got my permit, some questions

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  1. funkgab

    funkgab Junior Member

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    hey guys, uh i finally got my permit, my uncle says that hell pay half, and my mom pays half , and i pay for the insurance, so ive decided to get a used lancer evo or an wrx sti, but right now,

    ive picked the evo, its from a actual mishibishi dealer, and stuff, so how do i llook at mileage and stuff, like whats an good ammount, i mean ive seen civics that sell for 2000$ because the milage was at 100,000, im not really car-iliterrate, so teach me :)
  2. Alex B

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    the only advice i can give you is to not buy a car that nice/new/fast as your first set of wheels. i advise HIGHLY against it. no matter what you drive, you will end up beating the hell out of your first car and driving way too fast. a car like that needs to be driven responsibly by an experienced driver.
    i'm not saying you're not responsible enough, but you're better off getting a beater for the first year or so and driving the shit out of it while you learn the ropes.
  3. nidex

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    You are going to either fry a clutch, transfer case, or a differential because of the fact you'll think you're king of your high school with an Evo. If none of those happens, you'll be replacing body panels. Buy a Suzuki Sidekick instead.
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    shit, for that much i would buy a used m3.
  5. funkgab

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    hmm, is a evo really that fast, i dont know anything about turbos and stuff, and how a 4wd car handles, i know how a back wheel drive, and a front wheel drive car handle, ive driven alot of those to practice, since 13 but i still don't know how to look at them, i just drove, with someone supervising me since 13, i really didn't learn anything about engines, differentuals, etc.
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    You're better off with a Civic or a Corolla. Good, reliable cars and the insurance won't rape you. An EVO insurance WILL cost a lot. The insurance for my first car was 260/m for a 97 Ford Contour, and I was 21Y/O!
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    funkgab Junior Member

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    i hear an civic 's insurance costs alot because of alot of teanage reckless drivers, how much do you think insurance for an evo would cost?
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    Suzuki Samurai

    Not enough power to get you in trouble or a speeding ticket. 4x4s like no other.

    $85/month Cdn for insurance :)
  9. Axl_Rose

    Axl_Rose Junior Member

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    I'm sorry but you sound like someone that watches the Fast and the Furious too much.
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    funkgab Junior Member

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    yeah i do sound like it, but im really not into american cars, i know their engines have v8s and are crazy or whatever, but japanese sports cars just look cool to me
  11. Jackalope

    Jackalope NNNNEEERRRRDDDSSSSS!!!!!!

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    you got your permit and you wanna jump into an evo?

    I'm waitin for the "I smacked my car into a pole, how much is body work" thread in the coming months.


    seriously dude, for a first car it sounds really nice to have somethign fast and expensive...but it's not worth it in the end. buy yourself something cheap and reliable, maybe a little sporty. if you are all japanese crazy get an rsx or integra. or a miata....RWD is a life skill that is important to learn. But on second thought, it should be learned when you are mature enough to handle it.

    It may sound sucky and douchebag-y for me to tell you this, but you aren't ten foot tall and bullet proof. Dont say "naw man, I wont wreck it quit bein an asshole." trust me on this. inexperience+too much car= alot of trouble.

    play it safe for a while, THEN get what you really want. it will certainly last alot longer.
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    funkgab Junior Member

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    well, i hear integras get jacked easily, um now im not sure what i want.. just has to be rwd, auto or manual..
  13. Seax440Dodge

    Seax440Dodge Banned

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    my advise:



    learn on something common and slow


    I learned how to drive a manual in a '89 S-15
  14. Alex B

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    i think jackalope hit the nail on the head. an older miata would be a great first car for you. insurance isn't all that expensive, just fast enough for a beginner and handles pretty well out of the box. the aftermarket is pretty decent as well with www.flyinmiata.net heading the pack; turbo kits, handling mods etc.
  15. Coleman

    Coleman fresh off the corner

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    An EVO/STI is a car enthusiasts automobile..

    Get a 240sx. Japanese, light, RWD, and mod friendly.
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    Mine's a 98' and you'll have a terrible time finding the later model 240's because they only made 2500 of each year in 97' and 98'.

    Although my insurance (1 ticket- no wrecks but she's been stolen and returned) is $5,000 a year :shock:
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    how much a month before it got stolen and the ticket?, and how would i look at milage? i hear the more the worse
    also 240sx isnt bad, i hope i can find one thats good in black or blue color =/ i hate flashy colors
    well iv'e found an 240sx on autotrader thats decent looking, ill just get a repaint when i get cash or one since i gotta pay for some of the modding equipment, but my uncle said hell cover me on turbo if i want a turbo, anyways, the 240sx is good looking car,
    looks pretty fast, and i dont like the mx-5 miata, too small.
  17. Coleman

    Coleman fresh off the corner

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    Learn how to drive a slow car fast before you drive a fast car fast. Attend some autocross events and such.

    Also.. the mileage is diplayed on the odometer which, on a 240sx, is on the speedometer. What year 240 did you find on autotrader?
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    1989, i know to drive some slow cars fast :) ive already been driving some cars for 2 years, since i was 13
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    Learn to drive a car on the road before you jump in there with a 280+hp sports car. This is your first car, it WILL get beat into the ground, no point in spending 30 grand on it.

    You ever drive a car that can hit 90MPH in 3rd gear?
  20. Coleman

    Coleman fresh off the corner

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    I'm not talking about driving to the grocery store. I'm talking about driving irresponsibly as all us young boy racer's do.
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    Do you seriously not know where to look to see how many miles are on a car? And if you think logically the more miles on a car the worse it is.
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    i know its on the odometer, but how do i look at it, like whats an good range, like ive seen some cars with 160,000 miles, and they sell really cheap and stuff
  23. nidex

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    Get a Civic SI. Somewhat of a nice car, decent power for you, front wheel drive so you won't slide into anything unless you're a dumbass..
  24. smirnoff

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    If money is no object then go ahead and get whatever you please.

    But if money is important, than I'd suggest rethinking the situation. I know how I sound, sorry.
    It it were me, and I realize it is not, I'd be looking at whatever is cheap on gas, cheap generally, and practical. For fun I'd find some old motorcycle. Anything will do, and it'll be more FUN and cheaper than an evo IMO. All that for like 1/10 the price of an evo.

    Why tie yourself down needlessly, to a high priced car. Drive a crumby car for a year. Find out what is really important to YOU about a car. What can you live without. etc.
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    yes, get this with nav, this car just looks sooooo good plus it has like a million air bags (actually it has 6)