If your car gets stolen next week and needs to be replaced right away

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  1. coolwater macrumors 6502a

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    What would your realistic choice(s) be?

    If I go for a new car, I'd buy one of the following:

    Honda CR-V
    Mazda CX-5
    Suzuki Kizashi AWD
    Kia Optima Turbo

    All with leather seats and under 30K.


    Or, if I'd buy a used car, I'll probably go for a used Lexus.
     
  2. RedReplicant macrumors 6502a

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    Have a 2001 BMW 330i 5spd sedan right now, I plan on replacing it with a 2001-ish BMW M5 in the next few months.
    My bike is a 2009 Kawasaki ZX6R, I'd end up replacing it with a 2006-ish Yamaha R6.

    My car is realistically worth $6-7k and a M5 goes around $12-15k. Bike is worth 7k-ish and an R6 should go for $5k-ish.
     
  3. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

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    Personally, I'd never buy another new car again. Actually got a better warranty buying my current car as a certified pre-owned.

    With that said, if my Accord were stolen I'd be buying a used Hyundai Genesis Coupe or Subaru WRX.
     
  4. soloer macrumors 6502a

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    Probably get a Jeep or Pathfinder.. something with a top I can put my kayak into without worrying about hoisting it onto the roof rack all the time.
     
  5. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Probably a 370Z. But if the payments were to be too much, then I think I'd have to go for another GTI.
     
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    This actually happened to me. Except, my car wasn't stolen, just would've cost ~$3000 to fix, and it was going on 15 years old...

    I spent $750 on a '95 Saturn SL. A year later, 4 new tires and a $600 inspection, I'm still ahead from where I was.

    In a year or two or whenever this thing craps out, I'll probably pick up a smaller car - ford fiesta size - with all the extras. I'm not much of a car person if you can't tell ;)
     
  8. slick316 macrumors 6502

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    My car is brand new (2012 Acura TL) so I would either just replace it with the same exact thing, or go one up and get the new Lexus GS350.
     
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  10. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    If this got stolen.
    [​IMG]

    I think I would cry for a week. :(
     
  11. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Mazda3 or Toyota Corolla - both have excellent fuel efficiency.

    Do you know that AWD vehicles cost more to maintain? If you blow a tire, you just bought 4 new ones. Expensive, but cheaper than one tire. That's 'cause the AWD monitor will interpret the varying tread depth and grip as slipping, and will engage continuously. Then it burns out and you have to replace it. Much more than the cost of three tires!
     
  12. heehee macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted

    That could be said for any wheel drive vehicles. It's dangerous to replace one tire when the others are worn.

    I would choose MINI Countryman S All4. actuallyim getting one in a few months.
     
  13. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    2-3 year old accord or camery. Borrowing I know, but practical.
     
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    is that your house behind the car?
     
  15. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    I don't think I would :p. My school is waking distance, I'm going to college in a couple months, and living on campus. No need for a car, really.
     
  16. RedReplicant macrumors 6502a

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    I've run staggered tire sizes on AWD cars for over 100k miles without an issue. It's really -not- that big of a deal.
     
  17. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    Wirelessly posted

    Staggered tire sizes is not the same thing as different tread depths.
     
  18. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Then I've cheated death a few times. But no, vehicles without AWD could not have the the AWD system burn out.
     
  19. wordoflife, Apr 1, 2012
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    new: 2012 camry
    but most likely: used honda or something
     
  20. Jb07 macrumors 6502

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    If my car got stolen I would probably get an Audi A7. If not, I would get a Lexus GS350 or Mercedes CLS.
     
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    My next car purchase is going to be one of these sexy bad boys.

    [​IMG]
     
  23. RedReplicant macrumors 6502a

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    I think you will find that tire diameter changes with tire width despite matching the profile.
     

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