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Hey all, as a regular commenter and mod here, I see a lot of bad/irrelevant/questionable advice given on a regular basis, and it kind of pains me, being that the reason this sub exists is to help out people that don't know enough about cars to make an informed decision on their own.

To that end, I had an idea:

What if we had people submit their qualifications to the mods on why they think their advice should be considered as more valid than others advice, and after consideration we would grant these people a special flair, like "WCSIB Expert" or similar.

I do realize that implementation of this would be tricky, so I welcome any advice or thoughts the community may have.

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real world MPG question , i have a heavy foot, I need a used car .

wondering if i should get a newer hatchback Subaru kind of car , AWD and im not sure what real world MPG would be. and would cost less.

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a bit older Mercedes blue tech diesel

merc has lots of torque , some of them are AWD. with real world 30mpg most likely. i've been told by merc mechanics

diesel engines are the best thing ever in a merc and with people i know maintenance should cost the same.

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I want to get something faster than my 2012 challnger sxt. I always loved porches and a 2007ish 911 and cayman are both in my price range. How much of a headache will a porche that old be? Im a garage mechanic or try to be as much as i can so im not afraid to work on it my self but how friendly are porches to garage mechanics?

I guess my question is are old porches reliable enough to be my only car? If not what should i look into? I want something manual and only care about its 0-60. I like the practicality (for what its worth, cant compare to a sedan but it still surprises my friends) of my challnger like large trunk and acceptable back seats but thats not important. Usually its just me and my gf.

My other choice is trading my challenger for my dads 2006 300c srt8 and fixing it up. Last time it was at a dealer for there was about $5,000 worth of repairs needed on it plus it needs a new paint job.

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So I found a 2009 Honda crv exl on car gurus with 201,218 miles for 5,929. This is a dealership car. On the car fax the biggest things on it that was changed was axle seals and vacuum hose at 150,000miles. Everything else was regular rotor,brakes, and oil changes. Their was also a differential fluid flush. Should I get it?

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I don't need a car for everyday use, I have been biking for the past year. I want to get a car to go longer distance. What car should I get for the cheapest and also last the longest? Also, if I drive less frequently, is it worth getting a higher mileage car at lower cost? Something fuel efficient would be preferable but not necessary.

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I'm lookin at this [https://imgur.com/a/fqZaxBK#mIn6t6u](2004 A4 Quattro) with 116k miles. The exterior and interior look to be in perfect condition. Any thoughts on the deal and recent work/maintenance hes done? I have had good experience with Audis in the past but considering all options

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I’d like it too have at least Bluetooth and not be super old.

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Hey guys I found a used 2006 Mazda Speed 6 for sale Just curious what your guys opinion on it is and whether I should get it or not

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/961090207396514/

it has 93,000 miles on it

I got them down to $7,500 as well

and it needs a new O2 sensor and that's it

They showed me the autocheck report and its clean

If anyone has any idea with that mileage on the car and what parts might be due to replace like a clutch or something let me know

Also any questions I should ask them when I get there?

Thanks!

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And dark horse 2019 Miata

For some background, I’ve had one car my entire life, 06 civic. As such, I’m used to having zero features.

Now I’m in the market, and the 2.0T Sport Accord and Camry XLE are neck and neck. The Accord is more fun, but I’ve been having some issues with my Civic (only 111k miles!) and Toyotas are generally more reliable, IME. I have an iPhone now but will probably switch to Android (and my SO has an Android). So, I was wondering if the lack of Android car play in the Camry is a big deal breaker. I do listen to podcasts and music, so it seems like a huge perk.

And the dark horse car, a 2019 Miata doesn’t have either.

Is one feature enough to be a dealbreaker, all other things equal? I confess I just don’t grasp how good carplay is since I don’t have any experience with it, but online resources gush about it.

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I’m looking at probably financing a sporty daily driver that can handle canyon carving and the occasional track day.

I’ve bounced around the idea of a hot hatch/sedan, but ultimately, I don’t need the doors/practicality.

Corvettes aren’t off the table, but I’m only interested in the C7. Another thought is getting an 86.

I’ve got time to plan this out while saving for a down payment, so I can wait for values to drop.

The main thing I’m debating is long term ownership experience in terms of reliability and consumable cost. Though I am willing to pay the upkeep for a performance car since it’s my main hobby.

The BMW M2 and alpha chassis 1LE are my top picks right now, any thoughts?

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161000 km, for $ 9000 CAD. Not sure if its a good deal or not. Wondering if its reliable, I definitely am attracted because it has power and a decent looking car imo I also want a hatch

Similar hatchback cars I'm looking at

VW GTI Ford focus ST Subaru WRX hatch

Any help is highly appreciated!!!!

