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Chevrolet Malibu, Nissan Maxima, Mazda MAZDA3, Nissan Altima, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Lexus IS 250, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#2302 of 3347 Re: College Student's First Car [techstudent]
Jun 16, 2011 (8:42 am)
Stay away from Hybrid vehicles! ---- I own two non-hybrid vehicles, (a 2007 Toyota Camry XLE V6 and a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 4 cylinder LTZ.) -------- When I purchased the Camry new, I looked at the Toyota Hybrid. ----- Before I made the purchase, --- I did some research about Hybrid vehicles, and found that there was some concerns about "HIGH EMF in the passenger compartment," (similar to living under power lines on land.) ----- While the manufacturers do not admit that there is a problem, some owners claim that they get sick when driving in their vehicles. ----- I am NOT a fan of Nissan vehicles because they have a CVT transmission. I prefer a 5 or 6 speed transmission. -------- Whatever vehicle you purchase, be sure to put a "factory top of the line extended warranty" on the vehicle. ------ If you purchase a Nissan purchase it from a Nissan dealer. ---- If you purchase a Toyota purchase it from a Toyota dealer. ---- If you purchase a Honda purchase it from a Honda dealer. --- This will allow you to purchase a manufacturer's extended warranty and get factory service if problems arise. ----- (DO NOT PURCHASE AFTER MARKET WARRANTIES!) ----- The quality of the dealer is a major concern. When I shop for a vehicle, I look at the dealer first, then I look at the vehicle. I ask the sales person to show me the service department BEFORE I talk about a vehicle! If I DO NOT like what I see in the service department, I politely walk! ------------- Best regards. ---- Dwayne
Jun 22, 2011 (5:51 pm)
i am looking at purchasing a new or certified car..right now i have neg.2008 camry for 15000.00 it has 30,000 miles.i have also negotiated a nissan altima 2008,for about 16000.00.i have read all kinds of horror stories on these vehicles,i went to honda and also i am looking at a chevy impala or malibu...i can use any input
#2304 of 3347 Re: decion making [bigbuck41]
Jun 23, 2011 (7:04 am)
After reading your posting, ----- I would rate the Used Vehicle in the following order:
I am not a big fan of Nissan Vehicles!
Purchase a used Honda from a Honda dealer, a used Toyota from a Toyota dealer, and a used Malibu from a Chevrolet dealer. ---- Reason; ---- you can then put a maximum factory extended warranty on the vehicle to cover yourself for big repairs! ----- Best regards. ----------- Dwayne
#2305 of 3347 Re: decion making [bigbuck41]
Jun 23, 2011 (12:04 pm)
I'd recommend a 2008 Pontiac G8. It's a far better car than the Impala or Malibu, but doesn't carry the price premium of the CTS. Same suspension and engine as a CTS, though, and virtually the same performance (though is a bit larger and heavier).
If you can wait until the new year/models in September, you can get one for about 15-16K.
#2306 of 3347 Re: decion making [plekto]
Jun 23, 2011 (3:49 pm)
The new Pontiac models ??
#2307 of 3347 Re: decion making [backy]
Jun 23, 2011 (11:09 pm)
No, obviously until GM has the 2012 models out in about 2-3 months (brand doesn't matter at all). This will make the used and CPO values of ALL GM 2008 cars drop by another 10-15%. And it'll be right in his price range by then.
It's unwise to ever buy a car in the middle of summer. You always wait until the end of the model year.
#2308 of 3347 Re: decion making [plekto]
Jun 24, 2011 (5:20 am)
With all the folks going after 2008 GTOs, based on your frequent recommendations, I could see their prices going UP. There aren't that many of them out there.
#2309 of 3347 Re: decion making [backy]
Jun 25, 2011 (12:41 am)
Well, 4 years old IS the sweet spot where off-lease cars start to come in.
And it is a great car. I especially love the premium radio in it (not the nav model, mind you). By far the best factory radio I've ever used.
#2310 of 3347 Re: Can somebody tell what's the different dirving experience [tenpin288]
Jun 25, 2011 (6:38 am)
The "many moons ago" phrase in your post is telling: Studded snow tires have been illegal in most states for decades.
#2311 of 3347 Re: Can somebody tell what's the different dirving experience [mr_gone]
Jun 25, 2011 (6:40 am)
not here in PA, although they are restricted to winter months only.