I know there may be a thread about this, but I made this for advice too. I'll be going off to college in the fall, commuting. So my dad is going to get me a car. The two I have in mind right now are Honda Civic or Scion tC. Anyone have any advice? And while your at it, what was your first car? Keep in mind I'll be driving highway every day.

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UG'ers are usually 12 year olds, but i'd say an old civic could be good, basically anything Japanese with a small engine.
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i would go with the civic because the tc is pretty small. i currently ride a skateboard until i get my license.

Yea I was thinking that cause im 6' tall, when I get in the tC there is enough legroom but the headroom is lacking. But I kinda like the tC better anyways. I've been driving my sisters corolla comfortably anyways.
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The two I have in mind right now are Honda Civic or Scion tC.

I'm not really a fan of either of those cars tbh.

Are you planning on getting a new or used car? Whats your budget? What are the things you want out of this car? Do you want something sporty? Do you care about fuel economy? How many doors do you think you'll want?
Tell us any and everything you can possibly think of that you'd ever want in a car and we'll be able to help you out.

EDIT: Oh, and my first car was a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT, which I totaled last week
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my suggestion to you between those 2 cars would be the honda civic as long as its a newish one and you don't rice it out like most kids.

I would say that a BETTER option however, would be a volkswagen golf. as its roomier inside, and gives off a bit of a better image. Fast and Furious has really ruined the honda civic.
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I have a 2008 Scion tC in white and I love it. I would go with the Scion
Im into the sporty look of the scion
And its basically a camry with a different body, and camry's are pretty reliable cars.

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honestly this one looks better, ive been considering hooking mine up like this

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Civic... I think Scions are hideous nasty little things.

But my first car was a 98 Pontiac Sunfire 2 door...
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I'd go for the Civic, TS. That's what I'm hoping to pick up for my next car. My first was a '97 Grand Prix. I miss it... the transmission died last fall


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My first car was a 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme.

I have a Civic currently and it's not a bad car. No experience with Scion, though. They're a Toyota subsidiary, so they can't be that terrible. If you're going to go Scion, though, get the car, not that boxy abomination.
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