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DmbGreySt88
07-30-2005, 12:25 AM
Hey ya'll my parents said i can trade in my eclipse spyder for a new car in a month or two and i just need a little bit of help from the WDS community- im lookin to get another convertible ( like the spyder) and im currently lookin at a lotus elise, mazda Miata, bmw z4, and nissan 350z(id have to suck up a lot to get this 1)- Just wondering if any of u guys out there have any of these cars and if you do can you just give me a little bit of feedback on the car handling/performance/durability and just overall if the car is worth it- id be more than grateful for any opinion on the car even if you dont have it, im just lookin for some opinions on which 1 every1 likes the most and stuff- thanks ya'll :)

Rob
07-30-2005, 09:56 PM
Hey ya'll my parents said i can trade in my eclipse spyder for a new car in a month or two and i just need a little bit of help from the WDS community- im lookin to get another convertible ( like the spyder) and im currently lookin at a lotus elise, mazda Miata, bmw z4, and nissan 350z(id have to suck up a lot to get this 1)- Just wondering if any of u guys out there have any of these cars and if you do can you just give me a little bit of feedback on the car handling/performance/durability and just overall if the car is worth it- id be more than grateful for any opinion on the car even if you dont have it, im just lookin for some opinions on which 1 every1 likes the most and stuff- thanks ya'll :)

I suggest a 2003 BMW Alpina Z8 (http://www.google.com/search?q=2003+BMW+Alpina+Z8&sourceid=mozilla-search&start=0&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official).

purplejulied
07-31-2005, 12:45 AM
I know you asked about convertibles--but I really love my Jeep Wrangler. You can do the soft-top thing and have lots of open air access. Jeeps can go anywhere, have great power, and can do really tight turns. If you get them dirty going off roading, you can hose out the entire interior--it has a plug in the bottom.

Dave L
07-31-2005, 08:50 AM
I suggest a 2003 BMW Alpina Z8 (http://www.google.com/search?q=2003+BMW+Alpina+Z8&sourceid=mozilla-search&start=0&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official).

:lol:

DmbGreySt88
07-31-2005, 02:39 PM
I know you asked about convertibles--but I really love my Jeep Wrangler. You can do the soft-top thing and have lots of open air access. Jeeps can go anywhere, have great power, and can do really tight turns. If you get them dirty going off roading, you can hose out the entire interior--it has a plug in the bottom.

My bro has a jeep wrangler n he loves it 2

Shannon
07-31-2005, 09:46 PM
I suggest a 2003 BMW Alpina Z8 (http://www.google.com/search?q=2003+BMW+Alpina+Z8&sourceid=mozilla-search&start=0&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official).

Yes. Get that.:thumbsup:

Rob
08-01-2005, 12:16 AM
:lol:
The really funny thing is I saw one of these parked in front of a subway / mini mall type area on Friday. Flippin blew my mind. What a fun little car.

DmbGreySt88
08-01-2005, 12:41 AM
Yes. Get that.:thumbsup:

Haha ill run that past the parentals and see what they say

DmbGreySt88
08-01-2005, 11:47 PM
Ya Rob my parents laughed in my face when i asked them about that car lol

Shannon
08-02-2005, 12:22 PM
Ya Rob my parents laughed in my face when i asked them about that car lol

But they didn't say no.:lol:

HLShivers
08-02-2005, 12:25 PM
Wow - only 118k$ that's a deal there!
"Screw buying that new house we've dreamed of honey, let's buy this bmw instead. Afterall, what's a few more years living with your mom!"

DmbGreySt88
08-02-2005, 01:32 PM
Wow - only 118k$ that's a deal there!
"Screw buying that new house we've dreamed of honey, let's buy this bmw instead. Afterall, what's a few more years living with your mom!"

Thats hilarious lol

DmbGreySt88
08-02-2005, 01:34 PM
But they didn't say no.:lol:

I know i still have a chance! :boings:

Shannon
08-02-2005, 01:48 PM
I know i still have a chance! :boings:

Good luck!

