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So I needs a car...

Post by Fitz » 09 Feb 2009, 10:58

..but I'm no car junkie..so I need some advice!

Needs to be:

Auto
Max price ~$15k
Med-Largish size
Needs to hold Labrador in boot area
4 door (aka put a baby seat in backseat, partitioned from the dog in boot)
Decent fuel economy
I'm an unco @ parking so prefer not SUPER HUGE size :p
Power steering, AC etc etc etc

Any ideas of things I can look at? I was thinking a wannabe 4wd like a Frontero? i think it was..i dunno, just need something.
Any advice would be great :)

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Re: So I needs a car...

Post by Secro » 09 Feb 2009, 11:11

just get a UTE
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Re: So I needs a car...

Post by Aelwen » 09 Feb 2009, 12:44

Fitz wrote: 4 door (aka put a baby seat in backseat, partitioned from the dog in boot)
Is there something you and Chant aren't telling us??????!

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Re: So I needs a car...

Post by Fitz » 09 Feb 2009, 12:50

Aelwen wrote:
Fitz wrote: 4 door (aka put a baby seat in backseat, partitioned from the dog in boot)
Is there something you and Chant aren't telling us??????!
LOL its more a condition for future use, nothing yet Aels ;)

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Re: So I needs a car...

Post by Fitz » 09 Feb 2009, 12:50

Secro wrote:just get a UTE
Utes are big secro..i need something smaller (remember I can't park :P)

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Re: So I needs a car...

Post by Aelwen » 09 Feb 2009, 13:17

Honda Jazz
Holden Astra (go Holden! ewww Ford!)
Mitsubishi Colt
Mazda 3 (although I know a couple of ppl who have recent mazda's and reckon they're cheap plastic pieces of shite)
Toyota Corolla (overpriced imo but they hold their price well if you wanna sell/trade in)

Hyundai cop a lot of flak but I've had 2 now and I've mistreated both (flogged the crap out of em, missed services - you don't wanna buy a car I've owned trust me :P) and 10 years on, the only things I've had trouble with was the clutch cable (I ride the clutch too...helps for faster take offs at the lights!) and the aircon needs regassing, otherwise it's run perfectly fine even after the abuse I've given it. Otherwise it's just been regular maintenance. I'm currently driving a Sonata.

If your heart is set on a 4wd of some type, older Toyota Rav4's had a good rep (used to have one and loved it...company car so it got serviced regularly, I still flogged it tho - I has a lead foot!). I don't know what later models are like tho - I hear they went the cheap plastic route too? I'm not sure about others. My brother got a Suzuki (not a Sierra, can't remember what it was now) and raves about it. An old flatmate also had a Sierra and we did a road trip through the Kimberlies to Broome and it was a dream.

I'd suggest looking at a few car magazines and poking around on the interwebz and find out more about different makes and models tbh.

Of course, there's always a Polo GTI like Til's! Oh god I want one! Sexy looking beast with turbo!

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Re: So I needs a car...

Post by nitrofenix » 09 Feb 2009, 13:26

Just buy this.

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Re: So I needs a car...

Post by Fitz » 09 Feb 2009, 15:00

Thanks for the info Aels, i'll look into them :)
nitrofenix wrote:Just buy this.

Sorted. Thread over.
Give me reasons, it dun look very spec :p

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Re: So I needs a car...

Post by nitrofenix » 09 Feb 2009, 15:34

It's 100% to spec, it's just a Japanese import.

Identical engine / suspension parts to locally available Skylines -- the Stagea is basically just a Skyline Stationwagon. :twisted:
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Re: So I needs a car...

Post by Riedacher » 09 Feb 2009, 16:32

nitrofenix wrote:Just buy this.

Sorted. Thread over.
i kind of want one
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Re: So I needs a car...

Post by Maedhlyn » 09 Feb 2009, 16:33

Perhaps check out a Holden Viva, wagon of course for the dog. Brand new is like 21k or something, so it shouldn't be too bad second hand I wouldn't think.
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Re: So I needs a car...

Post by simonsmp » 09 Feb 2009, 20:16

The Honda Jazz and Mazda 3 are both roomy and you could get in your price range, not brand new i don't think though, maybe though. They are small, but roomy. Mazda 6 would be a bit out of your price range I think, but I have one of those and it's so comfy! But a sedan, not a hatchback, so putting a dog in the boot would just be.. cruel!

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Re: So I needs a car...

Post by Kashak » 10 Feb 2009, 14:15

Fitz wrote:..but I'm no car junkie..so I need some advice!

Needs to be:

Auto
Max price ~$15k
Med-Largish size
Needs to hold Labrador in boot area
4 door (aka put a baby seat in backseat, partitioned from the dog in boot)
Decent fuel economy
I'm an unco @ parking so prefer not SUPER HUGE size :p
Power steering, AC etc etc etc

Any ideas of things I can look at? I was thinking a wannabe 4wd like a Frontero? i think it was..i dunno, just need something.
Any advice would be great :)
Second hand ford focus hatchback fills those req I think. I own one and the interior is nicer than a Mazda3, the Mazda has a substantial premium because they are pretty.
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Re: So I needs a car...

Post by Secro » 10 Feb 2009, 14:44

ute = strap a child seat in the tray and the dog can sit in there too to guard the groceries while ur playing the pokies.

mate it's all pro's and no cons so far
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Re: So I needs a car...

Post by Riedacher » 10 Feb 2009, 19:55

Secro wrote:ute = strap a child seat in the tray and the dog can sit in there too to guard the groceries while ur playing the pokies.

mate it's all pro's and no cons so far
a real ute owner would weld it on
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