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ewjr
what do u guys think would be a good starter car? since u guys are hatin on the 3g eclipse. didnt say that much about the accord ex v6 though. Id want something thatd obviously be fast and waste alot cars because i got alot a friends who are always making fun of imports and Id like to put them in their place about how a 4 banger can beat a v8.
Guess who
i think a good starter car is gunna be a toyota but i got a nissan s14 as my starter car Laughing Laughing
lockwolf
I plan to get a generation 1 Mazda Miata, a couple body kits, a NOS tank, new exaust and new sound system when I turn 16 in a year. It will cost me about $5000 but thats cheap if you ask me!
MetalChaos
im going to have an OLD VW Beetle and put a poshe engine in it. that will toast you all
seanooi
a land rover would be a good start. at least u don't suffer so much from accidents, ahahahaha....
MetalChaos
but i would be able to drive good to i dont have to worry about crashing Wink
psycosquirrel
I have a 1996 BMW 325 IS; same as this:



Except with different rims. I paid a heck of a lot for it, and I crashed it recently, doing absolutely no body damage, but breaking the back axel (don't ask how...) It cost me almost $2000 to repair, and I had them used refurbished parts, etc. Because of the cost of repairs for all luxury cars and imports (other than japanese), I would not spend much on a first car. I would just buy a cheap, used Civic for something around $2000. Then, buy an Integra V-TEC engine, stick it in place of the stock engine (You can do this for around $500 or less), then get turbochargers ($300+), and upgrade to a racing tranny ($600+). With a combo like that, you will absolutely roast anyone who wants to race you, and pay only a small amount if you crash it (Japanese Imports are REALLY cheap to repair)
amusedtoe
No offense but that's such a horrible idea for your first car. First you're going to be paying through the nose for insurance since I can safely assume that you're probably 16. Even on your parents insurace getting the very basic which means no colision, theft or any coverage beyond that which you're required to have by law is going to run you around $1500 if you're lucky. The odds are also drastically against you that the car will last you very long since the chances are extremely high that you'll wreck your first car. Not to mention a V6 or V8, especially a high powered one, is going to suck down gas which is far from cheap once you acctually start paying for it.
psycosquirrel
That's why I said don't get anything like my car...

Yes, I do have no collision, theft, etc.


That is why I reccommended a Japanese car... Rolling Eyes
skynet
I think the better car to start with itls fiat punto... 2002..
she is the most good... cheap and confortable.
naz
A good first car hst to be cheap,safe and not fast as a Rocket.

I recommend a Mazda 323 or some VW Polo/Golf but a Toyota would be a good choice ,too.
greekcovers
My first car was a Hyundai Coupe.
Now i have a Honda Civic VTI. Very Happy
I recomend you a japan car like Toyota,Honda...or a Korean like Hyundai.
Rimfire
Get an American Made car. Much better. I suggest the Dodge Neon for a starter car, possible the SX2.0 maybe even the SRT4! Laughing
chorazy
If you don't know Polish-Italian legend car you don't know how to drive.

My first car was (and is still in my garage) Fiat 126p - known in polish as "Maluch" - with engine 650ml. Wink yeah... this is a car Wink like a lighter Wink
seodfac
amusedtoe wrote:
No offense but that's such a horrible idea for your first car. First you're going to be paying through the nose for insurance since I can safely assume that you're probably 16. Even on your parents insurace getting the very basic which means no colision, theft or any coverage beyond that which you're required to have by law is going to run you around $1500 if you're lucky. The odds are also drastically against you that the car will last you very long since the chances are extremely high that you'll wreck your first car. Not to mention a V6 or V8, especially a high powered one, is going to suck down gas which is far from cheap once you acctually start paying for it.


I agree, there is no sense getting a fast/cool car as your first because you don't know how to drive it and you will most likely wreck it. Buy a cheap reliable car without the creature comforts if you are strapped for cash. Reliable cars can be foreign or domestic such as a honda civic, plymouth sundance, ford escort, toyota tercel. They may not be what you want but they are good on gas mileage and cheap to insure/repair. In addition you can probably get one for a fraction of what you would pay for a "cool " car, so you can save for your next car while driving the first. Also, a 4 cylinder engine will only beat a V-8 with a hefty amount of modifications (and cost). Buy a V6 and put mild modifications on it to get good performance while maintaining respectable gas mileage.
ocalhoun
ewjr wrote:
how a 4 banger can beat a v8.

Exactly how can it?
Efficiency?
No matter how you look at it, more engine displacement means more power. If you think a four-banger has a lot of power when supercharged and infused with NOS, just try doing the same thing to a V8.

Anyway, a nice little tip for you: All wheel drive (or all-time 4x4) will greatly improve low-range acceleration and handling.
Jack_Hammer
If you ask me sixteen is too young to drive.
Vrythramax
I have a 1971 Corvette Stingray that I have had for 11 years....wasn't my first car, but it will be my last if I keep driving the way I do Embarassed

At least that's what my wife tells me.
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