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Asked by Sep 04, 2010 at 11:49 AM

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what is the best car for a young guy, starting to drive?

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cavalier...1996 oe newer...cheap, timing CHAIN vs timing belts (which wear out musch faster, cheap on the gas, options galore with them...I had a 1997 with a 3 speed auto, got 380+ miles to a tank and I drove it all over...I paid $800 for the car, bought ONE intake tube from the air filter to the throttle body...junkyard item, $10...never spent another thing on that car. Also bouhgt a 1996 Kia (dont laugh...they have Mazda motors in em!!)...drove for over a year and a half, no troubles ever, I charged the AC (newer 134a stuff...very simple)....lady that bought is STILL driving it...that was 2 years ago I sold it....My Cavalier likewise is STILL on the road with over 250k on the miles. I recommend those as CHEAP, easy to find and inexspensive cars to drive

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All depends what your budget is. I'd focus on reliability and fuel economy, so you can save up for car #2. Just remember you're not looking for a wife, or a lifelong relationship. Cars are all temporary unless you are a collector. You could own dozens of cars over your life, make the first a practical decision. I'd recommend an older Altima 2001 or 2004-2006 if you can afford it. Great resale value, low cost to maintain and fix. Domestics cars or more expensive to repair than Nissans. Save your money for a used Nissan GT-R in the future.

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