Rob
08-02-2005, 03:06 PM
Ya Rob my parents laughed in my face when i asked them about that car lol
Well, as you can see from the reviews, it barely outperforms a basic Ferrari. So make sure to keep it as a backup choice.

purplejulied
08-03-2005, 03:47 AM
let us know what you decide

DmbGreySt88
08-03-2005, 06:37 PM
Right now im leaning towards the lotus elise

http://www.sandsmuseum.com/cars/elise/elise.html

http://www.lotuscars.com/


with robs choice in a close second:lol: and the bmw z4 after that- ive narrowed it down to those 3 so far getting rid of the miata and nissan 350z-

Rob
08-03-2005, 07:19 PM
The lotus elise is a beautiful sports car at a surprisingly low price. Have you considered a sedan at all?

Right now im leaning towards the lotus elise

http://www.sandsmuseum.com/cars/elise/elise.html

http://www.lotuscars.com/


with robs choice in a close second:lol: and the bmw z4 after that- ive narrowed it down to those 3 so far getting rid of the miata and nissan 350z-

HLShivers
08-03-2005, 07:51 PM
I don't know - I don't much like it....But then again, I'm a girl and I could care less about sports cars. Get whatever makes you happy - that's all that matters!

2stepnancie
08-03-2005, 08:28 PM
are your parents willing to adopt, i got a freakin Escort when I graduated. "hows that for being born under a bad sign" Ferris Bueller

DmbGreySt88
08-03-2005, 09:19 PM
The lotus elise is a beautiful sports car at a surprisingly low price. Have you considered a sedan at all?

i have but then i kinda hate driving a lot of ppl around and i love 2 seaters so if i had my choice i wouldnt pick one just for the fact that i dont have 2 bother with people asking if they can have a ride

Rob
08-03-2005, 09:24 PM
i have but then i kinda hate driving a lot of ppl around and i love 2 seaters so if i had my choice i wouldnt pick one just for the fact that i dont have 2 bother with people asking if they can have a ride
That's funny. I was talking about this with my friend today. The solution is to have both a sedan and a two seater.

I'm working towards an SL500 AMG.

I've been talking about options for your car in partial jest however. The idea that your parents would consider buying you a Lotus Elise is really quite singular. Though there are plenty of families out there where this is not out of the ordinary.

DmbGreySt88
08-03-2005, 09:56 PM
That's funny. I was talking about this with my friend today. The solution is to have both a sedan and a two seater.

I'm working towards an SL500 AMG.

I've been talking about options for your car in partial jest however. The idea that your parents would consider buying you a Lotus Elise is really quite singular. Though there are plenty of families out there where this is not out of the ordinary.

Ya i know what you mean- but the only way i am getting this car is if i can get some of my education payed for in college through basketball- id be the 1st one in the family to play college ball and this is my reward- i get to get a new car and sell the one i have right now so its not like im getting it for free- i gotta work my ass off and ive already gotten a couple offers so that is why i started this thread because my dad said i can start looking

Rob
08-03-2005, 11:15 PM
Ya i know what you mean- but the only way i am getting this car is if i can get some of my education payed for in college through basketball- id be the 1st one in the family to play college ball and this is my reward- i get to get a new car and sell the one i have right now so its not like im getting it for free- i gotta work my ass off and ive already gotten a couple offers so that is why i started this thread because my dad said i can start looking

That is flippin' awesome. You should drop everything and start reading Tom Wolfe's newest: I Am Charlotte Simmons.

Which schools want you to play?

rob

DmbGreySt88
08-03-2005, 11:22 PM
Yeah my coach told me about that book- its about like college life with basketball ?

And ive recieved letters from some small d2 schools and 2 d1 schools but the only 1's that have offered money are san diego st and uic- im only entering my junior year tho so hopefully i can get some better schools that will pay up

Rob
08-03-2005, 11:36 PM
Yeah my coach told me about that book- its about like college life with basketball ?

And ive recieved letters from some small d2 schools and 2 d1 schools but the only 1's that have offered money are san diego st and uic- im only entering my junior year tho so hopefully i can get some better schools that will pay up
Ya, it's about this genius country gal who goes to a Harvard-like school. Def. put a hold on it at your library. There's a fair amount dedicated to college basketball.

