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Need a car for college


joelamcm
01-03-2011, 09:36 PM
Hey guys, I need some assistance. My dad is buying me a car for college and we are beginning the car search. His criteria are, good gas millage,(atleast 25), reliable, and not really high to insure. Mine it HAS to look good, and HAS to be manual transmission. I would love for it to be fast, but in all reality that doesn't really fit his criteria. I can work on building my own old fast car at a later date i guess during the summer and in his shop. So far I have in the list: Acura TL, 2005-7 mustang v6,... yea. I mean mainly it has to look good, you know, for the ladies:sunglasse

danielsatur
01-03-2011, 09:53 PM
A 2000> Taurus, there's graveyard of cheap parts, and the insurance is cheaper.

joelamcm
01-03-2011, 09:55 PM
true, but im not a fan of the look, anybody think a 2000+jetta tdi looks good? i mean you cant complain about 50mpg

MagicRat
01-03-2011, 10:12 PM
true, but im not a fan of the look, anybody think a 2000+jetta tdi looks good? i mean you cant complain about 50mpg
Jettas look cool and are nice to drive. I prefer the gas ones. Yes they give up a few mpg to the diesel, but the performance and feel is better.
And the 4 doors and decent back seat are handy for hauling around your buddies, double dates etc, something the coupes are not so good at.

joelamcm
01-03-2011, 10:31 PM
how many mpg would i be getting with the gas?

joel macneill
08-29-2011, 10:19 AM
What about a 2005 or so vw golf? Neat car, well built and a reasonable 29mpg highway / 21mpg city. Diesel even better at approx. 35 mpg highway.

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