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  1. B1gg3stN00b

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    I have a steady income of about 1250$ per month at the moment, a car with a trade in value of around $6000, and about $3500 cash.

    Recommend some mid size/large vehicles that are still fuel efficient and awesome. I'm tired of my tiny no-power windows, no-backseat, can't even scrog because it's so cramped-wagon.

    But really I just want a change.

    I'm thinking a used Chevy Malibu (35k miles or less) or something else.

    As much as I want a used Boxter (hypocritical, I know, since I want a larger vehicle) I don't feel like spending 15-20k of my reserved for move-out money on a car and have nothing left to live on.

    Any recommendations of anything of the sort?

    I'd consider an SUV as well as long as it is fuel efficient.

    I'm liking the Subaru Forrester and Outback.

    Opinions?

    What should I look around for?
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    What is your definition of fuel efficient? Like me, my Saturn SL2 gets 30 city and 36MPG highway. That is efficient to me, where as my Cadillac Seville gets 18 city and 28 highway isn't.

    That being said, I can recommend the Chevrolet Cavalier (39MPG with a 2.2L and a stick), Honda Accord (35MPG with the 4 cylinder and a stick), and Saturn SL2 (36MPG with a stick)
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    I currently drive a Cavvy, and it's too small for my liking.

    But I want 20mpg rated city at least.
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    My Camry gets around 25-30mpg depending on my attitude. It a decent size, not to big not to small.
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    What year? 2 door or 4 door? My 97 4 door Cavalier is plenty big. Way bigger than my saturn. You get much bigger than that, then you are out of fuel economy and into large cars.

    93-02 Cadillac Seville is a nice option. I had a 95 SLS and a 98 SLS. The 98 is plenty big, but gets the above mentioned gas milage.
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    2 door LS Sport.

    I'm aiming for newer than that, I've got about $12000 total by the time I factor in money from savings/my next check and my trade in value.
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    Ah, but I want to pay cash and not have to worry about monthly installments as my income is seasonal.

    Also, the second Malibu is a four banger which should be close to my 2.4l Alero seeing as they're based on the same body style.

    That Alero was a quick car, a V6 Mustang killer for sure.
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    ^ok, I will keep thinking
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    I hate to go lease anyways because you're usually obligated to get full coverage insurance.
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    Buy a Toyota or Honda. If you need something 100% reliable and affordable nothing beats those two. You couldn't give me a Subaru or Nissian. The only American "small" car thats worth a damn is the Focus. Unless your going muscle I would stay away from American cars.......Now what "I" would recommend for the ladies is a nice used S197 GT Mustang. I'm married but its a F#$King chick magnet. If I were single I could reign hell with it.
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    i thought he wanted muscle not ricer.

    My suggestions are simply.

    Look for a 98-02 Stang, gas miliage isnt bad, and if you get the 4.8L V8 you have some preformace also. You can find a used Mustang GT for about 12k if you look.

    I wouldn't suggest an import, they make any American car look roomy, remember that Foriegn means compat, even the SUV's they make like the forerunner are compact comared to other fullsize SUV's

    You might also try to find a later model Camero or a Late 90's T-Bird they can also be fast if tuned right.
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    The S197 is a ricer? Also show me this 4.8L your talking about. :toast:
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    if its jap it can't be muscle
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    Um.....the S197 isnt an import. and please show me this 4.8L you talked about. I dont think you know what your talking about do you?
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    I think he means the 4.6 GT's
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    Just because I asked for the muscle car elitists doesn't mean I want a fast car, I just wanted your opinion on normal powered mid size American builds like the Malibu and Impala.
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    Get a nissan maxima. They got great gas mileage and are strong. My 1994 maxima gets like 28mpg city 37mpg highway and has 218k miles on it and still runs like a chram.
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    Honestly, generally any mid-size to small sedan running under like 2.5-3.0 L engine should get at or above 25 mpg+. Then if you run a stick it'll even better than that. But that's given that you don't drive your car hard, it really is up to how you drive the car. If you like to go WOT and really get off the line you're going to have a hard time getting good gas mileage. Now on the other hand if you take it easy, a c5 corvette can do 30+ mpg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtPwnsyGTxw). My point is if you drive a car with a small displacement engine right, you won't have to worry about gas mileage, just my advice is to not get anything that doesn't like decently move, you don't want to have to hit 3.5 + k rpm to be ABLE to merge onto a highway every day, that kind of revving kills gas mileage also.
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    Just get a 300zx! Mine gets about 17-18 mpg in the city. Plus, it's fun to drive and it has a small back seat. It's surprisingly full-featured, and you just can't go wrong with a $4,000 fully-powered leather 300zx.
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    But I don't want an ancient riced out junker with a small back seat and 17mpg.

    Also I don't want anything worn out (I consider over 70k worn enough)
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    Lol, well then you seem to want the impossible. A new large car with good gas mileage and be sporty. That just doesn't exist in todays market. If you want mid size and gas mileage, you can have it, if you want sporty, then you have to sacrifice gas and space.

    Oh and on a side note, the 300zx isn't rice.
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    I never said sporty.

    Find me where I said sporty.

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