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    Default Re: Tips for buying a used car

    Quote Originally Posted by WalOne View Post
    And coming down the other side, the joy of shifting down, using the engine as a brake and the torque up for a speedy exit
    The Bombay hill is great for that.
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    Default Re: Tips for buying a used car

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    I hate, hate, hate boring cars with a passion. But for a first car, on a low budget, a Corolla or Civic would be my picks. You want something that generally just works, and is easy and cheap to fix if it does go wrong.
    Is.. there a particular reason you just copy/pasted the first part of my post from September in this thread? Is this some sort of weird spam?
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    Default Re: Tips for buying a used car

    Quote Originally Posted by inphinity View Post
    Is.. there a particular reason you just copy/pasted the first part of my post from September in this thread? Is this some sort of weird spam?
    Look at their signature ;-) Spam spam spammity spam...

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    Default Re: Tips for buying a used car

    Driving past a petrol shop is always pleasant, but even more so on wet days.
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    Default Re: Tips for buying a used car

    Quote Originally Posted by inphinity View Post
    I hate, hate, hate boring cars with a passion. But for a first car, on a low budget, a Corolla or Civic would be my picks. You want something that generally just works, and is easy and cheap to fix if it does go wrong. There's very little that can match those two for those categories. I would love to say "Get the Subie, you won't regret it!" - and you won't while it's working. But at 250k kms, when you have to shell out another $2k - $3k to fix the engine/transmission/something else in 6 months time you'll regret it.

    Also, assuming reliability and such is a big desire and you're not particularly mechanically adept yourself, I would absolutely shell out the $120 or so for a reputable mechanic to do a pre purchase inspection to make sure any major things are caught and help you make an informed decision. Even on a cheapie $2k car, another $100 here or there for a bit better insight into it's state is well worth it imo.
    For an economical way to make your car more exciting, just drive at speed on mountain roads with all front wheel nuts backed off 6 turns.
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    Default Re: Tips for buying a used car

    Quote Originally Posted by pcuser42 View Post
    The Bombay hill is great for that.
    Bombay hill is a slope not a hill
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