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    what car for under............... thread again.

    Pretty much 100% sure I will be coming home early next year so am looking on car-sales for vehicles to buy initially under 15k.

    But increasing that spend a bit I see I can buy a 2017 Mazda 3 (I love my 3) for 23,490 drive away which is about 4k more than what I will sell my 2014 Maz 3 here for, but then I see the Kia Cerato S driveaway for 19,900..

    What else should I look at for 20k (ish), I know buying new is a bit of a wank and should buy something a year or 2 old and save some coin but the idea of a new car warranty is attractive and the knowledge that it aint been cut and shut by some swede ever more attractive.

    So, throw some idea's at me but must be 4cyl as the rego costs over there are bullshit exxy.
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    So, <= 2 years old, 4 cylinder, ~$20k

    Do you have any other criteria?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald Trump View Post
    So, <= 2 years old, 4 cylinder, ~$20k

    Do you have any other criteria?
    Manual.
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    don't buy a new car, buy something with a balance of new car warranty so you still have peace of mind but it's depreciated some already
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    Manual.
    Plugged into carsales, sorted by acceleration:
    https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/res...srcx=makemodel

    and a Peugeot 208 Gti comes out on top.

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    Abarth 500/595.

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    Where are you gonna live when you come back?
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    Reckon I'd personally go for the best WRX available for $20k or less; even though it would be more like 7 years old, rather than 2.

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    I reckon a procee'd would be ok and should still have 4 or 5 years warranty left
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALLMTR View Post
    I reckon a procee'd would be ok and should still have 4 or 5 years warranty left
    whats that ?
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    Last edited by ALLMTR; 03-12-17 at 10:00 PM.
    1jz Rolla Van ....... 10.5 at 134mph

    "Reacher figured if he could put that drivetrain in some battered old sedan body, then that would be his kind of car"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    whats that ?
    https://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/d...15129511/?Cr=3

    I'd have one.
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    pro-ceed is intersting, none for sale in QLD at the moment but will keep an eye out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stix Zadinia View Post
    don't buy a new car, buy something with a balance of new car warranty so you still have peace of mind but it's depreciated some already
    I here ya but can buy a new 2017 Maz 3 for the same oney as a second hand 2016 Maz 3............. obviouslt different trim levels com in to play though/.

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    Plugged into carsales, sorted by acceleration:
    https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/res...srcx=makemodel

    and a Peugeot 208 Gti comes out on top.
    Not keen on pugs.

    Quote Originally Posted by vlsv88 View Post
    Abarth 500/595.
    whats that ?

    edit: googled it ............ fuck no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluprint View Post
    Thats a nice car but after being fucked in the ass by Ford here I vowed to never own another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    Thats a nice car but after being fucked in the ass by Ford here I vowed to never own another.
    They wouldn't do that to you here.
    Instead they'd fuck you in the arse. Totally different.
    Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by travisaus View Post
    whatever chuck is selling at the time you return.
    This

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    Buy that Cortina and #BarraTheWorld.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_pete View Post
    Buy that Cortina and #BarraTheWorld.

    Its the smart thing to do.
    If I had money to burn I'd already own it !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    Thats a nice car but after being fucked in the ass by Ford here I vowed to never own another.
    That's a shame, but I agree with you there. Seems to be par for the course for Ford in Australia.

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