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Uranus
November 17th, 2014, 02:19 PM
Ok so I've been driving since February and I'm going to be getting my license in February and I was wondering what would be a good first car for me?
I'm currently driving our 2009 GMC Yukon Hybrid.
It's a very powerful car, and very luxurious so I'm wanting my first car to be fast, powerful, modern, and some luxury.
Now I have some ideas for what I want.
So what would be a good car I could get?
I'm really wondering.
I don't want a old car that's not modern or slow.
I want something with power like a Camaro. Luxurious like a Yukon. And fast.
But it has to be a good price. I don't like manual transmission's, even though I can drive them. If it is manual, it's gotta be powerful.
I'd be interested in ideas for like cars, SUV's, or smaller SUV, like a Envoy.

Any ideas?



Important Update!!!


Ok so i did some research and talked with a guy I know...
Basically I have a completely new budget!
When I turn 16 ima get a job.

I spoke with a guy and he said, based on the location I live in, I could get a job that would pay me $200 a week.

So in one month I would receive $800. And with the tax, I would end up with $600. My maximum payment for a monthly payment for a car(Make and model and year unknown), would be $200. Leaving me $400. I would then pay the monthly insurance at $150 a month. Then leaving me $350. And with the gas money it would cost $120 a month, leaving me with $130 EXTRA a month...

So all in all, I would pay, with my own money, the gas, insurance, and monthly payments, all on my own!

So I would still have $130 so i could use some of that for either my insurance or monthly payment...

So with that being said, what is a good car I could get?? Any ideas?

Plane And Simple
November 17th, 2014, 02:24 PM
We need a budget first my friend :P

Uranus
November 17th, 2014, 02:27 PM
We need a budget first my friend :P

3-7k

HockeyLovesMe
November 17th, 2014, 02:29 PM
get an audi r8 :) or get something good on gas

CosmicNoodle
November 17th, 2014, 02:36 PM
3-7k! Fuck your rich!

Get something shit, social convention dictates your first car is a heap of shit, it's all part of growing up. Plus, you will likely have a crash, and if the car is shit in the first place who cares?

Also, get an engine under 2L, people think they are weak, my and my friends, in a fully landed 1.5L Nisan Micra did a Tokyo drift at double the speed limit the wrong way round a round about. A small engine is far from shit. Go small, save on cash.

Uranus
November 17th, 2014, 02:39 PM
3-7k! Fuck your rich!

Get something shit, social convention dictates your first car is a heap of shit, it's all part of growing up. Plus, you will likely have a crash, and if the car is shit in the first place who cares?

Also, get an engine under 2L, people think they are weak, my and my friends, in a fully landed 1.5L Nisan Micra did a Tokyo drift at double the speed limit the wrong way round a round about. A small engine is far from shit. Go small, save on cash.

Yea.....I don't like shit. I'd rather just still drive the Yukon.
I need at least air conditioning and aux audio...and power

CosmicNoodle
November 17th, 2014, 02:48 PM
Yea.....I don't like shit. I'd rather just still drive the Yukon.
I need at least air conditioning and aux audio...and power

Why does everyone think small engines are weak? Did you not read sideways round a round about double the speed limit?

Plane And Simple
November 17th, 2014, 03:10 PM
for 3-7k you're not getting something fast AND automatic AND luxurious. The best you could get over here is a 1998 335i for 5k.

Uranus
November 17th, 2014, 03:19 PM
for 3-7k you're not getting something fast AND automatic AND luxurious. The best you could get over here is a 1998 335i for 5k.

I suppose you could take the luxurious part out but I really want automatic and fast

Plane And Simple
November 17th, 2014, 03:29 PM
I suppose you could take the luxurious part out but I really want automatic and fast

how fast?

Uranus
November 17th, 2014, 03:33 PM
how fast?

Something that doesn't take forever to go 0-60.
I love power. I drive on state roads and interstates so I always go fast.
I go 60 in a 35 zone at times. I just need something that can easily accelerate quickly. And can easily go 90. And if I need to pass someone, I'll be able to within seconds.

Professional Russian
November 17th, 2014, 03:45 PM
Why does everyone think small engines are weak? Did you not read sideways round a round about double the speed limit?