Good luck on getting more offers. Play and train your ass off--I'm sure you'll do great.

r

DmbGreySt88
08-03-2005, 11:49 PM
Ya, it's about this genius country gal who goes to a Harvard-like school. Def. put a hold on it at your library. There's a fair amount dedicated to college basketball.

Good luck on getting more offers. Play and train your ass off--I'm sure you'll do great.

r

Thanks that really means a lot and ill take your advice with the book

djurzi
04-15-2006, 06:26 AM
Digging up an old thread here...

but, I got a new Honda Pilot last night, so I had to post here. :boings:

It is a big whole process to get personalized tags, so I am not sure if I am going to get them or not, but I have about a week to figure out what I am going to put on the plates if I do. Anyway it is a sweet ride and I got a great deal after being at the dealer yesterday for 5 hours. :hypnodisk

wired
04-15-2006, 06:40 AM
wow, chris! i bet you are excited! my husband drives a honda pilot (it is a company vehicle) - when my van finally gives up the ghost i think that is what i'm going to get. the only thing large enough to haul all the people i haul around all of the time and get out here in the winter time. :thumbsup:

unless by some miracle they come out with an 8 passenger hybrid SUV that won't cost a fortune - then i'd go with that. i would love a hybrid.

djurzi
04-15-2006, 06:44 AM
Wow, that is cool. I have some friends who have Hondas and they are really great cars, so I had to get one, my other car was giving me all kinds of problems the last couple of years, so yes, I am very excited to have this car. I love all the room it has. The third row seating is very cool. Not that I will have that many people in the car at a time.

wired
04-15-2006, 06:55 AM
the third row is very very awesome and the reason i would buy it. my best friend and i go places together all the time, carpooling, and she has 2 kids. she is soon to have her third, though, so we will no longer all fit in the same vehicle until i buy one.

what year is yours?

djurzi
04-15-2006, 06:58 AM
I only buy cars that have a lot of room and are enough to haul stuff around in. I much prefer SUV or Trucks over Cars. It's a 2006

Rob
04-15-2006, 10:23 AM
Wow. Old thread. What happened to the Z8?

John
04-15-2006, 12:55 PM
Congrats on the new car, Chris! Whenever I'm in the position to buy a new one (like that'll ever happen for a future journalist with student loans), I'll buy a Honda, too. My parents had a 1990 Accord that they got 11 years out of with no problems, and they've gotten five more worry-free years out of the one they bought after that. Great cars.

djurzi
04-15-2006, 02:59 PM
Congrats on the new car, Chris! Whenever I'm in the position to buy a new one (like that'll ever happen for a future journalist with student loans), I'll buy a Honda, too. My parents had a 1990 Accord that they got 11 years out of with no problems, and they've gotten five more worry-free years out of the one they bought after that. Great cars.

Thanks! I have yet to hear a bad thing about a Honda..

DmbGreySt88
04-16-2006, 07:32 PM
Wow. Old thread. What happened to the Z8?

no Z8 :pissed: but I am getting the Pontiac Solstice specially ordered so ill take it and yeah this is a really old thread and congrats on the new honda!

Shannon
04-17-2006, 11:31 PM
Digging up an old thread here...

but, I got a new Honda Pilot last night, so I had to post here. :boings:

It is a big whole process to get personalized tags, so I am not sure if I am going to get them or not, but I have about a week to figure out what I am going to put on the plates if I do. Anyway it is a sweet ride and I got a great deal after being at the dealer yesterday for 5 hours. :hypnodisk

Don't know if it's been asked yet, but what color?

djurzi
04-18-2006, 04:14 AM
Don't know if it's been asked yet, but what color?


