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Kromat
18-07-08, 05:54 AM
I'll be getting a '98 Black Chrysler Intrepid for $3000 ( Semi-Auto with 189km ) in pretty good condition from one of my parents friends, and I'll finally be able to use it whenever I want. :D
Insurance will be about $1200 a year, so overall it's a pretty good deal.

P.S. Once it's at our driveway, I'll take some pictures and upload them here.

Interior
http://www.canadiandriver.com/articles/jc/images/98intrepid_es_int.jpg

Junket
18-07-08, 06:06 AM
Still my first car...

1987 Honda Accord.
http://digiads.com.au/carsales/used-cars/car_ad_photos/digiads_car_ads_103196_1.jpg

clearskies
18-07-08, 06:27 AM
Low mileage might not be the only indicator... for example, my car is 3 years old with 13 Kmiles and i have been through three/four crashes .. what about the history of the car? can u get that?

Only-virgins
18-07-08, 07:20 AM
Congrats and all but why the hell would anyone want to see pictures of a 98 Intrepid lol.

shh!
18-07-08, 08:19 AM
Congratulations, Kromat! It is very exciting to get your first car! I want to see pictures.

Kromat
18-07-08, 10:17 AM
They'll come, I know it's a '98, but it's a start.

miSSleepy
18-07-08, 10:24 AM
Low mileage might not be the only indicator... for example, my car is 3 years old with 13 Kmiles and i have been through three/four crashes .. what about the history of the car? can u get that?

You've been through 3/4 crashes? In how long a period?

When you buy cars you rarely get a history of the car. There is no crash meter on the car, and it usually doesn't matter that much.

Gribble
18-07-08, 10:39 AM
You can get a crash history and it can matter quite a bit.

miSSleepy
18-07-08, 10:45 AM
Actually, yes, Gribble :P A family member bought a car recently that drifts to the left slightly. We just thought it needed realigning. Turns out the whole axle twisted. Theory: it's been in a crash. That also explains the very shiny, new-looking paintjob!

1averagejoe
18-07-08, 01:47 PM
I plan to keep my cock-blocking 1990 volvo 240dl wagon as long as I can. It gets decent mileage, parts are cheap, I've fixed pretty much everything that needed fixing. It's been good to me. Plus there's plenty of space in the back to put stuff, like my bike.

I don't give a damn what people think about my car. It works, it gets me from point a to point b. If a girl doesn't want to date me because of it, good, she's probably a materialistic bitch anyways. So it's kind of like a bitch/materialistic-type filter.

Plus cars are the worst investments ever, the moment you drive them off the lot the value depreciates significantly! Plus no matter how much money you put into them, you never get as much back.

As for me, it's all about bicycles.

Gribble
18-07-08, 01:59 PM
I'm with you, Joe. Give me a car that gets me from point A to point B. And if it turns off the ladies, great. Those aren't the kind of women I want to waste time with. Course I drive a timeless jeep, so I can afford to say that.

Only-virgins
18-07-08, 04:46 PM
Unless you enjoy cars. I couldn't give two shits about anything as long as my car is fast in all categories. I track my car all the time and am getting better as a driver. I like cars and it is one of my hobbies as for some video games are or anything else for that matter. If someone doesn't care about their car than that is fine but I do care about mine and since when does having a nice car means you want to impress the girls? than again there are those idiot BMW and Mercedes owners that buy it for that. I like Top Gear and I like cars.

My automobile :) Takes corners like a mudafaka.
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/love9sick/100_1451_copy.jpg

Gribble
18-07-08, 05:04 PM
There's nothing wrong with liking cars. I didn't mean to imply that. But do you seriously think the majority of men who have cool cars don't have them for the express purpose of making up for their lack of personality?

Top Gear, that British show? Now that show I love. Did you ever see the episode where they tried everything under the sun to total an old Ford pickup but the damn thing kept running?

Only-virgins
18-07-08, 05:16 PM
There's nothing wrong with liking cars. I didn't mean to imply that. But do you seriously think the majority of men who have cool cars don't have them for the express purpose of making up for their lack of personality?