Your definition of power is different than other people's you have to realize. You say a 1.5l has power but it won't match the power of say a Chevy 350 or ford 351 2 of the most common engines found

Something that doesn't take forever to go 0-60.
I love power. I drive on state roads and interstates so I always go fast.
I go 60 in a 35 zone at times. I just need something that can easily accelerate quickly. And can easily go 90. And if I need to pass someone, I'll be able to within seconds.

Sorry about the double post but I cant edit on my phone. Anyways you don't need power to pass people. Its all in the gearing. That's where the speed comes from. A car geared at 3.73 is going to accelerate faster than one geared at 4.10. Its all on the gearing for speed

CosmicNoodle
November 17th, 2014, 05:02 PM
Your definition of power is different than other people's you have to realize. You say a 1.5l has power but it won't match the power of say a Chevy 350 or ford 351 2 of the most common engines found

There is NEEDED power, and then there is POINTLESS power, a Chevy 350 has pointless power, barely anyone in day to day life uses that much power, a 1.5 will easily work for 99% of people on earth.

Professional Russian
November 17th, 2014, 05:10 PM
There is NEEDED power, and then there is POINTLESS power, a Chevy 350 has pointless power, barely anyone in day to day life uses that much power, a 1.5 will easily work for 99% of people on earth.

A 350 isn't really that much power. Compared to others suck as 460s and 496s it's not much at all. My dad drives a 496 everyday and sometimes I NEED that power

CosmicNoodle
November 17th, 2014, 05:23 PM
A 350 isn't really that much power. Compared to others suck as 460s and 496s it's not much at all. My dad drives a 496 everyday and sometimes I NEED that power

SOMETIMES, and, YOU, most people don't pull what you pull, if anything at all. The largest thing most common people will pull is a fridge. (and unless your dad is pulling every day he is wasting an obscene amount of money) Anyway, you and I have had this argument before, can we not?

Professional Russian
November 17th, 2014, 05:41 PM
SOMETIMES, and, YOU, most people don't pull what you pull, if anything at all. The largest thing most common people will pull is a fridge. (and unless your dad is pulling every day he is wasting an obscene amount of money) Anyway, you and I have had this argument before, can we not?

I do not remember that :P

CosmicNoodle
November 17th, 2014, 06:32 PM
I do not remember that :P

Really? I have an "unusually poor" (quote from professional) memory, and I remember it, you where arguing that large engines where OK to own and I was trying to get across the point that a small engine would do for most people, but you complained that the "option" of pulling went missing, anyway, it's content was not important, there was no winner, if I remember correctly, we both gave up.

CrazyPerson101
November 17th, 2014, 07:39 PM
Ok so I've been driving since February and I'm going to be getting my license in February and I was wondering what would be a good first car for me?
I'm currently driving our 2009 GMC Yukon Hybrid.
It's a very powerful car, and very luxurious so I'm wanting my first car to be fast, powerful, modern, and some luxury.
Now I have some ideas for what I want.
So what would be a good car I could get?
I'm really wondering.
I don't want a old car that's not modern or slow.
I want something with power like a Camaro. Luxurious like a Yukon. And fast.
But it has to be a good price. I don't like manual transmission's, even though I can drive them. If it is manual, it's gotta be powerful.
I'd be interested in ideas for like cars, SUV's, or smaller SUV, like a Envoy.

Any ideas?


Okay.... If I where you, I'd get a car that's not so bad, we have an 2011 Kia soul ( 4 Cyl ) 3 L I think... something like that, its the best you can get, that thing may have a small engine in it but let me tell you, It's got get up and go and it will throw you back in your seat so small engines aren't the worse you could possibly get. You also need to keep in condieration how much it'd cost in gas, maintenance, Tags, Insurance ( stuff like that ) and YOU NEED TO GET AN OLDER CAR. You can't really get something "new" now adays with your budget and even if you did find something, I'd hate to be you if you got in a wreck because if you where driving a nice new car, it'd be ugly and wouldn't work right afterwards ( assuming it isn't totalled ) and that'll also jack the insurance rates up.


Now that being said, It really depends what you're into, I was looking at a few cars...

