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Nappy Roots
05-11-2006, 03:49 PM
I currently have a truck, but i need a car....

Something around 15 Gs or less....but with 60K or less miles....

I really have no ideas of cars to look at right now. I was lookin at Lexus IS300s.

Any good Ideas?

dominizzo
05-11-2006, 03:50 PM
Volkswagon JEttta

Nappy Roots
05-11-2006, 03:52 PM
Volkswagon JEttta


http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

i dont think i could drive that honestly. just not me

playmaker1
05-11-2006, 03:53 PM
me and my girl bought her a new civic, cant beat the 40+ miles a gallon with prices the way they are. I drive an x-terra, trust me, sucks to fill that up

Nappy Roots
05-11-2006, 03:54 PM
me and my girl bought her a new civic, cant beat the 40+ miles a gallon with prices the way they are. I drive an x-terra, trust me, sucks to fill that up


yea i know. I got a damn Tundra right now, its horrible. 1 reason im getting rid of it.

playmaker1
05-11-2006, 03:57 PM
yea i know. I got a damn Tundra right now, its horrible. 1 reason im getting rid of it.

well to be honnest, I got a moped that I ride in the summer months, 110 miles per gallon, so I ballence out. Not sure what your commute is, but it is nice. can park it anywhere too

Philter25
05-11-2006, 04:02 PM
I currently have a truck, but i need a car....

Something around 15 Gs or less....but with 60K or less miles....

I really have no ideas of cars to look at right now. I was lookin at Lexus IS300s.

Any good Ideas?

IS 300 for 15,000?

How old are you? You know you can get some decent cars almost brand new for 15,000? I got my 2005 Mazda6s brand stinkin new OTD for 20k.

I dont know what your style is, but for 15Gs you can get a nice used Mustang or a new Civic for that price.

Philter25
05-11-2006, 04:03 PM
Volkswagon JEttta I dont think Nappy is a girl.

playmaker1
05-11-2006, 04:05 PM
I dont think Nappy is a girl.


:sidelol: :sidelol: :sidelol:

Nappy Roots
05-11-2006, 04:18 PM
IS 300 for 15,000?

How old are you? You know you can get some decent cars almost brand new for 15,000? I got my 2005 Mazda6s brand stinkin new OTD for 20k.

I dont know what your style is, but for 15Gs you can get a nice used Mustang or a new Civic for that price.


im 20.....and finding a new car around here for 15 K is nearly impossible. might be able to get a civic with no CD player or rear wheelers here for that.....

Agent51
05-11-2006, 04:19 PM
yea i know. I got a damn Tundra right now, its horrible. 1 reason im getting rid of it.

Just got a BRAND NEW 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000 for a little over $11,000 after taxes and interest on the loan. It get's 35-50 MPG "depending on how you ride it" according to the manufacturer.

Nappy Roots
05-11-2006, 04:19 PM
I dont think Nappy is a girl.




:lol:

Nappy Roots
05-11-2006, 04:20 PM
Just got a BRAND NEW 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000 for a little over $11,000 after taxes and interest on the loan. It get's 35-50 MPG "depending on how you ride it" according to the manufacturer.


yea but i live in FL man. where its 90% old people who have no clue wtf they are doing in a car. i plan on getting a bike, but i cant have it as my primary source of transportation around here..

GCD960
05-11-2006, 04:22 PM
I dont think Nappy is a girl.
Whatever, i have a jetta..

Maynard the Hammer
05-11-2006, 04:22 PM
anything by nissan

UltraDol-Fan
05-11-2006, 04:24 PM
I got a 2004 Mazda 3 last year for 14,000 with 20,000 miles. It is sportier than the plain Civics and Corollas and gets almost as good mileage, I get 31 average per tank. I would also look at the New Yaris, maybe that Scion Car one, (not the box)

EDIT: Link to Yaris (http://www.toyota.com/yaris/index.html?s_van=http://www.toyota.com/vehicles/future/yaris.html&ref=http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=toyota+yaris&rs=0&fr2=rs-top&toggle=1&ei=UTF-8&fr=FP-tab-web-t) - I would probably get one of these now

playmaker1
05-11-2006, 04:26 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gifIm tellin ya, I love it!:D Its nice to fill up a tank on this for $3.00 and ride it for a whole month!

