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      12-03-2012, 12:52 PM   #1
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First new car?

What was your first new car and why did you choose it?

Mine was a 1994 VW Golf. 4 door, blue, sunroof, 5 speed MT, no air or power windows. I grew up riding in Vdubs, my family had various bugs and rabbits.
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      12-03-2012, 02:10 PM   #4
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2004 Infiniti G35 Coupe 6MT.
Nice. I really wanted a G35 when I was in HS. Even ordered one but ended up backing out.

Mine was a 1994 S420; had it for about 3 months before I realized I didn't like big cars.... so I went and leased a new 2005 C230 Kompressor. That was one fun car
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2011 VW Jetta 5MT. Try driving a V8 60-120 miles a day on limited income. The money I save in gas makes the car payment itself.

I'll never buy a brand new car again. I'll let somebody else eat the depreciation first. The car is pushing 40k miles and I can't even get what I owe out of it.
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First new car: 2001 VW GTI 1.8T
Reason: because turbo


I had an '08.
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      12-03-2012, 04:15 PM   #8
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Well, the first I drove was this truck, it was my dad's and let me use it, this is not ours in the picture, but damn close in color after I worked on and restored it when I was 16. I still have it by the way and it is a project vehicle for my son and I now.



Bought this as my daily driver for $250 when I worked on the above. This look very close to what mine looks like, i had silver strips down the side.



When the above was total when a college kid came home after partying too much and hit it parked outside my GF house at the time. I then went out and bought this, mine was black.:



The above got me through college and sold it for the same price I paid for it which was $250.

After college I had some real money since I had a real job so I bought this new car, which end up being the wife's car, once we drove it to California for my job.



Because this was the wife's car I went out and bought this while in CA. It was this color when I bought it, but it was a really bad Macco Paint job and the pain was chipping of so I completely re did the car and painted it white.



I personally did not have a new car until I bought my 335I in 2006, all the other new cars went to the wife since she refuse to fix cars on the side of the road so I always drove the fixer uppers.
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      12-03-2012, 04:47 PM   #10
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2000 Ford SVT Contour was my first 'new' car.

Back in the day, it was constantly compared to the BMW (325i). Since my salary at the time couldn't afford a BMW, this is what I got.

To this day, one of my favorite cars I've owned.



EDIT: I've also wanted a G35 for a long time, they sure look sweet...but after owning a POS MazdaSpeed6...I vowed never to own a Japanese car again.
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I have technically never purchased a new car. Closest I have been to a brand new car is my 1M that I purchased with 2900 miles back in february. I bought it for a flurry of reasons, mainly because I have always loved M cars and this one is a quite unique. After being hesitant to order one new, and subsequently not being able to find an allocation I had resigned to searching for a used e90 M3. Luckily this one popped up locally and after driving it, I knew I couldn't let this one slip by.
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i've bought 4 cars so far and they were all used. every time i'm in the market, i look at the new cars and end up getting a better used car

'95 integra gs-r
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      12-03-2012, 05:27 PM   #15
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I'm pretty sure the OP is asking for "new" cars as in vehicles purchased with delivery miles only and not "new-to-you" (no used cars that are new to you). It's an interesting thread and much different from the "what did you drive before the BMW" threads that we already have dozens of.
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2011 VW Jetta 5MT. Try driving a V8 60-120 miles a day on limited income. The money I save in gas makes the car payment itself.

I'll never buy a brand new car again. I'll let somebody else eat the depreciation first. The car is pushing 40k miles and I can't even get what I owe out of it.
You drove 40k miles in 2 years? If so, pretty sure thats why you can't get what you owe.
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX. Still have it sitting in my garage, haven't driven it once since I got my BMW. Lol
My first new car was a 2003 WRX which is also still sitting in my garage, though I still do drive it.
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first "new" car was a 1997 Cavalier in 1998.

does that count - or does new mean that it has to have less than 20 or 30 miles when you bought it ??
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You drove 40k miles in 2 years? If so, pretty sure thats why you can't get what you owe.
I know that. I'm talking about the "just drove a brand new car off the lot" depreciation. That's a bitch
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I know that. I'm talking about the "just drove a brand new car off the lot" depreciation. That's a bitch
depreciation's realized only when you sell. solution: buy keepers
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