If you had $20K to spend on a new car, what would you get?

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  1. Shobster

    Shobster Notebook Consultant

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    Don't forget the VTEC stickers. 1 sticker = +20 hp.
     
  2. ZaZ

    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    Without further adieu, I give you the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT with 1.8L/manual and 16" wheels:

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    Impressions so far? I like it. The speedo doesn't bother me as much as I thought. It's very quiet. I did kill it once on the way home, but the shifting is pretty decent. Maybe the only thing better would be if it was a two door. I plugged in the USB drive and it worked right away, and was easy to figure out the shuffle. It has 7 miles on the odometer when I got it and 101 by the time rolled into the driveway.
     
  3. booboo12

    booboo12 Notebook Prophet

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    Lookin' good! I love the color. Have fun. :)
     
  4. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow

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    At least you got a stick. I cannot stand econobox cars with an automatic transmission, so dumb.
     
  5. ZaZ

    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    I have to say the Sonic doesn't feel like an econobox at all. While the interior isn't high grade, it's nice. The seats are comfy, it handles nicely and is very quiet, all of which would make it an excellent commuter car.
     
  6. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow

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    :p No need to get defensive, I wasn't saying an econobox was a bad thing, it's a practical car that gets good fuel economy, and that's a good thing. If it's one thing I hate, it is half baked cars, like the Smart car, something that small that doesn't even get good fuel economy. I guess the Chevy Spark would be more econobox-ish but in general I just say if you want a car that get good fuel economy and is decently roomy, it's an economy car.
     
  7. TwiztidKidd

    TwiztidKidd Notebook Evangelist

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    2004 Infiniti M35 dark blue color, I got one for $15K with 42,000 miles and super nice condition. The one in the picture is black color. It's got luxury "written" all over it.

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  8. Micaiah

    Micaiah Notebook Deity

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    Very nice. I think the gauge cluster on these cars are pretty cool.
     
  9. ZaZ

    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    I wasn't offended in the least, I just meant it doesn't feel like an econobox in the way the Fit or the Mazda2 did with their firmer ride and noisier interior, though I have to say the Mazda2 has a nice sound to it when revving it.
     
  10. visiom88

    visiom88 Notebook Evangelist

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    Congratulations on the new car!
     
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