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My First Car!

post #1 of 31
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After a month of research and looking at Autotrader, which I went from a Yaris to a Z4 (seriously!) to Golf to MINI Cooper S to Focus to Fiat 500 to Fiesta and then back to this.

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08 Plate Toyota Yaris, 1.8L VVT-I with 17" Alloys, 20k miles, FSH.

Loads of toys too - keyless entry and keyless start (my keys don't even have to leave my pocket), climate control, traction control, ABS etc etc

Drove it back from Cardiff, it can happily cruiser at 70mph on the motorway at 3,000rpm. It corners really well, it's quite quick off the block. Love Climate Control and the little touches like where you can choose the air circulate and buttons on the steering to control the Cd/radio.

Happy days!

p.s. yes I named it Veronica tongue.gif
post #2 of 31

Congrats on the new acquisition! Mine's a Jeep named Charlotte :P

 


Edited by appophylite - 5/29/11 at 11:09am
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Nice...but curious why the Cooper S and the Fiat 500 were passed over

post #5 of 31
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Originally Posted by sachu View Post

Nice...but curious why the Cooper S and the Fiat 500 were passed over


The only copper S in my budget are those that are around 7 years old and due it's big service and most with high mileage. MINI parts are expensive being BMW so it will no doubt come with a high maintainence cost on top of a low fuel efficiency (25mpg, my Yaris average 40mpg). I would love a MINI but i would need to pay more for a newer one.

The Fiat 500 wise, I love one but then I also realise I wanted one mostly because of it's looks rather thsn it's spec. It would cost me over $3000 more to get a fiat the same spec I paid for my Yaris and the fiat would still not have a 1.8 engine or keyless entry.

Basically, for the money, being my first car, the Yaris made the most sense.
post #6 of 31

Nice car!

 

My next car might be something on that order....although I'd prefer not having to own a car.

 

 

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Quote:
Originally Posted by sachu View Post

Nice...but curious why the Cooper S and the Fiat 500 were passed over




The only copper S in my budget are those that are around 7 years old and due it's big service and most with high mileage. MINI parts are expensive being BMW so it will no doubt come with a high maintainence cost on top of a low fuel efficiency (25mpg, my Yaris average 40mpg). I would love a MINI but i would need to pay more for a newer one.

The Fiat 500 wise, I love one but then I also realise I wanted one mostly because of it's looks rather thsn it's spec. It would cost me over $3000 more to get a fiat the same spec I paid for my Yaris and the fiat would still not have a 1.8 engine or keyless entry.

Basically, for the money, being my first car, the Yaris made the most sense.


right on..i drive a decade old corolla myself. Toyotas are great get around cars. Plus their affordability means money for other toys very_evil_smiley.gif

 

post #8 of 31
Congrats! Nice car and I hope you enjoy it!

My first car was a 1971 Mercury Comet coupe with a 302. I still have it. smily_headphones1.gif
post #9 of 31

Congrats, My first car was a 1991 Mercedes Benz 300 SL convertible, sold it and bought the 94 SL600 V12 I have now, just got it running!

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but then I also realise I wanted one mostly because of it's looks rather thsn it's spec.


Looks can be a huge thing when it comes to buying a car.  I passed up a more practical car for one that I thought looked much better just last year.  Every time I see it though, I know I made the right choice for myself.

post #11 of 31

Nice car!  It looks brand new.  I quite like Toyota...in fact, I like Japanese car manufacturers better than American and European ones in general.

post #12 of 31

Ah oval/circle cars dont do it for me. boxy ones too

post #13 of 31

Ive been thinking about dropping down to a Mazda 3 MPS, need a car change and ive had my RX7 for sometime now :)

post #14 of 31
My first was a 67 Mustang fastback. Primer gray, Chromed trim, 3 speed 289 v8. Had a cassette & two pair of 6x9 Utahs. Paid $300 in 74. It taught me how to work on a car but you could do most rebuilding through a junk yard. Had to park it on a hill to start it cold.
post #15 of 31

^ nice!.

 

My first was a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee, in line 6 with manual transmission. Loved that thing...i belonged in that car.

 

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