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First car for a girl

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by kuzman89, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. kuzman89

    kuzman89 Active Member

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    Hey guys looking for some advice.

    My girl is looking to get her first car, she's been looking at something small to mid sized, though leaning towards smaller. Been mostly looking at Toyota, Mazda and hyundai but open to other suggestions.

    Her budget is $4000-$8000, auto, economical and reliable. Located in vic.

    Any advice? Told her to get a commodore but she's not interested :blah blah:
     
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    showbags SENIOR EL'BAGO

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    My daughter just got a 2006 Renault scenic. Economical, auto, climate control, electric every thing, good visibility and about 6 million air bags.
     
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    get a Gemini, ill be getting TE soon for a daily, nice little cars and small,

    basically a smaller commodore
     
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    Grennan Slayer of Stupid Threads

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    Get a lancer. Should be able to get a fairly good, newer one for around 8 grand. Small economical, fairly reliable, parts arent that expensive.
     
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    My wife has an 2004 astra for sale, it's too small for our needs now
     
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    Tatiana Administrator Staff Member

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    Why do women need to be in a small car?

    It just causes complications down the track when they need to drive the boyfriend/husbands/partners car and they bang on they can't drive it as it's too big.

    Toughen the ladies up. I learnt to drive in a Chrysler Regal Wagon.
     
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    Get a black Astra, they suit chicks.
     
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    87RB30VL Swiggidy Swag

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    Looks like you need to get rid of your hyundai getz then
     
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    Trayner Fresh prince of Pakky

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    Yep, I pretty much agree with Tray - Corolla

    My missus has a Mazda 121 - waaaaaaayyy to small for me and I would rather her be in something safer but for what it is, it did really well in crash tests. I'd recommend Mazda 323 or 3 if you can stretch or find one in your budget.
     
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    girls can drive what ever car they want, same as guys. but if she doesn't care. a Toyota Corolla a favourite P Plate car
     
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    another one for a corolla
     
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