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Ask A Straight Dude...

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

  1. bodice_ripper

    bodice_ripper Elite Member

    Joined: May 10, 2000 Messages: 3,195 Likes Received: 25
    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....
  2. 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:

    Alfa 147 oooffah
  3. bodice_ripper

    bodice_ripper Elite Member

    Joined: May 10, 2000 Messages: 3,195 Likes Received: 25
    I have looked at a couple of Alfas. mmmmm.

    I'm buying used. I have to.
  4. 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.
  5. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 23, 2002 Messages: 22,277 Likes Received: 117
    golf. the end.
  6. you americans are so hyped with golfs, its ridiculous. Its like euros with wrangler jeeps, nothing special to you, all the rage to us.
  7. mkonji

    mkonji Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 384 Likes Received: 0
    id get a golf
  8. oneeightyone

    oneeightyone Senior Member

    Joined: May 23, 2003 Messages: 1,289 Likes Received: 0
    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.
  9. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    buy a midget. they're fast, affordable, and easy to maintain....or get the alfa....
  10. Nekro

    Nekro Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 19, 2003 Messages: 2,568 Likes Received: 1
    I'd say go with the honda or the toyota for the low cost of ownership and good gas mileage.
  11. sarcasm

    sarcasm Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 30, 2003 Messages: 3,352 Likes Received: 35
    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
  12. kaesthebluntedwonder

    kaesthebluntedwonder Elite Member

    Joined: May 16, 2000 Messages: 3,066 Likes Received: 1
    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.
  13. T=E=A=S=E

    T=E=A=S=E Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 27, 2004 Messages: 3,271 Likes Received: 0
  14. bodice_ripper

    bodice_ripper Elite Member

    Joined: May 10, 2000 Messages: 3,195 Likes Received: 25
    I must admit to being quite taken with these:


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