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Help! What should I get?

jared74088000jared74088000 Posts: 3
edited December 2014 in General
Hi, my name is Jared I'm 17 and know absolutely nothing about cars. I just totaled the car my dad bought for me so now i have to buy one myself. I don't want to ask my dad for help because he normally just buys the cheapest car he can find on craigslist. I'm looking for a reliable car that looks sporty, but not a sports car because I don't want to pay out the [non-permissible content removed] for insurance. I have a job and I will be saving for about 5 months (I turn 18 in april), and my mom is going to match whatever I have, so I can spend about $5000-$6000 (with my moms match). I also want to have work done on the car to make it look better. I need help. what should i get?

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    Sounds like what you want is a Japanese coupe of some sort, that also is popular with aftermarket parts vendors.
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 9,237
    Yea, something that's going to be reliable and not cost you too much to maintain as well. As far as pay out the you-know-what for insurance goes, the used, reliable, Japanese vehicle will help, but under 25 years old with a totaled car might just over-power that. :(

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  • My friend recommended an Acura RSX would this be a good pick?
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 121,956

    My friend recommended an Acura RSX would this be a good pick?

    It could be .. when it comes to used cars, it's more about the previous owner than the car make and model itself.

    In the $5-6K price range, find the best maintained car you can, regardless of who makes it.

    Who is paying the insurance? I've learned that 4 door sedans are cheaper to insure than 2 door coupes for teenaged boys.

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  • yeah i may be able to spend about 8000. I was thinking about getting a 4 door honda that is in the 2006-2008 range.
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