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Unread 08-19-2009, 12:36 AM   #1
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Any suggestions for a first car? I'm currently driving a '90 Geo Prism. I don't know a whole lot about cars. I know the Prism isn't going to be around much longer. I'm going to be a part time driver under my Aunts insurance.(since it's cheaper that way.) Since I'm only 18...

I plan on buying the car in September sometime. that way I can save up money until then, and by doing a bit of math, I figure I'll have around 3 grand to spend on a car at the time. Which should be more than enough to get what I want.


Anyways, on to the type of car I want.

I've been looking mostly at sporty type cars. (Honda Civic/Mitsubishi Eclipse).( I've always wanted a Eclipse...Preferably the year >95.)

Any recommendations on similar type cars?(Fast/Sporty/Dependable/Great Gas mileage.)

So far I've only driven a automatic. I'd like to have the option to drive manual/auto though.(I forgot the name of the transmission that does that...) So that I could learn manual. Thanks for suggestions ahead of time.

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You might look into a Pontiac G5 (AKA Chevy Cobalt) or G6. Basically the new version of the Grand Am and Grand Prix, just newer.

From what i've heard, Eclipses can be made fast, but you're gonna put a lot of money into it first, they're NOT the most reliable cars.

As for the semiautomatic tranny, those still aren't industry standard, so you'll probably end up laying more cash for them.
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You might look into a Pontiac G5 (AKA Chevy Cobalt) or G6. Basically the new version of the Grand Am and Grand Prix, just newer.

From what i've heard, Eclipses can be made fast, but you're gonna put a lot of money into it first, they're NOT the most reliable cars.

As for the semiautomatic tranny, those still aren't industry standard, so you'll probably end up laying more cash for them.
Well, I should probably explain what 'fast' for me is...I'm currently driving a car that can't go 55mph...so anything that CAN go 55mph would be bloody fast to me. :P As long as it doesn't take too long to get there...


What is the cost of a Pontiac G5/G6? For like...a year >95? Well, it's not just the motor/insides of the Eclipse. I really like the look.

So, car's I'll be looking for so far are.

95/96/98 Eclipse
95/96/98 Civic
xx/xx/xx G5/G6


Any other recommendations? Thanks ahead of time.

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PT Cruisers have semi-automatic trannys.. atleast my GT (turbo) did.. mine sold for $9500.. (got 8 for the trade)
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G5/G6s have only been around the past couple years. If you're looking for late nineties you'll be looking at Grand Ams and Grand Prixs. The Grand Am is two door, Grand Prix is four door.

Other than that maybe a Cavalier.
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Hmm...do Mustangs make good first cars?I found a 95 with 130k for 2,300. Looks REALLY good.

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Mustangs are terrible on gas, you said you wanted good gas mileage.

If you want a dependable car that looks sporty and is good on gas, go for an Acura Integra.

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Mustangs are terrible on gas, you said you wanted good gas mileage.

If you want a dependable car that looks sporty and is good on gas, go for an Acura Integra.
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Mustangs are terrible on gas, you said you wanted good gas mileage.

If you want a dependable car that looks sporty and is good on gas, go for an Acura Integra.
But...it...loooks...sooo..beautiful...lol.

Seriously though, I can't find an Integra around my area for a decent price.

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But...it...loooks...sooo..beautiful...lol.

Seriously though, I can't find an Integra around my area for a decent price.



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