help me choose a cheap new car?

Monocrom

Flashaholic
Joined
Aug 27, 2006
Messages
20,393
Location
NYC
As of right now, one in each category:

Hatchback: Mitsubishi Mirage.

Sedan: Nissan Versa.

SUV (Compact): Nissan Kicks.
 

Guitar Guy

Enlightened
Joined
Oct 23, 2016
Messages
590
Location
West Virginia
Last year I got one of the newer (2014) Triumph Bonneville 900s. It looks retro, but with newer technology. I LOVE it, may even sell my Harley. Unless I find a bigger house like I want, I may use the Harley as a living room or rec room decoration.:buttrock:
 

raggie33

*the raggedier*
Joined
Aug 11, 2003
Messages
13,745
Last year I got one of the newer (2014) Triumph Bonneville 900s. It looks retro, but with newer technology. I LOVE it, may even sell my Harley. Unless I find a bigger house like I want, I may use the Harley as a living room or rec room decoration.:buttrock:
2023 Honda rebel here
 

MyUsernameTX

Newly Enlightened
Joined
Apr 22, 2016
Messages
132
Would LOVE a Triumph Bonneville. Currently have a 2021 BMW F750 GS (First bike) and love it, and it seems only Triumph is equal with BMW on build quality

Some shocking stuff out there!
 

Guitar Guy

Enlightened
Joined
Oct 23, 2016
Messages
590
Location
West Virginia
2023 Honda rebel here
Honda makes great bikes! Grew up with them. I've had the XR650, XL600R, XL250, MT250, SL100, CT70. Their engines seem to run forever. Here are my current bikes.

England, USA, and Japan. I think I have the bases covered, haha. I rode the Tail of the Dragon on the Suzuki, kobby tires and all.

2014 Triumph Bonneville
A (13)nx_01 - Copy AA.JPG


2006 Harley Davidson XL1200
DSC_4953.JPG


2006 Suzuki DR650
0925221755anx_01.JPG
 

raggie33

*the raggedier*
Joined
Aug 11, 2003
Messages
13,745
Honda makes great bikes! Grew up with them. I've had the XR650, XL600R, XL250, MT250, SL100, CT70. Their engines seem to run forever. Here are my current bikes.

England, USA, and Japan. I think I have the bases covered, haha. I rode the Tail of the Dragon on the Suzuki, kobby tires and all.

2014 Triumph Bonneville
View attachment 55199

2006 Harley Davidson XL1200View attachment 55201

2006 Suzuki DR650
View attachment 55202
have dang near 12000 miles on it and bought it new in june with 1 mile on it lol 3rd or 4th oil change. im a bit ocd about oil lol
 

raggie33

*the raggedier*
Joined
Aug 11, 2003
Messages
13,745
Doubt I'll ever be able to afford a car. The insurance has to be 10x as much as my motorcycle. But I do admit this winter has been cold on it lol. ..
 

Monocrom

Flashaholic
Joined
Aug 27, 2006
Messages
20,393
Location
NYC
Toyota Corolla in a hybrid model starts off at 22k. That price makes it pretty tempting.
I know it's a hybrid.... Just never thought I'd see the day when a Corolla was over $20K, stock in terms of performance, and would be seen as a good deal.
 

Monocrom

Flashaholic
Joined
Aug 27, 2006
Messages
20,393
Location
NYC
Doubt I'll ever be able to afford a car. The insurance has to be 10x as much as my motorcycle. But I do admit this winter has been cold on it lol. ..
You'd be surprised, raggie. Barely had to search, found one Mitsubishi Mirage 2020 model for under $8500 with only 30K miles on it. Another I found was a 2017 Mirage for under $5,000 with 85K on it. The latter one is a bit much, but as a modern-day vehicle it'll still have plenty of life left in it. Since Mirages have an unearned reputation as the Worst car sold in America, there is a massive amount of negotiating room for a Buyer.
 

rwolfenstein

Enlightened
Joined
Mar 29, 2017
Messages
562
I know it's a hybrid.... Just never thought I'd see the day when a Corolla was over $20K, stock in terms of performance, and would be seen as a good deal.
Honestly a new car to anyone is dependent on where they live and commute to. If you live in a big city and commute back and forth with lots of stop and go with no freeway, a hybrid or a battery electric car might fit you. Long highway drives make hybrids and battery electric worthless because those do better in stop and go.
 
Top