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Need to buy my soon to be 17yr old a car. $10k budget.

Discussion in 'General' started by njracer, May 13, 2024.

  1. 27

    27 Well-Known Member

    or 12 :D
    Or ten as I actually have just under a grand in that SSEi as I went through and did real maintenance and things that didn’t need done… like changed the trans filter… first one I’ve changed since the 80s when I was burning up shift kitted stall speed converted TH400s with 5oohp street racing muscle cars…
  2. Tristan

    Tristan Well-Known Member

    According to who- JD Power? They might be all that, but I'll stick with the much longer track records of Toyota and Honda, and my personal and family history with a bunch of both.
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  3. Tristan

    Tristan Well-Known Member

    Mostly just busting balls... if it's a nice car for the right price buy it. But I just can't wrap my head around an 11 year old Hyundai being worth $8K.
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  4. USracer900

    USracer900 Well-Known Member

    10K sounds way too high for something they will likely beat to hell. 5K and anything Honda or Toyota. Actually a well used Nissan Altima would work perfect also. Nothing RWD, first snow and they'll put it in the ditch. I'd also echo a 5-speed so they retain their man card down the road. FWIW, I jumped my dad's 87' Ford Taurus over some railroad tracks when I was 17-18 at 70 mph. Actually have it on VHS video. Somehow didn't die but did rip off the manifold on about the 8th jump. My buddy years ago converted it to digital years ago and put the Dukes soundtrack to it. Was very fitting. Teenagers can be terrifyingly stupid with automobiles.
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  5. ducnut

    ducnut Well-Known Member

    Are these posts from the same dude? :D
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  6. MGM

    MGM Well-Known Member

    Laugh all you want, Crown Vic police car in white. Reliable like an anvil, parts are plentiful and cheap. Buy one w/100k on it for 5-6k and put a stereo of his choosing in it.
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  7. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    I've been saying that for years. Honda and Toyota are just made better, and will last longer than a Hyundai or Kia.
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  8. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    Trying to get the kid a daily ass whooping? :D

    A Prius is a soulless white appliance made for middle aged liberals who are middle management, hippies and Uber drivers. :D
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  9. notbostrom

    notbostrom DaveK broke the interwebs

    Bought my daughter a Black Range Rover. She's 14 but I wanted to leave enough time to fix everything.
  10. Circacee

    Circacee Well-Known Member

    Buy him a truck. A mid 2000's Silverado with a 4.8 will last him forever and teach him about working on his own shit.
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  11. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    Best advice yet. Plus he can work it if he wants to, part time job.
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  12. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    Yeah, besides it not being an suv, a music hook up and wanting a convertible what does he want in a car?
  13. pickled egg

    pickled egg There is no “try”

    It’ll all break again by the time she’s licensed.
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  14. nigel smith

    nigel smith Well-Known Member

    So, this will be a college graduation gift?
  15. notbostrom

    notbostrom DaveK broke the interwebs

    Again? It's hasn't been unbroken yet
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  16. notbostrom

    notbostrom DaveK broke the interwebs

    Birth of first child
  17. rd400racer

    rd400racer Well-Known Member

    They sure are. My daughter did a complete 360 barrel roll and escaped without a scratch. Isn't that what you want for your kids first car?:D

  18. 27

    27 Well-Known Member

    that’ll toughen him up then!
  19. 27

    27 Well-Known Member

    Wasn’t that in your own driveway? Or was that a different time?
  20. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    Incredible....glad the walked away. I'd like to see a Hyundai do that!
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