Kia Amanti

As you can see, its a wanna be mercedes, its not bad looking but its not the most attractive but you said you want power, Its a full size car and it comes with ( loewest 2.7 L ) engine highest ( 3.8 ) that 3.8 is more than what minivans come with so you want some power, there is some for a car that you can get for 5 grand and on up, it depends on all what you get. 264 HP engine btw

http://www.cstatic-images.com/stock/900x600/241479.jpg

http://www.cstatic-images.com/stock/900x600/241478.jpg

http://www.cstatic-images.com/stock/900x600/250792.jpg

http://www.cstatic-images.com/stock/900x600/241476.jpg

http://www.cstatic-images.com/stock/900x600/241473.jpg


( Here is a link to the website im getting these from ) you can see it in 360 views ). : http://www.cars.com/kia/amanti/2007/360-views/#

You also have to keep in mind, where you live affects the price as well, that 2007 is on the middle-high end of 5 grand but its a 2007 and it still looks new enough the dash isn't butt ugly.

They're cheap to fix if something goes wrong, I think this is a decent car and If I could afford it, I'd get one. I know where I could get one right now actually :3

This car is okay on gas, it gets 17 city 25 hwy but my minivan says its only supposed to get 18 city 24 max hwy and it gets 28 city 30-32 ( sometimes 34 ) hwy so its really unpredictable.

I'll add more in as I go along so please do check on this .

CharlieHorse
November 17th, 2014, 07:41 PM
Maybe a used Ferrari ^_^

Uranus
November 17th, 2014, 07:47 PM
Okay.... If I where you, I'd get a car that's not so bad, we have an 2011 Kia soul ( 4 Cyl ) 3 L I think... something like that, its the best you can get, that thing may have a small engine in it but let me tell you, It's got get up and go and it will throw you back in your seat so small engines aren't the worse you could possibly get. You also need to keep in condieration how much it'd cost in gas, maintenance, Tags, Insurance ( stuff like that ) and YOU NEED TO GET AN OLDER CAR. You can't really get something "new" now adays with your budget and even if you did find something, I'd hate to be you if you got in a wreck because if you where driving a nice new car, it'd be ugly and wouldn't work right afterwards ( assuming it isn't totalled ) and that'll also jack the insurance rates up.


Now that being said, It really depends what you're into, I was looking at a few cars...

Kia Amanti

As you can see, its a wanna be mercedes, its not bad looking but its not the most attractive but you said you want power, Its a full size car and it comes with ( loewest 2.7 L ) engine highest ( 3.8 ) that 3.8 is more than what minivans come with so you want some power, there is some for a car that you can get for 5 grand and on up, it depends on all what you get. 264 HP engine btw

image (http://www.cstatic-images.com/stock/900x600/241479.jpg)

image (http://www.cstatic-images.com/stock/900x600/241478.jpg)

image (http://www.cstatic-images.com/stock/900x600/250792.jpg)

image (http://www.cstatic-images.com/stock/900x600/241476.jpg)

image (http://www.cstatic-images.com/stock/900x600/241473.jpg)


( Here is a link to the website im getting these from ) you can see it in 360 views ). : http://www.cars.com/kia/amanti/2007/360-views/#

You also have to keep in mind, where you live affects the price as well, that 2007 is on the middle-high end of 5 grand but its a 2007 and it still looks new enough the dash isn't butt ugly.

They're cheap to fix if something goes wrong, I think this is a decent car and If I could afford it, I'd get one. I know where I could get one right now actually :3

This car is okay on gas, it gets 17 city 25 hwy but my minivan says its only supposed to get 18 city 24 max hwy and it gets 28 city 30-32 ( sometimes 34 ) hwy so its really unpredictable.

I'll add more in as I go along so please do check on this .


Now there's a nice car! Thank you, Ryan. And it's not a wanabe Mercedes. It appears to be a wannabe Jaguar. (lol)
I think that's a good pick. I'm not too worried on gas/insurance/ect. Just certain things I want.

Professional Russian
November 17th, 2014, 07:52 PM
Really? I have an "unusually poor" (quote from professional) memory, and I remember it, you where arguing that large engines where OK to own and I was trying to get across the point that a small engine would do for most people, but you complained that the "option" of pulling went missing, anyway, it's content was not important, there was no winner, if I remember correctly, we both gave up.
Here let's put it this way: if you want speed you go smaller. If you want power you go bigger. You almost never get both. The small engines are always geared for mostly speed as to where the big engines are geared to pull. The only think you have to consider other than that is how much money you got for gas?

CosmicNoodle
November 17th, 2014, 07:57 PM
Here let's put it this way: if you want speed you go smaller. If you want power you go bigger. You almost never get both. The small engines are always geared for mostly speed as to where the big engines are geared to pull. The only think you have to consider other than that is how much money you got for gas?

