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Old 09-27-2016, 12:41 AM   #1
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First Car / NEED HELP

I'm here to get advice from you guys on what car to get for my first car. I know most people suggest getting cheap cars that don't use much petrol as their first cars but I have saved up a decent amount and actually want something nice. I have a 10k NZD limit which is about 7.5k USD. Though, I'd still like suggestions of decent cars ranging around the 5k limit as well as 10k.

Essentially I want something relatively fast, looks nice, fuel efficient and relatively spacious. I like the look of Mazda 3's (Axela) and 6's. I also like the look of Honda Accords. I really quite like the hatchback style of the Axela's. But most of this is purely off the look of the vehicle as I do not know what makes a car good.

So what do you guys recommend me getting and what things should I be aware of and be looking for when purchasing a car for the first time.

tldr; what car would you suggest for new driver to get, budget of 10k NZD (7.5k USD)
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Old 09-27-2016, 01:42 AM   #2
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Go for Maserati. You will love it once you will get it
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Old 09-27-2016, 04:38 PM   #3
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Maserati's look too expensive. Anything else you could suggest?
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Go for Maserati. You will love it once you will get it
Have you lost your damn mind!? A Maserati on that budget... That is a premium brand that comes at a premium price. Even a decent used one would probably be at least 10 times the price this guy can afford. If you find a Maserati at $10k US, I can guarantee that you don't want it unless you're looking to do a seriously time consuming and expensive restoration project.

As for cars that actually fall in that price range that Infiniti seems like a good deal assuming it's in good condition. Another idea based on what you mentioned; you say you like the look of a Mazda 6, wait until you test drive one, you'll love it. If you want to take it a step further in the power department look for a Mazdaspeed 6. Same engine, but turbocharged for a resulting 270 horsepower and all wheel drive to put the power to the road more efficiently. If you do go that direction, I hope you like a manual transmission because I'm pretty sure that's the only option on the Mazdaspeed model.
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your best option yet in my opinion is a toyota corolla honestly those cars are reliable they are resistant and spacious they also dont waist alot of petrol either
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your best option yet in my opinion is a toyota corolla honestly those cars are reliable they are resistant and spacious they also dont waist alot of petrol either
Reliable and efficient, but boring and not even relatively fast.
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