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Online RS


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  • Location: Adelaide
Nothing wrong with a Japanese car
I started to drive in a Cordia  - fun little car



Offline flamestone

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Nothing wrong with a Japanese car

Especially with only $5k to spend!

Anything else I can think of is going to need lots more to keep it on the road if you start out by only spending that much.



Offline dodger

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Nothing wrong with a Japanese car
I started to drive in a Cordia  - fun little car

If you've got a small bidget, and at your age you would, I'd stay away from the BM's and Euros (including the Fiat)and stick with Jap or Holdens, if something blows up on a Euro car you could be off the road for good.



Offline MC

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  • Name: Marcus
5k, older and sporty or newer and not?
Definitely older and sporty. I don't really mind how many km's it has either.



Offline MC

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  • Name: Marcus
unless you buy something like an X19, and you'll always be looking in the back to fix what ever is wrong with it LOL


but in all seriousness, you say you dont want something Japanese, but seriously for the $ you're talking its probably the best way to go, so that you can get something reliable and cost effective. that will then set you on your path of saving money for something good later, much quicker than purchasing a GTV6 or something where you'll be hemoragining money like theres no tomorrow.

however, if you do want to go euro and spend around the $5k mark may i suggest

http://www.carpoint.com.au/all-cars/private/details.aspx?R=9286279&__Ntt=sri&__Qpb=true&__Dx=mode%20matchany&__Ns=pCar_PriceSort_Decimal|0||pCar_RankSort_Int32|1||pCar_Make_String|0||pCar_Model_String|0&keywords=sri&__N=834%201216%201246%201247%201252%201282%204294965773%204294965857&__Ntx=mode%20matchallpartial&seot=1&__Ntk=CarAll&silo=1011&Cr=0&__Nne=15&trecs=68&__D=sri&__sid=12C2717B9B46

or

http://www.carpoint.com.au/all-cars/private/details.aspx?R=8612694&__Ntt=sri&__Qpb=true&__Dx=mode%20matchany&__Ns=pCar_PriceSort_Decimal|0||pCar_RankSort_Int32|1||pCar_Make_String|0||pCar_Model_String|0&keywords=sri&__N=834%201216%201246%201247%201252%201282%204294965773%204294965857&__Ntx=mode%20matchallpartial&seot=1&__Ntk=CarAll&silo=1011&Cr=2&__Nne=15&trecs=68&__D=sri&__sid=12C2717B9B46

i love the SRi its a totally under rated car here in Aus, handles really well, quite spirited to drive and is not Japanese.

just a suggestion.
Thanks for your ideas! I haven't though about something like that.



Online RS


  • Joined: Feb 2008

  • Location: Adelaide
Especially with only $5k to spend!

Anything else I can think of is going to need lots more to keep it on the road if you start out by only spending that much.

having $5K to buy a car and having $5K to run a car is 2 different things,

need insurance, running costs (pertol, servicing, repairs, tyres)



Offline MC

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  • Joined: Mar 2010

  • Location: Sydney
  • Name: Marcus
Thanks everybody for the suggestions! I'll keep looking and keep everybody posted on what I end up getting.



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