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- Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:32:28 EST zpQpbIhX No.33932
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What kind of car should I get?

Just got my settlement check in from a car wreck I was in last year.

Looking at a max of $14,000 to spend on the car.

Looking for a sedan from 2008 or later.

reliability/safety is the main thing.

I kind of want something that won't be completely useless in slightly snowy conditions too but I know sedans aren't the way to go for that sort of thing.
Nicholas Snodwell - Sat, 02 Jul 2016 09:19:45 EST DM+pZFdz No.33933 Reply
>I kind of want something that won't be completely useless in slightly snowy conditions too but I know sedans aren't the way to go for that sort of thing.

That really only applies to super-light economy cars with cheap, skinny tires and also to rear-wheel drive cars. As someone who's experienced Lake Effect Snow his entire life, I can say from experience that front-wheel drive sedans are more than capable at handling "slightly snowy" conditions. A front-wheel drive car with good snow tires is always going to be better than a RWD or a 4x4 They're honestly only useful for getting you out of a ditch and do nothing to prevent you from going into one in the first place, especially driving at highway speeds in 4x4 mode. If you're really worried, you can get a car like a Subaru Outback that has an AWD traction system but I still think they're overrated.

Of course, the biggest factor is always going to be the skill of the driver.
Reuben Tootworth - Sat, 02 Jul 2016 12:03:25 EST 3wtXqYv0 No.33934 Reply

All wheel drive honestly does help with staying on the road in snowy or inclimate conditions. Else they wouldn't use the dang things as rally racers which generally tend to have slippery dirt or gravel surfaces.

However, a 4x4/AWD does NOT make you invulnerable like many many people believe. It will assist you a little at most speeds, and quite a bit at lower speeds (you're right about at highway speed).

So, you know, it does help in a good deal of situations or else it wouldn't even be a thing. You just have to know where and when it can actually help you.

As for OP, front wheel drive sedans are just fine. I live in Michigan and we regularly get pretty fucking horrible conditions from snow and I drive a mid-sized early 90's FWD sedan. Never had a problem from the car itself, just my own mistakes. And no amount of engineering in your vehicle will fix that.
David Gucklelock - Mon, 04 Jul 2016 14:44:43 EST 6rBlQXxE No.33950 Reply
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Get a 2008 AWD V6 Mercury Milan Premier. They're great cars and a massive bargain for the money. For $14,000 you could get one in mint condition and have money left over for new wheels, tires, stereo system, full service and detailing plus a pair of fuzzy dice. Or just buy two of them. They're also very safe, reliable and the AWD models are great in any weather conditions.
Phoebe Crasslekere - Wed, 06 Jul 2016 23:08:42 EST jdH8LkrG No.33961 Reply
compact/five door/midsize/full size?
Beatrice Damblewater - Thu, 07 Jul 2016 22:00:31 EST 6rBlQXxE No.33965 Reply
OP said a sedan, so a fullsize four door.
Esther Pavingfodge - Sat, 30 Jul 2016 18:35:33 EST zpQpbIhX No.34089 Reply
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Ended up getting a 2014 Corolla S.

Judge me.
Henry Pocklemeck - Sat, 30 Jul 2016 19:51:26 EST IMB5KOGb No.34090 Reply
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How dare yo buy a Corolla S?
Have you no human decency?
What the fuck is wrong with you?
Cyril Nupperchug - Sat, 30 Jul 2016 22:41:02 EST PkByqvCm No.34098 Reply
I'd imagine they improved the terrible engines they used to put in them 6-7 years ago? Every mechanic I've ever known used nothing but Japanese cars but said that the Corollas, Civics, Camrys, and Altimas were all with engine problems in years from about 2002-2008. Especially the Camry.

At least you didn't buy a Dodge Charger like every other cunt who is "into cars."
>If I had a nickle...
Albert Trotford - Mon, 14 Nov 2016 16:28:18 EST kLBxN1J0 No.34487 Reply
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he this thread july its ... november ... already bought a car .... didnt need ...

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