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Old 04-01-2003, 06:38 PM   #16
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Learn manual, its kewl, and get a green military jeep. Drive it through East Side LA with Rap at max vol, thats how I would do it.

A Ferrari or Maserati would be an alternative.

A Mini or Fiat Cinquecento is nice and tiny, but donīt you ever try to have sex in there.

Forget Porsche, its for losers. And donīt get a japanese plastic surgery, thats for Tamagotchis.
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Learn manual, its cooler, and get a green military jeep. Drive it through East Side LA with Rap at max vol, thats how I would do it.
you'd be killed.
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eeeek! Jargon! What does that mean?!?!?
150 HP refers to the amount of power generated by the engine at its peak output. HP=horsepower, and 150 is generally enough for most people. Most cars you can find for a reasonable amount of money will have anywhere from 100-200 HP. As a rule of thumb, more horsepower means more gas used, and more cost to insure the car. You'll also want to get a less powerful care until you get more comfortable behind the wheel and can handle that kind of power.

A "V4" actually isn't available in any cars sold here to my knowledge. You mean an inline-4, which refers to the layout of the cylinders (in a straight line), and the number of cylinders (4). For example, a V-6 or V-8 means 6 or 8 cylinders, but arranged in a "V" formation in the engine. The W-8 and W-12 engines made by Volkswagen are arranged in a unique "W" pattern. But that kind of technical stuff really isn't that important. Just remember that more cylinders usually mean more horsepower, so at first you'll probably want something with just 4 cylinders. Most smaller cars use those.

In America, its generally a better idea to learn on automatic transmission, since about 85% of new cars sold here are automatic. Most of the rest are trucks or high-end sports cars anyways. Focus first on the basics of driving, then learn to drive manual afterwards.

Good, basic cars include the Honda Civic and Accord, Toyota Corolla, Ford Escort and Focus, Chevy Cavalier, Nissan Sentra, and Dodge Neon. They are reliable, have decent power, and are cheap to own. But it all depends on how much you plan to spend on your car. If you don't use it too often, get something small and cheap.
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Get an American car. Support your economy. An old Ford or Cadillac would do it, too.

Get a big car. Thats what I drove.
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Foxxern, thank you for explaining all that, I really appreciate it!

I won't be using the car every day, more like weekends and to the cottage, so it will be a cheap and safe car, probably a Honda.

But the embarrasing thing is that my Dad always drove a Honda! And my parents also had a Fiat....how uncool to drive what your parents drove! LOL!

Hipop, I am Canadian...so I guess if I bought an American car made in a Canadian plant that is as close to supporting our economy as it gets.
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Ferrari 360 Modena drop top with the F1 on steering column paddle transmission.
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Ferrari 360 Modena drop top with the F1 on steering column paddle transmission.
Yep, thats a real car
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Foxxern, thank you for explaining all that, I really appreciate it!

I won't be using the car every day, more like weekends and to the cottage, so it will be a cheap and safe car, probably a Honda.

But the embarrasing thing is that my Dad always drove a Honda! And my parents also had a Fiat....how uncool to drive what your parents drove! LOL!

Hipop, I am Canadian...so I guess if I bought an American car made in a Canadian plant that is as close to supporting our economy as it gets.
A VW beetle would be ok too. Just get a car that expresses your style.

What does Toyota express.
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Subaru WRX Impreza
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo

Rally cars
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What does Toyota express.
it expresses, "mindy, you are now at work..."
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I also am enamoured by rally cars, actually by all cars...






*ouizy runs away to consider a job change to car design, then realizes he is too old, damn......*
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I also am enamoured by rally cars, actually by all cars...

Sadly, I got majorly into Rally Cars and just cars in general by playing some good Car/Racing video games. How more loser can you get than that?

to me
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I just want to say, basically

yeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

Once you get going, whether it be manual or auto, 4,6 or goodness gracious who said 12?, brand spanking new or pre-loved, you are going to have FUN.

imho.Driving is good fun and a handy skill to have. Good on you jess.
There are lots of very very very VERY nice cars around. I have had my eye on this old BMW, mainly 'cause I like the aqua colour and I saw a nice old white jaguar for sale the other day, I liked it because of it's number plate XJ 247......so obviously I can't give you car advice, beyond, blue would be nice
Go for it.....oh and wait till it's a sunny day, you're cruising along and you've got U2 in the stereo.........
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Learn on automatic...that way you can concentrate solely on learning how to drive and not have to worry about switching gears.
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So how much was this jag, cass?
Phwar, imagine driving a jag.....phwaaaaaaaar.


Aherm, sorry. Who said a WRX? Hehe my friend drives on of those. Its only advantage is its light weight. I like em, for a 4.

But you just cant drag me away from a brand spanking new XR8
Sorry Mrs Edge, you really ought to look at importing an Aussie made Ford. Like an XR8, or one of the '03 Turbo XR6's....


I think I was born a bloke.

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