Buddwalk
05-11-2006, 04:27 PM
My sister just bought a 96 eclipse with a little over 75k milage for $2000

Megatron
05-11-2006, 04:33 PM
I can only recommend that you buy a car made in the USA. I try my best to buy Canadian or if not possible, American for whatever I shop for.

Agent51
05-11-2006, 04:34 PM
yea but i live in FL man. where its 90% old people who have no clue wtf they are doing in a car. i plan on getting a bike, but i cant have it as my primary source of transportation around here..

Yea, true. I was mainly just pointing out the MPG aspect. Get a brand new bike and then get some like $4,000 car from the paper or something? Or at a used dealer, or *gulp* eBayMotors? Or www.autotrader.com (http://www.autotrader.com)

Agent51
05-11-2006, 04:38 PM
My sister just bought a 96 eclipse with a little over 75k milage for $2000

When I turned 18 (in 2002) I bought a 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse (standard, of course, lol) that only had 18,000 miles on it. That meant it was a 4 year old car that was only driven an average of 4,500 a year. Pretty sweet since I can put like 3-400 miles a WEEK on my car and/or truck, depending on how many times I head to the North Shore or the leeward side of the island to surf, and which routes I take, plus the 30 minute drive into Waikiki everytime I work, or just wanna go party at the clubs/bars or the univeristy. I got it for $12,800-something after taxes and interest.

Nappy Roots
05-11-2006, 04:39 PM
http://myspace-470.vo.llnwd.net/00107/07/44/107604470_m.jpgIm tellin ya, I love it!:D Its nice to fill up a tank on this for $3.00 and ride it for a whole month!


i cant do that man. :lol:

i use my truck for work alot, so it wouldnt work

steeda
05-11-2006, 04:39 PM
I have been looking at the Lexus IS300 for a new (to me) car as well. A lot of the cars listed with 60k miles are still over 15k. Most of them are running 18k and up, depending on the year.

From what I have read on http://my.is, they are very reliable cars, if taken care of properly. Some on the site have claimed that their cars run fine after 100k, but personally I am leery about buying a car with 100k miles on it no matter how reliable it might be. The part that sucks is that you gotta fill 'er up with premium.

Nappy Roots
05-11-2006, 04:41 PM
I have been looking at the Lexus IS300 for a new (to me) car as well. A lot of the cars listed with 60k miles are still over 15k. Most of them are running 18k and up, depending on the year.

From what I have read on http://my.is, they are very reliable cars, if taken care of properly. It just sucks that they take premium gas.



do you know about how much MPG they get?

Agent51
05-11-2006, 04:43 PM
I have been looking at the Lexus IS300 for a new (to me) car as well. A lot of the cars listed with 60k miles are still over 15k. Most of them are running 18k and up, depending on the year.

From what I have read on http://my.is, they are very reliable cars, if taken care of properly. Some on the site have claimed that their cars run fine after 100k, but personally I am leery about buying a car with 100k miles on it no matter how reliable it might be. The part that sucks is that you gotta fill 'er up with premium.


But you're NOT leery about overpaying for what is basically a Toyata with some gold or chrome trim? :wink: :D

playmaker1
05-11-2006, 04:43 PM
i cant do that man. :lol:

i use my truck for work alot, so it wouldnt work

Just trying to help!:lol:

Agent51
05-11-2006, 04:44 PM
do you know about how much MPG they get?

City - 21
Highway - 29

http://www.edmunds.com/new/lexus/index.html

steeda
05-11-2006, 04:46 PM
do you know about how much MPG they get?
I want to say anywhere from 22-26 mpg, of course it depends on how you drive the car.

Edit: Take a look at this thread here:
http://my.is/forums/showthread.php?t=265971

This should give you more insight of the fuel economy of the car.

