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Offline MC

  • nee SydneySpotter

  • Joined: Mar 2010

  • Location: Sydney
  • Name: Marcus
Hi everyone, I'm nearly 16 and looking for a new car. I don't really want a crappy Japanese car and I'm not allowed to drive big V8's. I don't really have a big budget. Can anybody give their opinion or advice?

Thanks,
Marcus  :thumbsup:






Offline Markis


  • Joined: Jul 2010

  • Drives: Yes
Need more info... how much you will to spend? etc.



Offline AshSimmonds

  • Geekitecht

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Drives: GF's shitbox :(
  • Location: Adelayed
  • Name: Humble Narrator
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Get something mid-engined - you'll never look back. :cool:



Offline MC

  • nee SydneySpotter

  • Joined: Mar 2010

  • Location: Sydney
  • Name: Marcus
Need more info... how much you will to spend? etc.
Probably a top of $5000, preferably manual, don't really mind what type of body or brand.



Offline MC

  • nee SydneySpotter

  • Joined: Mar 2010

  • Location: Sydney
  • Name: Marcus
Get something mid-engined - you'll never look back. :cool:
I'll try but I'm on a small budget. Maybe I can learn in a Lambo.  :cool: :D



Offline Paulstar


  • Joined: Jul 2008

  • Location: Sydney
5k, older and sporty or newer and not?



Offline Markis


  • Joined: Jul 2010

  • Drives: Yes
Hyundai Getz (not really, only for pensioners excluding ferrarifixer). For 5k, I'd get a MX5 or a echo.



Offline flamestone

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  • Joined: Jul 2007

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  • Location: Central Coast
  • Name: Shane
  • www: Flamestone.com
Get something mid-engined - you'll never look back. :cool:

Not true.  I'm always looking back...  at the Ferrari red plenum chambers.   :D


And for that kind of money a Celica is probably your best bet if you want to avoid everything with 4 doors.



Offline looney


  • Joined: Mar 2007

  • Drives: VW Beetle
Get something mid-engined - you'll never look back. :cool:

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.



Offline dodger

  • Tommy Gunna

  • Joined: Dec 2009

  • Location: Melbourne
This one looks crappy but they are great cars -

http://www.carpoint.com.au/all-cars/private/details.aspx?Cr=3&R=9255212&keywords=&trecs=6&__Ns=pCar_RankSort_Int32|1||pCar_Price_Decimal|1||pCar_Make_String|0||pCar_Model_String|0&__sid=12AE11673746&__Nne=15&__Qpb=true&seot=1&__N=834 1216 1246 1247 1252 1282 4294966318 4294966327&silo=1011



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