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post #1 of 10 Old 04-23-2014, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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My First Car

I'm getting my first car soon. I want to get something little that I can just run around town in. I'm thinking about getting a Ford Fiesta. Should I get an Ambiente or a Trend?

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post #2 of 10 Old 04-23-2014, 09:24 PM
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Booo Ford get a Chevy =P
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post #3 of 10 Old 04-23-2014, 09:41 PM
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Get a used Corolla. You want relieable? Cheap on gas? Hard to beat Toyota. Look for something with no more than 50k on it, OR something with 120K wherein they've done all the maintanence, like the new timing belt and such and will sell it cheap.

How much do you want to spend? And do you want to make payments or buy cash out?
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post #4 of 10 Old 04-23-2014, 10:01 PM
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I bought my 91 Camry with 121,xxx for 1000 little thing is sturdy and will be given to my brother for graduation in June hopefully if I find a truck before then. My dad does have a newer ford fusion and it's a pretty good car he hasn't had any problems with it and it is his main vehicle driving from mohave valley, az to Las Vegas,nv for work.

just a small town girl with a big town dream :]
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post #5 of 10 Old 04-23-2014, 10:09 PM
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Whatever you do, don't get a Mitsubishi Montero Sport unless you don't mind a gas guzzler! Mine is SUPER reliable and at 210,100 miles right now, but BOY does it suck down a tank of gas- especially in the city.
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post #6 of 10 Old 05-09-2014, 10:42 PM
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Toyota, Honda or VW -- most reliable small cars out there and all are good on fuel. The VW comes in diesel, but probably not too cheap second hand.
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post #7 of 10 Old 05-09-2014, 10:54 PM
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My first vehicle was a 1986 Toyota pickup. It had the 22R-E engine and was a 5spd. Got 28-32mpg and never broke down. When we bought it (in 1999), it had 75K original miles on it. We paid $6500 for it. When I sold it (last year), it had 215K miles on the body and tranny (original clutch) and 55K on the replacement engine (old engine had an oil leak and I was stupid and accidentally let it run out of oil). I sold it for $3000.

Toyotas, especially the older ones, are great cars, but they can be a little expensive (they hold their resale value).

Right now, I drive a 1986 Ford Escort GT with 40K original miles on it that we bought for $2000. Great gas mileage (30+mpg), fun to drive, and cute as hell. It's got the 1.9L 4cyl engine and is a 5spd.
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post #8 of 10 Old 05-10-2014, 12:22 PM
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Toyota trucks hold their value more so then cars. My car as a 91 with 172,xxx I'll maybe get 2 if I'm lucky however a 91 truck could be 2-6,000 depending on the work done to it it's crazy.

just a small town girl with a big town dream :]
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post #9 of 10 Old 05-12-2014, 12:44 PM
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I'm actually a saturn fan.... my current car is a 1995 saturn and it has 543,000 miles on it

Truely, the GM mid size with the 3.8 v6 are hard to beat. Same for the fords. I'm not so much of an toyota or import fan since repairs can become $$

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post #10 of 10 Old 05-20-2014, 12:55 PM
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the fiestas are nice cars. There very economical. I work at a ford dealer so I know alot about them. People complain about the transmissions but there great cars. The trans is great if you get on it and don't baby it. I have seen some of them get upwards of 35+ mpg.
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