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    Buying a new car!

    hey guys,

    I'm gonna buy a new car soon, well actually, my dad is going to buy it for me .

    Anyways, anything around $30 grands will do he said. I don't know what I should get? I was looking into either the Mazda RX-8(http://www.mazdausa.com/MusaWeb/hand...modelYear=2005) or the all-new 2005 Ford Mustang(http://www.fordvehicles.com/cars/mus...%2EFord%2Ecom).

    Any suggestions? i don't really know much about cars, but i'm going to search around.

    And oh, it has to be new with stick shift and it must seat at least 4 people (including the driver).

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    You've got $30,000 and you want to buy a Mazda or Ford?

    Audi A3 or A4. Both are gorgeous.

    http://www.audiusa.com/

    A4 2.0 Turbo - $28,070




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    I agree with sheepy, go with the audi, they are luxury cars. You could probably push him a bit past 30 and get it with alot of nice options. Way less cliche then the 2 you said, you will end up looking cooler, and having a nicer car

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    You can get an A4, 2.0 Turbo, 6-speed manual, quattro for $29,450.

    For $1000 more, you can have a Bose sound system with satellite radio. Alloy wheels as standard, but you can get cooler ones with a sports suspension for $750 more.

    Buy it
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    I declaire this thread BS! Go buy something you've seen on the O.C. instead...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markp.com
    I declaire this thread BS! Go buy something you've seen on the O.C. instead...
    It must be obvious day at camp stupid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markp.com
    I declaire this thread BS! Go buy something you've seen on the O.C. instead...

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    oh whiiiine my daddy is giving me $30,000 for a car...what ever shall i buy
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    Get the Audi they are amazing cars. Mustangs an Mazdas are lame!
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    [QUOTE=WannaBe_80z]oh whiiiine my daddy is giving me $30,000 for a car...QUOTE]

    Well....he's not "giving" me the $30,000. I basically earned it. Well, i think i earned like half of it probably, and the other half he's just giving to me b/c i'm his only son and loves me very much.

    We own a family restaurant business, I work there like full time, i've been working there for like 5/6 years. I go to college. I work and study hard. I'm good son, so i guess after all he's not really "giving" me the money.

    And another thing (no offense), but i'm an Indian. you see, things work a lot differently from where i come from. There is a totally different (stronger) relationship between families in my country. It works totally differently.

    Anyways, i'm a bit confused. Why do you guys like Audi's so much and hate mustangs/mazdas? I mean, first of all, (in my opinion), the mustang and the mazda RX-8 looks way way better than any of the Audis do. The mustangs/mazdas look a lot more "sportier" than the Audi. And aren't both a mustang (300HP) and Mazda RX-8 (235HP) more powerful than a Audi A4 (200HP)?

    So why go with an Audi when it's both weak in looks and performance than the mustang and the mazda?

    Oh, one last things, what's O.C.?

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    The A4 3.0 Cabriolet is 220 HP, but that's not my point.

    If I had 30k (or so) to spend on a car, and I wanted performance and looks?

    http://autos.msn.com/research/vip/Sp...IP&tab=2&sub=0

    The 2005 Pontiac GTO. It's 32k, optional 6-speed tranny, leather interior, cd, power everything, all that good stuff.

    But here's the kicker; it's powered by a big-mofuggin 6.0L 400 HP V8. That car will blow your Mazda or Mustang out of the water.

    For performance, it's your best bet.

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    Or, how about a Nissan 350Z? They're around 25-30k, and although doesn't pack the engine the GTO has, it still looks awesome.

    http://autos.msn.com/research/vip/Sp...IP&tab=2&sub=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by baliebd7
    Anyways, i'm a bit confused. Why do you guys like Audi's so much and hate mustangs/mazdas? I mean, first of all, (in my opinion), the mustang and the mazda RX-8 looks way way better than any of the Audis do. The mustangs/mazdas look a lot more "sportier" than the Audi. And aren't both a mustang (300HP) and Mazda RX-8 (235HP) more powerful than a Audi A4 (200HP)?
    The Mazda and the Ford are both butt-ugly in my opinion. The amount of power that the A4 can pull for its size is outstanding - it's a large four-door luxury saloon, not a sports car. They all do way-over the speed limit and their 0-60 is only about by about a second. You really are not going to notice it on a day-to-day basis.

    The Ford is a bit boring really, no imagination required to buy one of those; big cliché. New model? Looks exactly the oldone. The Mazda just lacks any real design or beauty.

    I admit I'm slightly biased. Every review I've seen of an American car has been very critical of built quality. I've been in a Mercedes-Benz M-Class, the only Merc to be made in the USA and frankly it's just pants. The dashboard was moving when we went round corners. Now if you buy a Mazda, you get good Japanese build quality. You also get boring Japanese design.

    So if you're after the more sporty two-door car, then an Alfa Romeo is the way to go. Beautiful cars those. For some reason though, they're not sold in the USA.

    So, two-door, fast, four-seater, sporty car?

    Nothing but the best then:

    VW Golf GTI.
    http://www.vw.com/gti/index.html


    You'll probably complain that it only has 200HP, but like I mentioned, you really are not going to notice it.


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    the rx-8 has some problems. IT guzzles gas like no-ones business(you MIGHT get 15mpg) and you have to stay on top of the oil level. The rotary engine burns oil. That being said it is still a nice fun car.

    THe mustang, v8 of course, is a really good car. I personally don't like the way it looks, but there really is nothing wrong with it. And with a little aftermarket massaging it is one hell of a performer.

    You might also want to look at the infiniti g35, Pontiac GTO, BMW 3 series. If you consider used cars you might even be able to swing yourself into a Porsche Boxter.
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    why the obsession with big cars that guzzle fuel thay are such an outdated status symbol. Go small, go green - it will save you sooo much money in the long term.
    If you are going to sniff at that and say that a car is about more than getting from A to B, you need to do a reality check. Save the fast sports cars for computer games.
    There are much better things to spend $30 grand on, and if you know your dad loves you, why do you need to prove to the world that you have a good relationship with a car?

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    The new 3 series http://www.bmwusa.com/vehicles/3/2006325isedan starting at $30,300.
    Nothing to see here, move along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris the Frog
    If you are going to sniff at that and say that a car is about more than getting from A to B, you need to do a reality check. Save the fast sports cars for computer games.
    You could probably do a lot for the environment by saving surfing, skating, tennis, football, and all kinds of other sports for computer games as well. I mean if you really want to carry this thought all the way, think about all the luxury items that waste natural resources.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris the Frog
    There are much better things to spend $30 grand on, and if you know your dad loves you, why do you need to prove to the world that you have a good relationship with a car?
    Go back to sleep, hippy.

    It's what Dads do. My Dad bought me a car and when the time comes, I will buy my son a car.

    The new Audi grille is hideous. 'Nuff said.

    Why does no one like the new 'Stang? - I think it's much cooler than the recent versions.

    I guess you could try the Golf, though they ain't as great as they used to be. A bit girly, frankly. I'd go 3 Series or maybe low-end Lexus, the new IS200. (is that around the US$30K mark? I couldn't be buggered to do a search).

    Who's paying the insurance on this thang, anyway?
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    hippy? I think you're showing your age hurricane.
    My dad bought me a motorbike and I paid him the money back over a short period of time. I paid my own insurance as well. I also paid for my own wedding, and eventually bought my own house.
    I've never wanted to make my parents pay for stuff that I should be buying for myself and I think its arrogant to expect them to do so.

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