Top Gear, that British show? Now that show I love. Did you ever see the episode where they tried everything under the sun to total an old Ford pickup but the damn thing kept running?

Haha that episode was great. I am sure some men buy their cars just for some status quo as they call it. I couldn't care less. I modify my car with things to make it more fun for me and no one can see these mods. I think you can tell the enthusiasts from the shows offs maybe. I don't know. I never even had it cross my mind to impress people with my car, the first thing I think always is about taking it on open windy roads and having a blast. I would rally my car too but I don't want to ruin(at least yet lol) a new car. I like the episode of top gear where they drive through the hick neighborhoods in the USA and they paint shit on their cars just to piss of the locals..things like "NASCAR sucks" ...lol...also where Jeremy gets the boat car..and it sinks haha.

Also to mention, cars are an expensive hobby..I know this. I can barely average 24mpg in my car and it cost me 37 grand with tires that cost $330 a pop...but its what I wanted to do. I ended up spending another 2k so far on extras for the car anyways.

Junket
18-07-08, 06:55 PM
I used to enjoy driving fast and aggressively.

Gas prices have destroyed my spirit.

I'm one the most boring drivers on the road, now.

Lipp
18-07-08, 07:55 PM
The Intrepid doesn't actually look bad, especially not compared to modern budget cars. A black one always remind me of the one the FBI would be imagined to use :D Black smooth sedans.

Just acting as a chauffeur for the rest of the family when I visit them every 6 months or so. Wont be looking for one for myself for many years to come, waste of money.

Only-virgins
19-07-08, 02:34 AM
I used to enjoy driving fast and aggressively.

Gas prices have destroyed my spirit.

I'm one the most boring drivers on the road, now.

Yea yea, we all know the prices on gas suck ass. Everyone is feeling the squeeze I think. Not like I drive it like a jack ass all day on public streets either man.

clearskies
19-07-08, 03:12 AM
You've been through 3/4 crashes? In how long a period?

When you buy cars you rarely get a history of the car. There is no crash meter on the car, and it usually doesn't matter that much.

4 from the right side... cars banged into my right door on 4 occasions ... one of these was a bus! that was during the last three years or less for the car that i bought from new in Sep05.

starbuck
19-07-08, 07:20 AM
Gas prices make me glad I don't own a car. On the other hand, here are what my commutes look like...

YouTube - Brooklyn Subway Fight!

1averagejoe
19-07-08, 01:20 PM
I used to enjoy driving fast and aggressively.

Gas prices have destroyed my spirit.

I'm one the most boring drivers on the road, now.
It's sooo hard to drive slow!!!

But I'm doing it. :tough:

I love cars, but like I mentioned they're a terrible investment. Right now the majority of my money is going into investments or the bank. I want to start saving early on for a down payment for after college.

As much of a car enthusiast as I am:

House > Car

Once I am settled and have a home, financially stable, and money to spare. I'm definitely going to buy myself or build myself a fun car.

I want to build one of these:
http://www.seriouswheels.com/cars/top-1967-Volvo-Amazon-600-hp.htm

My parents told me once I graduate engineering college, they'll buy me an old one and help me restore it. And of course it's going to be fast. :D

Wagons are badass.

Only-virgins
19-07-08, 01:32 PM
And of course it's going to be fast. :D


Probably just straight. Don't know why Americans base fast on going straight only.

1averagejoe
19-07-08, 01:38 PM
Probably just straight. Don't know why Americans base fast on going straight only.
That's not an american car...and it won't be just fast. It's going to handle and brake like a dream as well.

Junket
19-07-08, 06:11 PM
Because Americans had so many long, straight open roads.

Japan is tiny, so they have to keep driving in circles.

lesa
19-07-08, 10:23 PM
Insurance will be about $1200 a year, so overall it's a pretty good deal.
Whoa, is that fully comprehensive...will that pay for my accident, medical, car rental, groceries, utilties, rent, hotel stay? What is that in USD?


My automobile :) Takes corners like a mudafaka.
I agree. If it can't handle corners then I don't want it.


