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Unread 08-24-2009, 08:43 AM   #1
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hi im new to this forum and im wondering if anyone can suggest me a car. i DONT want a beater car. my budget is around 12000. with 2500 down i want payments under $250 a month

i had a 95' toyota tercel given to me with only 60,000 miles and im selling that. infact someone is coming to look at it today. this is how im going to get most of my down payment. i go for my license test in 2 weeks and i want to start looking for cars. the bmw e46 m3 has always been my dream car and i was thinking about getting a 3 series. i have connections at the following dealerships: mercedes, bmw, and a "luxury import"(european cars) used car place.

im ideally looking for a car under 60,000 miles although i can get a 325i for 9000 with 65000 miles. i want to be new and not buy a car that my parents or sister have had. therefore no:
acura tsx
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nissan/infiniti g35
bmw e90 3 series

i also want a CAR. i cant stand being up high. i like good handling cars. coupes are fine but for insurance purposes i want a sedan. manual or auto is fine also

i know some people will probally say stay with the tercel because it is going to be my first car. my parents told me that if i kept it that i would only be driving with it to and from school and ill use my moms 2010 acura tsx for everything else. they do not believe this car is that safe and suggested getting a different one

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Audi? I don't now the price of Audi's in America, but they have a pretty good handeling. And look good.
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You looking for a two door or four door?
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i know i wrote alot but i did put it in there... i like 2 doors better but for insurance purposes i think a 4 door would be better

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hows this if you rip off the spoiler...
http://newhaven.craigslist.org/cto/1308285735.html

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BMW's with lots of miles tend to break down a lot. I got rid of my 3 series after 80k. I was constantly taking it in for check engine lights, not to mention the rediculous cost of maintenance on those things if you don't have a maintenance plan with a dealer. Stick with a honda or something. Luxury cars are not the way to go for a first car.
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well first ive seen alot of e46 3series for sale with 170k+ miles. also with repair bills. all i will pay for is parts. my auto teacher at school is more than willing to let me use his shop. he actually begged me to take and independent study next year but i will be doing it senior year instead. we have just about everything you need.

oh and im pretty handy with cars. my teachers brother blew his engine on his 300zx and we tore out the engine and i pretty much replaced the whole thing myself(some people helped me hold stuff). i didnt have enough time left in the year to get the belts and radiator hooked up but it started first try without it

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oh and my neighbors father is a manager at the local bmw. my parents also have friends that work there. so lets just say i have some connections...

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Audi? I don't now the price of Audi's in America, but they have a pretty good handeling. And look good.
didnt even see that before. what kind of audi? i think they look pretty feminine ...did i spell that correctly? idk im partially retarded when it comes to english

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didnt even see that before. what kind of audi? i think they look pretty feminine ...did i spell that correctly? idk im partially retarded when it comes to english
The A4?
This one looks good:
Audi A4 1.8 Turbo
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