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Old 03-14-2003, 12:50 PM   #11
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Maybe a Saturn? Anyone know if a Saturn is a good idea?
I know its a GM, but I'd feel safter in a plastic bubble. The newer Saturns are OK, but I don't trust the older ones at all.
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I was married for 10 years. I have 2 kids. For the 10 years before the divorce, she never drove anything smaller than an 89 Grand Am for that very reason. That was when the GA was still a mid-size car. She had a 4-door Metro when we got married. We got rid of it specifically for the safety reason. I wouldn't have her driving a bottle cap, especially with the kids. Before I divorced her (for cheating on me several times), she drove the 89 GA, a 4-door Blazer, a 93 Cutlass, a 94 Suburban, and a 95 Caddy. I've almost always driven a full-size chevy pickup. The Bonneville for me now, and she and her ex-boss (figure that one out) can drive whatever they damn well please. I just hope my kids aren't with them when they get nailed now.

I won't ever drive anything smaller than my SSEi because of the kids. Good luck, and I'm glad you didn't kill yourself.
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A Saturn wouldn't be a bad bet. Friend of mine drives one as a winter car, suits him fine where ever he goes.

But once summer comes he rolls out the 73 LeMans with a 455. I'm screwed!
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Get an old Toyota Camry. There reliable and tossable.
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A Saturn wouldn't be a bad bet. Friend of mine drives one as a winter car, suits him fine where ever he goes.

But once summer comes he rolls out the 73 LeMans with a 455. I'm screwed!
My advice?? Why not just save the $2000 and send her to driving school for like $400.
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An older camry is a great idea, they have awesome resale value, last forever (not uncommon to reach 500,000 KMS) and are a good mid size car. My dad loves his
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So maybe a saturn, maybe an old camry. Thanks for the ideas guys.

Maybe i'll just tell her that i'm planning ahead, looking out for the well being of our children. If she calls me on it, and tells me that I just want another Bonneville, then I'll accuse her of wanting her future children to die. Then I'll tell her that she'* not the same caring person that I married all of 8 months ago, etc.

Or... I'll look into the other, smaller options. Better that than, well...
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Saturns are good little cars but very underpowered. I think the base SOHC engine makes less then 100 hp and the DOHC engine only makes like 120. A older 4 cylinder manual camary would be good if she likes standard shifts. The v6 automatic cars make good power too.
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Im totally down with saturn over a toyota.... A. its american B. they last FOREVER..... my bro had one that ran great until he rear ended a guy going like 60....... that also spoke to it'* safety.... cause both ppl in the car were fine... and the car was TRASHED... i think he only had like 180k miles but it was running perfect
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Man, if my wife ever said something like that to me, I'd have to ask her to leave... Thankfully, even though she likes the Z3, or the Honda 2000, she knows better. Lots of guys make fun of the minivan, but in my opinion, they kick ***. You should ask her to test drive one.
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