FinFan72
05-11-2006, 04:47 PM
Here you go Nappy it is the perfect car for you :wink:

http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif


:lol:

Philter25
05-11-2006, 05:51 PM
Nappy,

I autocross a lot and travel a lot so I have pretty much driven in almost every car on the market that you would consider......

Instead of me giving you the pros and cons of every car on the market, what else are you considering. As I said in my first post, getting an IS300 for under 15k with 60k or under miles IMO is a stretch. Even if you found one for that price, I would be leary about what mechanical things are wrong with the car.

Since you are young and looking at the IS, I assume you want something small and sporty. Personally I am a fan of the Mazda 3 and 6. I own a 6 as my daily driver. Handling and powerwise and spacewise, the 3 and 6 are one of the best priced cars on the market for what you get. You can get used ones with 20k or under in your price range. If you want to put durability ahead of performance, I would suggest a used Civic or Accord. Both are sporty, although not as sporty as the 3 and 6, but both IMO reliabilitywise would be better. The only Ford I would touch would be a used Mustang. I wouldnt drive a Chevy except for the Corvette if anyone paid me, same with a Dodge. If you dont like American cars, I would suggest a used RSX... although they are going to be discontinued in a year, you might be able to even find a used TSX for that price..... MAYBE. From the Totota line, the tC is a nice ride but everything else stylingwise is very very dull. BMW's are out of your price range and same with Mercedes. A 4cyl Altima is also in your price range although personally I think they are too bulky and dont handle that great.

I have a Mazda6 as my daily driver and a RX7 as my "fun" car. My 6 is putting down around 200bhp, but because no car manufacturer measures HP at the belt (which they should because thats the actual useable HP of the car), which translates to around 240 hp at the crank. I have a 15ish gallon tank and I get roughly 350-375 miles per fillup and my car doesnt require premium. 23-25ish MPG.

Agent51
05-11-2006, 06:33 PM
Nappy,

I autocross a lot and travel a lot so I have pretty much driven in almost every car on the market that you would consider......

Instead of me giving you the pros and cons of every car on the market, what else are you considering. As I said in my first post, getting an IS300 for under 15k with 60k or under miles IMO is a stretch. Even if you found one for that price, I would be leary about what mechanical things are wrong with the car.

Since you are young and looking at the IS, I assume you want something small and sporty. Personally I am a fan of the Mazda 3 and 6. I own a 6 as my daily driver. Handling and powerwise and spacewise, the 3 and 6 are one of the best priced cars on the market for what you get. You can get used ones with 20k or under in your price range. If you want to put durability ahead of performance, I would suggest a used Civic or Accord. Both are sporty, although not as sporty as the 3 and 6, but both IMO reliabilitywise would be better. The only Ford I would touch would be a used Mustang. I wouldnt drive a Chevy except for the Corvette if anyone paid me, same with a Dodge. If you dont like American cars, I would suggest a used RSX... although they are going to be discontinued in a year, you might be able to even find a used TSX for that price..... MAYBE. From the Totota line, the tC is a nice ride but everything else stylingwise is very very dull. BMW's are out of your price range and same with Mercedes. A 4cyl Altima is also in your price range although personally I think they are too bulky and dont handle that great.

I have a Mazda6 as my daily driver and a RX7 as my "fun" car. My 6 is putting down around 200bhp, but because no car manufacturer measures HP at the belt (which they should because thats the actual useable HP of the car), which translates to around 240 hp at the crank. I have a 15ish gallon tank and I get roughly 350-375 miles per fillup and my car doesnt require premium. 23-25ish MPG.

I like the Mazda 6s, and I've never liked Mazdas before. Only the standars though, IMO having a sporty car, or a muscle car, that is an automatic is a sin. I can let people slide with cars lke Mazdas and Mitusbishi Eclipses and such being automatics, but when I see people driving Corvettes and Porsches and everything and they are automatics!? I wanna punch them in the face and be like "what are you DOING!?" :lol:.

That being said, I have NEVER ownd an automatic, I hate them, and standards are just WAY to fun to drive, except in bumper to bumper traffic, lol, they suck then because your clutch leg will cramp.

