I've had a e87 bmw 1 series for a while now, I think I'm going to take more hours and start to save up for an evo 10 or something in that area. Failing that I'll probs just keep my 1 series as my run about at get a cheap ass mx-5 to wrap around lamp posts instead.
I've always wanted a nice scooter, seems like a lot less hassle than a car. Also the lower gases prices are a plus. You should post some pics.
Here ya go.
Yup, they barely burn gas. And the license costs less. And maintainance is easier and costs less.
It's like a bicycle 2.0.
I own one and as long as they are fine in a rural area, in a city with modern infrastructure they get outclassed by bicycles. And you can't drive them in winter.
Anyway, two photos of my Audi A4 B5.
Yus scooters are sweet. I have a Honda Ruckus the previous owner modified to hell and back, its super fun when it's warm out.>>2851
Yeah I go through maybe 4 gallons a week and I have a decent commute(20mi or so). In my state I don't even need a license for a 50cc, so that's nice until I get a car and all.
What I would give for no compulsary insurance. £1600 was last years total just for insurance.
Money down the drain…
Yeah but driving in the city is kind of scary, so I don't use it oftenly.
Am not a fan of pick-ups, but this one looks fine.>>2978
I know what you mean, I would vomit out of emotions if I even scratched my car.
I own a miata and love every moment of it
Planning on getting an S2000 as soon as I can afford it
Going to Autocross next weekend cause driving fast is really fun
I've been trying to find a cheap used scooter/moped for a while now, but can't find anything (France). My only choice would be to buy new, and that costs at least in the 1300-1400 euros… a lot more than I can afford.
Scooters are definitely cool, though.
I got a skoda fabia, she's nothing special but I love her more than anything in the world. I'm at my absolute comfiest sat in my car with a bag of sweets and a full tank of petrol, ready to travel anywhere
I would love to have a vr4. I loved my 02 Galant before getting the Blazers, that thing was a blast.
No. I'm too poor to own a vehicle and my motor skills are so bad I'll probably never pass my driver's test. I've only been trying for a decade now.
several months later and I've just bought this
can't wait to go on fun driving adventures with her
I used to have a Mazda Miata. However, it was really unreliable, so I traded it in and bought a boring sedan instead. People would always say "nice car" when they saw my Miata because they didn't know how bad it was as a daily driver. I don't regret getting a Miata, but I'll never own another one again.
Currently waiting on my Sonoma to die and hoping I can make an 80's Plymouth Turismo run well enough to make it to work and back.>>4822
Nice taste. Is the Prelude the one with twin carbs?>>4823
I want an NA. I had an NB but it got t-boned. I don't think I'd mess with this one as much beyond maybe nice tires. Parts cost too much.
Thank you, my Prelude has fuel injection. The Preludes had twin carbs from 1982 to 1990 depending on the trim model. After 1985, Honda began to offer the Si trim level with fuel injection. Good luck with your Sonoma and Turismo, I always liked the styling of 80's domestic hatchbacks.
I've had my car for quite a while now, a 2003 VW Jetta. Lots of good memories and wild rides.>>2842
2AM drives on backroads is the best.
From the thumbnail your car looks like it is on fire.
To destroy all you've done~
theres a 325e for 3 grand nearby, i wanna get it for 2. are E's really that bad?
no i recently got my license. Just drive with my parents car. I hope i can one day buy a car with pop up headlights.
HEADLIGHTS GO UP
HEADLIGHTS GO DOWN
HEADLIGHTS GO UP
HEADLIGHTS GO DOWN
I have a Subaru BRZ. It was a lot of fun, but it's kinda slow, and if I drive a lot, the manual shifting makes my past shoulder injury act up. I'd rather live in a city with public transportation or ride a bike tbh.
ITS NOT BROOOOWN ENOUGH!
