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Old 11-08-2004, 12:53 AM   #1
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Default Car shopping time again.

Well, the girl'* minivan is finally on it'* last legs (really this time!) So we are starting to shop around for a different car. Now I know bonnie'* are the best, but I want something different for a second car. Right now the options are:

Alero
Monte Carlo
Accord
ZX2
Grand Am GT (3.8 ram air if possible)
Grand Prix (I know, same thing as a bonnie pretty much!)

Looking to spend around 10 g'*. Any opinions are suggestions? Want something that looks nice but won't hit the wallet too hard when insurance time roles around.
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Old 11-08-2004, 01:01 AM   #2
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If its a newer Monte Carlo'* those are nice....the Grand Prix'* are nice cars too..I would stay away from Grand Am'* tho..not only is there like .4 inches of head room in them they are crap...I'm 5'4 and my head was honestly like 2inches from the sunroof in an 02 I looked at.....I'd stick with those 2...just my thoughts tho
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check out the regal.
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I'm not sure if I have any really great insight but, since I was searching for a Grand Prix, Grand Am or an Alero (along with a Saturn-so maybe I wasn't completely sane ) here'* what I found. I, of course, am biased toward the Grand Ams right now. Although, like mentioned before, they are a smaller car. I also can't speak to the 3.4 but the I4 has a lot of get up and go, so I'd imagine the V6 would be fun too. As it is, I am SO happy with the GA I got, couldn't ask for anything better-but that'* just what worked for me. I looked at some Aleros in the process of car shopping and I liked them too. If you don't want a 4 banger, then watch the lower priced Aleros, they usually have the smaller engine-that was always the first question I asked. The only think I know about Grand Prix is that as far as options go, they can be very basic in that price range-but you might get lucky that way.
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If you are looking for some serious performance, go with the Grand Prix GTP. They are quite plentiful, and you can find one for under 10k. A GT is very nice too, and will cost less. My insurance going from a 95 SSE to a 97 GTP (4 door) is only a hundred bucks more per year.

GA'* are very nice. I've driven many of them.

I recommend a GA or GP.
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GAGT'* are nice, but i wouldn't get an SE (sorry Jeanie) they're kinda old and fugly looking.

no 3.8 in a GA.

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check out the regal.
I concur on the Buick part. A 92-95 Lesebre are all over the place around here.. and I know I could get one cheap. Not to mention the Park Avenues which are a little more, but have some great options.


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GAGT'* are nice, but i wouldn't get an SE (sorry Jeanie) they're kinda old and fugly looking.
Ouch, that hurts. :P
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If performance is not the name of the game, Accord.

If it'* a V6 Accord, performance is the name of the game to boot.
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If performance is not the name of the game, Accord.

If it'* a V6 Accord, performance is the name of the game to boot.
agreed... might want to check out an altima or even a maxima
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