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03-18-2004 02:29 AM
mofocus thats a good idea and sometimes id wished id done the same, a used Sewould be good i spose
03-17-2004 09:10 PM
Blurry ZX3 first car.. buy an under $1000 beater... then you can have fun with it and learn some basic mechanic skills also
03-17-2004 02:50 PM
Beachboy
Thanks for the responses

It's nice to get some good opinions about the Focus. Like Viney said, insurance is very expensive for me. Just for the Focus, it will cost me $2300 a year with minimum coverage + theft. I don't have a job right now so my savings won't last me too long either. I have heard good things lately about the car and my mom did the carfax on it too and it came out clean. It is a really good deal and all but I am going to have to get a secure job first (other than mowing old people's lawn) lol. My other choices would be a 1995 Dodge Avenger 5sp for $2500 or a 1997 Buick Skylark GS for $4200 with everything in it. Or otherwise I just wait and stay on my parents policy on a 98 Jeep Cherokee and 01 Sebring. But thanks for some incite on the Focus and hopefully I will test drive it this weekend.
03-17-2004 02:28 PM
viney266 Yes, it would be a great choice for a first car, just have your mechanic give it the once over.. The one problem I had with that list was...this is a young man, first car, some of those cars would kill him in insurance

BTW..welcome to the board...buy the focus...you"ll love it. It has a good aftermarket if you get into modifying your car, and we can def. help you with that!
03-17-2004 10:36 AM
soonerman77 Yes a 2000 Ford Focus SE is a good choice for a new driver. Hopefully it has the zetec engine and has all recall work done. I have had zero engine trouble with my car. Just change the oil and filter every 3k miles and don't drive it like a maniac and it should run like a dream.
03-17-2004 04:40 AM
SceviourZX3 naw not at all lol go for a t/t supra lol live a little by's


j/k
03-17-2004 04:32 AM
Infra3sv I dunno. I think a Stealth VR4 would be a bit much.
03-17-2004 01:28 AM
mofocus yeah the Z28 and GT arnt great first cars, kids are dumb and cant handlepower, i dont carehow smart or good you THINK you can drive when your young, inexperience is just that
03-17-2004 01:23 AM
ALL_MOTOR_ZETEC Yea, a 300zx for your first car? are you crazy? Don't get a car like that, because your gonna end up crashing or getting in an accident. Most people crash or get in an accident in there first car. I did
03-17-2004 01:00 AM
lakerdave10 I don't know if I would agree with all the cars an Infras list. I've seen new drivers get in enough trouble driving a slow Fiesta, not to mention a Mustang GT.
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