December 11, 2011 @ 06:26 AM
ZacAttack

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Location: 604

So I've been looking to buy my first car for the last little while, thinking of spending like $16,000-$18,000. I checked out some TSXs and a GTI but honestly I need some inspiration guys. I thinking maybe an IS250/350 but I'm just starting to research those. Fuel economy and maintenance are factors though, so don't go crazy.
December 11, 2011 @ 09:11 PM
Redline

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Join Date: May 2007

hyundai is making movements
every thread i recommend a genesis coupe, which is actually nice
probably will have to buy used in that price range, but they have 10 year warranty i think it is
December 12, 2011 @ 06:51 AM
Cybrax2

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GTI!!!!!!!!!!!
December 12, 2011 @ 07:12 PM
blaagh

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I got an 05 TL Base model for my first car. drives great but gas sucks + its premium. I should've went for the TSX. Find a TSX for a nice price and spend money on aftermarkets.

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December 12, 2011 @ 11:00 PM
Cybrax2

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Take a test drive first tho.

The gti's steering feels a lot more direct then the other luxury sedans.
You wont regret going manual or DSG
December 16, 2011 @ 07:04 AM
ZacAttack

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Location: 604

I got an 05 TL Base model for my first car. drives great but gas sucks + its premium. I should've went for the TSX. Find a TSX for a nice price and spend money on aftermarkets.


I was honestly so set on a TL for awhile until I saw the gas mileage. TSXs are nice but fuel economy ain't much better than the TL and the drop in horsepower isn't worth it. Genesis coupe's engines are dope but I don't really feel the exterior. I'm going to test drive a 2008 GTI and an 06 IS 250 this weekend, hopefully one catches my attention.
December 30, 2011 @ 07:40 AM
warts

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Location: Los Angeles

I got a 2000 EK civiic ...put some bbs and a lowering kit getting bitches cool
December 31, 2011 @ 07:05 PM
Kid_Dennis

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Join Date: Nov 2011

Location: Vegas

If you're looking for a NEW sedan around that range, I'd go for like those new jettas, they're looking sharp and go around that price range, and I test drived the new ones and they're smooth as hell. Plus they're MPG is pretty good. But if you're hella trying to save up on gas, get the new Mazda 3 4 doors, they get 40 MPG and it's not even a hybrid, it's just they look pretty funny cause it got some clown face going on on their front haha. If you're looking for a used car I'd go for a g35, genesis, any of the IS series, WRX, 8th Gen+ Civic Si's and an RSX. But you could seriously get a nice car that's used with that price range haha.
January 15, 2012 @ 02:34 AM
ZacAttack

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Join Date: Feb 2010

Location: 604

Take a test drive first tho.

The gti's steering feels a lot more direct then the other luxury sedans.
You wont regret going manual or DSG


So my buddy is selling his 2007 GTI DSG for 14,000. Shits mint and has leather and all that. I think I'm gonna get it and stage 2(maybe 3) it down the road. I'll grab an IS or a luxury sedan when im out of university. GTI is too much fun.
January 15, 2012 @ 03:17 AM
Anti-Hero

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Location: San Francisco

Whatever you do, don't get a turbocharged car like a WRX for your very first car if you are on a strict budget. You will kill your gas mileage until you learn how to control the boost.

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January 15, 2012 @ 03:29 AM
Cybrax2

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Join Date: Mar 2009

hmmm

gti is a turbocharged car, except vr6 which is even worse on fuel. Turbo helps your acceleration, just ease the gas pedal, or shift early, and youll be fine.

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