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Help!!!

I am faced with purchasing a new car, never done this in my life before no idea what to look for. I need low payments, and low insurance due to budget. No SUV, NO Mini Van.

Interested in Honda, Kia, Hyundai, but..... know nothing about anything.

North American Cars.... no clue either.

Any wise words, I go tonite.
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Dunno about Canada but her in England low payments mean you pay an awful lot more for the car in the end!

There's a group here called Carcraft where you can buy a car, put £99 down, dont pay anything for 12 months and pay £99 per month thereafter interest free!!

How the bloody hell do they do it??
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stay away from the Kia....impossible to get parts because it's assembled in korea from odd parts of all types. Legos i think.
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lady cop wrote: stay away from the Kia....impossible to get parts because it's assembled in korea from odd parts of all types. Legos i think.



Oh no please Don't tell me it is an LG product ahahahaha what doesn't LG make??

Ohhh low payments combined with a healthy downpayment is where I am at.
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Wunna them "hybrid" cars. You'll be the envy of all you survey. Honda makes one, I think. They're pricey, but looking at the trajectory of gas prices in the future, an excellent investment.
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telaquapacky wrote: Wunna them "hybrid" cars. You'll be the envy of all you survey. Honda makes one, I think. They're pricey, but looking at the trajectory of gas prices in the future, an excellent investment.



Or an electric car hehehehe oh fun in the mountains... NOT hehehehe yeah gas mileage is key too. Omg looks like a bicycle is what I will get hehehehehe
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Here is my Elantra, a good car for the price.

Of course, my husband bought it!

That's the right price for me!

*love your signature abbey*

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minks wrote: Or an electric car hehehehe oh fun in the mountains... NOT hehehehe yeah gas mileage is key too. Omg looks like a bicycle is what I will get hehehehehe
Yeah, it's great in the mountains. Just get out and push. Good exercise!
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telaquapacky wrote: Yeah, it's great in the mountains. Just get out and push. Good exercise!



I thought so, ok great back to the bike, ok maybe a motor bike lovely in winter ahahahaha, red wagon, horse and carriage crikey I dunno
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Here you go Minks, cheap transportation for these times!

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Minks, I know next to nothing abut buying a new car. What I do know is that Cadillac has a new one coming out that you should avoid at all costs. Bullet builds them and has come across more faults and engineering "whoopses" than any other car. The old-timers who have 20+ years on his line say they have never seen a car so poorly put together. (Now WTF is it called????) Just avoid all new Caddy's.
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Hey Minks:

Here's what I drive. A yellow Chevy S10 Club Cab pickup.

http://www.getauto.com/autolinks_cardetail.html?x_dealer_id=AADaX&vinNum=1GCCT19XX38125359

it has some real advantages.

1. It's seats 4 comfortably.

2. It drives like a car, very smooth.

3. It only has a 6-cylinder and is pretty small, so it grets great gas mileage.

4. You can shift to 4 wheel drive with the push of a button while driving.

5. It will haul stuff like leaves and furniture.

so you get the best of both worlds:

A car that will also 4 wheel and haul loads, and gets great gas mileage.
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Cool Jives, just what i imagined you to drive!

Here's my boring little car....

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BabyRider wrote: Minks, I know next to nothing abut buying a new car. What I do know is that Cadillac has a new one coming out that you should avoid at all costs. Bullet builds them and has come across more faults and engineering "whoopses" than any other car. The old-timers who have 20+ years on his line say they have never seen a car so poorly put together. (Now WTF is it called????) Just avoid all new Caddy's.



Roger that adding to notes, NO CADDY this term
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Jives wrote: Hey Minks:

Here's what I drive. A yellow Chevy S10 Club Cab pickup.

http://www.getauto.com/autolinks_cardetail.html?x_dealer_id=AADaX&vinNum=1GCCT19XX38125359

it has some real advantages.

1. It's seats 4 comfortably.

2. It drives like a car, very smooth.

3. It only has a 6-cylinder and is pretty small, so it grets great gas mileage.

4. You can shift to 4 wheel drive with the push of a button while driving.

5. It will haul stuff like leaves and furniture.

so you get the best of both worlds:

A car that will also 4 wheel and haul loads, and gets great gas mileage.



