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Old 04-06-2010, 02:15 AM   #1
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Which car would you get? Lexus or Mustang?

Okay well i have around $17k from saving up since i was 13 and now im 17. Getting my lisence soon and i want a nice car for working week after week for 4 years straight. Im looking at a Lexus Es300 (years 01 and under). Lexus has its reliablity and its a luxury car. Insurance will be around 110$ a month. It has some flaws like paying for Super gas, OEM parts are REALLY high for a lexus. Or a Mustang convertible (years 04 and under). For one - its a mustang. Two - its a convertible. Takes regular gas. Insurance will be around 200$ a month. Im not sure about how much OEM parts are for the car. Could someone tell me? I work as a Nurses Aid and i make 11/hr so i can handle the prices. Which would you get?
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Old 04-06-2010, 02:27 AM   #2
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Which car would you get? Lexus or Mustang?

I actually had my Grandfather's 2001 Lexus ES300 Coach Edition as a first car.

I really did hate that car with a passion.

I like a driver's car, and that thing was the last thing to that. The steering was dead, and lifeless, they brakes were squishy, and too soft, and the ride was too isolated. I finally wrecked it after I bottomed out and destroyed the oil pan.

Overall, it was relatively reliable, and safe. But repairs were expensive. I guess if you like to be isolated while driving, this is your car.

The Mustang is the most expensive car for a teen driver to insure, tied with the Scion Tc, but it has the highest death rate among teen drivers. A convertible will increase your insurance even more, and it will be even higher if the Mustang has a V8.

Out of your two, I would take the Lexus because I don't want you to be another statistic among teen driving deaths.

But, if I were you, I would take a good look at the Hyundai Elantra. You can afford one new, they have unbeatable warranties, will keep a solid resale value, are safe, and highly recommended cars. Also, considering your age, Hyundai is notorious for being very lenient with giving out good financing rates for people with little or no credit.

I would take a solid look at it.

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Here's the Elantra's Website:
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Which car would you get? Lexus or Mustang?

personally i would get the lexus. I am a fan of japanese cars for their reliability I also know several people with mustangs who are in an out of the repair shop all the time. in the long run i think a lexus is a better investment.
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Which car would you get? Lexus or Mustang?

If I were you I would buy the Lexus. Insurance is less, quality and reliability are much better than Ford, and even though parts are more expensive, you won't be needing them as often -- if ever.
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Which car would you get? Lexus or Mustang?

You'll make about $1200/month and think you can afford this mustang? The insurance and gas alone will break you. Have you ever heard of something called "taxes" that takes 1/4+ of your gross income? What, your parents are gonna let you live there for free while you support this car without being able to claim it as a dependent? As for cars like the Lexus, yes they are reliable, but you're not gonna buy a car that old from someone who's selling it because nothing is wrong with it. Make sure you have plenty $$ in reserve. How many miles do these beasts have on them, anyway? What kind of insurance is someone your age going to get for cars like these at those prices? Can you get their maintenance and repair records? If not, why are you bothering with them? And where do you live? Too much of what you have to say doesn't sound exactly fishy, just not very well thought-out.
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