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Unread 08-19-2015, 04:51 PM   #1
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Talking Any tips for a starting newbie

I've always been a fan of cars by how they look, now Im more interested on what's under the hood. With my birthday 16th birthday in 7 months I want to know how I can get started, start small with something upgradeable? Or just buy my dream car (a camero) and wing it , Thanks in Advance

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Unread 08-19-2015, 07:26 PM   #2
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Get an older simple car with less electronics than a newer one which can fail or give errors for stupid reasons. My first car was a e34 540i in automatic. I had the service manual for it and read it like religious material. I learned a lot from that car. Ended up getting a e39 540i after a drunk totaled me in the e34. Costs a lot more to maintain due too all the sensors and I sold it so I could have more funds available for other stuff. Bought a cheap 1st gen Hyundai Tiburon, first car in manual and so simple to work on I love it. Simply put if you want to learn about motors you just have to study as much as you can and start with at least doing your own maintenance. An old car is great for that. At 16 and with a Camaro, I think that's too much car for you... Dont mean to bum you out, but you are probably going to crash it. Start out slow, get a cheap simple car, then once you feel your knowledge about cars is growing you can get a more complicated car... One trick I used to teach myself was looking at cars as different systems that interconnect. The intake, the engine, the exhaust, the transmission, the suspension, the brakes. Look how those different components work, and then look at how they work together.

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First off learn to spell Camaro

Second, give us more information on what you want and how much you can spend.
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