OOO I like my only issue with a small truck, come winter on our icey roads I would have to stack a few dead bodies in the back for weight.
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abbey wrote: Cool Jives, just what i imagined you to drive!

Here's my boring little car....




what make is that one hunny, I am a foreigner to cars in every way possible.
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chonsigirl wrote: Here you go Minks, cheap transportation for these times!




and with the "fuel deposits" I can have a great garden wahoooo
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Hopefully I'm going to be in the market for a car in the next month or so!



Thats a Corsa isn't it Abbey?? I'd be tempted to go for a Vauxhall, but someone I know recently ran them down big-time, so now I'm not so sure!!



My son wants a Beetle in Blue and the daughter wants a 'car with the roof missing' in Yellow!:yh_sick
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Betty Boop wrote: Hopefully I'm going to be in the market for a car in the next month or so!



Thats a Corsa isn't it Abbey?? I'd be tempted to go for a Vauxhall, but someone I know recently ran them down big-time, so now I'm not so sure!!



My son wants a Beetle in Blue and the daughter wants a 'car with the roof missing' in Yellow!:yh_sick



Oooo pity some of your cars are not available here boooo hoooo

we have beetles don't like em.
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Yep Betty its a vauxhall corsa, its only a 1.2 litre so the fuel consumption's pretty good, touch wood no problems so far but its still under the waranty so i'm ok for now.
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abbey wrote: Yep Betty its a vauxhall corsa, its only a 1.2 litre so the fuel consumption's pretty good, touch wood no problems so far but its still under the waranty so i'm ok for now.





Don't think I'll be able to buy new, or even nearly new! Apparently I'm not even supposed to buy a car as it's classed as a luxery (sp?? - doesn't look right!). Every penny I spend over the next couple of years has to be accounted for! It's worse than being married!!:-5





Yup AC, I said it again!!!!:D
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Betty Boop wrote: Don't think I'll be able to buy new, or even nearly new! Apparently I'm not even supposed to buy a car as it's classed as a luxery (sp?? - doesn't look right!). Every penny I spend over the next couple of years has to be accounted for! It's worse than being married!!:-5





Yup AC, I said it again!!!!:D
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abbey wrote: Where is ACC tonight??



I suppose it's afternoon over there?? not sure early evening at least, he did have an interview today, not sure when, I'm sure he was in the pub earlier today.



Gosh thats a lot of sures up there!!!!:wah:
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Betty Boop wrote: I suppose it's afternoon over there?? not sure early evening at least, he did have an interview today, not sure when, I'm sure he was in the pub earlier today.



Gosh thats a lot of sures up there!!!!:wah:
Sure is! :wah:
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minks wrote: I would have to stack a few dead bodies in the back for weight.
No problem, get a camper shell with dark windows.
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posted by jives

it has some real advantages.

1. It's seats 4 comfortably.

2. It drives like a car, very smooth.

3. It only has a 6-cylinder and is pretty small, so it grets great gas mileage.

4. You can shift to 4 wheel drive with the push of a button while driving.

5. It will haul stuff like leaves and furniture.

so you get the best of both worlds:

A car that will also 4 wheel and haul loads, and gets great gas mileage.



Talk about different perspectives. That is enormous. Here a small car is one litre or under, middle size is 1.6 litre (above that the road tax goes up) 2 litre is large 4.3 litre is kind of excessive and pointless-most off roaders would be diesel anyway for fuel economy and better pulling power.

Most our our cars now are 16 valve fuel injected engines small diesels now have common rail fuel injection so you are looking at 60-70 mpg, small petrol around 50 is the norm.

Away from the motorways We have small twisty roads things like that would be impractical for normal use. you do get the odd numpty importing chevvy pickups, they completely fill the average parking space here.

The chevrolets we get are made in Korea (used to be daewoo) and start at 998cc.

I would suggest you get somethimg you can use as often as you like without haing to worry about whether you can afford it.

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