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    I'll be graduating from college here in a few months, and hopefully, will be getting a new car. I was if anybody had any suggestions on what they would get. I'm wanting something sporty, but kind of on the luxury side too. Thanks

    bever911
    Life's too short to worry/Life's too long to wait
    Too short not to love everybody/Life's too long to hate

    "There are a number of very knowledgeable and entertaining race fans here. There are also a number of morons. Your job is to figure out which is which." - Rev-Ed

  • #2
    Last Chance for a Trans Am.

    Ranks second in HP/$ behind the Kia Sephia
    Natural Born Cynic

    What irks me (maybe its too soon for the truth), DW was a 16-oval WIN specialist, yet the vast majority those boohooing for him, hardcarders & fans, alike are the same ones trying to kill anything with more than 9 deg banking & 4 corners, where Dan ultimately made his home...

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    • #3
      Nissan Altima, loaded! When I went to Fontana I tried to rent one, it was in my size group but the agent said they couldn't keep them on the lot and didn't have one at the time! I ended up with a Grand Am, which was more then decent!

      [ February 13, 2002: Message edited by: Mackie ]

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      • #4
        Support the IRL and get a Chevy Silverado.

        If that's too high, then get an extended cab S-10. They've both treated me well.
        We flipped our finger to the King of England
        Stole our country from the Indians
        With god on our side and guns in our hands
        We took it for our own!

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        • #5
          sporty luxury?

          acura rsx type r is about 25k.

          or , the nissan sentra se-r spec V. about 18K, with a momo steering wheel racing seats, etc, it's a bad little machine. I personally, would get that one over the acura.

          and that supports an irl sponsor too.
          It's a brand new day.

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          • #6
            Man, I hate missing out on things. What's up with the "last chance" for a Trans Am?

            Bever911, you left out some important pieces of data like where do you live and how much do you have to spend.

            Like if you are loaded and live in a great climate, you might consider an Aston Martin. Then again, if you have a limited income and live in a transitional climate area, you might want to consider one of the lower price SUV's.

            Having retired from Ford and still receiving a pension check, which I hope continues, I can only speak to Ford products. If you want a real muscle machine, try a Mustang "R" built by the SVT people but the price is over $70,000 but there isn't much on the road that will outrun it. In SUV's, the Explorer Sport (not the SportTrac) is a great machine with a five speed automatic overdrive that runs like a scared cat and if you load it up, you will get a lot of luxury items. If you are interested in an SUV but don't want to spend the Explorer bucks, look at the Escape. You can barely tell the difference between it and the Explorer but you will give up the five speed automatic overdrive.

            If you are interested in a sporty pickup, you might want to consider the Ford F150 in either the "King Range" or the "Harley Davidson" editions. Both are pretty cool and fairly pricey (over $35,000).

            If you aren't connected to an auto company then I imagine buying a new vehicle today is like trying to pick out new carpeting. There are millions of choices and each one is just a little bit different which makes it a really tough decision.

            Good luck!

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            • #7
              Thanks for the help so far...
              ok, here's a little more info:
              I live in Indiana
              I don't know what I'll be making a year, so I don't know how much I'm going to be able to spend, but I am graduating with a mechanical engineering degree without any student loans to have to pay off, and I'd like to get something fairly nice (right now, I drive a 97 monte, and I like it and probably won't get rid of it, but I just want something a little nicer) I guess I'm just jealous of my dad having a 69 Camaro when he was in school, and I drove a Cutlass Cierra most of my school days.
              Life's too short to worry/Life's too long to wait
              Too short not to love everybody/Life's too long to hate

              "There are a number of very knowledgeable and entertaining race fans here. There are also a number of morons. Your job is to figure out which is which." - Rev-Ed

