Need major help, FAST! i appreciate anyones advice


xdreamberbabex
07-27-2004, 12:21 PM
i posted a few weeks ago, but since then i have been looking at more different types of cars and narrowing things down.

*I know for a fact that i want a 4 cylinder, because they are good on gas, i have heard
*a coupe if possible
*and while looks do not matter THAT much, i would like a small, "cute", car
*something that wont break down in the first year would be nice :)

Anyone know anything about cavaliers, sunfires & honda civics

i dont want anything for performance or speed

just a reliable car that gets good milage and costs 5 thousand or less

Alot of people have been telling me that if you buy a used car from a dealer they are more likely to rip you off, compared to a private seller.

If you can help me i would appreciate it very much since i know little about cars and just need to get from point A to point B

xdreamberbabex
07-27-2004, 12:22 PM
Also my father will not let me get anything that has alot of miles,
so basically i need the cheapest car i can get for the least miles.

baileypicks24
07-28-2004, 01:02 AM
reliable + cheap + no performance = used honda

Blazing Rice
07-28-2004, 04:42 PM
I would say Cavalier/Sunfire. They will be easier to get parts for than the Honda, and are plenty reliable. The Honda will be more of an initial investment than the Cavalier would, since they are in high demand right now.

Z_Fanatic
07-29-2004, 01:15 AM
*I know for a fact that i want a 4 cylinder, because they are good on gas, i have heard
*a coupe if possible
*and while looks do not matter THAT much, i would like a small, "cute", car
*something that wont break down in the first year would be nice :)


The new Beetle. lol. And only 200 lbs heavier than Civic Coupe, with adequate trunk space. But extremely spacious, even for rear passengers, with plenty of headroom. A real head-turner, as Civics are way more common.

Downside: stupid, small cupholders.

DinanM3_S2
07-29-2004, 01:26 AM
Honda Civics are the tried and true economy car. They hold up really well and arent all that expensive to buy and maintain. I would avoid the Sunfire/Cavalier at all costs, they dont have the greatest of records, there's a reason Chevy is ending production of the Cavalier while the Civic lives on.

If your against the Civic, a Mk. 2/3 VW Golf would be a good alternitive.

Finally, this probably isnt the kinda car your looking for, buy I know as a fact that you can get a used BMW 318is for under $5,000. There nicer then the econo-cars your looking at, but I just thought i'd throw that in.

Z_Fanatic
07-29-2004, 03:23 AM
how many years old and at what mileage?

JLad10687
07-31-2004, 11:57 AM
Dont go with the Cavalier because you wont find one with less then 100,000 miles. People beat the hell out of their cavaliers.

I dont know much about the sunfire but I dont think theyre that cheap.

I would go with the Civic. Very very cheap, great gas mileage(around 30mpg), I guess it could qualify as "cute", and mods and parts will be very easy to find as there are sooo many civics on the road and so many ricers that like to mod them to think they are fast.

CaTasHtRoPhE 67
08-07-2004, 06:33 PM
Finally, this probably isnt the kinda car your looking for, buy I know as a fact that you can get a used BMW 318is for under $5,000. There nicer then the econo-cars your looking at, but I just thought i'd throw that in.


how much ,what year and how many miles would be on it

baileypicks24
08-07-2004, 07:52 PM
cant you go look it up yourself on cars.com or carpoint.com or autotrader.com? its not that difficulta nd youll get your answer a lot quicker

do you want us to buy your new car for you too?

xdreamberbabex
08-09-2004, 07:10 AM
was that to me?
i dont think i was asking very much....
whats stuck up your ass?
i thought this was a forum so you can ask car questions

CaTasHtRoPhE 67
08-10-2004, 02:21 AM
cant you go look it up yourself on cars.com or carpoint.com or autotrader.com? its not that difficulta nd youll get your answer a lot quicker

do you want us to buy your new car for you too?

dam shit sorry i did right after i posted it and yes i am looking in to getting a car it will probley be a honda civic 96 ex i still dont no if i wanna get a manaual or auto

AkinaSpecialist
08-11-2004, 09:27 PM
Man, Blair the world is too small. Hahaha. Its me Paul.
Anywho yeah A 96 honda civic ex would be a good choice. If you wanna save money on gas get an electric car?

baileypicks24
08-12-2004, 11:03 AM
was that to me?
i dont think i was asking very much....
whats stuck up your ass?
i thought this was a forum so you can ask car questions

That was to CaTasHtRoPhE 67 , silly girl

baileypicks24
08-12-2004, 11:08 AM
dam shit sorry i did right after i posted it and yes i am looking in to getting a car it will probley be a honda civic 96 ex i still dont no if i wanna get a manaual or auto

Well like AkinaSpecialist said good choice with the 96 Civic. It was the first year of the major redesign.

Manual or auto ahh what a debatable question lol. Ask yourself these questions?

Will you be racing? (autox, etc)
Where do you live? (city, suburbia, rural)
Whats your typical commute? (lots of errands? lots of curvy back roads?)

Oh yea, and keep in mind manual trannies do get a LITTLE better gas mileage. (although any civic period gets you great gas mileage)

xdreamberbabex
08-12-2004, 12:13 PM
lol
excuse my sillyness than

baileypicks24
08-12-2004, 06:19 PM
hey dont worry about it

so did you decide on your car?

CaTasHtRoPhE 67
08-14-2004, 01:00 AM
Will you be racing? (autox, etc)
Where do you live? (city, suburbia, rural)
Whats your typical commute? (lots of errands? lots of curvy back roads?)
(although any civic period gets you great gas mileage)


Will you be racing? maybe
Where do you live? San Francisco,Califorina
Whats your typical commute? Its mostly major streets and highways to go out of the city but mostly one way streets that are like 3 four lane streets some are really busy

CaTasHtRoPhE 67
08-14-2004, 01:02 AM
Well anyways i got to fugure out what my budget will be for my car i have 4k right now all see if my dad will send me some money (if he ever calls me back)

xdreamberbabex
08-17-2004, 07:10 AM
still no idea

CaTasHtRoPhE 67
08-17-2004, 11:32 PM
well it depends on much your gonna spend

billclinton
08-18-2004, 12:22 PM
Mid 90's toyota corolla or geo prizm. Super reliable and look decent.

titanium_z7
11-16-2004, 04:47 AM
i would say go with a manaual, there better on gas.

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