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After buying an automatic G37 a month ago, I already have the itch to drive a manual again. However, I don't really want to go through the whole car buying process again and trade in or sell the G37 I just got to get a manual car. So, being a college student, I thought it might be possible to find something that's less than $1k and use it as a project/beater/learning car. I have absolutely no mechanical knowledge of cars what-so-ever, so buying a shell or something that needs to be towed is out of the question. Is it worth my time, effort, and money to find a super cheap and running manual car, or should I just wait a few years until I can afford to buy something decent as a secondary car to my G37?

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No frills. I don't have many demands. I don't really care about the look or type. It just needs to be bigger than a smart car. I drive in LA so I'm in traffic most of the time. I appreciate the help.

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I'm looking at two focuses right now and I'd love your guys' input on which way to go. For reference, I'm trading in my c5 z06 for ~11k at carmax and I'm in the bay area.

  1. 2016, blue, 15k miles, $32.5k
  2. 2016, white, 12k miles, $34k

I test drove the blue one, and am going to see the white one in the next 3 days. The blue one had a light on, just like the little exclamation in this picture. What does this light mean? It's a used car dealership, and the guys there honestly kinda bothered me and seemed pushy. You can tell they're sales guys and trying to give me their pitch and what not and it was kind of obnoxious.

The white one is at carmax, which is where i'm trading in my car. I'm going to test drive this one in the next three days and honestly I like the white better than the blue, but this one is more expensive. However, if I'm trading in my car at carmax (which I definitely am at this point), buying one from there as well would be easier.

Any suggestions for me? I looked at a carfax of both cars, and neither had a current recall shown or a recall in its history, so I guess they don't have or at least haven't yet had the head gasket issue. Any input is appreciated! I'm so excited thinking about getting one of these cars and hoping to make the right choice here.

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Currently drive a 370Z but with a new addition to the family coming in early 2019, it is inevitable that I’ll need to find a more family oriented car. Wife drives a Mazda CX-5 so a sedan is still a viable option. Need some recommendations.

Would prefer the car to have power and be fun to drive.

Must be able to fit a car seat and stroller in the trunk. Wife would likely sit behind the driver seat. She’s short though.

<$35k - open to used and lease options

Thanks!

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Doors: 4. Occasionally have passengers. Don't care about their comfort though

My price range is 15-20K. Would prefer to use regular gas. In california Premium costs a solid 30-50 cents more than regular, which is already 3.60 a gallon. If it's "a dope ride" I wouldn't mind shelling out more though.

This car will primarily be used for: Commuting in 5mph-50mph traffic but I'd like low-end torque to have fun with when i'm not commuting. I don't want to compromise on something like a camry though since I really enjoy driving.

Minimum # of seats: Sedan amount of seats

Must haves (mpg/fast/high seating position/tech): backup camera and parking sensors if it's a larger car. Must not be german or have costly repairs. I am 6'2" so do not enjoy sitting in small cars like GTIs, even a Mazda 6 was really pushing it for me.

*Vehicles you like: I really like the 2013 Lexus GS350 but it is a bit out of my price range and parts might be too expensive for me too.

IS350 might be too small too since it's even smaller than a mazda 6 I like the Hyundai Genesis (2015) as well but I have searched carcomplaints and truedelta and they seem to have tons of failing parts.

G37 was on my list but I read more topics here and people seem to be meh on them as far as build quality.

*Additional Notes: So far the star are aligning for a 2015-2016 Honda Accord with a V6. Is this the one for me? I feel like I am slightly compromising by getting one of the most popular cars on the road that has no 'fun' qualities attached. But I have not test driven a V6 yet.

Note: no manual - i'd kill myself after an hour of stop and go traffic.

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My criteria is I want it to be a stick. No automatics. Budget is about $10000. I live in NJ so I think awd or fwd is necessary. Last thing is the power. I currently drive an 04 saab 93. 210hp, 4 cylinder 2.0 turbo. And I'd like something that's an upgrade. If not in direct horse power or cylinders then at least in power to weight ratio so that the car feels fast.

I was thinking I could go with a BMW e46 th awd or an Audi a5 or BMW x3 maybe. I'm hesitant to go European because of reliability with electrical issues and expensive repairs. Any thoughts? Suggestions? Impreza? Gti?

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Hi guys! I have always wanted a 10th generation Honda Civic as my commuter car and drive it until it dies.

I have been looking up the prices for the EX model,in the Bay Area, on Craigslist and some of them fit my price range 15-17k but they have 48k+ miles on them. Am I safe to assume that as long as they have proper maintenance records and passed a PPI, they should last over 200k+ miles?

