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who sells brand new cars for like 7 grand?

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  1. pnj

    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    I always see those ads on tv and ignore them. now I need a new car and I don't want to buy and old POS.

    I can't afford an expensive car and want something that I don't have to take to the shop right away. used cars are damm expensive too (for newwer onese) so I am looking into new ones. but those cheap new ones:)

    kia, hyundia? who makes these things? :mumble:
     

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    The Toninator Muffin

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    i think chevy might have a super small compact in about that range. if you can up to about 9 you'll have a lot more to choose from.
    if a car cost's 10ish just tell them you have 9cash and if they take it great and if they dont walk away.
    you have to power.
     
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    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    I may have the power, but I dont have 9grand in cash.....
     
  4. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    I really love Toyota's Scion TC. Very clean and nicely equiped and priced (although it's more than twice your $7k budget).

     
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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    secured financing from another institution in advance is like having cash.
     
  6. pnj

    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    uh, I only speak poor mans english guys.....

    and yea N8, why not just post freak ferrari's and crap? :nuts:
     
  7. pnj

    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    oh, get a bank loan your saying?

    maybe, maybe..
     
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    Angus Jack Ass Pen Goo Win

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    The Base model cars aren't very good from Kia and Hyundia, the are about 8-9 grand with taxes and shipping, the Chevy that was mentioned is called the Aveo and its made by Kia, and starts realistically at 10 large. If I was on a tight budget I would by a 3-4 car that had relativitly low miles on it.

    decent deal here

    here is a quick one I found on the internet, This car new would run over 16k, you get it for half that plus you don't take the big hit in depriciation value that you do on a new car so you investment doesn't lose money rapidly, and your insurance is less too.

    Just my 2cents.....
     
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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    No kiding!

    I'm looking for a $1k roadie. Help?
    Why not get a Serotta?
    STFU.

    sorry, yeah. If you are with a Credit Union or AAA, you'll probably get better interest rates than most other places.
     
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    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Bwahhhhhhhh now that's F'ing funny!!!
     
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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Oh, another option is pre-owned guaranteed vehicles. They're usually the same manufacturer of the cars that are sold brand new at the dealership... they look 'em over and give you a couple years warranty.

    Another option is to buy a used vehicle and purchase a warranty/service plan from another company. I don't like this idea, but there ya go.
     
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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    ha, another idea... what about a low-end, no-frills small truck? With comparable features, aren't they usually cheaper than a car?
     
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    I've had some success with this route, my last 2 purchases have been used Pathfinders through Nissan dealers and both of them have performed very well.
     
  14. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Your best bet is a low mileage used Toyota Tercel, Echo, Honda Civic, or maybe even a Corolla.....

    You'll get more useful life out of that kind of car than a bottom-of-the-barrel new car from Chevy, Kia, etc.

    YMMV.
     
  15. pnj

    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    carmax isn't in washingtion i guess...

    I have thought about the used/certifed cars and will probably go that route simply because of the value drop on brand new cars.. and as mentioned those new cheap cars are usually crap.
     
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    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    Barbaton Turbo Monkey

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    clearly you need a Yugo:



    Seriously, I'd definitely look at the cert used but also some of the new low end Toy/Hondas might be down there, but better quality than the chevys. Toyota's releasing a new small car called the Yaris. Might be worth looking at.
     
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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    I would stay away from 3-4 yr old pickups/suv's..4wd is more headaches and money. Get a nice japanese car in the $7000 range you cant go wrong. it will last you another 10 years if you treat it right... you'll be sick of it by then
     
  19. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Buy a 6 year old toy Tercel then...
     
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    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    i got an '02 civic last year, certified, w/ ~55K on it for 9,5K.

    if you want a new car under 7K yr best bet would be to fly to poland or cz rep and buy a Skoda. even then you probably won't make yr price point.
     
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    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    :nuts:
     
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    Have you taken a look at Cragislist? I always see good deals in the Seattle market.
     
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    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    N8, which is more unswerving:

    yr allegiance to toyota, or the neo-cons running/ruining our country?
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    At least an allegiance to Toyota has some merit behind it. :D
     
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    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Toy's are super reliable.
     
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    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    I've got a dead one in my front lawn......... :mumble:
     
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    Lawn Sculpture!!! Niice :thumb:
     
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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    i hear that.
     
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    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    :) I may have TWO dead cars in front of my house right now but it IS a house. cement foundation, wood construction.:)
     
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    Maybe 7k is out of your league if you are comparing Scions to Ferraris.
     
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    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    :stupid:

    I wasn't gonna say it at the time....
     
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    When gas hit 3 bucks a gallon, i decided that i wont be buying a station wagon. Here are the cars im looking at, i will probably buy one next month or so, i dont want to rush such a big purchase for me.

    Ford Focus. 32-35 MPG
    VW Bug or Golf TDI. 40+ MPG
    Pontiac Vibe Suv. 31 MPG
    Toyota Matrix. 33-36

    Currently i am leaning towards the Focus and the Matrix. There are a few in my area going for around 7 grand. use www.cars.com to search your zip code.
     
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    You know the Vibe and the Matrix are the same car, right?
     
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    by far the best car for your $$ available.
     
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    No, i didnt. I got those MPG figures off of msnautos.com maybe i wrote down the mileage for the AWD vibe. :think:
     
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    Barbaton Turbo Monkey

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    There may be differences in engine tuning or available options, like the AWD thing, so it's still worth looking at both, but they are the same car. Toyota didn't think that "Corolla wagon" would sell as well as "Matrix/Vibe."

    Since the Corolla's not in the lineup any more this year, is the Scion Tc the replacement? does Tc stand for Toyota corolla?
     
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    corey_rideDC Turbo Monkey

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    isn't the vibe a pontiac? since when are pontiac & toyota in cahoots?
     
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    Barbaton Turbo Monkey

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    http://cars.about.com/b/a/129470.htm

    :sneaky:

    ed. Here's another tidbit from the Toyota website

     
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    Watch Yer tone I live in a Double Wide and Have 3 cars that run.....
    (04 Maxima 02 Focus 01 Windstar)
     
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    corey_rideDC Turbo Monkey

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    hm, i had no idea... guess the geo/corolla shoulda been a hint