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Old 11-30-2008, 02:40 PM
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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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Old 11-30-2008, 02:58 PM
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WRX (new one is rumoured to not be shit)
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Mazdaspeed 3
1 Series

Any of those appealing?
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Old 11-30-2008, 02:58 PM
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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.
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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Old 11-30-2008, 02:59 PM
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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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Old 11-30-2008, 03:05 PM
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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
If you can't convince your parents to get you a manual, try to get lessons and then ask them.
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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
I've said it but they won't bite!
They are as stubborn as I am lol
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I don't understand why his parents wouldn't let him have a manual though...
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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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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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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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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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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...
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Okay but, isn't it going to be your car?
But, his parents are paying.
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