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Ask A Straight Dude...

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by bodice_ripper, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. bodice_ripper

    bodice_ripper 12oz Elite Member

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    Ask A Straight Dude...

    Discussion started by bodice_ripper - Dec 4, 2004

    yo. out of the blue I have the opportunity to get a new(er) car. I don't know what to get. Now, I should mention that being in Ireland, the cars are WAAAY steeper than in the US. I may as well outline the realistic options:

    I drove a Fiat Punto. I don't want another Fiat.


    Honda Civic (I'd rather avoid it because the insurance is high because it is largely drivin by moron boy racers)
    VW Golf or Polo
    Rover 200 <---- I like these, but don't know lots about them
    Ford fiesta (meh....)
    Toyota Corolla



    talk to me people....
     
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  2. imported_Tesseract - Replied Dec 4, 2004

    Its a good thing you dont want a fiat anymore, not only they suck but they're not safe at all.

    Important question: are you buying new or used?

    The new polo is nice and the Golf is a steady guarantee, still i think VW's are way overated. If i was in your shoes i'd go for either the Honda or the Toyota mostly for the reason that you get a 7 year full guarantee and most importantly, you wont have to use it...only asians can guarantee that, your car wont need a single thing besides the scheduled service for atleast 5 years when you can sell it and get a new one. Thats a good deal imo.
    Rovers are good looking but not very reliable. I drove a fiesta for 2 months this summer, the car is fuckin stupid, heavy, slow and retarted.

    Bottom line, if you're looking for a good value=quality=reliability car go for the civic or corolla, if you're looking for a euro fly car go for this:

    [​IMG]
    Alfa 147 oooffah
     
  3. bodice_ripper

    bodice_ripper 12oz Elite Member

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    bodice_ripper - Replied Dec 4, 2004

    I have looked at a couple of Alfas. mmmmm.

    I'm buying used. I have to.
     
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  4. imported_Tesseract - Replied Dec 4, 2004

    Ok, since you're buying used scratch Rover and Fiesta off your list at once (unless you score a superduper deal) I still lean in favor of the toyota and honda but only if they're not very old. VW's have always been good cars to buy second hand. Get the previous Golf, it even looks better than the new one.
     
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    GLIK$ - Replied Dec 4, 2004

    golf. the end.
     
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  6. imported_Tesseract - Replied Dec 4, 2004

    you americans are so hyped with golfs, its ridiculous. Its like euros with wrangler jeeps, nothing special to you, all the rage to us.
     
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    mkonji - Replied Dec 4, 2004

    id get a golf
     
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    oneeightyone - Replied Dec 4, 2004

    a jeep wrangler...wow. what's a fiat? never heard of it. i would say hondo or toyota mostly based on the fact that they are easily repaired and cost less to repair in the long run but that's here in the u.s. of a, dont know about over there yonder, but a toyota or a honda will last you ages, that's just the facts, i dont like vw's too expensive to fix adn their motors are backwards.
     
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    casekonly - Replied Dec 4, 2004

    buy a midget. they're fast, affordable, and easy to maintain....or get the alfa....
     
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    Nekro - Replied Dec 4, 2004

    I'd say go with the honda or the toyota for the low cost of ownership and good gas mileage.
     
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    sarcasm - Replied Dec 4, 2004

    get the honda, low maintenence, and they will last forever.
    and for the simple reason, any aftermarket product is cheaper
    than euro cars. well at least in the usa it is
     
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    kaesthebluntedwonder - Replied Dec 4, 2004

    yeah, toyota's or honda's will last for a long ass time, and the resale value stays good for a while too. i'm gonna cop the 2005 Nocar, v6, it's an invisible car that doesn't exist, so you don't have to pay for it even, or put gas into it, not worry about parking tickets and repair costs, or worry about it getting stolen.

    on a side note, boddice, since your from ireland, do you like the frames? i saw them last night and they were awesome.
     
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    T=E=A=S=E - Replied Dec 4, 2004

    TOYOTA COROLLA
     
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    bodice_ripper - Replied Dec 4, 2004

    I must admit to being quite taken with these:

    [​IMG]

    but I admit its based soley on how they look, and the fact that we used to have a Peugeot when I lived in France.....
     
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  15. imported_Tesseract - Replied Dec 4, 2004

    The 206 is a decent car bodice, better than the polo in my opinion....and WAY better looking.