When you buy cars you rarely get a history of the car. There is no crash meter on the car, and it usually doesn't matter that much.
It matters a lot to me and in the US, you can usually get some type of accident history...especially if it has been reported to insurance companies. I always try to look that up before buying. The automotive industry can be quite sneaky.

anachronistic
20-07-08, 05:45 AM
I plan to keep my cock-blocking 1990 volvo 240dl wagon as long as I can. It gets decent mileage, parts are cheap, I've fixed pretty much everything that needed fixing. It's been good to me. Plus there's plenty of space in the back to put stuff, like my bike.

I don't give a damn what people think about my car. It works, it gets me from point a to point b. If a girl doesn't want to date me because of it, good, she's probably a materialistic bitch anyways. So it's kind of like a bitch/materialistic-type filter.

Plus cars are the worst investments ever, the moment you drive them off the lot the value depreciates significantly! Plus no matter how much money you put into them, you never get as much back.

As for me, it's all about bicycles.

I'm kind of with you... but a Volvo? **** that shit.

I like vehicles... but not fancy looking expensive ones.

My perfect car would be compact, durable (not made of ****ing plastic), light on resources, manual transmission, floor mounted steering wheel (preferably a pilot wheel)

1averagejoe
20-07-08, 01:50 PM
I'm kind of with you... but a Volvo? **** that shit.

I like vehicles... but not fancy looking expensive ones.

My perfect car would be compact, durable (not made of ****ing plastic), light on resources, manual transmission, floor mounted steering wheel (preferably a pilot wheel)
Sure it's nothing fancy and ugly as sin. But it works, gets decent mileage and has plenty of space to haul stuff around.

And don't tell me it sucks because it's slow, it's faster than my friends civic. Yes...I won. And plenty of people drive civics. So there's nothing wrong with it besides looks. Cars are shitty investments, and the way the economy and the value of the dollar is going right now, it's the last thing people should be looking to buy new.


In just one year you can lose 5 grand on a car. You wanna know what's more attractive to a women than a car? A home. With a home, depending on how the market is going you'll almost always make money. Because there will always be someone looking to buy one. When we bought our home 10 years ago, we paid half the price for what it is now worth. So we made a huge profit off of this home if we intend to sell it. I'm looking 5-10 years ahead of me and dealing with the ugly car is well worth it to save and buy a home/condo as soon as I can.

anachronistic
20-07-08, 04:53 PM
Sure it's nothing fancy and ugly as sin. But it works, gets decent mileage and has plenty of space to haul stuff around.

And don't tell me it sucks because it's slow, it's faster than my friends civic. Yes...I won. And plenty of people drive civics. So there's nothing wrong with it besides looks. Cars are shitty investments, and the way the economy and the value of the dollar is going right now, it's the last thing people should be looking to buy new.


In just one year you can lose 5 grand on a car. You wanna know what's more attractive to a women than a car? A home. With a home, depending on how the market is going you'll almost always make money. Because there will always be someone looking to buy one. When we bought our home 10 years ago, we paid half the price for what it is now worth. So we made a huge profit off of this home if we intend to sell it. I'm looking 5-10 years ahead of me and dealing with the ugly car is well worth it to save and buy a home/condo as soon as I can.

You know what? What is attractive to a woman does not matter to me. Cars... apartments... jackasses... give it to them, but keep them away from me. Of course those things shine light on security, and you should definitely stand for that, but if a woman is going to go out with a guy just because his car has balls, or he lives in a palace, or will allow a man to buy his way into her heart, I don't want that. It really shows what they're into investing, doesn't it?

That's where I agree with you.

Only-virgins
21-07-08, 12:22 PM
Because Americans had so many long, straight open roads.

Japan is tiny, so they have to keep driving in circles.

That is funny, how absolutely wrong this statement is. Erhm..who drives in circles? Nascar maybe? Only cities are built in girds, Wisconsin for example has some pimp ass curvy roads. Germany puts a lot of effort in handling on the car too and they have even better straight roads. I'm not concerned with driving like a douche on the public streets anyway.


It's going to handle and brake like a dream as well.

Nice. I think "fast" is based on all characteristics of a sports car. ...and no shit it does say volvo on it lol.