Message from Deleted User in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #mechanics
@bostoneuropean I've heard that a lot of dealerships do 0% interest towards the end of the year. Is that true? If so, now is the time to buy, right?
Buy a car cash if you can dude. You never really win at a dealership, especially if you finance.
spooky_kraut#8307 Alright so here’s the thing with 0% yes dealerships do 0% but a lot of the time they have to buy the rate down so you will loose discounts on the vehicle either way they get their money the reason dels at the end of the year are good because the manufacturer give extra rebates to get rid of left over 2017’s
I just went through a lot of leasing research. Was gonna lease instead of buy my wife a car. Seemed like leases work for nicer cars but don’t pan out for cheaper ones. Plus they hide all their fees in $ down on a lease. Seemed like it is best to never put money down on a lease
Just decided to fix the car we have for now
Well my horn went off again last night
I ended up disconnecting the battery
@Thomas Morrow can you go ahead and pop open the steering wheel?
Haven't had time to yet. If all else fails I'll just pull the fuse for the duration of winter
Hopefully I can just fix it after work today
Sounds like a good long term solution
Yeah I'd rather fix the problem but if I can't I'll just pull the fuse. Better than waking up at three in the morning and running out into the cold to disconnect the battery
I had the same problem with an old car. Had to pull the fuse out to fix it.
I ended up pulling the fuse until I can figure out how to fix it
PSA: car drivers ... trucks and SUVs fare far better in car crashes. The heavier weight forces the crash energy into other objects and reduces G forces, the large size provides big crumple zones, the higher bumpers match other trucks and make the collision at knee level rather than shoulder level. You should consider an SUV for your next vehicle purchase, it could save your life and prevent permanent injury.
Plus trucks are cool
I was thinking of getting something like Ford Escape maybe. I like the smaller SUV models out now
whats the rundown on a honda civic purchase as a tuner car
What year are you looking for? What's your goals for the car?
I was thinking Id just start with modified exhaust panel air filter VTEC and the flywheel
They are pretty good. Nip legos. But you should go Volkswagen. Sweet little hatchback.
The aftermarket is very strong for hondas. What year are you thinking? I would recommend one with a k series engine. The money to power ratio is much greater than older models engines. I'm mostly a rear wheel drive guy myself but I went through the tuner stage at one point. Volkswagens make decent cars unless you want something really fast.
Honda would be cheap, if your looking for something fast and cheap I would go either dodge peon or an older Toyota Supra my buddy just built a peon srt 4 for literally only 3k thing has 450 at the rear wheels
That's sweet. Those turbo neons were pretty awesome, I just think they were ugly.
It all really depends what your after. If you want to go really fast for cheap buy a fox body mustang ls swap it with a turbo.
But back to @Deleted User original question. A civic makes a fun little car that you can modify pretty cheap. Just don't get an auto trans.
Yeah of course lol
I don't know your budget but if your plans are only bolt ons I would go with a newer than 01 because they have the k series engines. They're similar to b series but more power and more responsive to modification. And easier to tune being obd2
Get 2006 or newer. They made big safety advances with the 2006 redesign.
What's your budget and what are your goals besides bolt-on mods? You can do bolt-ons on a minivan. Do you want something that looks cool, sounds cool, sharp handling, fast cornering, fast acceleration, does it need to have cargo capacity?
That's what I was thinking as well, I'm looking at a 2013 model @Tanner - SC
Budget is 8k for mods 10k vehicle
I'd like to keep it below 4k for mods and 5k for vehicle but I have wiggle room
In my area you can pick up a low mileage 06 and newer for 5-7k easy. With 4K for mods you can put a good set of wheels and tires, coil overs, exhaust, intake, and a good tune.
As long as you do the work yourself excluding the tune.
I was going to also add I prefer Acura rsx to the civics