Nappy Roots
05-11-2006, 06:43 PM
Nappy,

I autocross a lot and travel a lot so I have pretty much driven in almost every car on the market that you would consider......

Instead of me giving you the pros and cons of every car on the market, what else are you considering. As I said in my first post, getting an IS300 for under 15k with 60k or under miles IMO is a stretch. Even if you found one for that price, I would be leary about what mechanical things are wrong with the car.

Since you are young and looking at the IS, I assume you want something small and sporty. Personally I am a fan of the Mazda 3 and 6. I own a 6 as my daily driver. Handling and powerwise and spacewise, the 3 and 6 are one of the best priced cars on the market for what you get. You can get used ones with 20k or under in your price range. If you want to put durability ahead of performance, I would suggest a used Civic or Accord. Both are sporty, although not as sporty as the 3 and 6, but both IMO reliabilitywise would be better. The only Ford I would touch would be a used Mustang. I wouldnt drive a Chevy except for the Corvette if anyone paid me, same with a Dodge. If you dont like American cars, I would suggest a used RSX... although they are going to be discontinued in a year, you might be able to even find a used TSX for that price..... MAYBE. From the Totota line, the tC is a nice ride but everything else stylingwise is very very dull. BMW's are out of your price range and same with Mercedes. A 4cyl Altima is also in your price range although personally I think they are too bulky and dont handle that great.

I have a Mazda6 as my daily driver and a RX7 as my "fun" car. My 6 is putting down around 200bhp, but because no car manufacturer measures HP at the belt (which they should because thats the actual useable HP of the car), which translates to around 240 hp at the crank. I have a 15ish gallon tank and I get roughly 350-375 miles per fillup and my car doesnt require premium. 23-25ish MPG.



wow, thanks for the input.

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sorta reminds me of a cavalier.

not bad, but i dunno if its what im looking for. Im sittin in somethin nice right now, i dont know how much i can downgrade and still be happy....you know what I mean? Thats one reason i was looking for at the 300s. Their nice, leather, and their sporty. I like Mustangs, but i dont like the 99-2005 versions. And i had a 95 back in highschool, so i dont want to go backwards. I would love to get a new one, but unfortunately, they are out of my price range right now. i look on auto trader for RSX7s but none came back under 15 Gs with 200 miles of me so.....

Philter25
05-11-2006, 06:48 PM
wow, thanks for the input.

http://images.autotrader.com/images/2006/4/7/199/923/296606522.199923628.IM1.MAIN.565x421_A.562x421.jpg

sorta reminds me of a cavalier.

Yea the base model without the sport package is very bland.

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That shouldnt remind you of a cavalier....... they are not for everyone but for whats in the car and the cost, as my daily driver I couldnt find a better value.

If you can find a IS300 under 15k, I would jump on it if its in good mechanical condition. I however I dont think that car at that price is possible.

ADDICTED-19
05-11-2006, 06:51 PM
mazda good reliable car...

i drive a 2004 honda accord lx coupe, very nice car, smart and sporty..

Nappy Roots
05-11-2006, 06:53 PM
heres autotrader search within 200 miles of me. theres about 3 or 4 300s under 15k that is around 60k or less


http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/searchresults.jsp?&min_price=10000&distance=200&lang=en&bkms=1147319499919&end_year=2007&address=34207&make=LEXUS&start_year=2001&certified=&advanced=&max_price=15000&isp=y&search_type=both&model=IS300

Philter25
05-11-2006, 07:00 PM
heres autotrader search within 200 miles of me. theres about 3 or 4 300s under 15k that is around 60k or less


http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/searchresults.jsp?&min_price=10000&distance=200&lang=en&bkms=1147319499919&end_year=2007&address=34207&make=LEXUS&start_year=2001&certified=&advanced=&max_price=15000&isp=y&search_type=both&model=IS300

