***EDIT: After checking with my insurance company, insurance would cost 2600$ every 6 months which just can't be done by me and or my parents alike. I'm keepin' my eye out for a Maxima though
***EDITTWO: I have a car! 2002 VW Jetta GLS1.8..it's awesome and I will take great care of it.
Hey, I'm 16 and about to be getting my first car! I'm really excited and I know a few of the basics about some cars but I'd like some input.
My budget is about $7000 (USD) and a car I've been looking at alot and seems to be pretty nice is a 2001 Eclipse GT. Me, being 16 should make the insurance rates go up like a motherfucker! However, I would be on my parents insurance (which should make the rates go down a bit?) and once I get a job (very soon) I should be able to help pay for insurance (which is how I'm trying to get my parents to help me buy it)
The Eclipse seems to be nicer than I thought they would be. It's actually more reliable than the 01 Passat I was looking at according to reviews O_o
It's got 78K miles, has a Carfax history report (2 owners, maintenance and emissions always passed and performed) and is of course the higher end GT model, so really, the only issue with the car seems to be the insurance rates.
Does anyone know what the rates would be like roughly?
Does anyone have some info about this car that may help me decide?
I've been looking at other cars too for around the same price, obviously I could get a Civic (but everyone has those) and I'm also really into Nissans, more specifically Maximas, but the only ones I can find for around 7K have like 100K miles, which isn't too bad considering they're pretty reliable cars, but I think the lower miles on the GT would be worth it..
Thanks in advance