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Post#301 » by MissKhriddleton » Thu Nov 8, 2018 2:27 am

Looking to get a car this weekend and I have no idea what I'm doing. Need it for work so don't really have a lot of time to shop around. Honestly don't really care about make/model/color - the quality I care most about is reliability. I get anxiety when having to take my car in to get looked at. Breaking down on the side of the road is my worst nightmare.

Does anyone ever recommend buying new? I feel like the age old advice is a car depreciates the second its driven off the lot blah blah, but knowing that a car had never been driven before and therefore would theoretically be able to drive without any major maintenance for awhile would give me so much peace of mind.
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Post#302 » by BMatt07 » Thu Nov 8, 2018 3:35 am

Looking forward to checking out the Hyundai Veloster N, looks like a fun little hatchback.

Hyundai poached Albert Biermann from BMW to design the car from the ground up, he was in charge of the BMW M Performance Division.

It's a little bit of an older review posted below from when the car was first shown publicly earlier this year, but damn does this car look fun to drive.

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Post#303 » by SupremeHustle » Thu Nov 8, 2018 3:54 am

MissKhriddleton wrote:Looking to get a car this weekend and I have no idea what I'm doing. Need it for work so don't really have a lot of time to shop around. Honestly don't really care about make/model/color - the quality I care most about is reliability. I get anxiety when having to take my car in to get looked at. Breaking down on the side of the road is my worst nightmare.

Does anyone ever recommend buying new? I feel like the age old advice is a car depreciates the second its driven off the lot blah blah, but knowing that a car had never been driven before and therefore would theoretically be able to drive without any major maintenance for awhile would give me so much peace of mind.


What's your budget?
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Post#304 » by ackypoo » Thu Nov 8, 2018 4:00 am

MissKhriddleton wrote:Looking to get a car this weekend and I have no idea what I'm doing. Need it for work so don't really have a lot of time to shop around. Honestly don't really care about make/model/color - the quality I care most about is reliability. I get anxiety when having to take my car in to get looked at. Breaking down on the side of the road is my worst nightmare.

Does anyone ever recommend buying new? I feel like the age old advice is a car depreciates the second its driven off the lot blah blah, but knowing that a car had never been driven before and therefore would theoretically be able to drive without any major maintenance for awhile would give me so much peace of mind.

get a toyota corolla/camry or a buick.
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Post#305 » by MissKhriddleton » Thu Nov 8, 2018 4:02 am

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MissKhriddleton wrote:Looking to get a car this weekend and I have no idea what I'm doing. Need it for work so don't really have a lot of time to shop around. Honestly don't really care about make/model/color - the quality I care most about is reliability. I get anxiety when having to take my car in to get looked at. Breaking down on the side of the road is my worst nightmare.

Does anyone ever recommend buying new? I feel like the age old advice is a car depreciates the second its driven off the lot blah blah, but knowing that a car had never been driven before and therefore would theoretically be able to drive without any major maintenance for awhile would give me so much peace of mind.


What's your budget?

Around 15K.
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Post#306 » by TroyD92 » Thu Nov 8, 2018 4:07 am

If you don't mind the maintenance a german car would be good too. You just have to be very diligent about doing maintenance.
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Post#307 » by SupremeHustle » Thu Nov 8, 2018 4:12 am

Consider a relatively new Corolla or Sonata. Both are pretty reliable and you should be able to get them with low-ish miles on them.
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Post#308 » by MickeyDavis » Thu Nov 8, 2018 4:19 am

A good friend of mine owns an auto repair shop. He always recommends a late model Corolla as a good bang for your buck. He says in general Toyota's and Subaru's are reliable, stay away from Hyundais.
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Post#309 » by SupremeHustle » Thu Nov 8, 2018 4:38 am

MickeyDavis wrote:A good friend of mine owns an auto repair shop. He always recommends a late model Corolla as a good bang for your buck. He says in general Toyota's and Subaru's are reliable, stay away from Hyundais.


I thought the new Hyundais were said to be pretty good and they have great warranties. I was thinking about test driving one of their Genesis models after hearing good thing about it. The G70.
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Post#310 » by MickeyDavis » Thu Nov 8, 2018 5:01 am

I love Genesis. Never owned one though. Yet
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Post#311 » by sdn40 » Thu Nov 8, 2018 5:13 am

And weirdly enough, my mechanic says to stay away from Subaru's. Expensive repairs. According to him - Jeeps are the biggest pieces of you know what on the planet.

As a side note - I recently had a nightmare on my Audi A4. Excessive oil in the downtubes. And by excessive, I mean they would fill to the top in a month. Occasional pure white plumes of smoke purge out the tailpipe that was embarrassing beyond belief and would extend for a mile if on the highway. Lastly, under hard acceleration it would sometimes sound like a collapsed lifter chattering away and the engine would fall on it's face. I'll give you guys some time to figure out the cause - but I bet you can't. And no it wasn't the turbo - although we replaced it out of desperation.
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Post#312 » by Chapter29 » Thu Nov 8, 2018 10:57 am

MickeyDavis wrote:A good friend of mine owns an auto repair shop. He always recommends a late model Corolla as a good bang for your buck. He says in general Toyota's and Subaru's are reliable, stay away from Hyundais.