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Fellow Redditors,

I'm in the market to lease a premium/luxury vehicle with a budget of around 700 a month for 36 months. I have been targeting the Macan S, and upon an initial enquiry, I have been quoted a lease deal of 829 pm +taxes for a Macan S with a MSRP tag of 61,450 USD listed on the dealer's website (North California).

Breakdown:

MSRP: 61,450 USD

60K sale price

Residual 60% for 12K miles a year

36 months

$4000 total down

829 a month plus tax

.00240 MF

Comments/suggestions on the deal, and how/how much to bring it down further?

Also, worthy alternates to check out? Open to Sedans in Mercedes and Audi. Thanks!

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I am looking to buy this car, ive test driven it and it seems okay. He has changed two ignition coils and two spark plugs, I have never owned anything but a diesel so far but I think i need a gasoline car for the winter. Owner said it is cleared of rust as it has been sitting in a garage for most of its life and he showed me pictures. Any thoughts?

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Posting this up for my grandparents. They currently have a 2009 Ford Fiesta Titanium that they might end up keeping if they can’t decide.

First up is the Citroën: https://www.citroen.co.uk/new-cars-and-vans/citroen-range/special-edition-new-citroen-c3-aircross-suv-rip-curl They’d be getting that for £18005/$23550

Second is the Seat: https://www.seat.co.uk/new-cars/toledo/technical-data/xcellence.html They could snap this one up for £14870/$19445, which is a £6000/$7840 saving on the original £20270/$29100 and that’s for the 1 litre model. They get it for this price apparently because the dealership buys in bulk.

Opinions?

Thanks!

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I am looking at some cars and can't figure out what is a good deal and what I should walk away from. I narrowed my list down, but its still pretty long. I plan on going to look at 3-4 cars this weekend and any I think are good I am planning on getting a PPI.

2004 Hyundai Entra GLS $2800 109103miles. (was recently painted, looks really clean)

2003 Honda Accord $3500 130000 Miles ( looks ok, a bit more than the elantra, but Hondas are more reliable right?)

2008 Nissan Sentra $3900 109500 miles (clean new tires)

2003 Toyota Matrix $3990 121811 (I know nothing of this car, but i know toyotas are tanks)

2007 wolsburg Jetta $4000 122867 miles (I read a lot of conflicting opinions on this car)

2004 Honda Civic LX $4190 10557 miles (looks like it has been for sale for awhile)

2011 For Focus $4400 99362 Miles (Has a decent trim package)

2007 Ford Edge $4500 128000 Miles ( I really like the look of this SUV, looks really roomy and like a nice ride, my #1 pick atm)

2005 Ford Focus ZX3 $4500 82000miles (decently low milage, a kind of MEH looking car, don't know a ton about them)

2009 Honda Civic $4800 130000Miles (will try and talk down to 4k or so, has been for sale for awhile)

2012 Ford Focus SE $5000 119926 Miles (Only car from a dealer, has new tires, decent options, bit safer than the older cars)

I am a pretty basic driver. I drive less than 10miles a day and drive from NC to Ohio a few times a year.

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My wife and I have been sharing a car for years now and I finally have the funds to get a car for myself to have some get up. The problem is, I need something she can drive in case she ever has issues, as well as room to possibly have a family. My main focus right now is a 2012 Infiniti G37 but I feel like I've got blinders on and cant find anything else in the same category. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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I'm looking for a new or recent car for a long commute (100-200 miles per day). Comfort, safety and advanced cruise control all important. Gotta fit a large dog in the back too. Under $35k would be best. And obviously good gas mileage and a large tank. I don't want to be filling this up every day.

I recently test drove a Kia Niro - checked all the boxes but I didn't love the drive - the hybrid acceleration is obviously underwhelming, but so was the breaking. I am also thinking about the CRV since that seems to have the best gas mileage for an SUV and still have great space, features, etc....

But I'm wondering if I should also research some diesel options? I drove an old diesel wagon growing up and know how great the mileage can be on the highway. What are the considerations? What options are currently out there?

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I'm a new grad starting my first job (~$53k/yr) and am really looking at a Ford fiesta for my (short) commute to work and to get groceries etc. Went to the dealer today and was okay with how it drove. They gave me an out the door price of $14,300 for a new 4door fiesta or $13000 for a hatchback with 2000 miles. Both are 2018 and haven't been previously titled and come with the same warranty. The hatchback was just a loaner for people who had their car being serviced.

Is there anything I should know about the fiesta in general? Anyone who owns one care to give an unbiased opinion? Also I'm leaning towards saving the 1300 and doing the hatchback. Any reason I should steer clear of the service loaner car?

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