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Jan 3, 1:05pm - #364371 
new car?

my girl owns a piece of shit saturn, and she needs a new car and looking for something reliable. she wants to spend about 17,000 on a new car any ideas?

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Jan 3, 1:12pm - #364372 
well there is the scon tc which starts at 16
mazda 3 4 door starts at 14
chevy is getting ready to release the cobalt which also starts at 14

just a few suggestions of what cars i would look at for 17 or less

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Jan 3, 1:39pm - #364373 
Cobalt is the same car as a Saturn Ion. I don't think they want a repeat.


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Jan 3, 2:46pm - #364374 
I'd get the scion tC for sure! Hell toyota makes it thumbsup

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Jan 3, 3:49pm - #364375 
scion tc


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Jan 3, 4:10pm - #364376 
or corolla. the xrs starts at 17,455


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Jan 3, 4:34pm - #364377 
don't forget you gotta take taxes and all that crap into play here.

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Jan 3, 5:41pm - #364378 
dont get a chevy. thats the worst thing you could do. stupid americans dont know how to make cars. Ne way i'd say go with the tc or the corrolla.

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Jan 3, 6:08pm - #364379 
she could always get like an 03 Celica. Brand new i would either go with scion TC or the Mazda 6.


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Jan 3, 6:39pm - #364380 
well what is she going to use it for??

if she needs a comfortable daily driver that seats 4 get the corrolla or the scion tC. nice two seater will be a 7th gen or 6th gen celica ST or GT. roomy in the back for average sized people and they run for ever... even when you beat them to the ground with constant redlineing and abuse itll still run like new.

if she likes to run or drive the car hard best bang for the buck car is a used SRT-4 , cobalts are going to be cheap and will rape most cars on the road. 95-02 civics.

but it depends on what shell use the car for..


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Jan 3, 6:44pm - #364381 
the cobalts do look nice. and the SS model is even nicer.


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Jan 3, 6:49pm - #364382 
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Jan 3, 7:01pm - #364383 
The Mazda 3 is a nice car.

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Jan 3, 8:24pm - #364384 
yeah i seen the commercial for the new cobalts. They look very nice, especially the red ones. But the thought of a Domestic with a look of an import is just not right.

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Jan 3, 8:36pm - #364385 
Let not forget tC's ugly sisters xA and xB!!!! They are even more affordable$$$$$!!!!! grin thumbsup thumbsup

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Jan 3, 9:07pm - #364386 
do the right thing buddy and get a celica... thumbsup

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Jan 3, 9:31pm - #364387 
Originally Posted by v4shj16
dont get a chevy. thats the worst thing you could do. stupid americans dont know how to make cars. Ne way i'd say go with the tc or the corrolla.


actually, American made cars are making a (slow) comeback in the realm of quality. i could see what you said being true 10 or even 5 years ago, but now domestic sport compacts are much more reliable than before.


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Jan 3, 10:38pm - #364388 
Originally Posted by RookieGTS
don't forget you gotta take taxes and all that crap into play here.


not really, if you haggle for the price you can get it to fit right around 17Gs.

I'd go with reliability: Toyota Corolla, Toyota tC, Honda Civic, hell a used Celica. thumbsup


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Jan 3, 10:47pm - #364389 
TC or rolla Xrs thumbsup


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Jan 4, 11:47am - #364390 
thanks guys ill let her know what you said. thumbsup

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