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#743 of 772 Re: Should've mentioned [newb1]
Jul 31, 2007 (5:20 am)
For the same cost, I think G20. I mean, its a much more substantial car, is a year newer, AND has almost 20k fewer miles. Really seems like a no brainer, to be honest. Used Civics are just too darned expensive.
think of it this way, at 30 miles per day, you'll get over 2 years of driving out of the Infiniti before it even reaches the starting miles on that Civic.
#744 of 772 Re: Should've mentioned [qbrozen]
Jul 31, 2007 (5:22 am)
And the G20 should have the SR20DE engine in it which is indestructible. That engine is one of the most over built engines ever made.
#745 of 772 Re: Should've mentioned [newb1]
Jul 31, 2007 (6:40 am)
The G20 has less miles. If they are both in equal condition go for the one with less miles. Do find out if it would cost more to insure -- that will be a big issue if you are 20.
It is pretty fuel efficient and will be much more fun than the Civic. It's rated high as a reliable used car. Definitely get them both checked out by an independent mechanic.
#746 of 772 Re: Should've mentioned [newb1]
Jul 31, 2007 (7:06 am)
This is no contest, Infiniti all the way.
#747 of 772 Re: Should've mentioned [ateixeira]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jul 31, 2007 (8:45 am)
Infiniti. But keep in mind that you are going nowhere fast in that car. I test drove one a few years ago (ended up with an I30, now have a G35) and it was none too peppy. Good car though, and some nice features for an economy-type sedan.
#748 of 772 Re: Should've mentioned [kirstie_h]
Jul 31, 2007 (8:47 am)
I doubt a Civic would be any quicker, especially with an automatic.
#749 of 772 Re: Should've mentioned [ateixeira]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jul 31, 2007 (9:01 am)
Either of those vehicles would be 100% better with a stick... Especially the G20..
I say: Keep shopping!!
#750 of 772 Re: Should've mentioned [ateixeira]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jul 31, 2007 (9:02 am)
Yeah, but since I've never driven one, I couldn't comment. Stick would be way more fun in either, as kyfdx mentioned.
#751 of 772 First time car buyer--Need sugguestion pls!!
Jul 31, 2007 (9:26 am)
I am very interested about buying MINI cooper S 07. I did test-drive last two week. It made me love it more and more.
I am a first time car buyer. Now I am driving Civic 2000. And planning to sell and get MINI instead. I know that MINI limitation is about rear seat is very tiny. I would have consider MINI for 2 seats instead of 4 seats.
I really would like to know for those who experience MINI or encounter any problem of MINI maintainance and fuel economy. I have read many review from MINI owners, tester from many websites. All they focused was about fun driving. But hardly mentioned about maintainance or any problem that generally occur. I also want to know about how it gonna be if driving when it snows. I never seen anybody talk about driving MINI when it snows. I think I am able to effort MINI but not maintainance oftenly. Some owner mentioned about keep going to dealer to get minor fixed, or some thing broke, did not work properly. I wonder how BMW can let these happen with the high price car especially under BMW.
I would be appreciated for those who have any idea about this issues I just asked above. All I would like suggestion to ensure my confidence that I make the right decision to get MINI for my own first car.
Thank you you all
#752 of 772 Re: First time car buyer--Need sugguestion pls!! [paul_devil]
Jul 31, 2007 (9:58 am)
I doubt your operating costs will be as low as they were with the Civic.
However, among fun cars, it's not bad at all. It's still fuel efficient and depreciation is actually very low.