What would be a good car to buy for a 21 year old?

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Old 04 Oct 2013, 04:10 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default What would be a good car to buy for a 21 year old?

I'm flying down to Atlanta Ga, to spend some time with my brother. I am also going to buy a car to drive back up to KC. I am looking for a nice sporty looking car, but with a few details in mind. First, I want one that's good with gas mileages, due to the 800 miles it takes to get back to KC, and the rising gas prices. Something with 25 to 32 miles per gallon. Also, winter is approaching, and I need a car that's has good traction for the snow. But I don't do much driving in the snow, just to school, or work. I mostly love driving with windows down in spring and fall, (who doesn't?) Secondly, I want a car that will hold me and a friend, not large family sized cars, like a Tahoe. But I would like one to use to travel back and forth twice a year to visit my brother and have room in the back for taking my young niece and nephew out. Also, preferably a 2004 or 2005 model. I don't want a high price put on my insurance, my dad wants me to get full coverage for the first year at least, since it will be new.
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Old 04 Oct 2013, 04:54 am   #2 (permalink)
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Honda Civic Si

Volkswagon Golf GTi


Honda civic Si is your best bet.
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Old 04 Oct 2013, 05:10 am   #3 (permalink)
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You would have to do some compromising. The cars with your preferred gas mileage are boring tin cans such as the Si the other guy mentioned. Since you posted in the Lexus section i think, I'll recommend the 2006 Lexus IS350. Its indestructible, roomy enough, luxurious, and pretty quick, quicker than a stinky Civic Si. Insurance should be pretty low too. Plus it has a moon roof for your summer driving. I really wish you would give me a price range. You could in the messages and I could give you further recommendations.

I have a 2001 Lexus GS300, sure it's older, its a bit bigger, and it's not the fastest thing, but it sure is nice having a car that wont break down. Ive put 160k miles on it and the only things ive done are oil changes, brake changes, and regular maintenance. But that's what you get with the Lexus brand. Im in the market for a new BMW too. They're not as reliable, but theyre better performers.

I know cars of other brands to recommend
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