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Somebody tell me what car to buy...

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Tyler Durden, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 18, 2001 Messages: 5,263 Likes Received: 40
    Ok. I need to buy a car. My new job entails that I drive alot and winters coming and not only does my MK2 Jetta no longer have a heater core, but I have a sneaking suspicion that its just going to catch fire soon. How do I know this? I don't. But it's been running good for a few months now which is out of the ordinary so I figure it's saving up to fuck me royally once it gets cold and I need to go to work.

    So, I've begun shopping around for something else. I have a few possible candidates in mind...but I want to know if anyone has any experience with them.

    My system for disqualifying cars is as follows...

    1) NOTHING EURO. Especially VW's. If I've learned one thing from talking to people who have owned them (and it's all generations....not just MK2's.) VW's seem to be notoriously unreliable the majority of the time. I keep finding more and more people who are swearing that they will never buy dubs again after purchasing MK4's and me getting my car fixed is a whole other story where it takes weeks but is next to free...So where I've been lucky with that up till now, I need something cheap to fix that I can get fixed at more places than the one thats 40 miles away. Basically, unless your going to be buying me a brand new M-5 then just dont suggest anything euro.

    2) RELIABLE. This speaks for itself.

    3) MOTHERFUCKING AFFORDABLE. Yes, it's obviously a challenge.But I really want to avoid leasing something new (I drive way too much to do that shit and am not into paying alot of cash every month....) Actually I really dont like leasing/financing in general...

    4) NEWER THAN 95-96. I don't know. It seems like a good cutoff year...I've never owned anything newer than 89 and I'm tired of "older" cars.


    Any experience with these? Or offer your own suggestions...

    1) Honda Civic/Accord- I've always really hated Honda's. Mostly because of "The Fast and the Furious." but the more I read about them...the more I find that they just keep getting praise for being extremely reliable...unfortunately this makes their resale value high which means I have to pay alot more than I'd like...so...are they REALLY worth it? Or am I missing a lower cost option that is comparable reliabliity-wise?

    2) Dodge Neon- I've also always hated these cars. But they're domestic which means cheaper repair costs and they are extremely cheap to buy. But I've heard that they break as much or more than VW's...which is fucking gay.

    3) Something from Saturn- Someone was ranting to me the other day about how reliable Saturns are but I honestly havent read too much into them yet...

    4) Mazda 626- I see alot of these around. My girl owns one that she abuses horribly and it still runs rather well...

    So...yeah...help a nigga out.
  2. Fondles

    Fondles Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 31, 2001 Messages: 7,866 Likes Received: 28
    Run from a Neon, they break down, on average, every 2.4 miles.

    A Honda will last FOREVER with regular maintenance.

    my 2 cen(tences).
  3. TuffKid

    TuffKid Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 14, 2002 Messages: 2,062 Likes Received: 0

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  4. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,506 Likes Received: 450
    look into toyotas as well. i own a corolla and it runs fantastic.
  5. boogie hands

    boogie hands 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 15, 2001 Messages: 16,059 Likes Received: 13
    i would recommend the honda accord...ive had two and they are great cars. affordable too if you get one thats two or three years old which is the best bet because honestly, its a fucking honda....the guy before you could have driven it like a nut and odds are good it will still make 200k miles without causing you any major problems.
  6. porque

    porque Senior Member

    Joined: May 5, 2002 Messages: 1,844 Likes Received: 0
    ...nissan...i drove a 84 sentra to 245k before it was totalled in an accident...it still ran fine...i have an altima now its runnin like new at 150k...definately reliable cars...
  7. porque

    porque Senior Member

    Joined: May 5, 2002 Messages: 1,844 Likes Received: 0
    ...oh yeah...and a car thief i met once said that one car he would never steal is a saturn...cause they're not worth shit and the either belonged to a gay guy or a chick...
  8. ClueTwo

    ClueTwo Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 30, 2001 Messages: 9,030 Likes Received: 123
    Saturns..Number one stolen car by tweakers.

    Civic/Accord is your best bet. For the price you can't beat'em. They fuckin run forever....Number two car stolen by tweakers.

    Boxcars has a point though..Toyota is an extremely good car with an excellent reputation. Take a look at what they have to offer.
  9. crave

    crave Veteran Member

    Joined: Jan 20, 2002 Messages: 6,728 Likes Received: 10
    out of the three cars i've owned two have been accords. both are still solid as fuck even after over 150k. so if you're looking for relatively cheap, reliable, and damn good gas mileage go with a honda.
  10. Swiffer Jet

    Swiffer Jet Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 14, 2003 Messages: 2,669 Likes Received: 0
    I currently own a 1994 Honda Accord. It's a reliable car.
  11. LaCosaNostra

    LaCosaNostra Senior Member

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  12. InnerCityRebel

    InnerCityRebel Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 19, 2002 Messages: 8,297 Likes Received: 117
    go with a honda or a toyota.Just change the oil and those things will last forever..Although i'm not into them are affordable..
  13. Telo

    Telo Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 3, 2003 Messages: 4,164 Likes Received: 37
    Ride A Bike.
  14. MrChupacabra

    MrChupacabra 12oz Loyalist

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    Brewster Baker 12oz Loyalist

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