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Unread 02-04-2011, 01:36 AM   #1
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Default New to the scene, looking for a used car around $5000

Hey guys, I'm quite new to the whole car scene, as I'm just now getting to the age where I will be buying my first car.

I've been working a job for about a year now, and my parents have decided to boost me up to an allowance of about $5000 for a used car, give or take a couple hundred.

My Dad works on the family cars, but he is probably not as knowledgeable as some of you guys, so I'm kind of concerned about going to test out a used car and him not checking the right things.

Also, I am looking for possibilities for which car to buy, right now I've been checking out things like Acura Integra's, Honda Accord Coupes, Honda Preludes, and a variety of other sporty cars. Gas mileage isn't a huge priority, but I don't want a truck, I want a sporty looking car that handles well and will last me a while.

If any of you guys have any advice about this I'd greatly appreciate it, but I'm glad to have found the sister forum to OCN, tells me it will definitely be a high-quality forum.

Edit: Just because I only mentioned imports in this post doesn't mean I'm not open to American cars, tell me whats good and I'll definitely consider.

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Unread 02-04-2011, 02:00 AM   #2
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don't buy a ford car..
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Yeah. Should hold up fine, long as you don't drive like a primate.

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don't buy a my car..

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Unread 02-04-2011, 09:39 AM   #4
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You could easily get a Firebird Formula or Camaro Z28 for that kind of money...and i guarantee they'll run circles around a Honda.

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