Lol used BMW. Better off just dumping your cash into a pile and setting it on fire.
As a general car enthusiast who just so happens to have a "thing" for older BMWs, I'm going to say that your statement is horribly inaccurate. You see, even a POS used BMW can be brought to the top of a hill (usually via a tow line), roll down, and take you closer to wherever it is you want to go than a burning pile of cash ever could.
I once forced my wife to sit with me in a dealership for 8 hours haggling. I think I still have the salespersons pants.
Personally, I wouldn't consider a European car that was not under a manufacturers warranty. Trust me I know from experience. Repair costs will rape you if it is something you cannot manage yourself.
The Subaru was the most impressive from what I've seen.... especially if they make a 6 cylinder engine. The all wheel drive for the same price is quite nice and it apparently would last me forever and still hold its value as a car.
Their 244 hp engine was the best engine we saw.
You may like to have a look ar the pre 2007 Honda Civic Type R. Quite fast and handles very well.The new model from 2007 is not quite as nice as they have done away with the indipendent rear suspension so it doesn't handle quite as well.
Deffinately have a spin in the Impreza WRX STI. Also very nice.
My first car was new because I could afford it, and because I wanted a purchase I could be proud of. I bought a new car. It was a symbol of getting on in life.
I won't do it again, nor do I advise anyone to do so.
Buddy J wrote:
I didn't make it. It was on Autoblog this morning. It just seemed so relevant.
Alex: problem with Mitsubishi cars that I have: they are Chryslers. Enough said. I've owned a Mitsu in the past and it was a fantastic car, for about 5 years, then over two years I put in close to $8000 in repairs. I sold that car (an Eclipse GT, 215HP was NICE) and got my current Civic EX 2-dr 5-spd and I have been much happier.