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Cousin is looking for a car, she can spend between 14-15k.
Most important factors:
1. Reliable/Inexpensive to Maintain
2. Quiet
3. Smooth Ride
4. Crash Test Performance
She is NOT concerned with:
1. Handling/Steering
2. Resale Value
3. Styling
I recommended Protege or Civic, although used is OK as well (as long as it is under 3 years old)
So what new/used choices would you recommend?
 

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Re: A car for $14,000 -- what would you pick? (teutonicplague)

quote:[HR][/HR]She is NOT concerned with:
1. Handling/Steering
2. Resale Value
3. Styling[HR][/HR]​
Hmm, I guess I won't post that Audi Ur-S4.
Get a used Chevy Cavalier or Sunfire. They seem to be the chick car of choice
 

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Re: A car for $14,000 -- what would you pick? (TabulaRasa)

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Get a used Chevy Cavalier or Sunfire. They seem to be the chick car of choice
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Um, the crash test performance on these cars isn't exactly the best in the world...
Side impact: * out of *****
IIHS Offset: POOR


[Modified by NegatiZE, 12:44 AM 12-2-2001]
 

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Re: A car for $14,000 -- what would you pick? (NegatiZE)

We had a rental Malibu (Cavalier under a less ugly name)
I was scared to ride in it.
I knew that, in an accident, the dash would crush my legs
(I have long legs)
 

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Re: A car for $14,000 -- what would you pick? (matt007)

quote:[HR][/HR]Tell her to get a Cabrio. They're intensely girly--cute, and not enough power to get you in trouble (2.sl0w)

I wish I had $14k right now!
$14.5k=

$14k=

Wrong Cabrio. Don't think that thing's got a 2.slo in it!
Dangit, so so so beautiful![HR][/HR]​
 

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Re: A car for $14,000 -- what would you pick? (teutonicplague)

Protege and Sentra are too "different" and "fun" to her. A Civic LX fully loaded is enough to fulfill her "dream" of a reliable, boring, safe appliance with high resale value.
 

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Re: A car for $14,000 -- what would you pick? (CanuckPal)

Damn you CP, you took my exact list! Well, I'd add a used current-bodystyle Sentra SE to it, but otherwise that's it.
Can you get a new Elantra GT for $14k?
Tom
 

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Re: A car for $14,000 -- what would you pick? (teutonicplague)

quote:[HR][/HR]Cousin is looking for a car, she can spend between 14-15k.
Most important factors:
1. Reliable/Inexpensive to Maintain
2. Quiet
3. Smooth Ride
4. Crash Test Performance
[HR][/HR]​
hmm, sounds like she wants a Pontiac Grand-Am or a Buick Roadmaster. maybe even a Ford Contour? don't even bother with foreign cars. get the most dirt-simple marshamallow suspension, drum brake, put-it-in-drive-and-mash-the-oversized-gas-pedal domesic you can find. look in search engine for "geriatric automobiles" or "old lady's car."
or search for cars being sold by the estates of the recently deceased in Florida. those cars will fit the bill, and you'll probably get one with low mileage (though the turn signal may still be flashing.)

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Re: A car for $14,000 -- what would you pick? (matt007)

quote:[HR][/HR]Tell her to get a Cabrio. They're intensely girly--cute, and not enough power to get you in trouble (2.sl0w)

I wish I had $14k right now!
$14.5k=

$14k=

Dangit, so so so beautiful![HR][/HR]​
if that second porsche is only 14k...then theres alot wrong with it...
 

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Re: A car for $14,000 -- what would you pick? (mutcth)

quote:[HR][/HR]Damn you CP, you took my exact list! Well, I'd add a used current-bodystyle Sentra SE to it, but otherwise that's it.
Can you get a new Elantra GT for $14k?
Tom [HR][/HR]​
My friend just did not a bad car
 
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