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#810377 - 01/14/07 02:44 PM What new car would you get for $20k ?
oilnoob425 Offline


Registered: 12/06/06
Posts: 510
Loc: USA
So what NEW car would you choose to buy given you only had 20k, well maybe + or - $2000 for wiggle room, and why? What would be the best value for the money in hidsight of your driving priorities, whatever they are?

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#810378 - 01/14/07 03:08 PM Re: What new car would you get for $20k ? [Re: oilnoob425]
Brett Miller Offline


Registered: 09/09/03
Posts: 2636
Loc: Arizona
Honda Civic.

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#810379 - 01/14/07 04:17 PM Re: What new car would you get for $20k ? [Re: Brett Miller]
cousincletus Offline


Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 2513
Loc: Richmond, VA
The Chevy Impala seems to a lot for the money. I also like the Malibu. GM now has a 100k mile drivetrain warranty. Both cars have a high domestic parts content.
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#810380 - 01/14/07 05:01 PM Re: What new car would you get for $20k ? [Re: cousincletus]
badtlc Offline


Registered: 06/08/06
Posts: 5036
Loc: KC
mazda6i for $18,125 OTD with the sport package. Why? because I did and I absolutely love it.
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#810381 - 01/14/07 05:05 PM Re: What new car would you get for $20k ? [Re: cousincletus]
Ray H Offline


Registered: 01/16/03
Posts: 4478
Loc: Southern California
2.7L KIA Optima. Car & Driver raved about its solid body, build quality, and quiet ride. 5 yr./60K mile basic and 10 Yr./100K mile powertrain warranties Fortunately, it has NO domestic parts content.

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#810382 - 01/14/07 05:41 PM Re: What new car would you get for $20k ? [Re: Ray H]
lindermant Offline


Registered: 08/15/05
Posts: 344
Loc: NoVA
honda civic DX - just about every dealer in MD/DC/VA has them in the paper new for <$14k out-the-door. Why? The remaining $6-8k looks better in the bank


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#810383 - 01/14/07 05:46 PM Re: What new car would you get for $20k ? [Re: lindermant]
EricZoom Offline


Registered: 05/10/04
Posts: 582
Loc: South FLorida
Mazda3S. Best bang for the buck.
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#810384 - 01/14/07 05:50 PM Re: What new car would you get for $20k ? [Re: EricZoom]
4esorselrahc Offline


Registered: 11/30/06
Posts: 570
Loc: MS
Another vote for a civic.

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#810385 - 01/14/07 05:50 PM Re: What new car would you get for $20k ? [Re: 4esorselrahc]
ffxfina3 Offline


Registered: 05/31/06
Posts: 267
Loc: N/A
A VW diesel.
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#810386 - 01/14/07 05:52 PM Re: What new car would you get for $20k ? [Re: EricZoom]
Triple_Se7en Offline


Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 7932
Loc: 1/2 hr. north of Detroit
Chevy Malibu
Pontiac G6
Toyota Corolla

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#810387 - 01/14/07 05:57 PM Re: What new car would you get for $20k ? [Re: Triple_Se7en]
IndyFan Offline


Registered: 06/16/05
Posts: 402
Loc: Danville, Indiana
I like the Malibu, but with my GM discount, a supercharged Cobalt SS would slide in just a hair under 20k, before sales tax. That would be the one for me.
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#810388 - 01/14/07 06:04 PM Re: What new car would you get for $20k ? [Re: IndyFan]
97tbird Offline


Registered: 05/09/03
Posts: 9161
Loc: Fayetteville, NC
The mazda 6it is the best looking of all; should be a good handling car from the reviews; 2nd would be the Sonata v6 if it can be gotten for under 20k, wihich I think looks good; others look the same pretty much, and sorta bland.

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#810389 - 01/14/07 06:09 PM Re: What new car would you get for $20k ? [Re: 97tbird]
97tbird Offline


Registered: 05/09/03
Posts: 9161
Loc: Fayetteville, NC
I forgot: can the Outback SEDAN or the Legacy sedan be had for that price?
those are great cars; A friend of mine has a Limted 6-cyl Outback SEDAN (2006, I think) , and he loves it, and says it's a 1000x better than the Passat he had earlier.

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#810390 - 01/14/07 06:21 PM Re: What new car would you get for $20k ? [Re: 97tbird]
Old Mustang Guy Offline


Registered: 11/16/05
Posts: 845
Loc: Rockwall, Texas
Scion seems to be a good value. I like the SC coupe.

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#810391 - 01/14/07 06:46 PM Re: What new car would you get for $20k ? [Re: Old Mustang Guy]
sw99 Offline


Registered: 03/22/06
Posts: 1827
Loc: Colorado
Civic
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