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              • #8
                MrIndy, Ford refuses to support the IRL, we should refuse to support Ford, I have!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MrIndy:
                  <STRONG>Man, I hate missing out on things. What's up with the "last chance" for a Trans Am?</STRONG>
                  The Pontiac Firebird line is supposedly going away for good with the 2002 models. Also, I believe, the Camaro is going on "hiatus" for a few years with an all new design coming around 2005. SSR pickup/roadster is filling the void in the mean time. Pontiac has not ruled out bringing the Firebird name back but will probably be given to a completely different type of car. Some say that the name might come back in a rally car inspired (awd, high performance, small, 2+2) type of vehicle? I've also heard that the next Camaro might be based on the Australian Holden chassis. This would give it V8 power, rear wheel drive, and independent suspension.
                  "But not all of them, Jean-Pierre. There are some who come for that, for the accidents and the fires. But the others...
                  the others ride with you all. You put something in their lives they can't put there themselves."
                  -- Louise Frederickson in Grand Prix

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                  • #10
                    I cant suggest what to get,,, can only offer free advice...

                    Go to a few car lots but DONT TAKE ANYTHING with you. No bank info, forget your SSN and dont bring your card. Dont bring your title or loan info on your current car. Well, a license is ok to test drive ONLY if you fall in love with a car and just want to joy ride. DO NOT BRING ANYTHING HOME!

                    Prices will come down bunches from the sticker price. As you walk away the salesman will get your name and phone number,,, they will call you in a few days with a reduced price.

                    After seeing a few cars that you like,, test drive and check them out. I drive dozens of repo cars per week, some are made of doo-doo, some are great.

                    IMO, check out leg and head room, comfy seats, road noise, and what ever else floats your boat. For example the Cougars have the thinest seats and loudest road noise from any sporty/classy car I've driven the past year. (sorry to anyone who owns one.)

                    Narrow it down to a couple of cars within your budget and then search for the Consumers Report and highway safety crash test thingy. Might have to visit the library? Also call your insurance company to get prices for the couple of cars you are thinking of.

                    Starting in June and continuing you can probably pick up 2002 model's already priced low. That first year of depreciation on a new car really "vacums," so get a year old "new" car and you wont be out $4,000 as soon as you drive it off the lot. (We went to the Texas race in June and brought home a "new" (28 mile) 1 year old Suburban for $7,000 off the sticker.)

                    Long winded, sorry.... Each sales rep will "pre-qualify" you. They want to get you into the cost of cars that meet your budget. If they show you a Lincoln but your income is a Kia, they have lost you.
                    Dont feel sorry for a sales rep,, dont buy anything until you are ready. They will try to "over come your objections" but dont let it happen until you are ready.
                    "OWRS did not return phone calls."

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                    • #11
                      A Dallara with 2002 update kit and a 3.5L Olds.

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                      • #12
                        Bever, since it sounds like you are a GM kind of person don't forget to check out the new Saturn Vue small-ute. The Trailblazer also is extremely slick looking and a very stout machine!

                        Anybody else think that this could be the next Firebird?!

                        "But not all of them, Jean-Pierre. There are some who come for that, for the accidents and the fires. But the others...
                        the others ride with you all. You put something in their lives they can't put there themselves."
                        -- Louise Frederickson in Grand Prix

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                        • #13
                          1. BMW 330i 5 speed with sport package
                          2. BMW 325i 5 speed
                          3. Subaru WRX

                          Now, you may want to do yourself another favor. Once you have narrowed your choices down to 3 or 4 cars try to find some used examples of the cars with over 100,000 miles to test drive.

                          This little experiment will tell you a lot about how your "new" ride will feel in a few years.

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                          • #14
                            Mackie, you and I don't support Ford, but to expect MrIndy who spent many years working for them to not support them, is asking a little too much of him. At least in my opinion. Personally, my next new car probably won't be new, but I sure like that Pontiac Silloute pictured below.
                            Some people will do nearly anything in order to be able to not do anything.

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                            • #15
                              Pick up a used Olds Aurora (96-99 vintage).

                              Big V8, Leather interior with wood. Bose stereo. All power (incl seat heaters). A former pace car to boot.

                              GM will still service. Get the extended warranty.

                              Probably find one for about $10-$12K.
                              "Now, for some of you it doesn't matter. You were born rich and your going to stay rich. But here's my advice to the rest of you: Take dead aim on the rich boys. Get them in the crosshairs and take them down." -- Edward Blume

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