Good car for under 4000?

January 29, 2010 @ 02:59:26 AM
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I just got a 4000 scholarship check that I plan on buying a car with. Looking at a prelude or civic hatchback. Any other good ideas?
January 29, 2010 @ 03:33:48 AM
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Go with the civic hatch for sure their reliable,good on gas,cheap to insure,easy to fix,easy to find within your budget you honestly can't go wrong.
January 29, 2010 @ 04:11:47 AM
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vw?
January 29, 2010 @ 14:12:56 PM
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any honda will do, best bang for your buck.
for such a low amount, reliability is your biggest factor.
January 29, 2010 @ 15:10:49 PM
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If you want reliability go with the civic.
Prelude's are good car's and all, but not really reliable.
January 29, 2010 @ 22:38:31 PM
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civic hatch
mk2 gti
e30 325is/318is

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January 29, 2010 @ 22:56:26 PM
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GEt an ek hatch like me... Trust you won't regret it... Great on gas reliable and all that..also good to make into a quic k car if you know what your doing....just do some research google is ur best friend
January 30, 2010 @ 01:43:16 AM
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You can get a civic si coupe.

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January 30, 2010 @ 16:29:08 PM
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Integra?
January 30, 2010 @ 16:38:52 PM
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id go with a EK, like erico223 said. its what i want for my 1st car
January 31, 2010 @ 12:23:11 PM
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civic hatch
mk2 gti
e30 325is/318is


This. or integra gsr if you can find one for that price, since your in college Im sure reliability is a big factor but if you want to get a fun, fast car for $4k get a 300zx
February 01, 2010 @ 04:01:01 AM
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gsr would be tough to find at 4k. 5k would do it though. 300zx if mom and dad will take care of maintenance forsure

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February 01, 2010 @ 05:12:54 AM
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honda+1
February 01, 2010 @ 21:56:30 PM
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lexus ls400
February 09, 2010 @ 15:20:52 PM
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volkswagen golf
February 09, 2010 @ 15:29:00 PM
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do u have a job or just straight full time student? Only cause think of this way, u hav 4000, its free money.. Think if u could save another 2000 quick? U could put a huge down payment on a nice new car or a really nice used car.. Then u would have really low payments on the car.. Just an option cause u could actually be throwing away 4000 on a decent first car..
February 09, 2010 @ 16:10:11 PM
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BMW E30 shits on most cars mentioned as far as looks and performance.

wsup den?

edit* and with that budget you can get a pretty clean one.
February 09, 2010 @ 20:56:01 PM
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jdm front teg
February 09, 2010 @ 23:11:58 PM
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go with the e30. my cousin copped a 328i for 1500. modified it for 2g.
February 12, 2010 @ 02:26:20 AM
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Jetta
February 12, 2010 @ 19:56:11 PM
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honda civic
February 17, 2010 @ 15:06:18 PM
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go with the e30. my cousin copped a 328i for 1500. modified it for 2g.


a 328i e30? lolwut

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February 18, 2010 @ 10:50:04 AM
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do u have a job or just straight full time student? Only cause think of this way, u hav 4000, its free money.. Think if u could save another 2000 quick? U could put a huge down payment on a nice new car or a really nice used car.. Then u would have really low payments on the car.. Just an option cause u could actually be throwing away 4000 on a decent first car..


Sounds like an interesting idea.. Anyone do this before ? What kind of rates did you have to pay and how large of an initial down payment?
February 18, 2010 @ 19:01:32 PM
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Just depends on your credit and auto history... And also how much money your looking to get financed for, So in short the more money your looking to get financed for the more money you need to put down...

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February 18, 2010 @ 20:44:10 PM
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Don't get anything VW especially used, your best bet is an Honda Ek..

Don't badmind me.

February 18, 2010 @ 21:31:24 PM
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(Invalid img) Here's my midori ek hatch when I first got it around Xmas time sorry for the crappy phone pic lol
February 22, 2010 @ 13:38:27 PM
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older vw's are garbage unless its GTI even then; have fun tinkering with your electronic problems, my dad has an 08 City Golf and it's already been in the shop a good number of times that weren't for oil changes. Honda is the way to go, just don't go full coverage for insurance or it'll rape you (atleast in Canada it does), cheap parts, cheap on gas, very good base if you get in to building cars, even built; don't expect to race M3's and M5's haha.
Your main things to look out for are:gas,insurance,reliability, availability of spare parts.
So in the end I think a Civic would be best choice, for 4k you can't get a clean 97+ prelude, they're fast and fun but reliability is an issue.
And if you're looking into RWD like nissan S13's (240sx) and want to drift and shit, just think about the parts you will need to actually drift not to mention tires you will be going through lol.
Just saying because basing on your initial post you're of the younger crowd.
February 22, 2010 @ 13:40:59 PM
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if you're still in school, financing is a terrible idea IMO,you'll probably have enough debt after you graduate; why have the extra stress of having to "make those payments!" besides you just got a lump-sum, even if you have a part-time or full-time job, not worth the extra stress to finance
February 22, 2010 @ 23:59:10 PM
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Don't get anything VW especially used, your best bet is an Honda Ek..


as long as its unmolested and doesn't look like the previous owner beat the shit out of it. than you might just get someone else's headache
March 03, 2010 @ 19:57:53 PM
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a 328i e30? lolwut


Exactly what I was thinking.

E30's are great if you don't mind endless electric gremlins...I have an E36 which is better and it still's a hassle sometimes.
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