Buying A Car

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CASPERWAIT$

Gabagool
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Can't live here without one. At a dealership now.

Looking for a midsized used car.

Any suggestions guys?

Keep in mind, I am tall.
 

IAG

R.E.M. enthusiast
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I know nothing about cars, but I seem to remember friends having Maximas that were nice.
No idea at all about cost.

I like the look of the Honda CRVs but seems everyone has one around here.
 

Matty

Bringing Sexy Back
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Durito owns a car, you should ask him for advice.
 

Boner_18

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Get a consumer reports online account for a day/week/month. Don't listen to anecdotes everyone has (BMWs are built better, hondas last, volvos are safe, something has good pickup). Some of them may be true, some might be false. Only repeated scientific measurement can truly level such claims.
 

reno cool

Fuck You Mocha Joe
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I want a Cadillac coupe cts
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but yeah, I like nice coups. Todays models are mostly lame, except this one.
 

Matty

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Get that Caddy Casperballs. You're a successful gambler.
 

reno cool

Fuck You Mocha Joe
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for optimum value, I go with cars in the 90k miles range. Stick with the Japanese. Check for leaks, anything unusual, give it some gas as you test drive it. Turn wheel all the way. If everything feels good you're in good shape.

Stay away from shit that has had work done to it. new eng, trans etc...
 

CASPERWAIT$

Gabagool
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Thanks Reno.

Just got approved with minimal money down.

Going outside to look at the cars on the lot now.
 

CASPERWAIT$

Gabagool
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Get a consumer reports online account for a day/week/month. Don't listen to anecdotes everyone has (BMWs are built better, hondas last, volvos are safe, something has good pickup). Some of them may be true, some might be false. Only repeated scientific measurement can truly level such claims.

Consumer Reports! I forgot about them!
 

Matty

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No, but I've met you and I admire your spirit.

Go big Casperballs. The dealership is never gonna be able to collect anyway.
 

CASPERWAIT$

Gabagool
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Just bought the 2011 Chevrolet Malibu LT

It was clean, handled fine and has 88733 miles on it.

Minimal $$ down and after the interest (with my crappy credit) $16,295

I just have to get my NC license and buy insurance tomorrow.
 

IAG

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I had a Malibu years ago. Loved it. Not sure why I sold it and kept Dad's Lesabre. It's cramping my style.
 

FairWarning

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Just bought the 2011 Chevrolet Malibu LT

It was clean, handled fine and has 88733 miles on it.

Minimal $$ down and after the interest (with my crappy credit) $16,295

I just have to get my NC license and buy insurance tomorrow.

How much was it before financing?