#1
So, I'll be buying my first car within the next year, and I need some help.

I'm looking for something within the range of $7000 USD with GOOD GAS MILEAGE, reliability, safety, 4 seats minimum, and not TOO bad looking. I couldn't possibly care less what the speedometer says or how fast it goes from 0 to 60. A stereo system would be a nice touch too, but I'm gonna buy an MP3 player docking station soon anyway so it's not a big deal.
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#4
Bugatti Varon(Sp?)?
Nissan Skyline?
Ford Mustang?
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Quote by MetalMilitia212
So, I'll be buying my first car within the next year, and I need some help.

I'm looking for something within the range of $7000 USD with GOOD GAS MILEAGE, reliability, safety, 4 seats minimum, and not TOO bad looking. I couldn't possibly care less what the speedometer says or how fast it goes from 0 to 60. A stereo system would be a nice touch too, but I'm gonna buy an MP3 player docking station soon anyway so it's not a big deal.


A motorcycle?
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Honda? Check ConsumerReports.

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#8
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A motorcycle?

There are motorcycles that are safer than cars and have 4 seats?



Stick to the guidelines, don't pick your favorite car.

EDIT: Use this as a reference. Something similar to this, not a tuner, not a muscle car, not a motorcycle, a 4 door sedan.
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im going to be the first person to be serious and say, toyota corolla.
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There are motorcycles that are safer than cars and have 4 seats?



Stick to the guidelines, don't pick your favorite car.

EDIT: Use this as a reference. Something similar to this, not a tuner, not a muscle car, not a motorcycle, a 4 door sedan.



Yes?
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im going to be the first person to be serious and say, toyota corolla.


I was being serious..
must be under $7000
is reliable
is safe
has one seat... just buy 4 of 'em
looks.. go on pimp-my-ride
doesnt care how fast it goes..
take a stereo out the house and put it in the basket in the front
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Yes?

Link?

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I was being serious..
must be under $7000
is reliable
is safe
has one seat... just buy 4 of 'em
looks.. go on pimp-my-ride
doesnt care how fast it goes..
take a stereo out the house and put it in the basket in the front


What about the other half of the year when it's too cold to drive without a roof? And no, I'd definitely say even the most dangerous cars are safer than a motorcycle.
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get an older hyundai tiburon they are pretty sweet and you can probably get one thats a few years old for pretty cheap
#18
volkswagen tdi 48 miles to the gallon if you beat on it, i have one and its amazing 70 k is just breaking it in and tons of poeple get theirs to over 300k miles
#19
i would get a honda
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volkswagen tdi 48 miles to the gallon if you beat on it, i have one and its amazing 70 k is just breaking it in and tons of poeple get theirs to over 300k miles


i have the same, a 92 turbo diesel jetta i get around 40-50 mpg on the highway
#22
save your money a bit more so you can get a more recent year car like a honda civic(05) for like 10,000$ max or so. Dont waste your money on the **** can . I was going to buy a car like this winter but i convinced myself i should save like 15,000 and buy a pretty good car .
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What about the other half of the year when it's too cold to drive without a roof? And no, I'd definitely say even the most dangerous cars are safer than a motorcycle.

Put more clothes on..
Wrap some chains around the little tyres for ice and snow..
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I bought a 98 Escort for daily commutes, about 2 years ago. It had about 55k on the odometer. It now has 110k. Oil changes, brakes and tires only. Good gas mileage. Cost me $2600. Split/fold rear seat, to it can hold a little bit of gear, but not as much as I'd like. Mostly I have to use the minivan for that.

You might look at a Focus ZX3 or ZX5. I hear good things about them. Should be able to hold more gear, too. If that matters at all.
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im going to be the first person to be serious and say, toyota corolla.


+1

I have one and it is reliable and you can get a ****load of parts and mods for them.
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I bought a 98 Escort for daily commutes, about 2 years ago. It had about 55k on the odometer. It now has 110k. Oil changes, brakes and tires only. Good gas mileage. Cost me $2600. Split/fold rear seat, to it can hold a little bit of gear, but not as much as I'd like. Mostly I have to use the minivan for that.

You might look at a Focus ZX3 or ZX5. I hear good things about them. Should be able to hold more gear, too. If that matters at all.

