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TFP 2016 Updated!

Best Car for a MILF?

Discussion in 'Tilted Gear' started by ZombieSquirrel, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. What the fuck? I need a new car now. (Lots of reasons.)

    I don't want no damn Soccer Mom Van.

    I need:

    high city MPG
    4 doors
    not expensive
    not huge, but not small
    SAFE

    It's main purpose will be transporting a small child and getting groceries. Also, general bad-assery. Tailgating awesomeness.

    I prefer stick, but DaddySquirrel isn't that good at manual driving.

    Tell me what to look into.......
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2016
  2. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member Donor

    I thought they issued you a Subaru by default when you moved to the PNW?


    What about a Jetta?


    Or, I guess first, what is 'not expensive' to you?
     
  3. I was thinking about getting an Outback. GOD DAMNED HIPPIES

    Nope. No Jetta. No practical reasons. I just don't want my brother singing In the Jetta to the tune of In the Ghetto.....

    $20K sounds expensive to me. Fuck $5K sounds expensive to me. I'm cheap a cheap person, but do understand that I have to pay if i want something nice and safe.
     
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  4. Stan

    Stan Resident Dumbass Donor

    Location:
    Colorado
    My wife loves her Mazda CX-5, soccer mom practicality that can squeal the tires around 20mph corners (which she does at 40). The 6spd automatic (not CVT) doesn't suck, even though I strongly prefer a manual (and have one in my truck). It's more like $25k new, though.
     
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  5. martian

    martian Server Monkey Staff Member

    Location:
    Mars
    If you want cheap you probably want certified pre-owned. New is never cheap. A three year old car from a dealer will be substantially cheaper than new but probably not substantially less reliable (though of course you should do your homework).

    There are quite a few econobox sedans that can hit most or all of your buttons. I like Sentras, and would probably own one if this Fusion hadn't fallen into my lap (metaphorically of course). You can get them standard or auto depending on who wins that particular argument, but I think the standards are cheaper. You can point out to daddysquirrel that the only way to get better at driving stick is through practice.

    Hondas are also solid vehicles. I think you mentioned somewhere that you already drive a Civic, but they're worth looking at if you don't have some grudge against them. They have a tendency to hold value though so the used ones are often more expensive than similar cars in their range from other manufacturers. Works for you when selling but against you when buying.

    I might add more here later. Watch this space.
     
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  6. Japchae

    Japchae Very Tilted

    I'm going to be selling my Golf TDI in a few months... But it'll still be on the wrong coast.
     
  7. I have a Civic. It's a two door Civic and I looooooooooooove Griffey. I am entertaining the Civic Sedan if I can find a used one. Not going to go with new.

    Thanks a lot @japchae :-p You're 'bout as dependable as Guy Furry.
     
  8. Lindy

    Lindy Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Nebraska
    Do your really need a new car, or do you mean a different car? A new car is the worst investment expenditure most people make. Especially if you borrow money to buy that rapidly depreciating asset. Why not let some other sucker person eat that heavy initial depreciation.

    And why not a mini-van? The hottest MILF that I personally know drives a Honda Odyssey.

    Be brave. Swim upstream, it's good exercise!:D

    Look for a 6 - 8 year old Honda Accord or Subaru Legacy. Maybe a Ford Fusion. My mom drives a Honda Element that she loves, even if it does look like a breadbox on wheels. Some of them will even be manuals, like the 2006 Accord that I bought last fall.

    Don't be afraid of something with quite a few miles, as long as it has good maintenance records. My 2002 SAAB manual is still going strong with over 250k miles on the clock. And you might want to consider a SAAB. Now that they're 'orphans' they took a big depreciation hit, good used ones can be pretty cheap, and I would bet that there is an independent SAAB specialist near you out there in the Pacific NorthWet. I mean NorthWest.:rolleyes: Good luck on your quest!
     


  9. New to me. Sorry. I just don't know too many people who actually buy NEW cars anymore.

    Minivans are too big for me and unnecessary for my needs.
     
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  10. Japchae

    Japchae Very Tilted

    You should be able to get TDIs reasonably right now. Seriously, I have no issues, hubs has no issues. And u get 39mpg avg per tank. Because hubs drives it, too. I get 39 city, 48hwy.
     
