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I have enough money saved up for a new-ish used car. And i just got a raise and more hours at work, so now I have the money to pay insurance as well.

I looked at many different cars, and I have three choices.

2004-2006 Toyota Corolla
2005-2007 VW Jetta
2007 Toyota Yaris Sedan

I need one for under 14,000.
I am looking to get it in 6 months to a year.
The Camry is becoming too much of a hassle now. As much as I love the car, i think its time for an upgrade.
 

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Put $1,000 into the camry and get it running right. The end. ;)

Lynch's IMO List:
Corolla = Grandma/ Weird girl in high school car.
Jetta = Electrical fire
Yaris = Sardine eco box with the gauges in the center.
 

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Yaris = Sardine eco box with the gauges in the center.[/QUOTE said:
Lmao!

I also forgot to add, a 2002-2004 Toyota Camry
A V6 if i can find one.
 

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I would scrap the yaris- to much of a econo box/ clown car.

The jetta is nice but without a doubt has some problems also sorta a chickish car imo.

Look into a Ford Fusion - really nice car for the money. I recently got one and I got it for way under 14k and 36k miles.

You could easily buy a 2007 camry for that kind of cash.
 

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Yeah maybe an 07 Camry CE, they have some for sale here for about 14000. Im not sure if I wanna go above it though.

The Fusion is really nice, and Ford is a good manufacturer. I will put the Fusion into consideration. I just need to test drive one. :D
 

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Id go with a Corolla or a Camry if you can get a deal on one. Both are great cars and would serve you well. I absolutely love my '07 Camry. Its comfortable, rides smooth, is quiet and gets great gas milage.
The Fusion is a great car too, the only thing I dont like about it is that its made in Mexico.
 

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My Mom just bought a new Fusion, (replacing her Camry which I bought from her) and loves it. Granted, it's new- but it's a hell of a car and a lot of the underpinnings are the same as before the redesign.

I still agree with put $1,000 into the Camry and get it rolling right. It's nice to have either the money in the bank, or no car payment. Insurance could be cheaper without a lien as well as you can put your choice of coverage limits on it vs. what the bank says.
 

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First off, you're lucky you got a raise. Congrats.

Second off you're lucky, I wish I had the money to get different car.


IMO, unless you love the Camry, I'd live a little get a different car. Or brand.

You could get a nice used Passat if you want to get a VW. They are nice but like mentioned before I'd be wary of the reliability. Not to say every one of them is bad.

Get a Mazda6. That's a nice car. I'm sure you can get a nice used one. If you like that. Everyone has Camry's. They just blend in, be different!!


The Fusion is nice, assembled in Mexico yes but doesn't mean its bad. Its based off the Mazda6 platform.


Regardless, take your time (if you have it) do your research unless you know what you want. Make sure you take a thorough test drive to so you don't have buyer's remorse. Good luck!!:thumbsup:
 

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Everyone has Camry's. They just blend in!!
Thats one of the many benefits of driving a Camry. Your odds of getting pulled over while in a Camry are less simply because you blend in with all the other Camrys so well. :thumbsup:
 

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OH! 05/06 Altima SE-R. :naughty:
 

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First gen Mazda 6 :naughty:

They're much sportier than the current gen (although the current gen is still very nice) so you'll have much more fun driving. Especially if you get a V6. Those cars are very nice.
 

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OH! 05/06 Altima SE-R. :naughty:
Amen to that. My girlfriend's brother has an '03 Altima with over 250,000 miles on it. No squeaks, no rattles and it doesnt burn a drop of oil.
Great cars. :thumbsup:
 

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Same can be said about the majority, well what's left of it,of GM's lineup :lol::lol:
Ever been in a Buick LaCrosse or Lucerne lately? And let's not forget about their sport's cars (Camaro and Vette). ;)

But yeah, they have plenty of snoozers too.
 

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I have enough money saved up for a new-ish used car. And i just got a raise and more hours at work, so now I have the money to pay insurance as well.

I looked at many different cars, and I have three choices.

2004-2006 Toyota Corolla
2005-2007 VW Jetta
2007 Toyota Yaris Sedan

I need one for under 14,000.
I am looking to get it in 6 months to a year.
The Camry is becoming too much of a hassle now. As much as I love the car, i think its time for an upgrade.
Despite you thinking it would be an upgrade, I'd say all those choices are a downgrade from a gen 3 Camry. Heck I drive brand new cars on a daily basis, the vast majority of the cars are a major downgrade from my Cressida. The Corolla is the best of the three for a few reasons. The interior in the Corolla is better than both Jetta and Yaris, the Jetta has awful build quality while the Yaris has worse materials. The Corolla is decent enough to drive, while the Jetta doesn't drive well enough to justify its price. The Yaris is not very fun on freeways, its not as dangerous as a slow Dodge but it'll be noisy(engine and wind buffeting) and your margin to overtake is very slim and chances are few.

If you still want a newer car I'd also join ECHOKnight and Vmax in recommending the Mazda6. The older Mazda6 is a pretty decent car, the 4-cylinder is a bit noisy on 1st gear but quiets down once its in 3rd. Its got a nice driving feel that most of its competitors don't have. I'd also look at a Subaru legacy, haven't heard almost anything bad about them except the 2.5L engines and their headgasket problems.

Thats one of the many benefits of driving a Camry. Your odds of getting pulled over while in a Camry are less simply because you blend in with all the other Camrys so well. :thumbsup:
That would be incorrect, they're more willing because you no longer can accuse them of discriminating as you're like everyone else. If you really wanted to avoid getting pulled over you'll need a 90s Cadillac or most Buicks. Cops will assume your a pensioner and that you're not worth the time. Insurance for these cars are cheaper too and nobody wants to steal them, the only flaw...these cars can't go around corners.
 
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