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tybacca60 11-08-2012 09:49 AM

Car Decisions.
Hey guys Im getting my Permit in a week......There is a car I like,its a 2004 Subaru Forester for 4700$(Can get it for 4300$,and I can sell the racks for the top for about 200$),great condition,170k miles..
My parents believe I should wait until my license to get a car because of insurance,and I could almost have 4000$ in cash by the time of my license....
I dont think My insurance will be too high,Im will be taking Driver's Ed once I have my permit,Im a Good student(so Id get the discount for that),And a Defensive drivers course im taking......
In terms of the car I like Foresters(Im a tall guy,and the 2004 is ALOT better than older models),But im not going to lie I like Imprezas better(Outback sport,Outback,Sedan).....
But This thing is in great shape....Do you guys think I should wait until my license,and have almost enough to buy a 4-5 thousand car cash?Or buy the car and Have car payments?And insurance?

demonhellcat 11-08-2012 09:55 AM

If you think you can have $4,000-$5,000 by the time you get your real license I'd wait. You can get a heck of first car for that kind of money.

If it was me I'd spend $1500 on a junk car and spend the rest on a sweet guitar :) are asking car advice on a guitar website so it seems like the only viable solution.

Seanthesheep 11-08-2012 10:05 AM

Insurance for new drivers in canada seems to be around 3-5k$ a year. If you get into even one accident its going up to 7.5-9k$ a year. So keep that in mind. Thats also with driving school accounted for.

Then theres your gas expenses and if anything breaks down (its a 2004 car, something will go wrong) you probably eant to have atleast 2k$ off to the side for unexpected repairs and car expenses. My cars a 2003 and has needed unexpected repairs, a couple of my friends have cars around that age that have also needed unexprcted repairs.

Theres also gonna be a couple hundred in registration fees by the time you have the car, get it tested and get it registered properly.

Im not saying dont go for the car but know what youre getting into. The actualy investment in the car is usually the smaller part of it for newish drivers. If you can find a way to take care of all the other costs i mentioned ten yea go for it

leony03 11-08-2012 10:07 AM

I dunno what it's like in America but insurance for a learner driver here in the UK is insane. I don't know rough numbers but it's generally more than the car cost itself.

WCPhils 11-08-2012 10:11 AM

Get a Nissan GTR

tybacca60 11-08-2012 10:19 AM

Originally Posted by WCPhils
Get a Nissan GTR

Yaaaaa Iv got 100K$ laying around. :finger:

chestercheetah 11-08-2012 10:24 AM

Id go to an auction I got my car in 1800$ Its a 98 mustang and it runs like a baws,

WCPhils 11-08-2012 10:32 AM

Originally Posted by tybacca60
Yaaaaa Iv got 100K$ laying around. :finger:

Really?!?! :eek:

You should definitely get it then

K'Nuckles 11-08-2012 10:44 AM

Originally Posted by WCPhils
Get a Nissan GTR

:haha: :haha: :haha:

On the topic of this, get an old ricer and PIMP DAT SHIT OUT YO. Skyline? Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

BlitzkriegAir 11-08-2012 10:56 AM

Just buy a civic and shut the **** up

Diamond Dave 11-08-2012 10:57 AM

mooch off your parents while you still can man

So-Cal 11-08-2012 11:18 AM

Get a nissan skyline or a toyota supra or a mazda rx7 or a nissan 300zx or a mitsubishi 3000 gt and pimp it the **** out.

FearMyLightning 11-08-2012 11:23 AM

Tri-Turbo Cummins or kill yourself, TS.

tybacca60 11-08-2012 11:37 AM

You guys think this would be a better option? Looks in nice shape and Low miles for the price,I could have it paid off QUICK.Honda's are bulletproof.

So-Cal 11-08-2012 11:44 AM

TS get this

or this

CodChick 11-08-2012 11:46 AM

Only your permit? No, you're rushing into things way to quickly. Wait til you have your license for at least half a year and then start looking at cars again.

Johnny_Ibanez 11-08-2012 12:11 PM

This thread inspired me to look for a new car. I stumbled across this one:

Look at the picture they've used! :haha:

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