what kind of car to get?

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by scubalis, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. scubalis

    scubalis
    [OP]
    miss priss

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2003
    Messages:
    714
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    halifax
    So i want to start looking around for a new(new to me) car but i dont know what i shuld get.
    Right now i drive a 97 4 door accent,its a reliable car but id like to have something a tad more powerful. Now this is what im looking for:
    ~nothing older then a 95
    ~not too high on insurence
    ~moderate milage
    ~not too powerful-i cant afford the gas

    I dont need a sports car,just something reliable. I also only have around 5 or 6 grand to spend. So what do you guys think,am i dreaming or is it possible to get what im looking for with what im willing to spend?
     
  2. Xtreme989

    Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2003
    Messages:
    2,796
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bridgewater
    you should be able to get a sunfire, cavalier, civic for that price.....sunfire's and cav's aren't overly reliable though
     
  3. LeMar

    UGLY BUTCH

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2003
    Messages:
    36,374
    Likes Received:
    0
    What about a used corolla? They'e a decent car....
     
  4. E Dubbin

    New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2003
    Messages:
    547
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    hali
    should be able to find a decent intgra with that... may be a little older than what you want
    if your interested i know where theres a good one for around 4500
     
  5. scubalis

    scubalis
    [OP]
    miss priss

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2003
    Messages:
    714
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    halifax
    to high on insurence
     
  6. scubalis

    scubalis
    [OP]
    miss priss

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2003
    Messages:
    714
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    halifax
    yeah i was thinking about a corolla,thats what my mom drives. Do ya think i could get a 97 for like 6 grand?
     
  7. scubalis

    scubalis
    [OP]
    miss priss

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2003
    Messages:
    714
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    halifax
    Should i take a loan out through the bank or lease, anyone know anything bout that kinda stuff?
     
  8. Lex Lucas

    feels good.

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2003
    Messages:
    14,946
    Likes Received:
    122
    Location:
    Nova Scotia
    I do... are you gonna be buying it from a dealer or privately?
     
  9. scubalis

    scubalis
    [OP]
    miss priss

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2003
    Messages:
    714
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    halifax
    i dont know yet,im just starting to consider gettin a car
     
  10. Halapine

    Resident frenchy

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2003
    Messages:
    3,896
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Moncton and Fredericton
    honda accord.
    decent on insurance, and not over on the wallet depending how new you go
     
  11. ~La~Aruca~

    try to lick ur elbow

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2003
    Messages:
    4,449
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ~LE~
    yeah somthing honda would be a good choice
     
  12. kitty kat

    .....

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2003
    Messages:
    3,754
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Shediac/Cole Harbour
    volkswagon volkswagon volkswagon volkswagon volkswagon volkswagon volkswagon volkswagon volkswagon volkswagon volkswagon volkswagon volkswagon volkswagon volkswagon volkswagon volkswagon volkswagon volkswagon volkswagon volkswagon volkswagon volkswagon volkswagon volkswagon volkswagon volkswagon volkswagon volkswagon :rockon:

    VERY reliable.. VERY good on gas.. and insurance is decent!!..
    (I know some honda goers will argue with me.. only because they prolly never owned a vdub before..except lucas :P..but those who like it.. like it a lot! )

    not OVERLY powerful (105 hp, 130 lbs torque).. but VERY peppy, handles well and dont rust very fast

    ..ive owned my car for 5 yrs now..and its never failed me once!!.. err well after i added mods like 2 1/4 inch straight flow exhaust, header etc.. i lost my back pressure :rolleyes: .. so i swapped it for a bigger motor!!! :D .. and yes it DOES work! :finger:
     
  13. E Dubbin

    New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2003
    Messages:
    547
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    hali
    older VW's are garbage i dont care what anyone says they are trash never buy one

    youve never had any problems with ur car leslie??? HAHAHAHAHa i BEG to differ
    they are slow.. look like a box and after u sink 10000into them they are still slow i know i owned one
    go for the newest car u can get dont buy an older car
    AT LEAST get a 95or newer anything else isnt worth wasting your money on!
     
  14. scubalis

    scubalis
    [OP]
    miss priss

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2003
    Messages:
    714
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    halifax
    id love to drive a vw od honda but they are pricey arnt they? keep in mind id like a 97
     
  15. ~La~Aruca~

    try to lick ur elbow

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2003
    Messages:
    4,449
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ~LE~
    u can pick up a cheap honda that is around 97
     
  16. krayzie

    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2003
    Messages:
    1,580
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Halifax N.S.
    whats this "decent on insurance" bullshit?
     
  17. kitty kat

    .....

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2003
    Messages:
    3,754
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Shediac/Cole Harbour
    i HAD a problem with an altenator belt.. but thats not made by vw!! :finger:
     
  18. Chris

    Sandbar..anywhere better?

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2003
    Messages:
    11,203
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    the sand....
    would you consider new....?? I only pay $140 bi weekly for my 04 civic....
     
