First Car?

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    First Car?

    ***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?

    or

    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..



    Input please!

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by Bacardi; 12-12-2009 at 02:23 AM.
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    i have a VW polo 3. íts blue. I love it.

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    My first car was a 09' Corolla. Typica Asian car to get lol. Well, it's a good all around car for anyone so I can't complain. Now I just gotta work on getting a Lambourghini and maybe a really nice Lexus.

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    My favorite luxury brands are Infinitis/Audis
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    I can definitely dig the audis and infiniti's. I almost got a Mitsubishi Eclipse 08 for 6 grand, but meh got a Corolla in the end.

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    Eclipse woulda been tight, but insurance is absolutely ridiculous
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    Really, how much were they charging you for it?

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    My first car was a Hyundai elantra coupé -98. It got around 150 hp with ABS system and AC. A two door car, very sporty. I paid around 3176 dollars for it. And it was a good deal cus almost everything in the car is working and I'm not working, just a student so good deal for the bad economy.

    I wonder what poor people are doing now.


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    Not yet, will get it soon. I had Hyundai Santro, long ago . Nothing as of now.
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    I'm waiting for the hybrid Lamborghini lol. That's gonna be awesome

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