And Honda's but yep that's really the 3. Subaru's really hold value and aren't always a bargain though.

On my Subaru front, I have gone from ~240whp to 400whp in my STI. :)
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Post#313 » by MissKhriddleton » Thu Nov 8, 2018 11:48 am

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MickeyDavis wrote:A good friend of mine owns an auto repair shop. He always recommends a late model Corolla as a good bang for your buck. He says in general Toyota's and Subaru's are reliable, stay away from Hyundais.


I thought the new Hyundais were said to be pretty good and they have great warranties. I was thinking about test driving one of their Genesis models after hearing good thing about it. The G70.

The reason I brought up buying new is because a 2018 Elantra goes for about 14K after rebates and such which seems crazy. I thought I heard they were just as reliable as Toyota. A 2 year old Camry/Corolla with 30,000 miles goes for more than that.
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Post#314 » by ackypoo » Thu Nov 8, 2018 1:18 pm

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MickeyDavis wrote:A good friend of mine owns an auto repair shop. He always recommends a late model Corolla as a good bang for your buck. He says in general Toyota's and Subaru's are reliable, stay away from Hyundais.


I thought the new Hyundais were said to be pretty good and they have great warranties. I was thinking about test driving one of their Genesis models after hearing good thing about it. The G70.

hyundais are better than they used to be. by a lot. new hyundais are fairly reliable, or so im told. i went to go test drive a g80 and i couldnt get in it. im large.

MickeyDavis wrote:I love Genesis. Never owned one though. Yet

the g70 and g80 are both gorgeous.
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Post#315 » by ackypoo » Thu Nov 8, 2018 1:20 pm

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MickeyDavis wrote:A good friend of mine owns an auto repair shop. He always recommends a late model Corolla as a good bang for your buck. He says in general Toyota's and Subaru's are reliable, stay away from Hyundais.


I thought the new Hyundais were said to be pretty good and they have great warranties. I was thinking about test driving one of their Genesis models after hearing good thing about it. The G70.

The reason I brought up buying new is because a 2018 Elantra goes for about 14K after rebates and such which seems crazy. I thought I heard they were just as reliable as Toyota. A 2 year old Camry/Corolla with 30,000 miles goes for more than that.

according to consumer reports, the 2017 is very reliable. 2018 not as much.
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Post#316 » by Chapter29 » Thu Nov 8, 2018 1:36 pm

From a coolness perspective I do really like the Genesis. From a reliability perspective I feel that we need more long term data to really know. I too have heard that their quality has much improved but we need to see how these new models age.
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Post#317 » by jute2003 » Thu Nov 8, 2018 3:22 pm

sdn40 wrote:And weirdly enough, my mechanic says to stay away from Subaru's. Expensive repairs. According to him - Jeeps are the biggest pieces of you know what on the planet.

As a side note - I recently had a nightmare on my Audi A4. Excessive oil in the downtubes. And by excessive, I mean they would fill to the top in a month. Occasional pure white plumes of smoke purge out the tailpipe that was embarrassing beyond belief and would extend for a mile if on the highway. Lastly, under hard acceleration it would sometimes sound like a collapsed lifter chattering away and the engine would fall on it's face. I'll give you guys some time to figure out the cause - but I bet you can't. And no it wasn't the turbo - although we replaced it out of desperation.
Subarus can be expensive to maintain and repair but are generally reliable.

Jeeps are horribly unreliable. I got fed up with my Wrangler and got rid of it. It was a 2016 so 8 years into the current model and 4 years with that particular engine and there were still soooooo many common problems. That **** should be unacceptable. The good thing was that they hold their value so well that I didn't lose anything on it.
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Post#318 » by jute2003 » Thu Nov 8, 2018 3:23 pm

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MickeyDavis wrote:A good friend of mine owns an auto repair shop. He always recommends a late model Corolla as a good bang for your buck. He says in general Toyota's and Subaru's are reliable, stay away from Hyundais.


I thought the new Hyundais were said to be pretty good and they have great warranties. I was thinking about test driving one of their Genesis models after hearing good thing about it. The G70.

The reason I brought up buying new is because a 2018 Elantra goes for about 14K after rebates and such which seems crazy. I thought I heard they were just as reliable as Toyota. A 2 year old Camry/Corolla with 30,000 miles goes for more than that.
I'd bet on the Carolla still aging better.
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Post#319 » by ReasonablySober » Thu Nov 8, 2018 9:37 pm

Harley is rolling out an electric bike in 2019 and it's sexy as hell.

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Post#320 » by jschligs » Fri Nov 9, 2018 12:21 am

jute2003 wrote:
MissKhriddleton wrote:
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I thought the new Hyundais were said to be pretty good and they have great warranties. I was thinking about test driving one of their Genesis models after hearing good thing about it. The G70.

The reason I brought up buying new is because a 2018 Elantra goes for about 14K after rebates and such which seems crazy. I thought I heard they were just as reliable as Toyota. A 2 year old Camry/Corolla with 30,000 miles goes for more than that.
I'd bet on the Carolla still aging better.


My family has had Honda Accords for decades, most, if not all, have lasted a very very long time.

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