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Unread 04-22-2011, 08:43 PM   #1
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Hello guys..
Im quite possibly the most idiotic person when it comes to car...
Anybody got any links and stuff so I can learn the parts of the cars?

This will be my first car ever because I just got my Driver's license not too long ago.

But I have not a SINGLE clue when it comes to cars..
Ask me what horsepower is..? I dont know
Engine types...? No...
Exhaust...? No...

So it'd be great if you guys can help me get the basic car knowledge I need before I head on and choose a car?

Im looking to buy a luxurious coupe/sedan/SUV in a few months.
My budget will be < $30,000.

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Unread 04-23-2011, 07:52 AM   #2
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30 GRAND!?

Get a beater, save the rest and go on a month long vacation in Europe. or something. That's WAYYYYYYYYYYYY too much to spend on your first car your going to probably wreck.
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used bmw m 5. dont know how much thos cost but would be a fun ride.
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Get a 2000 Escalade with a 350 and save the rest. Reliable, hard to destroy, luxurious, etc.
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Don't waste 30 grand on your first car. You WILL either: a) Wreck it b) Someone else will wreck it c) just abuse the crap out of it because it's your first car. I promise you, you can quote me on one of the three, if not more than one, happening. Just buy some 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc owner car, save the rest for when you want a really nice 2nd or 3rd car after you learn how to drive correctly and are out of the "hotrodding" stage.
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I agree with the others that buying a low cost used car would be a better thing to do when buying your first car. Drive a few years and get some experience under you belt before going all out. My son is 20 years old and a sensible driver, but when he wanted a car he was still in high school. I bought a 2002 Ford Escort for $2000. for him to use until he got out of school and got a job then he paid me back for the car, but even though he's a responsible driver he backed into a car in a parking lot one night that wasn't even parked in a parking space and didn't have the lights on and they ruled it his fault. Then about a year ago he was in another parking lot and a lady cut into his lane (her fault) and done nearly $3000. damage to it. I wasn't there when the second incident happened, but I wonder if he'd had more experience if the accident could have been prevented. If you have $30K to spend on a car I suggest buying something for a few $K dollars while you get some experience and save the rest until you've got the experience and really ready for something nicer.

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Unread 06-08-2011, 11:18 PM   #7
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Ya I agree with the other posts.
Nothing wrong with spending that on a car but it is ur first ride.
After you own a few vehicles youll get preferences as to what options you like.
If it was me Id go the Toyota Lexus route, I think youd be surprised at what even 10
grand can get you.
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