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#1   2013-09-01 16:38          
then so is more half months I will buy my first car: D
the cars that I'm thinking is the golf gti 2 or 3 or honda civic eg hatchback
or sedan.
what do you advise?
PS:sorry my bad english

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#2   2013-09-01 17:14          
Hmmm well three choices are actually pretty good but the Sedan is out because it's bigger than the other two. Personally I'd go for the MK2 or EG Hatch.
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#3   2013-09-01 17:22          
the side is not problem my cousin has a coupe and is not very big

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#4   2013-09-02 14:57          
if you can find an original less mileage mk2 gti 8v then personally i would get it.

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#5   2013-09-02 15:51          
# Inline5 : if you can find an original less mileage mk2 gti 8v then personally i would get it.
if i get a golf gti is the 16v the price is the same and the 16v is more fast

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#6   2013-09-02 16:00          
Yes you are right but it has power in high rpm and its less reliable then 8v. but your choice ofc (:

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#7   2013-09-02 16:25          
# Inline5 : Yes you are right but it has power in high rpm and its less reliable then 8v. but your choice ofc (:
its less reliable then 8v? sure? I think is as opposed

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#8   2013-09-02 16:31          
the 16v is reliable too but i heard from many people that 8v is better for daily drive.

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#9   2013-09-02 16:34          
# Inline5 : the 16v is reliable too but i heard from many people that 8v is better for daily drive.
i did not know that

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#10   2013-09-02 16:40          
no problem, and in my opinion the sound of 8v is better ;)

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#11   2013-09-02 16:49          
# Inline5 : no problem, and in my opinion the sound of 8v is better ;)
thanks because of these things that is asked here ;)

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#12   2013-09-02 19:49          
Interesting topic :)

Also buying my first car in 1 - 4 months...

Would like own Alfa 75 or 164.. but:

Not very reliable
Winter coming (-15 to -30 C)
And very small choice in Finland:

4 Alfa 164 for sale (mileage: 260 000km - 334 000km)
7 Alfa 75 for sale (mileage: 200 000km - 250 000km)

+ taxes and insurance costs are almost same per year than my budged for the car.

Another I'm looking for is 3 gen Prelude..

But I find only one for sale.. and its mileage is +300 000km

Welcome to Finland.

Maybe I should just buy B Vectra, mk1 Avensis, Volvo S40 or something.

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#13   2013-09-02 22:00          
Then I was here thinking we had shitty cars in the Netherlands...

I bought my Corsa B with the C20XE (and registered as such) for 1100euro

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#14   2013-09-03 01:13          
portugal is no better country in relation to cars but also not bad has some good cheap cars for 2500 euros for exemple :golfs, fiats unos turbo ie,puntos gt, saxos cups, civics ,106 gti and 106 xsi

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#15   2013-09-03 04:49          
jeez i can m5s, m3's etc here in uk for 2500.... but insurance will cost 5k+ and tax.. ;D
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#16   2013-11-24 20:39          
Well I was too lazy to read all of the answers.

I personally bought an Audi 80 as my first car just because I love it.

When I had to decide between the Civic or Golf I would go with the golf.Its a super relaiable car if you take care of the basic needs of a car.I am working in a VW mechanic shop so I see many Golf Mk2 that are in great condition.
But I think you should get a normal Golf Mk2 not the GTI.I would buy a normal golf and then try to get a GIT engine and swap them.Its quite easy since they both use the same mountings etc.

But thats just my opinion.

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#17   2013-11-25 11:59          
@ thyago

I'm a collage student. I've got an JDM EG GLI. I think it's an LX in the US, not sure what you euros call it.
Gas mileage is awesome, Parts for it are cheap and everywhere.
I personally like them more than golfs, as parts are cheaper for them.. but I highly doubt that that'd be a problem for you euro guys.

EG hatches have a load of space in the back as the seats fold down, leaving room for your new rims or other activities ;)
there is room to sleep in the back too.

The only downside of mine is the lack of power, as mine only has a SOHC 1.5l engine.
If you go for an EG, make sure it's got Vtec or you have the money for a conversion straight out of the box.

If you've got any questions feel free to ask :P

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#18   2013-11-25 23:13          
I had a 93 eg hatch USDM. It started as a CX with a 1.5 non vtec. I swapped for a 95 Acura integra LS engine/trans/ecu (1.8 Dohc Non VTEC). I did a few other little odds and ends. Car ran 10.019 in 1/8th mile. No 1/4 in my area though :(


if you build an obd1 civic and use integra drivetrain, use an ecu from an automatic shift car. It has a better tune due to increased power loss through torque converter.

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#19   2013-11-26 03:26          
You'd still have to convert the ECU to a manual chip wouldn't you?
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#20   2013-12-16 19:53          
So I have this kinda weird idea for my first car. Its still more than 10 months till I can drive on my own, but I'm allready looking for a first car.
Recently I found a weird obsesion with the Volvo 121 Amazon and I do have a few arguments why it could be an ideal first car:
- Its over 40 years old, and in the netherlands that means its taxfree
- Its quite spacious
- In my opinion, its quite a beautifull car
- It has some stance potential:
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- Its quite reliable
- There are quite cheap ones available that look very decent

Any thoughts why this would or would not be a good starter?