What's a good car?

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  1. EpiciPad

    EpiciPad iPF Novice

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    What's a good car that is under $20,000 and is NOT a sports car. I'll be 16 pretty soon and just wanting to know what you guys suggest.
     
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    Get a used Honda, probably a Civic.
     
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    Nissan Titan. You want some great power, there you go. Or Nissan Altima. Get the 3.5 motor an your set. Both be had for under 20k

    I own ford, hummer, Nissan an dodge. I prefer the hummer or nissan
     
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    I just bought a Toyota Matrix to replace my old Corolla.
     
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    Toyotas last a long time...hondas are easy to steal....MINIs are best! But not under 20k.....maybe a new bug!
     
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    Fords last forever.

    323k orig miles. Daily driver..well most the time (depends if it has gas)
     
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    Best bang for the buck is Kia, IMO.
     
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    Holy crap - $20k on a car for a 16 year old?
     
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    Lol! I wish I could get that kind of allowance too!:p
     
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    Maybe EpiciPad has something most teenagers don't have -- A JOB!
     
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    Perhaps, pretty impressive since the rule of thumb is your car shouldn't be more than 50% of your annual salary. My personal feeling is a 16 year old should get some disposable beater - put liability on it and drive. Something nice isn't necessary - you always love that first one anyway, be it Ferrari or Focus.
     
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    I know of very few teenagers who follow any rules!

    And like most posts on most forums, we don't have nearly enough details to give a really good answer so all we can do is guess and give an answer based on what they tell us.
     
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    Honda would be my first choice for a young lady,then a little bigger car would be the Nissan Altima, I have owned both and driven by the wife and me. If you can afford it look at, and test drive the small BMW.

    Al.
     
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    Yeah teens with jobs? Odd lol

    I got my first job freshman year at pizza hut. I did drive my moms truck for a year after I got my license 16 then I got a new loaded ram 1500. Working freshman year started my love for money. By 21 I was making a little over 70k a year with no college degree. It's possible with good parenting and open doors (everyone was hiring).

    A good idea to know what you can afford, be realistic and make a spreadsheet based on three pay amounts. One at $8hr, other at $10, last at $12hr an figure out monthly income, minus taxes, then expenses. I thinking seeing it first hand like that helped me. So you can teach your kids budgeting and what can be bought on cash terms as credit can kill if abused!
     

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