I would head out to the dealerships and take them for a test ride. The car handles great stock and is pretty quick with the manual tranny. I never drove in an automatic so I cant comment. I would just be weary of cars what that much mileage on them. I would try to find a 1-owner car and hope that most of the mileage was highway mileage to and from work for him. Also, when buying a car with that much miles on it, make sure you ask for a maintenance record of the car and go online and find the general maintenance schedule for the 300 from the Lexus website and make sure that its up to date. The last thing you wanna do is drop down 15k on a car with 60,000 miles and find out that none of the 60,000 mile maintenance was done and you are stuck replacing the tires, brakes, belts, rotors, getting the AC recharged, etc. Also I would take the car to a 3rd party mechanic and have him tell you what needs to be replaced and use that as haggling value for the car.

Best of luck. Personally, I love the new 350s. Those things haul and they are on a very short list of mine for my next car which I will be buying next year.

Nappy Roots
05-11-2006, 07:05 PM
I would head out to the dealerships and take them for a test ride. The car handles great stock and is pretty quick with the manual tranny. I never drove in an automatic so I cant comment. I would just be weary of cars what that much mileage on them. I would try to find a 1-owner car and hope that most of the mileage was highway mileage to and from work for him. Also, when buying a car with that much miles on it, make sure you ask for a maintenance record of the car and go online and find the general maintenance schedule for the 300 from the Lexus website and make sure that its up to date. The last thing you wanna do is drop down 15k on a car with 60,000 miles and find out that none of the 60,000 mile maintenance was done and you are stuck replacing the tires, brakes, belts, rotors, getting the AC recharged, etc. Also I would take the car to a 3rd party mechanic and have him tell you what needs to be replaced and use that as haggling value for the car.

Best of luck. Personally, I love the new 350s. Those things haul and they are on a very short list of mine for my next car which I will be buying next year.


:up: thanks man!

Dolfinite
05-11-2006, 08:16 PM
Theres a new Dodge car called the caliber its got great gas mileage cause it has a 4 cyl motor. But brand new its for the base model is about 13 - 14 grand, cant beat that for a 2006.:dolphins: Check it out at http://www.dodge.com/en/caliber/index.html

Philter25
05-11-2006, 08:56 PM
Theres a new Dodge car called the caliber its got great gas mileage cause it has a 4 cyl motor. But brand new its for the base model is about 13 - 14 grand, cant beat that for a 2006.:dolphins: Check it out at http://www.dodge.com/en/caliber/index.html Only problem is its hideous.

Pagan
05-11-2006, 09:01 PM
I like Mustangs, but i dont like the 99-2005 versions.
You mean 1999-2004.

2005 is when they started the current generation Mustang.

themole
05-11-2006, 11:00 PM
yea but i live in FL man. where its 90% old people who have no clue wtf they are doing in a car. i plan on getting a bike, but i cant have it as my primary source of transportation around here..

A moped ain't no bike.:D

themole
05-11-2006, 11:13 PM
You mean 1999-2004.

2005 is when they started the current generation Mustang.

:sidelol: Don't let him get away with it Pagan. Absolute blasphemy!

Nappy Roots
05-12-2006, 12:01 AM
You mean 1999-2004.

2005 is when they started the current generation Mustang.



ah damn. and i thought i knew my mustang knowledge.....my fault.

:hmph:

Nappy Roots
05-15-2006, 05:03 PM
looks like i have another problem now.

i called 1 place about a car, and told them bout what i got right now. They say its to much, they couldnt take it on trade in...


****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Roman529
05-15-2006, 05:07 PM
looks like i have another problem now.

i called 1 place about a car, and told them bout what i got right now. They say its to much, they couldnt take it on trade in...


****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey Nappy...why don't you buy a Vespa (an Italian scooter)...they get great gas mileage and you may be able to get it up to 50 mph going downhill. Think of all the money you could save. It just sucks when you have a date.
:D

Nappy Roots
05-15-2006, 05:09 PM
Hey Nappy...why don't you buy a Vespa (an Italian scooter)...they get great gas mileage and you may be able to get it up to 50 mph going downhill. Think of all the money you could save. It just sucks when you have a date.
:D



:sidelol:


ill look around