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      07-29-2013, 11:48 AM   #1
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recommend me a car

sorry if this is in the wrong section.

I love my 2002 BMW X5 3.0 but it's a maintenance hog. There is no end in sight for repairs needed, I put more into it than its worth. My evap in the ac just went too...

So here's the story. I'm 20 years old, In my last year of college Fall-14, I work in IT. And need another car (non-bmw) sorry. no "God's chariot e30"

so far I'm considering the following options...

cars under 10k from dealer auctions (clean title)...

-Toyota solara, tacoma-(if I get lucky),
-lexus es300, is300, sc300, sc400
-infinity g35
-Honda accord coupe

looking more for a 2 door and I live in New England . Planning to use the car for up to 3 years. I take good care of all my cars.
Which car would you add to the list
or tips, suggestions, what to stay away from.

From previous experience, I will never buy a Volvo, Saab or Audi.
Back to BMW when I am more Financially stable.
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      07-29-2013, 11:54 AM   #2
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I would recommend non 'premium' brand.

From your list I would say Honda all the way.
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      07-29-2013, 12:10 PM   #3
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cant go wrong with the ES300 or the Accord
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      07-29-2013, 01:14 PM   #4
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with the direction bmw is going, they might not be very fun to drive anymore when you're financially ready to buy one.

from your list, i'd pick the g35 or Honda. if the Honda is a stick shift, then i'd pick that for sure. they make some of the best manuals in the business
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G35 - is300 - Tacoma

DO NOT get a Solara. Unless the A in AKE53 stands for Alexis, Alexandria, etc...
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      07-29-2013, 01:16 PM   #6
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Accord or G35
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so you're basically looking for a trash box of a car with little maintenance involved.

Camry
Accord
Civic
damn near any Hyundai
damn near any Kia
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      07-29-2013, 01:18 PM   #8
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WRX?
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Honda accord coupe. Two door, front wheel drive for snow and the v6 has 286 hp.
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      07-29-2013, 02:59 PM   #10
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G35 - is300 - Tacoma

DO NOT get a Solara. Unless the A in AKE53 stands for Alexis, Alexandria, etc...
this.

friend had a toyota solara. the car easily makes the top 5 shittiest cars i have ever driven/been in..for the price i would expect better
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      07-30-2013, 07:16 AM   #11
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so far my list is now 89-90 corolla beater or find a newer honda accord or acura tl - tsx
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      07-30-2013, 08:09 AM   #12
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I would look at the Acura TSX. Nice little package and extremely reliable.
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      07-30-2013, 08:19 AM   #13
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I would look at the Acura TSX. Nice little package and extremely reliable.
if I find one under 10k.
hey I'm local. if you seen a good deal let me know. Btw, i have BMW diag laptop if you ever need anything. 413-624-7333

thanks

btw the tl-tsx is the european accord. i was in ukraine last week and this is what it looks like..
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      07-30-2013, 09:13 AM   #14
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Yeah the TSX is the Euro accord - the Acura brand doesn't exist in Europe at all. Even the Civic is different there.

Thanks for the offer on the coding but my BMW is gone and I have a VAG-COM for my S4 already.
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I have never seen anything more reliable than Toyota. If that is your game get a Toyota.
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The trucks are unreal for reliability. My dad has a 1998 4Runner with 340,000 miles on it. He's only replaced a clutch, an ignition, and brake pads once. Other than that it's just oil changes - and they're fairly lazy about that as well. We've had Corollas and Camrys that also all went over 200k. They go back and forth from Fairfield County to Cape Cod all summer so the miles rack up quick.
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The trucks are unreal for reliability. My dad has a 1998 4Runner with 340,000 miles on it. He's only replaced a clutch, an ignition, and brake pads once. Other than that it's just oil changes - and they're fairly lazy about that as well. We've had Corollas and Camrys that also all went over 200k. They go back and forth from Fairfield County to Cape Cod all summer so the miles rack up quick.
you should seen European Mercedes. those cars pull over 500k on 4 cyl diesels
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