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Old 01-27-2007, 11:32 AM   #1
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Default First car.... Which is best??

so I have just turned 17 in December... and got my lisence in October.
In june ill be graduating from highschool, and ill be going to a vocational school in which i would need some sort of transportation.

I have around 3g saved up so far in my savings. And im starting to look around for cars to buy.

Right now im most intrested in buying a 94-97 Volkswagon golf 4dr.
NO DIESEL, and manual transmission would be a big plus. If you guys have any other suggestions for a good reliable first car to have id like to hear it.

I found some 94-97 golfs, with around 160-180,000 clicks on them for around 2200$-3000$ CND

.... decent price??
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Default Re: First car.... Which is best??

as much as I LOVED my 96 Jetta...for a first car its kinda rough...they tend to break down more then desired hahaha...to put it nicely...I actually just recently dropped mine for an 07 Mazda 3...but I know this is your first car...ummm well i mean if your hearts set on it ill tell you a couple things to watch out for...also check out www.vwvortex.com

tranny can have issues...
the 2.0 block is built with desiel in mind so thats strong as SHI* so thats ok...
the 2.0 is NOT a fast car...but with a little work it can be agile as hell...

any specific questions PM me or go to that forum...that is the best VW forum on the web...
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Default Re: First car.... Which is best??

for the moment im not terribly intrested in how FAST IT GOES, i mean, right now i have my parents mercury villager... haha, it has amazing handling for a van i must say but its to big and it drives like boat when you turn stop or accel.

i was looking at this car acctualy.
http://www.canadatrader.com/result/d...1&pgno=2&srt=1

Im also trying to find one that wasnt previously owned by someone my age, because i know for a fact that if someone like me. around 17 years old, will drive this car very hard. I want to abuse it myself hahah but im not that bad. Right now i have 2 demerit points left to get on my lisence before i loose it. so i have to drive causiously.

anyways, im just looking for a semi-reliable first car to get me from point A to B... and dosent look like a piece of crap lol.
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its clean Ill give it that...

and you have a very diserable back window lol...no holes for the wing that comes on all US one hahaha

other wise known as CL glass hahaha
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nice car the on in the link , i wouldnt spend too much money on your first car as you would be a bit dissapointed if you spent a lot of money and then crashed or damged it
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i agree with muz397, about all of my friends destroyed their first car, that included me, and i put a hell of a lot of work and money into it. What i would do is get something reliable and somewhat cheap, like a honda. My dad's business has 4 hondas, used as currier cars two have over 200,000 miles on em and the other 2 have over 300,000 miles. All of them run great. I took my 1990 integra into a guard rail at 50 miles per hour, backward, and i didn't get so much as a scratch, got my bearings a bit, and drove that sucker home, too bad the frame was bent. Man those are quality built cars.
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the VW you posted if you treat it well and maintain it properly they have been known to get over 500,000kms...check out some of the posts on that forum I posted...but as you are 17 (I am 20, i know what your going to do hahaha) your not going to be able to maintain it and service it 100% of the time after you beat on the car like I did and like most teens do...
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you also have to consider the cost of replacement parts for a VW. I don't know about up in canada, maybe there are tons of vw's. you might consider something made by ford gm or chrysler, as they tend to be a lot less expensive for repairs!

but good luck on whatever you decide to get
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Most cars will last a long time if you treat it right, and the previous owner(s) treated it right. I would look at Civics, Corollas, Neons, Cavaliers, or other small common cars.
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Myself, as soon as I can, I'll buy one. I would recommend to start off with a Toyota/Honda.
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