Which car to buy

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  • 08 Mitsubishi lancer

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    Default Which car to buy

    OK so i am looking for a new car. new to me than is. i am looking for a 08 or 09. i was dead set on an Optima. now i don't know. I was only looking for KIA or Hyundai because of price. i have been working so much over time of late that by the time it's over i will have a lil more money to play with.

    The lancer is a car that looks good. not much in the way of power but that does not matter.
    The Optima i like because well; we have one. You may remember we bought an 08 optima last year. Every time i drive it i don't want to go back to the XD.
    The Mazda 6 has no story really. It looks ok and is in the price range. I do like the headlights a lot... lol
    The Sonata i like the look of. More so than the Optima however i don't like the inside. That dash is a turnoff to me but still willing to have it.
    The Elantra is not considered because the 08 just looks bad. that can be fixed but i am not willing to.
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    Default Re: Which car to buy

    I've turned my choice on the HD around, I digg the car. but I understand your feelings about it. Of course out of those choices I would go with the sonata. I'll probably choose Hyundai because of their reliability, and if you buy a certified Hyundai from a Hyundai dealership, as long as it's an 08+ you get a better warranty than buying a new Hyundai. And you wanted an 08/09.

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    Default Re: Which car to buy

    is it going to be a dd, or a project car?
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    Wait until you can buy a newer Sonata or Optima. That's my solution. They are much better vehicles than their earlier cousins.
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    i would love to have a 2011 or 2012 Elantra and i have 6k i can go put down on one right now. with that said, i do not want a car note. i want something that is mines and paid for.

    It will be my DD no real mods past a radio, speakers and HID and prob some LED conversions that i had planed for the XD but never did.

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    Default Re: Which car to buy

    I think the Sonata is the best on the list. IIRC, used Mitsu & Mazda reliability is not as good as Hyundai & Kia. From that generation, I liked the Sonata better than the Optima, though I think it holds resale a little better so you may find a better deal on an Optima.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hyunelan2 View Post
    I think the Sonata is the best on the list. IIRC, used Mitsu & Mazda reliability is not as good as Hyundai & Kia. From that generation, I liked the Sonata better than the Optima, though I think it holds resale a little better so you may find a better deal on an Optima.
    really mazdas don't last forever? lol
    i am going to look in Mitsu a bit more. i just like the way it looks so much. i wont buy just on that though.

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    Mitsubishi is a beauty, sleek sexy and eye catching. But that should not be what you base your purchase on. Its funny cuz i had an option of getting my hyundai or a red 02 lancer for about the same price, but I choose the hyundai because of reliability and it had 60k miles less.

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    I would buy a 02 elantra over a 02 lancer. Lol.

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    im going with the sonata, my mom has an 09 and aside from the two tone inside its a great car.
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    Default Re: Which car to buy

    08 optima



    love it. like the HD and the XD a lil.

    09 sonata



    not bad at all i can live with it. Its Hondaish in a way but o well.

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    butt ugly! don't like it at all. However if one comes along with under 50k miles and good looking body i will have it.
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    sonota two tone looks UGLY, i never have seen the inside. gross



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    yea that 08 is wrong...

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    Default Re: Which car to buy

    I really got my eye the the 2013 Genesis coupe R-Spec. I always wanted a turbocharged performance car. What really got me biting is that it can run of off regular or premium gas and the gas miliage is decent for a turbocharged engine.
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    Default Re: Which car to buy

    as of now its no lancer no mazda 6. The 2007 nissan altima 3.5se has been added to the mix. any thoughts?

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    Default Re: Which car to buy

    3.5SE sounds like gas mileage that you don't want. I'm too lazy to look it up though, what is it? Gas out there $4 yet?
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    Default Re: Which car to buy

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    Sonata because sexy.


    Honestly, if your going to do basic mods, I would do LED tails, rims, window tint, lowering springs/shocks

    then a touchscreen head unit and infinity speakers.
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    Nissan's VQ engines like premium fuel, keep that in mind with the 3.5SE.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hyunelan2 View Post
    Nissan's VQ engines like premium fuel, keep that in mind with the 3.5SE.
    That I did not know. I will look into it. I have been trolling the Nissan forums but I have not come across any topics on that. I am all over the place here I know. I think I want some get up and go. I have been driving the poor elantra hard on mornings going home from work. Ever since I got the KYB struts and then the yokohama avid envigor tires the car feels real good. Tires… who knew.

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    3.5SE sounds like gas mileage that you don't want. I'm too lazy to look it up though, what is it? Gas out there $4 yet?
    It’s 20/27. I average 23 now and got 30 when I drove to San Antonio. As for gas prices, it’s always 2 steps forward 1 step back. So it will run up to 4+ (here in Houston) and then by fall it will come back down to about where it is now which is about the high of last time. It is what it is, I can say more on it but it is what it is.

    Quote Originally Posted by avantegt View Post
    Honestly, if your going to do basic mods, I would do LED tails, rims, window tint, lowering springs/shocks then a touchscreen head unit and infinity speakers.
    LED tails if they are as bright. It gets foggy here. Safety first. Rims yes, tint yes, lowering no. I have KYB shocks now and I love them. That’s one of the reasons for the Altima 3.5se. It has “sports tuned suspension” whatever that means. I can roll with it and save up to make it better. In looking at cars for the past couple months I have only come across the elusive SX model optima and a V6 limited sonata a few times and even fewer for ones that have the infinity sound. Double din Navi for sure this time. HIDs for sure this time to.

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    Default Re: Which car to buy

    Wrx?

    Only hard part is finding one used and unmolested.

    Get decent gas mileage, some get up and go, and if you choose to mod, you have everything you need. Or you can go for a legacy, same engine, less likely to be modes but I think its a little more expensive but insurance will be much lower.

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