Suggest me a car for ~8k

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  1. Xirurg

    Xirurg ORLY???

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    I am looking for a car for my brother who is 17. It will be his 1st car so I want something inexpensive. MPG is not a huge issue, so big engine is ok.
     
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    Clutch cute and cuddly boys

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    I am guessing used than, are you in a place that gets a lot of snow or has dirt roads? What does the vehicle have to carry?
     
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    Xirurg ORLY???

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    used oc. quite a lot of snow at winters.just him...maybe friends :D
     
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    Clutch cute and cuddly boys

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    A Ford Probe GT is a fun car, but if you crash tail lights are very rare.
     
  5. Xirurg

    Xirurg ORLY???

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    let me check it :)
     
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    Xirurg ORLY???

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    it is so old! nothing from 2000+?
     
  7. Colton

    Colton Also Proudly American

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    Whatever you get, you'll want something with 4WD or AWD, since he's gonna be having rough winters with snow and all.

    You could get a very nicely equipped Honda CR-V 2001 for around $8K. ;)

    AWD for those snowy roads, plenty of room for friends, and pretty good fuel economy. :)

    Honda CR-V
     
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    Clutch cute and cuddly boys

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    but it is a sweet car

    Or the Ford Focus ZX3 (think that is what it is called), the coupe with the hatch back.

    Jeep Cherokee is very good and drives like a car.



    And the civic and Accord can always be an option.

    Retired police car
     
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    TravisBean Notebook Evangelist

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    Colton Also Proudly American

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    With a rear-wheeled car, you're going to spin everywhere in snowy weather. I mean, when you go to brake, you're gonna be sliding all over the road. I speak from experience. :p

    With a AWD, 4WD, or a FWD car, you have the weight up front where the engine is creating more friction between the road and the tires, giving you more traction in snowy weather. ;)
     
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