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Old 10-09-2004, 03:28 PM   #1
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My daughter got her 1st new car...2005 Toyota Matrix. Nice little car but drives like a truck. She couldn't afford a Bonneville with her driving record....
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All toyota'* are trucks basically. I used to have a 1980 Toyota 4x4 truck....I've driven go karts on farm roads that were smoother than that thing on pavement.....Nice car though...They're kinda fun.
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how old is she, please dont tell me 16....with a 2005...i was lucky to get a 13 yr old car for my first

so wheres the video
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She couldn't afford a Bonneville with her driving record.
Well that is actually one of the main reasons I am getting a bonneville again.

Being under 24 it is a pain in the *** to get decent insurance.

I drive an 87 olds and I actually pay quite a bit (around $110 a month) and yes this is with one ticket (4mph over) and one minor fender bender which was trully not my fault but when the other driver is 85+ and you are 17 at the time, it hard to argue with the 60 year old cop that wrote the citation.

I called my insurance company (usaa) and they quoted me around 65 a month for a 92-95 sse/se and around 100 for an ssei of the same year range. Although if I were to get a 96 and above it gets ugly even though there are more standard safety features .

Even crazier, if I was to get a 97.5-03 GP 3.8 - NON-*/C!.... I would pay the car off..again... in a couple of years with the insurance payments and that is not even with full coverage.

I dont see how an '05 model regardless of the specs would be cheaper to pay for and pay for insurance than a slighly used older bonneville, maybe I just am getting the shaft for insurance.

Those are "hip" cars though, my friend just got one and it has decent power for what it has.
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sweet, those things are quick...
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My Bonneville is my first car, couldn't be happier (unless it was perhaps an SSEi)

Those Matrices are pretty cool though, there just like the Vibe right?
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Insurance sucks a ton-- i have a perfectly clean record and a 99 bonneville se for me will be 2350 a year sucks to be a 20 yr old male
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Insurance sucks a ton-- i have a perfectly clean record and a 99 bonneville se for me will be 2350 a year sucks to be a 20 yr old male
How much are you paying for the '94?
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Default Re: My Daughters 1st new car....Not a Bonneville

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She couldn't afford a Bonneville with her driving record.
Well that is actually one of the main reasons I am getting a bonneville again.

Being under 24 it is a pain in the A$$ to get decent insurance.

I drive an 87 olds and I actually pay quite a bit (around $110 a month) and yes this is with one ticket (4mph over) and one minor fender bender which was trully not my fault but when the other driver is 85+ and you are 17 at the time, it hard to argue with the 60 year old cop that wrote the citation.

I called my insurance company (usaa) and they quoted me around 65 a month for a 92-95 sse/se and around 100 for an ssei of the same year range. Although if I were to get a 96 and above it gets ugly even though there are more standard safety features .

Even crazier, if I was to get a 97.5-03 GP 3.8 - NON-*/C!.... I would pay the car off..again... in a couple of years with the insurance payments and that is not even with full coverage.

I dont see how an '05 model regardless of the specs would be cheaper to pay for and pay for insurance than a slighly used older bonneville, maybe I just am getting the shaft for insurance.

Those are "hip" cars though, my friend just got one and it has decent power for what it has.

I know, insurance is crazy

I pay around 400-500 every 6 months for my 93 Bonne SE with that 170 hp Series 1 3.8 in it. Lol, funny thing is, I'll end up paying about 20-30 less with that 97 Aurora, despite the fact it has 80 more horsepower :P I guess the safety features (airbags, 4 wheel discs, etc.) make up for the ponies. The weight, too. Fine by me
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