Going to get a new car.....what should I get??

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  1. Tfgraveyard

    Tfgraveyard Not a Fan of the Fans

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    Hey all,
    My work beater is just about dead, so i'm going car shopping today. A couple cars have caught my eye, but i'm having trouble deciding.

    So far, i've looked at:

    2003 Pontiac Bonneville SSEI
    2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT
    2002 Toyota Prius

    Anyone have any expirience with these vehicles, or other vehicles that they'd like to recommend? Any I should avoid?

    Only restriction, is that I need to be able to fit 5 people in it.

    Matt
     
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    Kia's are very bad. I recommend not getting one. My friend has a Sonata and he likes it a lot. 10 yr. warranty, drives well, hasn't had a problem with it.
     
  3. Tfgraveyard

    Tfgraveyard Not a Fan of the Fans

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    I had a Kia once(Spectra). I wasn't very impressed with it. :)  It ran fine, but it wasn't put together very well. I had the stitching come out of the seats, trim panels fall off, and the rubber seal around the doors fell off within a month of buying it(I bought it brand new).
     
  4. DESTRO

    DESTRO Cobra Arms Dealer Super Mod News Staff

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    Ebay:
    Go check out a Scion TC you will thank me for it. Yo can score one for $18,000.00 brand spankin new!
     
  5. Tfgraveyard

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    I'll do that. :) 
     
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    Why aren't you alone in your love for Scions? Its unnatural!
     
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    I had a 2006 Scion tC, already got rid of it. Didn't like it, no room for 5 people definitely.

    I'd check out Nissan and Toyota as well, Nissan Sentra has a $2500 rebate on a brand new one. You could get a fully loaded one for $15-16k. I've sold cars for 8 years so I've been around the block a bit. The Prius is a nice car, a little expensive right now, even for used ones because of gas prices. Check out the cheaper alternative if you want a Hybrid---the Honda Insight. About 3-4000 less on a used one and they are more readily available.
     
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    Go Toyota. Those cars last forever.
     
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    it's a shame you have to get one nowish because the new camrys are fantastic, but they're not available just yet.
     
  10. atlianz

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    Look into the new Civic Si

    edit.. nevermind didnt read the "needs to seat 5" part.
     
  11. Savanna

    Savanna Want to Touch my Wankel?

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    If you have to fit 5, why not look into more of a Sport Wagon. Looks good, but can still haul plenty.

    Since it seems your checking used, I would say the Mazda Protege 5. Toyota Matrix would fall into that. Could also add pretty much any Subaru Hatchback model.

    I would name more, but I pretty sure a late early 2000 model BMW 5 Series Wagon is out, or the newer Mazda 5/Mazda 6 Wagon.
     
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    BMW M3.

    The way I see it, if WalMart sold cars, they'd sell Kias.
     
  13. Tfgraveyard

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    Looks like i've got some research to do. :) 

    I'd like to stick with a 4 door. Due to Wisconsin's new booster seat law, 3 of my 4 kids have to ride in booster seats.
     
  14. Drake

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    New Civic has had 3 recalls already. Stay far away. Plus some have failing trannys and Honda doesn't want to support their warranty.

    The Mazda 6 looks really sharp and the new Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan which are built on the Mazda 6 platfrom.
     
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    Can't wait to pull that out on the Honda people at the auto show tomorrow. "Nice car, what's this about not wanting to follow warranty?"

    Seating 5 huh? Try a Chevy malibu. My family has owned 4 since their introduction in 97 and each has been a great car. Also good luck on the Prius. I hear they are extremely popular so much so that some dealerships have waiting lists and the resale value on one is more than original sticker price.
     
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    I bought a 2000 Malibu for the wife once. Had too many problems with it. :) 

    I hear ya on the Prius's. I checked out some today, and there wasn't a whole lot of difference in price between new and used.
     
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    I have a 2006 Scion TC and love it, though thats not exactly what youre looking for since youre a family man. I say check out the Subaru Tribeca. My girlfriend's parents just bought one back in December and its real spacious and even more comfy
     

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