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    Default I need a new car - recommendations please

    Time for a new car, its been 10 years since I brought one so need a little help

    Specifically recommendations to narrow down the field a bit
    Anything newer than 2000 obviously newer the better
    I am not splurging so no more than 15k


    Wants
    4 or 5 Door
    Sedan or Hatch
    Sporty looking
    Alloy Wheels / Low Profile tyres
    2.0L minimum engine size
    Petrol
    Chain drive (NO CAMBELTS)
    Rear wheel drive
    Auto preferred but manual is fine

    The Little Things
    Bright hallogen/Led type headlights (always had dim lights, always bothered me)
    Push button ignition
    parking camera
    decent stereo
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    Default Re: I need a new car - recommendations please

    The only car I can think of that meets all those requirements is a Toyota Mark X.

    If you weren't worried about RWD, then a Toyota Blade would be a good option. Basically a Corolla with a Camry engine. There are even some 3.5l ones around, I expect they would go like a cut cat.

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/use...1426925637.htm
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    Default Re: I need a new car - recommendations please

    Quote Originally Posted by wratterus View Post
    The only car I can think of that meets all those requirements is a Toyota Mark X.

    If you weren't worried about RWD, then a Toyota Blade would be a good option. Basically a Corolla with a Camry engine. There are even some 3.5l ones around, I expect they would go like a cut cat.
    Not sure I would call a Mark X "sporty"
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    Default Re: I need a new car - recommendations please

    You're not asking for much haha am just trying to be helpful.
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    Default Re: I need a new car - recommendations please

    Quote Originally Posted by wratterus View Post
    You're not asking for much haha am just trying to be helpful.
    Apologies I didn't mean to sound ungrateful.
    Just if I say that isn't my idea of sporty then it narrows it down for the next person to take a stab
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    Default Re: I need a new car - recommendations please

    All good, only other thought would be a Fuga 350GT? Pretty much the same as a Mark X though.
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    Default Re: I need a new car - recommendations please

    Look on trademe for the Blade to get an idea and also look at Toyota Blade reviews NZ, I think you would be impressed.

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    Default Re: I need a new car - recommendations please

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    Look on trademe for the Blade to get an idea and also look at Toyota Blade reviews NZ, I think you would be impressed.
    Shape isn't really grabbing me, I like the longer type hatches like the WRX but not these little squashed ones.
    Truth be told I would much prefer a sedan.
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    Default Re: I need a new car - recommendations please

    Quote Originally Posted by DeSade View Post
    Not sure I would call a Mark X "sporty"
    There are sporty versions of it, not sure if they get imported here or not though. Never understood why they don't sell them new here.

    RWD, Sporty, under 15K - nothing springs to mind at all. RWD is mostly in the realm of sports cars these days. Wait a few years until the price drops and get a BRZ / GT86 ?

    I tried a trademe search on RWD under 15K and came up with nothing I would buy
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    Default Re: I need a new car - recommendations please

    Quote Originally Posted by DeSade View Post
    Shape isn't really grabbing me, I like the longer type hatches like the WRX but not these little squashed ones.Truth be told I would much prefer a sedan.
    lexus/ Toyota is200/altessa I think. Or you could go the euro way, but not sure why one would. Why the insistence of RWD. That narrows the options down to probably 6 cars and 3 I can think of the match your criteria miss your price range
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