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Old 11-18-2008, 07:09 AM   #1
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Good car to drive at Tucson?

Hi,

I am a asian and moving to USA soon for work commitment. Due to the different culture, i am not sure what car to buy in USA. There are many brand that i have not seen before.

I am looking for used car. Maybe you guy can advice me better on what to look out.

I am open to all suggestion
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:39 AM   #2
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Lots of stuff to pick from depending on what you want and how much money you have to spend.

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Old 11-20-2008, 05:56 PM   #3
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What are you looking for from this car? price? size? efficiency? performance? status? reliability? cargo room? comfort? Give us an idea of what you are looking for.
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Old 11-23-2008, 11:59 AM   #4
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What are you looking for from this car? price? size? efficiency? performance? status? reliability? cargo room? comfort? Give us an idea of what you are looking for.

Price = preferably less than $8k
Size = enough for 2 person but ideally 4 person.
efficiency = good enough for me to travel for long and short distances
Performance = I believe should be at least 2.0L car
Status = looking for used car as i got low budget but looking for not older than Yr 2000 and not more than 70k of mileage
Cargo room = what does that mean?
Comfort = Good if i can go for comfort car like BMW but i am afraid that the maintenance part will kill me.
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:17 PM   #5
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Cargo room= place for luggage
Unless you will need a lot of cargo room, you are probably looking at a mid-size sedan. choices include things like:
Honda Civic or Accord
Ford Focus
Toyota Camry
Chevrolet Malibu
Dodge Neon or Stratus
Pontiac Grand Am
Hyundai Sonata
VW Passat or Jeta
Saturn Ion

And the list goes on.

For $8k and reliability you are probably looking at a 2004-2006 model, depending on the make. Domestic cars are cheeper around here, but Imports tend to be more reliable. So you could get a 2006 Ford or Chevy for the same price as a 2004 Honda or Toyota.
On the other hand, if you want more of a status car, you will be probably looking at a 2000-2004, but reliability will suffer.
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:30 PM   #6
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Cargo room= place for luggage
Unless you will need a lot of cargo room, you are probably looking at a mid-size sedan. choices include things like:
Honda Civic or Accord
Ford Focus
Toyota Camry
Chevrolet Malibu
Dodge Neon or Stratus
Pontiac Grand Am
Hyundai Sonata
VW Passat or Jeta
Saturn Ion

And the list goes on.

For $8k and reliability you are probably looking at a 2004-2006 model, depending on the make. Domestic cars are cheeper around here, but Imports tend to be more reliable. So you could get a 2006 Ford or Chevy for the same price as a 2004 Honda or Toyota.
On the other hand, if you want more of a status car, you will be probably looking at a 2000-2004, but reliability will suffer.

thanks for your comprehensive answer!!!

But i must say that i'm not very well verse in car, therefore alot of term i won't know and would like to clarify with you.

What is Domestics car? Status Car?

and also, to find a 2004 Honda Accord.. it will easily cost $13k based on cars.com

I saw a BMW 300series selling at $8k++. it is worth buying?
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