He's gonna be 16, he's not gonna have a lot of money... And even if he did, why would you willingly spend so much more on gas for no reason?

(we are having the same, pointless argument again, shall we stop before we start?)

Professional Russian
November 17th, 2014, 07:59 PM
He's gonna be 16, he's not gonna have a lot of money... And even if he did, why would you willingly spend so much more on gas for no reason?

(we are having the same, pointless argument again, shall we stop before we start?)

That was the point...to stay away from the big engines because he can't afford it.

CrazyPerson101
November 17th, 2014, 08:00 PM
Now there's a nice car! Thank you, Ryan. And it's not a wanabe Mercedes. It appears to be a wannabe Jaguar. (lol)
I think that's a good pick. I'm not too worried on gas/insurance/ect. Just certain things I want.

Okay, either way, its a wanna be but its still not like ... OLD and butt ugly ... Like this car for example : http://www.auto-manufacturer.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/2000-Acura-CL.jpg

Its an 2003 Acura CL

Here is the Dash to it, its BUTT UGLY

http://i.wheelsage.org/pictures/a/acura/cl/acura_cl_2.jpg

The engine : http://www.cars-directory.net/pics/acura/cl/2000/acura_cl_a1122489033b734288_4.jpg


Engine 3.2 L SOHC VTEC J-series V6
Transmission 5-speed automatic

IT got 0012003 Acura 3.2 CL mpg: 19 city/29 hwy Or It got 17 city/27 hwy depending on what engine it had in it.

Uranus
November 17th, 2014, 08:01 PM
Okay, either way, its a wanna be but its still not like ... OLD and butt ugly ... Like this car for example : http://www.auto-manufacturer.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/2000-Acura-CL.jpg

Its an 2003 Acura CL

Here is the Dash to it, its BUTT UGLY

image (http://i.wheelsage.org/pictures/a/acura/cl/acura_cl_2.jpg)

The engine : image (http://www.cars-directory.net/pics/acura/cl/2000/acura_cl_a1122489033b734288_4.jpg)


Engine 3.2 L SOHC VTEC J-series V6
Transmission 5-speed automatic

IT got 0012003 Acura 3.2 CL mpg: 19 city/29 hwy Or It got 17 city/27 hwy depending on what engine it had in it.


Nice bro! Keep em coming! Lol

HeWhoTravelsTheWorld
November 18th, 2014, 03:13 PM
dude
get a smart car :D

Uranus
November 18th, 2014, 03:29 PM
dude
get a smart car :D

Oh hell nah! Lol

mrmee
November 19th, 2014, 10:31 PM
He's gonna be 16, he's not gonna have a lot of money... And even if he did, why would you willingly spend so much more on gas for no reason?

(we are having the same, pointless argument again, shall we stop before we start?)


Absolutly not. Because i cannot stand when people bash on power. I use my truck to haul hay bales, the 28ft equipment trailer, the dump trailer, cords of firewood, loads of slate, corn crates, and sometimes to take the four wheelers up north. You CANNOT pull that stuff up the mountains around here without at least 5L. Yea, not everyone needs all that go-go, but some of us do. Sorry i had to rant because i heard someone say big trucks should be banned to everyone today.

And that you cant get power and speed? WTF was that person talking about? I use my C20 350 as a workhorse and a drag racer. I even beat my buds '95 Corvette like it was standin still, then proceeded to win a haul-all against a geared down F250.

Cognizant
December 4th, 2014, 03:25 PM
I'm late to the party but I'll advocate for Toyota/Lexus cause they'll last you forever. My mom's Camry (same platform as the Lexus ES) is turning 15 years old, and the only expensive repair that's needed to be done is the brakes.
I'll be honest - the styling of the Camry's/ES300's in your price range isn't that impressive, and interior features are somewhat lackluster but the v6 is surprisingly zippy and fuel efficient; my mom sometimes commutes 330 miles (165 each way) going 90mph with the A/C on, and she'll still have like a quarter tank of gas left.

Or if you can, you could beg your parents to finance a 2015 Toyota Camry XSE V6 which looks hella slick and has a 0-60 time in the 5._ second range :P

http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201404/2015-toyota-camry-8_600x0w.jpg

http://www.almrsal.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/2015-New-Toyota-Camry.jpg