  11. Lindy

    Lindy Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Nebraska
    Yeah, I started my reply a couple of hours ago and then went out for some errands and didn't see the several replies that were posted before I finished my post.
    I especially agree with Martian's advice, except for the part about 'certified pre-owned.' I'd always look for a car from a private party first.
     
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  12. martian

    martian Server Monkey Staff Member

    Location:
    Mars
    Private sale is fine but I don't recommend it to everyone because it can bite you if you don't know what to look for in a used car. Certified pre-owned from a franchised dealer inflates the price a little but is often worth it because you have a business putting their name behind the car, and you have necks to wring if something does go wrong.

    That said, my Fusion was a private sale and I'm fairly pleased with it. It is practical and unexciting. It has done an acceptable job transporting a small child on the few occasions I've needed it to, and it gets groceries like a champ. Mileage in town is okay but not great. If I were going to pick a word for this car, the word would be average. Or perhaps even pedestrian. But, y'know, in the sense of being common and uninteresting, not in the sense of being something done on foot.

    Minivans are terrible and nobody should drive them. Because they are terrible.
     
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  13. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member Donor

    2013 Honda Accord Sport in Hillside, IL- 12882732 at carmax.com



    2014 Honda Civic LX in St. Louis, MO- 12140253 at carmax.com



    2013 Honda Accord Sport in Schaumburg, IL- 12750044 at carmax.com



    2012 Buick Regal GS in Cincinnati, OH- 12953557 at carmax.com



    2013 Volkswagen CC R-Line in Madison, WI- 12789683 at carmax.com



    2011 Audi A4 Premium Plus in Cincinnati, OH- 12593380 at carmax.com



    2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE in Kenosha, WI- 12917574 at carmax.com







    Some regional examples above.

    EDIT - Okay, not regional, I tried searching in Oregon CarMax locations and it didn't work. Still, this gives you ballpark pricing for some ideas.


    You'll pay a premium at Carmax, but they have similar advantages to most dealer certified used cars. Not suggesting you buy any of these in particular, but should give you some ideas of what is available for your general area, and what the top end of the price point (since this is CarMax) for each is.
     
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  14. DamnitAll

    DamnitAll Wait... what?

    Location:
    Central MD
    Whatever you do, don't get a Benz. I fucking hate Benz drivers.

    Not that that's an option, but I still fucking hate Benz drivers.

    Also, mm stickshift.
     
  15. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

    private sales are ok if you know what to look for in a car, CarMax is great most of the time. do you have a make preference??
     
  16. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member Donor

    I love the new C300s, especially this color:

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    You can get a used 2016 with a couple thousand miles on it for $30kish. My wife's Passat is getting close to where I'm thinking of replacing it. I'd love to get her one of those, but she honestly couldn't care less what she drives as long as it is reliable and not a station wagon/minivan/truck. Plus, I know within a week the interior would be covered in make-up, junk mail, and empty juice smoothie cups, and it would drive me insane that I bought her a nice car and she trashed it. :eek: So she'll probably drive the Passat until it dies and we'll replace it with something comparable.
     
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  17. genuinemommy

    genuinemommy Moderator Staff Member

    We just got a certified pre-owned toyota corolla for Tt to drive to work. It could easily work as a mom-mobile. So much less expensive than buying new, but this thing was basically never driven with super low mileage and a nice interior. Only complaint so far is that the dash rattles a bit and the voice recognition software is hilariously bad. He's been doing mainly highway driving, and getting 40mpg on average. It uses regular fuel.

    I love my mom-mobile. It's a used VW Passat wagon. It's older ('09?) and uses premium fuel, but we paid less for it, and it has higher-end details that I actually use like roll-out window shades and a button-press rear hatch.
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2016
  18. I loved my civic...so Honda is my choice. I also have a rapport with the Honda service department (mostly oil changes until now) in my town. I'm actually entertaining the idea of Civic sedan......I like the Accord though too.
    --- merged: Mar 18, 2016 6:26 PM ---

    I would drive a wagon.... I like the Subaru Outback.

    I would LOVE an old Jeep Wagoneer. I hear they're coming out with one in 2018!
     
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  19. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

    Hondas are the number one stolen cars in america
     
  20. I remember reading that when I bought my Civic. Aside from being less expensive to buy and repair a manual transmission, it is a theft deterrent...well possibly. there's no data to back it up....
     
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