You can find a variety of those kinds of cars for cheap depending on where you live and it's pretty entertaining seeing the reactions of people when you turn your headlights on. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hidden_headlamp#List_of_cars_with_hidden_or_pop-up_headlights
Try finding a less popular model if you want to get a good deal. People are starting to charge collector prices for cars like the RX7, 240SX, and the MR2, but you can find cars like the SC2, Celica, and 3G Accord for less than $1500. >>5011>>5014
Can you please think twice before formatting your posts like this the next time you post? They kind of go against the comfy atmosphere of this board. Thanks.
>>5012>I'd rather live in a city with public transportation or ride a bike tbh.
That's unexpected from someone with a manual BRZ.
Thank you! I've also seen a cheap Porsche 924 with pop up headlights.
Just today i was driving in front of a miata and was kind of jealous of those headlights.
Don't get me wrong, it's really fun to drive, but considering I'm not taking it to a track, I'd be better off with a luxury sedan for the space, status, and soundproofness. But even then, I'd rather live in a city and not own a car since there's a higher likelihood of finding like minded people to be friends with, at least for me.
I'd like to own a motorcycle at some point. I'm actually saving up for a Honda CB400.
That's a good bike! Have fun, sushi.
i have a 2005 toyota corolla that my dad got off of facebook marketplace. It has a manual window crank and the glovebox falls off if you open it too fast. and i think it might have a different radio from the one the car was made with.
I don't own a car yet, but I'm thinking about getting one now that I am taking driving lessons.
So used to riding a bike and the great visibility I get from one. Any cars I should consider that doesn't have too much of my view blocked by pillars, tiny windows, and head rests.
Was thinking I could get an older A4, Passat, or maybe a Saab 9-3, but I've never actually driven those, so I have no clue how those are like.
Saab 9-3's are pretty comfy and a good choice for a first car.
Saabs are great. The later 900 models are built like tanks and are easy to maintain due to some of the interesting features that are built in to the engine (like a spring loaded pulley that can take the tension off the serpentine belt with out stretching it) and the post 94 models work well for highway speeds and have a lot of easy to get GM parts. I had a 96 and drove it to 327K miles before selling it for parts due to me abusing it quite a bit. Still ran great when I sold it.
Depending on where you are, you could also find Porsche 944 in decent shape for cheap if you dont mind having no cargo space.
i'm planning to get a saab 900 for my first car (not the other sushi roll), i'm really excited for it!
The 944 is a great car. Good for a lot of highway driving and is set up stock as good cruiser and its pretty easy to maintain as there were a lot of them so parts are easy to get and despite not having a lot of room in the engine bay, they are pretty easy to work on so long as you dont try to race it everywhere and warp the head and valves.
They also look great and feel like you are driving a jet fighter.
I've got a 2007 toyota camry which is still in really good condition. It was previously owned by my uncle who only drove it to work and back (he also has a minivan which he used whenever they went anywhere as a family). The car was also kept in a garage for its entire life, so the paint is in really good condition. I actually just recently passed 100k miles just last month!>>4903
My dad has a new 5 series BMW, and while it's a really nice car I wouldn't recommend buying one outside of the warranty period. These cards need repairs every year and they can get very expensive very quickly. It's perfectly fine to splurge on it if you can afford it as a fun toy, but it definitely isn't a wise choice.
2017 Toyota Corrola SE
boring, but it basically drives itself, which is good because I suck at driving
I haven't bought a scooter. I haven't bought anything. I haven't even got the license. In my state even 49cc still requires a license.
This year I gotta get a car license. Corona-chan says that being able to move freely and have a trunk to haul stuff in is better than a motorcycle, and great overall. I'm pinning this thread in the browser to remind me every evening that two years have passed, and I haven't done shit. And it's going to repeat if I don't act.
I can't afford anything remotely new tho. 3rd gen honda civic looks nice, and it's probably the best I could get in the near future.
