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Old May 12th 2004, 20:06
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Good car for going to school...

I was thinking of going to motorcycle mechanics school to finally get a degree and get the BUG bucks. It will be 100 miles round trip 5 days a week plus the 60 miles a day I already drive to work everyday. Thats 800 miles a week and 3,200 miles a month not including going to car shows and club get-to-gethers. What would be some good reliable cars that I should look at to buy. I don't know if I will buy new or used. There is one catch though, it still has to be cool . Any help would be appreciated.
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Old May 12th 2004, 21:15
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i much are you looking to spend?
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Old May 12th 2004, 21:42
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Well (Oh man Im gonna get smacked for this) you could always go with a Motorcycle.
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Old May 12th 2004, 22:23
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Well (Oh man Im gonna get smacked for this) you could always go with a Motorcycle.
I almost bought one, but they are so expensive to maintain.
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Old May 12th 2004, 22:23
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i much are you looking to spend?

10K to 15K...
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I'm with Timmy, on the bike, especialy since you will be able to do your own maintance. You won't be able to get much new car for 10-15. It's wutever you can see yourself driving/riding. If you want economy get a chevy metro, but that definitely ain't cool.

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There was a wrecked bike at my shop but the guy didn't want to sell it in its wrecked condition. The only problem with the bike is the long boring drive. Get up at 7:30 am to be at work at 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Drive to school to be at class at 5:00pm and stay untill 11:00 pm then drive home so that is 12:00 am. A bike sounds good untill you drive 800 miles a week on one.
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Tdi...........
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get a kia! lol for like 7k and when it dies buy another for 7k! its a win win situation! just kiddin of course!
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Talking Good car for going to school...

Boy am I glad I'm in the UK cuz you guys would wana smack me for this ....... have you thought of some type of diesel Jap car, diesel = excellent fuel economy + fewer service intervals, Jap = reliable,
Down Side a bit boring to drive & every damn D!CK head ricer would want to race you.
Another plus point, you can sell it to an up and coming D!CK head ricer when you have finished with it .........

As I have no idea what car prices are in the US this might not be possible but it's worth a thought.
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i stand buy my GTI recommendation in the chat. you get a solid car with decent power, sporty, fun to drive, and cool. optionally, don't they have TDI's in the Golfs as well? throw a winch on the back and you can pull stumps for mad money on the weekends.
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Yep. Golf TDI 5 speed. Cool car and 50 mpg. :agree:
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Old May 13th 2004, 19:29
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Yep. Golf TDI 5 speed. Cool car and 50 mpg. :agree:
I was thinking about the TDI engine.

GTI looking better everyday.

Subaru is a no go because I would be too tempted to rally it.

It all depends on the insurance for the different engines. The TDI might be more to insure because of the turbo over the VR6 engine. I will have to do my homework.
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89 honda prelude SI, 4 wheel steering is pretty cool if u ask me!
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