Silver

blynn03
04-30-2006, 06:55 PM
I'm gonna be getting a new car when I graduate and start working full time here in a couple months. I have a few vehicles I'm considering (which I know its stupid but I want to buy brand new):

Ford Mustang (there's just something about American muscle)
Ford Explorer (I want something roomy for when I get a big dog)
Pontiac Torrent (same reason ^^^)

If anyone owns any of these, please let me know what you think of them. If you have any other suggestions, I'd love to hear them. I'll be doing this all myself, no parents/cosigners etc, so I don't wanna spend much more than $30,000. I have great credit so financing won't be a problem, and I want to put around 6000-8000+ down depending on the total cost. Comments will be greatly appreciated!!!

he who rocks
04-30-2006, 06:57 PM
get a yugo, i hear theyre reliable

Alice
04-30-2006, 07:13 PM
i have a friend who has one of the new mustangs. it's a nice car, not very roomy though. another thing to consider is insurance costs - will 1 car be more to insure than another?

have you thought about other brands of cars? toyota and honda have some good cars out now...i <3 my highlander. it's almost a year old :boings:

John
04-30-2006, 07:23 PM
Man! You have a crazy car budget for coming right out of college. Good for you. :thumbsup:

My uncle was a mechanic, and he always said buy a Ford SUV if you just plan to drive it for about five years. After that they can get expensive to maintain, especially the SUVs, he said. That was his advice, though. I've never driven one.

If you plan to drive this car for longer than that, I'd go with a Honda, Toyota, something like that.

If you want a truck, the Honda Ridgeline is supposed to be really nice. And, like Alice said, the Highlander is very nice, too. Also, I see a lot of people this age driving that Honda Element. Personally, I'd love to own a 4Runner. I've always liked those.

blynn03
04-30-2006, 07:25 PM
At this point in my life...I'm not too concerned about roominess. It's just me...I never drive a lot of people around. I've always wanted a sports car...and I figure if I'm ever gonna have one, now is the time (before I get married and have kids and all those other responsibilities). That's why I'm leaning towards the mustang....because its a classic american sports car at a reasonable price.


I have no problem w/ Honda or Toyota...but I figure I have plenty of time for a practical car later. I would probably just keep the Mustang for a few years and get something more practical once I have the need for it (i.e. driving children around).

blynn03
04-30-2006, 07:28 PM
Man! You have a crazy car budget for coming right out of college. Good for you. :thumbsup:

This is all depending on whether or not I get the job I want. The average pay for a recent grad w/ a degree in economics is about $45,000 a year I think. That doesn't sound like a lot, but for me it would be. I have virtually zero debt, and I have few responsibilities....its just gonna be me.

John
04-30-2006, 07:31 PM
The average pay for a recent grad w/ a degree in economics is about $45,000 a year I think. That doesn't sound like a lot, but for me it would be. I have virtually zero debt, and I have few responsibilities....its just gonna be me.

That sounds like a helluva lot. I'm not trying to sound pitiful or anything (because I'm not; money is not why I'm in journalism), but journalism majors get about $15,000 a year for their first job.

As for your car, get what you want. That's most important. A Mustang would absolutely be a fun car to have.

Alice
04-30-2006, 08:05 PM
At this point in my life...I'm not too concerned about roominess. It's just me...I never drive a lot of people around. I've always wanted a sports car...


but a big dog isn't going to fit into a mustang!!! :lol:

but journalism majors get about $15,000 a year for their first job.

wow! i'm still trying to pick my jaw up off the floor. how can anyone live on that? i got really lucky with my job and salary right out of school...

blynn03
04-30-2006, 09:03 PM
but a big dog isn't going to fit into a mustang!!! :lol:


The back seat folds down. I drive a Mercury Cougar now, and its very similar in size to a Mustang. When you fold the back seats down, there is plenty of room for a Dane. He will just have to lay down. :biggrin:

Shannon
05-12-2006, 09:42 PM
I want something other than my Subaru Outback to go offroading in. Then I'll need to find somewhere to go...

dmbfan092487
06-19-2006, 09:43 PM
well i've had my chevy cobalt lt for one day, but i can tell you its really nice

you get xm radio, sunroof(convertable rip off, lol), onstar, side and front airbags, and its a pretty "sporty" car. It runs incredibly too, and if its just you in the car, its perfect for you, thats what i would suggest

tiglet26
06-19-2006, 09:47 PM
MAZDA...kinda don't have a choice with my Dad working for them! Anyone in the chicagoland area interested in one, I could possibly get you some good deals! (At least find the better dealers to go to!)

he who rocks
06-19-2006, 09:53 PM
yea, find me something cheap julie..