  19. MK

    MK
    Rollin Low

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2003
    Messages:
    5,544
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Halifax


    haha are you serious when you say that??? I cant believe that man. My 8v was beating hondas all over the place and I had shit all done to my motor. I've NEVER had a big problem with my dub either! Just typical shit like belts etc. Wait till this summer when mine gets out. IT will be fast as fuck and you will be eating your words for sure.
     
  20. Wolfe

    p/t Firefighter - 24/7

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2003
    Messages:
    3,910
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Antigonish
    get a nice 96-97 civic or accord. :bigthumb:
     
  21. E Dubbin

    New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2003
    Messages:
    547
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    hali
    yea MK beating stock 1.5 litre civics lol
    i had my 8v done up... it had every N/A engine mod you could do to it paired with a close ratio tranny, lightened flywheel stage 2 clutch, neuspeed short shift., fuck i dont wanna list it all..... n e way i would beat most civics but when i came up to a almost stock tegs they wold chew me

    dont tell me 8v are fast cuz they arent i know first hand
    ive been tainted by bikes im sorry i will never ever go back to just owning a car
    buy a bike :)
     
  22. MK

    MK
    Rollin Low

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2003
    Messages:
    5,544
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Halifax
    yeah, 8vs are the slowest motors out there. But thats not the only motor that came stock in the old VW's. VTEC or whatever all the ricers got, this summer my cars gonna be screaming and they better look out :)
     
  23. kitty kat

    .....

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2003
    Messages:
    3,754
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Shediac/Cole Harbour
    YEA!!!.. what he said!! :rockon:

    ...mmmmm summer!!.. cant wait! :wink:

    .. *note.. this topic made by scubalis implied that she didnt want a super fast car anyway.. i think she wants somthing reliable.. not so much fast..besides those two things dont usually go hand in hand :finger:
     
  24. VR6in

    New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2003
    Messages:
    4,243
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Calgary
    I think she should wait until spring and buy my VR6 :D
     
  25. Xtreme989

    Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2003
    Messages:
    2,796
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bridgewater
    LOL, ar you still trying to sell that?
    :lol:
     
  26. John Doe

    New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2003
    Messages:
    26,891
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    If you were going to post the word so bloody many times, you'd think you might decide to actually spell it correctly!

    Guess not. :(
     
  27. VR6in

    New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2003
    Messages:
    4,243
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Calgary
    Sometimes, lol..........it's away for the winter now so I'm not worrying until spring, never advertised it much......Hard to say. Show me the money and it'll be gone.
     
  28. ~SMAC~

    *.¸.·♥εϊз loving it εϊз°¤

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2003
    Messages:
    5,796
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Fall River
    i will definatly argue with u on that one, my old 8V was fast as fuck, ask anyone that drove my car before my swap. and evan when u owned your vw before ur bike u thought it was the cats meow! but u are now driving a bike, no comaprison.... and maybe your vw needed work? just cause it had shit done to it doesnt mean its gonna work great, old cars need TLC. id walk before i spent anything on a honda 92 or older they are buckets ( unless of course u wanna sink like 3000+ into it) so back to the original question she asked .. for what u want to spend a toyota is a great car for sure.
     
  29. Xtreme989

    Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2003
    Messages:
    2,796
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bridgewater
    Shouldn't have any problem selling it, its a sweet car....but worth way more than she is willing to spend.
     
  30. John Doe

    New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2003
    Messages:
    26,891
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    Just to clarify: The 8V is a pile of dogshit regardless of who THINKS it's fast. It isn't.
     
  31. bluenosersx

    New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    Messages:
    717
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dartmouth,N.S,Canada,Eart
    i'm selling a nice 91 tempo :)

    only 800 bucks, i know it isn't a 95 or newer but hey for 800 bucks you can't go wrong! (works awesome)
     
  32. MK

    MK
    Rollin Low

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2003
    Messages:
    5,544
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Halifax


    Slow most of the time? Yes, Bullett proof? Yes. It evens out in the end if you are using it for differnt things. I know 8v's that were hanging with Corvetts. Ask the guy at Harringtons he use to have an old Blue Golf in mint shape. It was turboed, but still its an 8v!!!!!!! So take your pile of dog shit and eat it ricer!!!!
     
  33. kitty kat

    .....

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2003
    Messages:
    3,754
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Shediac/Cole Harbour
    yea what he said!!!!! :rockon: :lol:

    and what she said also!!! :rockon: :bigthumb:
     
  34. kitty kat

    .....

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2003
    Messages:
    3,754
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Shediac/Cole Harbour
    volkswagon volkswagen whatever... at least us canadians KNOW how to spell colour(british/ENGLISH spelling) as opposed to color and what ever other words ur dumb country has decieded to change :rolleyes:
     
  35. John Doe

    New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2003
    Messages:
    26,891
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    Regardless of what you might think about the coloquial spellings of certain words, those coloquialisms are indeed correct and your spelling of Volkswagen was improper so just eat your medicine you stupid fuckin' cunt.
     

Share This Page