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Old 10-29-2008, 09:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, so as most know I have a 10k USD budget to look at cars.. and I've really been considering SUV's lately (Ya I know crappy mileage and whatnot..)

So I was wondering, do you think for a teen, its a decent starting car (I'm training on my Dad's 1999 Nissan Quest) or this talk of high center's of gravity a Sedan would be better?
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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SUV's are more for a family. A 1st car for $10k. I know it sounds like a "sports car" but have you looked into WRX's.

I don't know where you live so snow might now be an issue, but it is AWD. It's a 4 cylinder that gets good gas mileage. 4 door if that is worth anything. That and they look really good.

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That's just my opinion though.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Blazer, Trailblazer. Owned one of each. Great SUV.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I wanted a Blazer.. then looked at the P IIHS rating it got! lol


I was thinking something along these:

Oldsmobile Bravada (Don't laugh)/Chevrolet Trailblazer (same thing pretty much)
Mazda Protege/Ford Escape/Mercury Mariner (same thing again)
Hyundai Santa Fe
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No need for an suv man.

wrx's are nice...and good on gas like lance said. Enjoy your age...when you get older and need a vehicle to move the whole family around get a real suv like an Expedition or Navigator.
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No need for an suv man.

wrx's are nice...and good on gas like lance said. Enjoy your age...when you get older and need a vehicle to move the whole family around get a real suv like an Expedition or Navigator.
I'm not a family guy... yet (btw no pun intended..)

I guess I'll hit some sedans.. I like that Subaru Impreza WRX
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Go rugged with a Land Rover defender ultimate teen car to show you as a sexy guy with money to burn quite literally through fuel costs.
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Vernon i thought you were always broke where did the $10k come from? also get something you can't kill yourself or too many other people in, that's my suggestion for a car for a teen.
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I'm just drive our 1990 mazda protege or 1997 lexus lx450. I prefer driving the lexus, its a good suv to drive, gets 15 mpg.
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The only reason I would think a teen would need an SUV is if they are driving themselves to and from college. Other than that, I think a regular sedan would be fine.

My dad got a Rav4, and it's an excellent SUV. It gets like 26 mpg, has great safety, amazing handling, and it's affordable. It also isn't too big, so it's easy to park in a spot, but it's got a LOT of space. It's also very comfortable to ride in.
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