Re: IDeal First Car

January 24th, 2018, 11:24 am

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yo wrote:The back seat is very small in a TT coupe. Really only suitable for children or an adult for less than 5 minutes :-)
My dad had two of the original gun (coupe/convertible) and now has the last gen. Later gen you can maybe fit people in the back. First gen we called then pizza box seats because you can barely have fit a pizza box vertically between the back of the front seat and rear seat. Great cars tho!

I haven't been in a q8, but my mom has a q3. I found it very cheap feeling (light doors, etc.). Same for the volvo c30 last time I was in it. Felt very plastic-y, like a mini.

I'm maybe a bit biased tho as I like the older, solid cars. BMW Z3 is kinda interesting, especially if you can find the hatchback one. I've also always been a fan of the BMW 1 series. Can't really go wrong with a Golf...

What about something older and more unique for the design side of things? For $6k you can probably get a great condition older car that is solid. Mercedes 190? BMW e28? '01 Honda Prelude? Not sure what is available in Europe...

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Re: IDeal First Car

January 26th, 2018, 2:25 pm

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Re: IDeal First Car

January 26th, 2018, 3:11 pm

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Why isn't the Mini on your list? I think it screams "industrial designer", and on top of that I believe many of the models are assembled in the Netherlands.

Re: IDeal First Car

January 30th, 2018, 6:26 am

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When I was your age I had two Volvo 480 in succession. Ideal image for an ID student. The V30 should be more reliable.
I like them. But color sensitive. I'd say anything that is European, upmarket, sturdy and not a Golf.
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