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Old 10-14-2006, 10:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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yep I certainly dig the muscle car look, they are hard to find though
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How about a Cavalier?

They're not chick magnets, but the 4-bangers get great mileage, they're affordable, and depending on the year, they're pretty reliable.

If you have money, get a Z24. They're nice, I want one.

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Old 10-14-2006, 10:51 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Trotter: Those are nice, but the first car needs more rubber on the tires. The rims are way too big.

talldude123: All that added on, useless fiberglass looks a lot like this pic:

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talldude123: All that added on, useless fiberglass looks a lot like this pic:


Can't see the pic

I was just suggesting a good domestic. I don't like imports at all. They do get better gas milage because they're so lightweight. But the price tag is crazzy.
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just get the civic. they keep their resale value real well and theyre super reliable. just change the oil brakes and belts. i dunno if its a timing chain or timing belt.
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Nissan Silvia NA auto?
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The Maverick was my first car. it wasn't a Grabber like those, but a 73 Maverick with a 250 straight-six.

Of course they're rare. They quit making them in 76.

I always thought they looked beefier than the 'Stang in those years.
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Old 10-15-2006, 03:25 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Early 90s Nissan Sentra
I had a 92 Nissan Sentra Classic (which was made in Mexico and used the previous generation parts) for a while. Although it got rusty after a while, it was a great, reliable car. However, I would not recommend getting the "Classic" as parts were rare, therefore expensive (due to being made in Mexico). However, the regular early-90s Sentras would be a pretty good choice.

Not terribly fast, but stil able to do highway passes and get around town nicely. Also, I found that mine was good on gas (as one would expect from a I-4 import).

Early 90's Honda Civic
I can vouche for Civics as well, but you may find them a bit more expensive than Sentras of the same years and trim levels. I own a '98 Civic Si, and am rather fond of it. Again, good on gas, reliable, blah blah blah.

A word of caution, however, about Civics or comparable imports: Avoid ones that have the bee-in-the-can "performance muffler" or bodykits, and all that other stuff. By now you have likely noticed how a majority (not all, but a majority) of people that have these "performance parts" drive. They bag the crap out of their cars. This means less time before you have to do major work on your would-be car.
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Trotter: Those are nice, but the first car needs more rubber on the tires. The rims are way too big.

talldude123: All that added on, useless fiberglass looks a lot like this pic:

that looks better... when u have nice rims and huge tires it looks really stupid, unless you are going 4x4ing in a car like that then it really doesnt matter.
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I agree civics are a good first car, and for such a small car its not bad on comfort. Being 6'4" comfort is a major concern when I'm looking for a car. Its also a great daily driver, as you don't have to do much maintaince.
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