Re: What would be a good first car?

Discussion in '2002 Honda Civic Type-R' started by D Viper, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. What would be a good first car?

    What would be a good first car, 'cos i'm lookin at maybe a civic, a 200SX or maybe a Prelude. Iwant one that i can mod up over time, in the looks and performance. And i want it so i could maybe beat my friend in his FTO.
     
  2. how much money are you going to spend?
     
  3. Go for the prelude man. Faster than both stock, and you an modify them nicely too. Plus the looks are much more sleaker. If you want my opinion go for the 96 look I think it's the 3rd gen body style, I don't know maybe someone else could clarify it for me, but go for that year with VTEC or NoneVTEC is fine too, I'd like to get my hands on a FWS Version!<!-- Signature -->
     
  4. I agree with I Hate RustStangs. Go with the Prelude, as it starts good and with some money can get a lot better.<!-- Signature -->
     
  5. <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from I Hate RustStangs</i>
    <b>Go for the prelude man. Faster than both stock, and you an modify them nicely too. Plus the looks are much more sleaker. If you want my opinion go for the 96 look I think it's the 3rd gen body style, I don't know maybe someone else could clarify it for me, but go for that year with VTEC or NoneVTEC is fine too, I'd like to get my hands on a FWS Version!</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->Yeah ludes rule dude!<!-- Signature -->
     
  6. Cheers! So a prelude is better than a stock 200SX 2.0turbo? .But could a stock prelude beat a FTO? Its a version R.
     
  7. Oh yeah, could I get a decent prelude for maybe £2000 ($3000)?
     
  8. <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Quiksilva</i>
    <b>Oh yeah, could I get a decent prelude for maybe £2000 ($3000)?</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Get a S13 200SX, its a 1.8 16v turbo and they go like shit off a shovel, but you can get G platers for about a £1000 for a decent one and if your lucky, you might get air con aswell, but make sure it works, coz the bearings keep getting shagged as the compressor is too low in the engine bay and keeps getting wet. However, they are worse on fuel than the S14's (94 onwards) and less powerful, but I think you'll find it difficult to get one for less than £3000 unless its a shitter. Also, watch out for insurance (I think that the s13's are group 16), mine cost me £1500 to insure, and I'm 21 with 4 years no claims, no crashes, no convictions etc. If you are 17, then theres no chance!
     
  9. I was lookin at 200SX's, but found the cheapest one's were the 1990 models, and i don't fancy get 1 of dem much.
     
  10. Preludes are great. 200SX's are also good, but only if you get a good deal.<!-- Signature -->
     
  11. Now, i'm been talking to a friend, and he said a Celica 2.0 GT was good. What do u think?
     
  12. Dont get this for a first car. Get something fun.<!-- Signature -->
     
  13. <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Quiksilva</i>
    <b>Now, i'm been talking to a friend, and he said a Celica 2.0 GT was good. What do u think?</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Celica's suck! Underpowered, Over-rated, and Over-priced!
    Just like the slogan goes for their new edition...
    "It looks fast!"
    But looks in this case, are very decieving!
    Test drive a 96 Prelude RWS VTEC and you'll go home with it! <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"><!-- Signature -->
     
  14. 2002 Honda Civic LX.<!-- Signature -->
     
  15. if you could then get a 2.0 180sx or silvia but if u can spend a little more then go with a turbo version of either of those, that will beat his FTO<!-- Signature -->
     
  16. I'm thinking a S13 200SX 2.0 turbo, if i can get insurance, but'll decide nearer the date. Thanks everyone for your input!
     
  17. 94 RX-7 R1 TT...that's my first car and i love ittttt

    runs 10.77 400k w.o. NOS and it handles great
     
  18. What about a 1.8 Caterham 7 replica kitcar. They're fast, look nice, and cheap. I want one for my first car.
     
  19. The Celica is the cheesiest stock car on the road. I don’t now why (considering how big they are) but Toyota makes the ugliest cars (the MR 2 possibly notwithstanding, but even it doesn’t look so hot compared to the competition). IMHO Nissan and Mazda are the only Asian carmakers with a sense of style.

    I don’t have a problem with ricéd out cars – in fact I admire the people who take the time to customize their rides – but ricéd out Civics are way overdone. You should consider the Mazda Protégé: it looks far better, it handles better, and not everyone and their grandma’ has one – and C&D gave it first place in a comparison test according to the ’03 car guide (must have missed that issue). Only problem is the 170hp turbo version is very hard to come by (maybe you can dig up an old RX-7 engine for it – now that would haul!).
     
  20. BTW, if you really want to have fun and get chicks, your 'first car' should be a motorcycle (forget Honda, you could get yourself a kickass brand-new BMW motorcycle for the price of a Civic - and I guarantee nobody will beat ya at the stoplight <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/wink.gif"></A> )
     
  21. Prelude SRV is a good car, freind has one with high, high milage. It still is running good.

    Nice because good power from the factory, not extemely popular and easy to keep gas in.

    My current vehicle and first is a V8 Dakota 5spd, Though faster than the SRV prelude and more usefull the gas is simply killing me and I have been looking into:
    97+ Prelude SH
    Eclipse Turbo
    Integra Type R
    Stealth TT

    Strictly for fuel purposes.
    The above list are all good first cars that I would have gone for if I wanted a car.

    If you want speed buy a tercel for the weather and put a
    Suzuki GSX-R 1000 next to it.

    That Bike will do 10.4 1/4 et for 13-14k Canadian. Try to find any car that could compete for the money.
     
  22. u could bet a mustang they are pretty good i think i have one and i was easy to tune and make it look good too.
     
  23. You can't even drive, so how the **** would you know?

    They are decent first cars, not great but also not bad, though you may have to invest a lot to keep it running.
     
  24. Hell no. Do not get any car like this. Want to know why? Say for instance this car costs 20 thousand dollars (I know it doesnt). So you somehow find a way to barely get that 20 grand. Well, then the INSURANCE comes in. You almost feint when you see the bill. Then you need a repair. guess what? That will cost you alot. Higher end parts cost more money. You will soon learn you have nowhere near the money to pay for it.
     
  25. Don't forget, cars like this don't break down much at all, but you're right about the rest though.

    Hell, being a "starving student", I'm finding it to be quite difficult to pay for my 1990 Civic SI (of course, using it for rally racing is costing a lot in tires, wear & tear, insurance, etc.).
     

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