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Hey everybody, I am looking for a vehicle to drive and was open to suggestions. I am simple in the fact that it doesnt matter what type of vehicle I drive, I've always bought from the first dealer I've gone to and I pretty much chosen my vehicle "out of the hat" meaning I settle for whatever - so I am very flexible in that regards.

Basically I cannot answer the question "Well, what kind of vehicle are you looking for?" I was told to start thinking of ideas but I would settle for mostly anything, so I was wondering if any members here have any suggestions.

$20,000 total or $400/month is probably as high as I would go, but anything lower of course would be nice. Not too sure on the down payment amount, but I am thinking around 2-3K down.

Here is the reason why I am car hunting again....






Thanks in advanced for your suggestions.

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Post #1   4/5/10 7:43:27PM   

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Can't go wrong with a Audi A6.
My Dad just bought one and its awesome! You should be able to pick a nice one up for about $20,000. They are mean looking cars too.

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Post #2   4/5/10 7:51:25PM   

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Except for my first car, I've only driven Nissan Sentras. The quality has gone down a notch in recent years and the brakes tend to be a little suspect, but other than that they're good reliable cars that should be in your price range-and you'll probably have some leftover money.

Post #3   4/5/10 7:59:25PM   

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The last car I had to make payments on was free and clear of dept for two weeks when my wife decided to take on a telephone pole with it. 4 years of payments only to enjoy two weeks of true ownership of the damn thing.

When we got the check from the insurance company my wife started looking at vehicles twice the amount we got back fromthe accident. I said "Sorry babe. you break it, you bought it. " I refused to spend a dime more than the cash we had on hand when it came time to shop for the new vehicle. Damn glad I did too. I cannot tell you how nice it is to be going on over two years without a vehicle payment every month. I don't think I'll ever by another vehicle that I cannot pay for up front or within 12 months time.

All they do is get you from A to B and back anyway.

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Post #4   4/5/10 10:01:51PM   

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Posted by bojangalz

The last car I had to make payments on was free and clear of dept for two weeks when my wife decided to take on a telephone pole with it. 4 years of payments only to enjoy two weeks of true ownership of the damn thing.

When we got the check from the insurance company my wife started looking at vehicles twice the amount we got back fromthe accident. I said "Sorry babe. you break it, you bought it. " I refused to spend a dime more than the cash we had on hand when it came time to shop for the new vehicle. Damn glad I did too. I cannot tell you how nice it is to be going on over two years without a vehicle payment every month. I don't think I'll ever by another vehicle that I cannot pay for up front or within 12 months time.

All they do is get you from A to B and back anyway.



+1

Buy a car based on how practical it is...not on how big of a status symbol it is.

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Post #5   4/5/10 10:56:30PM   

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New 2011 Hyundai Sonata.....They are sic, and you can get a new one for around $19,0000. I work at a Hyunda dealer so im a little biased lol.

Post #6   4/6/10 3:12:28PM   

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Ive been looking at Mazda3' or Mazda6's. I enjoy the Nissan Altima as well

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Post #7   4/6/10 6:22:15PM   

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Posted by bojangalz

The last car I had to make payments on was free and clear of dept for two weeks when my wife decided to take on a telephone pole with it. 4 years of payments only to enjoy two weeks of true ownership of the damn thing.

When we got the check from the insurance company my wife started looking at vehicles twice the amount we got back fromthe accident. I said "Sorry babe. you break it, you bought it. " I refused to spend a dime more than the cash we had on hand when it came time to shop for the new vehicle. Damn glad I did too. I cannot tell you how nice it is to be going on over two years without a vehicle payment every month. I don't think I'll ever by another vehicle that I cannot pay for up front or within 12 months time.

All they do is get you from A to B and back anyway.



Some dealers are offering models with 0% financing at points during the year....take advantage of that. Its smarter than even paying for the vehicle that day, if ya got the $$$ invest it elsewhere even in something guaranteed if your not a risk taker. Than the $ you woulda spent on the vehicle is working for you while you got a new ride at 0% financing.

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Hummer is going out of business, so you can probably pick one of them up for cheap, plus they have $6000 rebate!

Post #9   4/8/10 5:27:17PM   

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with the gas prices being kinda high, i would go for a hybrid, doesn't matter what who makes it..my cousin got one and he says he saves a grip of money per month with it..and plus with any hybrid, the oil changes and parts would be cheaper too..it's just a good car all around..IMHO...

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Posted by RhythmAndStyle

with the gas prices being kinda high, i would go for a hybrid, doesn't matter what who makes it..my cousin got one and he says he saves a grip of money per month with it..and plus with any hybrid, the oil changes and parts would be cheaper too..it's just a good car all around..IMHO...



Not to mention that Hybrids like the Prius have a really low depreciation rate, unlike many other popular choices.

Post #11   4/9/10 6:33:01PM