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Got a new job and need to move

Post by gninja21 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:43 pm

I got a job working as a Software Design Engineer for a company out in Fort Collins, CO. I know that my current car is not in a reliable state. I am looking for a new vehicle and I am having trouble deciding on one. The options so far are:

Subaru Impreza
Subaru Impreza WRX
Nissan Altima Coupe
Nissan Altima Sedan
Nissan Sentra Spec V

I will be making a very very nice salary but want the car to be under 25,000.

Which vehicle's do you recommend and why?

P.S my current car is a 2000 Neon ES the engine is in excellent shape but the suspension is SHOT.

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Post by hansken_yo » Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:54 pm

I don't like Nissan very much... so if those are the only two choices, go with the brew.

Grats on the job yo!
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Post by gninja21 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:17 pm

I looked at other vehicles but the nissan is just affordable and it has the intelligent key system so I don't use a real key. I do like the subaru's but due to my age and the fact I dress like a college kid , the dealerships treat me like crap. Nissan dealers have treated me well when I went in to test drive some cars.

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Post by LilSparkPlug » Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:33 pm

I say pick up a used 2005-2006 Legacy GT. They can be had with 20,000 miles on them for around $13k. They're quick, reliable, AWD, gorgeous (IMO) cars with lots of creature comforts. I'm not a nissan fan either, I would say subaru over nissan any day.

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Post by gninja21 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:59 pm

The AWD in Colorado might be a very smart idea. I was gonna get the Caliber SRT4 ( I know its FWD) but remembered that insurance costs a bunch for a 22 year old like me.

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Post by heyitsstock » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:40 pm

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Post by jake_tim » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:11 pm

what about an STI?

also, if you want to go with Nissan, why dont you try a used 350Z.

an EVO IX could be had for 25K or less easy.

just other options
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Post by Swordfish2Cowboy » Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:52 pm

2003+ Dodge Neon. They're very inexpensive, since they're all used. And you could get multiple Neons for under $25,000! :rockon:
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Post by alsey_seven » Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:19 am

just go for broke and get a Nissan GT-R
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:24 am

LilSparkPlug wrote:I say pick up a used 2005-2006 Legacy GT. They can be had with 20,000 miles on them for around $13k. They're quick, reliable, AWD, gorgeous (IMO) cars with lots of creature comforts. I'm not a nissan fan either, I would say subaru over nissan any day.
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Post by ZeroChad » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:15 pm

Dang, Fort Collins is one of my favorite places in Colorado. I went to high school in Denver, but FC has so many trees it reminds me of back here in MI.

AWD isn't going to be that big of a deal unless you plan on going up in the mountains in the winter, then its an absolute nessesity. They do get some big snowstorms in the foot hills, but it melts pretty quickly, unlike around here.
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Post by gninja21 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:25 pm

thanks ZeroChad. I have it narrowed down to 2. Legacy 2.5 GT Limited Edition and the Caliber SRT-4 ( got insurance quote and I can afford it). To be honest though I would love an SRT-4 but I need reliability now since I am moving from the East Coast where I've been my whole life to Colorado which seems cool so far. I can get the Caliber SRT-4 because the payments would still keep me under the 700 a month budget (for insurance and loan).

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