2002 Honda Accord. Loud as hell because someone stole my catalytic converter. Hope they got some money from that platinum.
ewwwwww 1.6 wtf
have a b5 1.8t w some mods and she pullsssssss
My lil MX-5 (>>5295) is still going strong, but with finishing at Uni and looking to starting work, I've been dreaming of a Volvo V70R as a main car. Loads of room for putting stuff, quirky 5 cyl engine with power and 4wd, a solid chassis setup, comfy, it's the ideal roadtrip/commuting machine (save for the terrible MPG).>>7162
Ganbaru sushi, few moments in my life have felt better than being 17 and driving out of the test center with my own car and license, free to drive wherever I wanted. I really love those 3rd-4th gen Civics, although I've never driven one, especially the 4wd wagon ones. Weird but cool.>>7184
second pic related
I have sentiment for those cars, as they were pretty common in my (rural) area. My godfather had Uno Fire, which was indeed 🔥. They look great, though they are way too small.
Too poor to own a car atm. I'm also considering the idea of living in a different country so I'm probably going to get something not too expensive. Doesn't help that I don't know too much about cars.
Currently considering 1st/2nd gen Mazda3 or a 4th-6th gen Golf. Wish I knew someone who can teach me stick so I can look into older cars.
I don't really know anything about cars but I like driving with loud music, I do it often on some back roads just to clear my head. I have a 2015 Chevy Sonic that used to belong to a family member. Pretty boring car I suspect but I'm not a car person and it drives, and the speakers work so I'm happy with it.
Neat to see Saab mentioned. I own a 2003 Saab 9-5 Aero wagon. I love it, I wouldn't want another car in its place but I hope I can see what a 900 turbo is like first hand.>>5459
Did you get one? Updates!
I sold my deteriorating Miata and replaced it with a Honda CR-Z hybrid! This car is so fun to drive, and I get 58mpg (imp) on roadtrips. As far as daily drivers go, I'm pretty happy with this one. Can't wait to
invest thousands on ordering Spoon parts from Japan!>>9716
I was seriously considering a 9-5 Aero wagon, great taste.
Just about to finish up my license. Took quite a bit longer than I thought. I think I should be finished around January or February.
As it looks now, I'm still sure my first car will be a 9-3 or 9-5. They tend to be in such good shape for their age and price, hard to pass on that deal. There are some nice older Volvos too that I'm curious about. Not so hot on the A3/A4 or Golf/Passat anymore, since the cheaper ones tend to have a fair bit of rust, but I wouldn't pass on a good deal on one of those either (assuming no rust, and in good mechanical condition).
I do basic maintenance on my car myself and really like to drive but I feel bad sometimes because it's always full of garbage and I can't motivate myself to clean it except when I have to take it to the shop. There's still some junk in the back from when I last moved a few years ago.
If you can maintain your car, you can clean it.
Man, that car was not having a good day. Hope he's doing better now.
Would you recommend one of these? I think they really look fantastic but was put off by how slow they are. Not really 'the new CRX'
Definitely not the new CRX SiR, more of a CRX Hf.
Honestly best I can say is see if you can try one yourself, it's not very powerful but when you're actually driving one it feels good, fun to rev out and has the low down electric motor push to spin tyres. It's still more of a handling car than a power car, coming from a Miata I have no regrets, but coming from a more powerful car you may not like it.
It definitely makes tradeoff between power and econonomy, and for me using it as as daily it sits in a nice medium, but if you're just in it for performance there's probably better cars.
Even if you supercharged it (180-200hp safe) you probably coulda just bought a similar age Type-R for the same power with a similar or better handling chassis, even if you lose that short wheel base fun and good looks of the CR-Z.
When I realize how much having my car cost me, I traded it in for a new Suzuki Swift. One day, I'll get a two-wheeler but for now, small cars are the go for my limited budget.
I never like the look of the crz in pictures. but whenever I see one i like them. But I'm still sad it doesn't look more like the crx>>9748
Hope you found a nice Saab>>9930
there are some really cheap used Scooters. If you look for old Hondas they also look quite good
If you want to save money on transport, make sure you have a bicycle as well.