so are the Camry's, ummm Mazda 6, I can't think of anything else spineyes

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Speed4TheNeed Sep 28, 5:15pm - #285677 

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^^ your best friend has been having problems with her mazda 6.

which reminds me..was it the same problem this time as well? or does amy not have her car back yet?
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Traviesa86 Sep 28, 5:19pm - #285678 

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^^^yea, that's true...but i dunno if all Mazda 6's are like that...i'm just saying some sedans in his price range. I'd go with either an Accord or Camry--that way you can go new thumbsup

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Speed4TheNeed Sep 28, 5:19pm - #285679 

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accord over camry anyday thumbsup
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Traviesa86 Sep 28, 5:20pm - #285680 

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^^^i agree...sedan wise...but solara over accord coupe anyday thumbsup

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Speed4TheNeed Sep 28, 5:21pm - #285681 

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yeah. too bad solaras are toyotas lol

(not a fan of toyota right now)
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Designer_GTS Sep 28, 5:48pm - #285682 
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Zero Sep 28, 6:18pm - #285683 

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the 2004 Altima is a good looking car as well thumbsup

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ghostingcelica Sep 28, 6:20pm - #285684 
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that visage camry looks nice. i say go for that
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SurgicalRizz Sep 29, 12:13am - #285685 

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The Mazda 6 is nice, or how about the new TC that looks like a nice family car (Still can't believe that is replacing the Celica)

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ExNihilo Sep 29, 1:05am - #285686 
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I was suggesting Subaru Outback as a compromise between a car and an SUV. Most likely a new Outback or Legacy is too pricey, but a low-miles used one could do the trick. Presumably they want a 4-door?

300,000 KM/Sec. Its not just a good idea, its the law.
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andrews Sep 29, 1:31am - #285687 

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