Not much, what gear is there to hold with a 30 watt amp, no pedalboard, and maybe a keyboard? At worst I'd have to have some gear on the seats.

And I've heard good things about the escort, I'll check one out. Thanks.
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#28
$7500 is a nice bit of change to buy your first car with. Mine was $750. Go for a Subaru. Mine had 180,000 miles on it and still lasted me 4 years.
#29
Used jetta, golf, Mazda3 if you can find one for that price. Don't get a mustang.
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nissan altima, honda civic/accord, toyota corolla/camry
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#31
A used Chevy Cobalt would be pretty good. Used usually range around 9,000...but that's my area. If you're lucky you might be able to find one around 7,000.
#32
I'd have to say a Honda Civic. Good gas mileage, reliable, and cheap. If you really care about mileage you can get a i/h/e and tune it. Mileage should be even better or just get a Prius :-x
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#33
Quote by MetalMilitia212


a 4 door sedan.


Don't get a sedan, you're a musician. You'll very likely want to carry quadboxes and the like.

I have no idea what $7,000US buys you on the local market, but that is a fair bit of cash for a second hand car. I'd be looking at Subarus and Toyotas, Honda if you can find something you like as well.

I'll say it again, if it doesn't carry a halfstack (or anything else large and bulky), it will become a problem for you. Subaru Legacy wagon would be my pick, just be careful buying high mileage subaru automatics in known problem years, unless it's recently had a new gearbox. A manual shift Scooby Doo wagon will take very good care of you. Hondas are very good cars but with a definate expiry date. Toyota are pretty reliable, but you won't ever enjoy driving one.

I give this advice to most people. Sedans have a stupid bit they call a boot (or trunk in the US) that adds just as much to the size of the car, but doesn't carry jack ****.

PM me if you want, I'm something of a car nerd and can probably direct you toward better forums than the pit.
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#34
learn to drive a stick you won't regret it
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I have no idea how much jeeps cost, but they're badass, so I felt the need to post one
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^^ Alot. As in, too much.

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Don't get a sedan, you're a musician. You'll very likely want to carry quadboxes and the like.

I have no idea what $7,000US buys you on the local market, but that is a fair bit of cash for a second hand car. I'd be looking at Subarus and Toyotas, Honda if you can find something you like as well.

I'll say it again, if it doesn't carry a halfstack (or anything else large and bulky), it will become a problem for you. Subaru Legacy wagon would be my pick, just be careful buying high mileage subaru automatics in known problem years, unless it's recently had a new gearbox. A manual shift Scooby Doo wagon will take very good care of you. Hondas are very good cars but with a definate expiry date. Toyota are pretty reliable, but you won't ever enjoy driving one.

I give this advice to most people. Sedans have a stupid bit they call a boot (or trunk in the US) that adds just as much to the size of the car, but doesn't carry jack ****.

PM me if you want, I'm something of a car nerd and can probably direct you toward better forums than the pit.

Biggest piece of gear I'll be carrying would be a 60 watt combo until like college, so space isn't a problem. Besides, I once fit half a drumkit, an amp, and 2 guitars into a single Volvo (Which was mostly in the trunk), organizing > alot of space.
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#37
Yeah Honda/Toyota/Subaru are the makes I think you would really like, My camry's back seats fold down and I have enough room to fit two half stacks. haha and its a 2 door! I would get a manual car if I were you cheaper to buy/maintain, but it all depends if you wanna learn/shift all the time.
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I have no idea how much jeeps cost, but they're badass, so I felt the need to post one



+1, but they are not that much more than any other vehicle on the market they last a LONG TIME.

Get this:

The one pictured here is probably $2000. They are very dependable, and last a long time. Great starter vehicle or for the long haul. I have a 98 cherokee I bought for 2600 with 190000 miles on it and it runs great. The last 2 Cherokees I had I sold with 240000 miles on them and they ran perfect then. The guys I sold them too are still driving them with 260000+ miles on them with no problems. Simply a great engine.

Reasons why you should by...
1. 4x4. Get to band practice or school in the winter time easily.
2. Plenty of room for gear.
3. They look cool, and girls will love you.
4. Dependable, will last a long time