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Super
08-20-2008, 04:16 PM
2009 Toyota Corolla LE (red) :D

27mpg city (sweet)

:danceroll::danceroll::danceroll:

NickF
08-20-2008, 04:22 PM
4 Banger ftl :D Which engine did you opt for eanyway? the 1.8L? Maybe the 2.4L (Then I won't make fun :P)
Have fun with car payments!

Super
08-20-2008, 04:25 PM
4 Banger for-the-efficient-win :D
Hope your dad has fun with car payments!

Fixed*

Edit: $220 a month with nothing down, btw.

I only have to pay for gas.

NickF
08-20-2008, 04:29 PM
Spoiled :)
No car payment or insurance?
BTW:
YouTube - 2009 Toyota Corolla/Quick Drive (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhcQKtnfrkw&feature=related)
;)

Super
08-20-2008, 04:43 PM
Damn, I didn't actually get to drive it till now. (my dad took it for the test drive)

for v4, this thing has a lot of punch to it.

NickF
08-20-2008, 04:57 PM
Just thought I'd point out: its an inline 4, not a "V4".
But yeah, they are very light and even the 1.8L cranks out like 150hp, so its pretty quick for its class.

I'd've (can I do a double conjunction o_0) made him buy a V6 Camry Solara:D 225hp would be awsome comparatively.

Super
08-20-2008, 05:15 PM
Nah, he wouldn't have bought me anything that expensive. He was trying to get it to as close as $199 as possible. (and I wanted the most fuel efficient car possible for that much)

I have no idea what inline 4 even means. /car-noob

NickF
08-20-2008, 05:35 PM
The engine isn;t in the shape of a "V" its "in line".

V6:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1b/Mercedes_V6_DTM_Rennmotor_1996.jpg

l4
http://www.motorsportads.co.uk/assets/products/6113-6517-37850.jpg

And you didn't need to get a BRAND NEW car, you could've gotten a 3 or 4 year old Solara with like 20k miles on it for prolly less than the Corolla. But whatever :)

Super
08-20-2008, 06:43 PM
Dude, idk/idc. I liked the new 09 body better.

Sight
08-20-2008, 06:50 PM
Grats.

NickF
08-20-2008, 10:51 PM
Meh whatever :P
Enjoy. Toyota's will run you 200k miles without having any issues, they are great cars! This thing willl last you until you are 40, or until your sick of it :)

K? Pŕo?ćtiόnŹ
08-21-2008, 10:31 AM
You're dad doesnt seem like the brightest guy then. Buying a brand new car, but then again, I suppose someone has to, how else is it going to end up in the used car lot?

Jax
08-21-2008, 01:56 PM
ROFL @ "V4"

Grats on the new car super!!!

Super
08-21-2008, 04:23 PM
You're dad doesnt seem like the brightest guy then. Buying a brand new car, but then again, I suppose someone has to, how else is it going to end up in the used car lot?


Meh whatever :P
Enjoy. Toyota's will run you 200k miles without having any issues, they are great cars! This thing willl last you until you are 40, or until your sick of it

It's a 3 year lease.

Also, I found out that I'm actually paying for the car. Not a big deal considering it would be the only monthly payment I have to make.

HARD_ON
08-22-2008, 02:39 AM
Decent car. I assume the ride is really smooth as usual?
I personally don't like the whole interior design. In reality, once it starts getting filled with things, it's gonna be really hard to do anything. Those console designs look absolutely horrible, too. Interface is not very smooth and easy to use. I could understand if it was a European car (how they don't multitask and, simply drive where they're going), but since it's only for 4 people it shouldn't be much of an issue to have a nice drive around the town.

I suppose I'm over-looking the problems anyways. Congrats about the car. Much better than some crappy old junker.

Super
08-22-2008, 07:38 AM
Decent car. I assume the ride is really smooth as usual?
I personally don't like the whole interior design. In reality, once it starts getting filled with things, it's gonna be really hard to do anything. Those console designs look absolutely horrible, too. Interface is not very smooth and easy to use. I could understand if it was a European car (how they don't multitask and, simply drive where they're going), but since it's only for 4 people it shouldn't be much of an issue to have a nice drive around the town.

I suppose I'm over-looking the problems anyways. Congrats about the car. Much better than some crappy old junker.

I agree about the interior. It's really plain. Power windows and keyless entry aren't even standard (I have them, though). It has a AUX input for my mp3 player, though, so that's about all I need. I don't really multitask much when I drive, and I keep my surroundings pretty tidy. I'm not the kind of person to throw junk all around my car.

And yes, the ride is exceptionally smooth.

bat
08-22-2008, 09:09 AM
idk about red =/

red on that car kind of makes it look cute if you catch my meaning.

Super
08-22-2008, 09:40 AM
idk about red =/

red on that car kind of makes it look cute if you catch my meaning.

I didn't like it very much either, but it was the only one they had on the lot that wasn't $20k+ other than the white one that didn't have power windows or locks. It doesn't look too feminine, though.

CrazyGerbilEater
08-22-2008, 10:46 AM
ill crush you with my smog generating van. YOU WILL BE DESTRYED

too bad you dont live near me, then i could actually annihilate you.

i paid $200....period. 75$ insurance ftw.

NickF
08-22-2008, 08:23 PM
You guys are spoiled as hell

Super
08-22-2008, 09:16 PM
Honestly, if you can't afford my car, you're working in a sweatshop. That or you suck at managing money.

NickF
08-23-2008, 05:43 PM
I make An average of between a $180 and a $250 check from work. So lets say $215.
Now, we multiply that times 4, for the 4 weeks in a month. which is ~$860.
Now lets start sudtracting. $160 for gas weekly. $700. $250 insurance monthly. $450. Food, $160. Phone, $60. That leaves me $230 of play each month. I spend that on chillin with my friends, my computer, and stuff for my car.
So no, I can't afford car payments. I'd rather buy an older car with a ****load of options, than a baseline car for the same price anyway.

Super
08-23-2008, 05:53 PM
$160 gas weekly? Do you drive interstate every weekend or something? I'd be spending $60 tops a month with my corolla. Insurance here is way cheaper, so it's only like $50 a month. Don't go out to eat often if you're spending so much on food.

For me it's more like:
$900 a month from work
minus
$300 car + gas + insurance
minus
$100 food

That leaves me with like $500 to spend on w/e I want.

We were looking for a good used car for a while before we decided to go with the lease. All the good used cars we could find were overpriced.

NickF
08-23-2008, 07:57 PM
I pay 2200 a year for liability and another 400 for collision. Thats 2600/12 = 216. So I was off a little.
I put $40-50 dollars of gas in my car a week (Even when I drove my Rivs).
I work at a grocery store, So spending $40 a week on food is pretty easy.
They are "overpriced" because you actually own a fine piece of machinery. Leasing a car is like paying monthly for a part of your personality.

punture
08-23-2008, 10:27 PM
I personally prefer Civic over Corolla because I just think Civic looks better.
But I agree. Corolla is probably the most efficient car ever.

Pete_Zahut
08-24-2008, 09:21 PM
Hehe Corolla

NickF
08-26-2008, 03:15 PM
I personally prefer Civic over Corolla because I just think Civic looks better.
But I agree. Corolla is probably the most efficient car ever.

New Corolla's pwn the New Civics imo

Megaz
08-26-2008, 06:31 PM
offtopic: I work at a grocery store too Nick lol... I barely break $240 a week. What store?

ontopic: uh.. nice car.