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Old 10-08-2009, 09:31 PM   #1
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First Car Tips?

So I've been wanting to buy a vehicle to learn on so I can drive it as soon as I get my license, and was hoping to get some tips/pointers on what to look for when buying a car, and maybe some basic maintainance tips for said car.

Anything helpful is greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:56 AM   #2
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my first vehicle was cheap, fixable, reliable. i had a 94' 4Runner SR5. bought it for $2200 and sold it for $5000 after i fixed it up and drove it for a year.
find something you can affordably work on.
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best tip... take a friend or family member who knows a thing or two about cars with u.. sure it may "look" and "sound" good just to look at it.. but some one with a keen eye will catch issues others wont..
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like I said before, if you're heading down to sfu for college next year there's no point in buying a car this year cause then you have to worry about gas and insurance on it while you're here and won't have money for other things.
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Something reliable. Sounds like this will be a second hand car, so I would suggest something Japanese. Toyota Camry, Honda Accords are reliable cars that wont burn a hole in your wallet for gas and insurance.
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Buy my Kia in the marketplace, its reliable, and good on gas.
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Buy a car that your not going be tempted to modify or be easily modable *aka civics*

but, i just saw ur from kamloops, so i guess my advice cant really apply to u cause since u guys mod any car, even daewoo's and dodge caravans
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mid 90's honda sedan. now cheap, and relatively trouble free and cheap to fix should anything go wrong
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mid 90's honda sedan. now cheap, and relatively trouble free and cheap to fix should anything go wrong
yup. any older honda (88-95) will do wonders for you, and plus if somethin ever breaks down the majority of ppl on this website could prolly help you wit a new part, me and my buddys have a very larrrrge stockpile of parts as well. I have a good majority of mine in the buy sell forum. But regardless you cant go wrong with any japanese sport compact.....except rotary.lawlz.
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So I've been wanting to buy a vehicle to learn on so I can drive it as soon as I get my license, and was hoping to get some tips/pointers on what to look for when buying a car, and maybe some basic maintainance tips for said car.

Anything helpful is greatly appreciated.
how much money do you have to spend on this vehical you are in search of?
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