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    i really like the FX35. If it came in RWD and not AWD, i would have considdered buying it instead of the G. I do think any new infiniti is a bit much for a first car.

    an older one would be good. an old G20 woudl be a fantastic car. a neighbor a few years younger than me had one as his first car, and it was great. small, rwd, and not too powerful.

    edit: my mistake, fwd.
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    WRX (new one is rumoured to not be shit)
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    Any of those appealing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcpokey View Post
    i really like the FX35. If it came in RWD and not AWD, i would have considdered buying it instead of the G. I do think any new infiniti is a bit much for a first car.
    Why get an SUV? It just goes slower, uses more fuel and has worse handling.

    I also am for the beater as first car idea.
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    The most logical solution IMHO would be to buy a second hand Honda with a manual transmission. Tell your mother that statistically manuals are more safe than autos because they require more driver attention. Weather it takes 6 months or 2 years, once you feel confident in your abilities take them up on their offer to buy a high performance machine. Even in a 4000lb car 360 hp is alot. Too much for an inexperienced driver in my opinion.

    Its more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow

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    Pontiac Vibe GT. Done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbo.Jenkens View Post
    The most logical solution IMHO would be to buy a second hand Honda with a manual transmission. Tell your mother that statistically manuals are more safe than autos because they require more driver attention. Weather it takes 6 months or 2 years, once you feel confident in your abilities take them up on their offer to buy a high performance machine. Even in a 4000lb car 360 hp is alot. Too much for an inexperienced driver in my opinion.

    Its more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow
    If you can't convince your parents to get you a manual, try to get lessons and then ask them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbo.Jenkens View Post
    The most logical solution IMHO would be to buy a second hand Honda with a manual transmission. Tell your mother that statistically manuals are more safe than autos because they require more driver attention. Weather it takes 6 months or 2 years, once you feel confident in your abilities take them up on their offer to buy a high performance machine. Even in a 4000lb car 360 hp is alot. Too much for an inexperienced driver in my opinion.

    Its more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow
    I've said it but they won't bite!
    They are as stubborn as I am lol
    ***sigh***
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    I don't understand why his parents wouldn't let him have a manual though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Canuck View Post
    WRX (new one is rumoured to not be shit)
    GTi
    Mazdaspeed 3
    1 Series

    Any of those appealing?
    I wouldn't mind any of those, but my parents just don't like them lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by GumballRunner View Post
    I wouldn't mind any of those, but my parents just don't like them lol
    Okay but, isn't it going to be your car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    I don't understand why his parents wouldn't let him have a manual though...
    They think it takes attention off of driving. I have pushed the opposite but they just went "shoosh, no manual".

    I'm sure if I push a little harder I could get them to budge...
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    Ferrer:

    They're American?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    I don't understand why his parents wouldn't let him have a manual though...
    It's an American thang.
    Slushboxez are too engrained in the culture, and manuuals are too far from the mainstream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fisetdavid26 View Post
    Okay but, isn't it going to be your car?
    Yeah, but maybe my dad will drive it every so often, but I doubt it.

    XD
    My dad always says that the clutch will have to be replaced every so often, and that just strikes me as a petty excuse...
    I am a n00b for now, but I plan to become auto savvy the same way I became computer hardware and water-cooling savvy: through FORUMS

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    Quote Originally Posted by fisetdavid26 View Post
    Okay but, isn't it going to be your car?
    But, his parents are paying.
    "Kimi, can you improve on your [race] finish?"
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