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    Yes, the Miata is seen as a men's car. Every time I see one there are two men inside with the top down and hair flowing in the wind...

    It's too bad it has the reputation it does...the other reputation that is; not the fact that it is actually a great car.

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    So, I've read quite a few things in here and I will agree with everyone else. With that said, an integra will definitely be something you will have to drive so you can get a feel for it. Am I saying get a FWD car because it's omfg so fun to drive! No. There's quite a few reasons why but I'll keep it to a minimum. They're cheap, easily modded, easy to fix, and they will give you more driving experience -which btw goes a LONG way now a days-. If it gets wrecked/totaled (I wouldn't want this to happen to you, but just as an example), you can replace it. If you get something else, let's say a 240sx, you'd have to search high and low for one in decent shape, or you'd be sinking some money into it. *Story time, YAY!* When I was 17, I bought my first car which was a 4d 92' Civic DX. The car was incredibly slow, but it was still fun to get on the exhaust and hear it, plus it was a standard which was a plus. The gas on it was just insane, econo-car, as it should be. I had plans to drop a B18 in it, the whole 9 yards. Suddenly, I changed my mind and just replaced my intake. The car got flooded in Hurricane Katrina which sucked because it gave me all sorts of problems. (water in my exhaust, brakes, clutch, flywheel, etc had to be changed). Then, I was involved in an accident which broke the axle on my front passenger side. All of this brought my experience up with cars and everything was easily replaced, pretty cheap too. Eventually, my rotors snapped from a loose brake line (took it to wal mart for new tires, the mechanic screwed with my brakes), which caused me to hit a guard rail, totaling the car. From then, my grandmother bought me a Grand Am (for reasons I will not discuss), and I hated it. Eventually, I saved my money and put money down on a used 06' Civic Si (my current car). If I had to do it all over again, I would. The experience I gained with working on a cheap car was something that I couldn't just read in some book or look at a youtube video. The hands on was something that couldn't be replaced. The only thing I would change is getting my Si, which I do love, don't get me wrong. I just didn't want to go with another Honda. The moral of the story is, things happen and they happen for a reason. Had I got an Evo or that 06' WRX I wanted, which was way more than my Si, I would have probably had it repossessed because of maintenance that I wouldn't be able to afford. Job hopping or not having a good job for a while will do that to you. So those are also other factors to consider which is another reason I say, get something nice and cheap. This is just my thoughts on it. Just to throw this out there as my final statement, I would not lease a Honda, ever again. But that's another story for another day.

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    Ur right they handle great, and they are quick. Actually I see a lot of older gents in them around here, because it harkens to the MG, MGB, Triumph, Spider days so they're reliving they're youth. But I know what ur saying ... lol... seen that too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skandiluz View Post
    So, I've read quite a few things in here and I will agree with everyone else. With that said, an integra will definitely be something you will have to drive so you can get a feel for it. Am I saying get a FWD car because it's omfg so fun to drive! No. There's quite a few reasons why but I'll keep it to a minimum. They're cheap, easily modded, easy to fix, and they will give you more driving experience -which btw goes a LONG way now a days-. If it gets wrecked/totaled (I wouldn't want this to happen to you, but just as an example), you can replace it. If you get something else, let's say a 240sx, you'd have to search high and low for one in decent shape, or you'd be sinking some money into it. *Story time, YAY!* When I was 17, I bought my first car which was a 4d 92' Civic DX. The car was incredibly slow, but it was still fun to get on the exhaust and hear it, plus it was a standard which was a plus. The gas on it was just insane, econo-car, as it should be. I had plans to drop a B18 in it, the whole 9 yards. Suddenly, I changed my mind and just replaced my intake. The car got flooded in Hurricane Katrina which sucked because it gave me all sorts of problems. (water in my exhaust, brakes, clutch, flywheel, etc had to be changed). Then, I was involved in an accident which broke the axle on my front passenger side. All of this brought my experience up with cars and everything was easily replaced, pretty cheap too. Eventually, my rotors snapped from a loose brake line (took it to wal mart for new tires, the mechanic screwed with my brakes), which caused me to hit a guard rail, totaling the car. From then, my grandmother bought me a Grand Am (for reasons I will not discuss), and I hated it. Eventually, I saved my money and put money down on a used 06' Civic Si (my current car). If I had to do it all over again, I would. The experience I gained with working on a cheap car was something that I couldn't just read in some book or look at a youtube video. The hands on was something that couldn't be replaced. The only thing I would change is getting my Si, which I do love, don't get me wrong. I just didn't want to go with another Honda. The moral of the story is, things happen and they happen for a reason. Had I got an Evo or that 06' WRX I wanted, which was way more than my Si, I would have probably had it repossessed because of maintenance that I wouldn't be able to afford. Job hopping or not having a good job for a while will do that to you. So those are also other factors to consider which is another reason I say, get something nice and cheap. This is just my thoughts on it. Just to throw this out there as my final statement, I would not lease a Honda, ever again. But that's another story for another day.
    So Acura Integra = good?
    Honda civic = good?

    I'd prefer non honda cars.
    15 year old

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    Then look at Toyota.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Then look at Toyota.
    Which car? Celica, Supra mk3,mk4, MR2, FRS, BRZ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by StreetKing View Post
    Which car? Celica, Supra mk3,mk4, MR2, FRS, BRZ...
    As a beater to get you started, I would say the celica, mk3 supra (If you can find a decent one), corolla, or camry. All of these are viable options that will get you from point A to point B. The camry and corolla may not be sports cars but the camry for sure is great on gas, which is what you want at a young age. Plus, it helps establish driving history which can lower your insurance rates by the time you're 19. Supra, not so much. Your insurance may possibly still be rather high, but that does vary from state to state. The FRS/BRZ and supra mk4 are all out of the question, imo anyway. Supra takes $$$ to upkeep if something breaks and the FRS/BRZ is a car note, which I HIGHLY recommend against for any teenager. Celicas are still easily modded, fixed, etc and it's fairly easy to find one decently used and 5 speed. It's all up to you though.

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    Any FWD Toyota that you consider unattractive and boring is a good choice.

    Any Supra, any MR2, anything RWD built within the last two decades is an absolutely terrible choice and should not be an option.
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    In all seriousness, The Celica GTS is a cool little car, although I always saw it as a chick car. The Mr2 is awesome! But not the 3rd generation cars, those are fugly. I always loved the 2nd generation the most.

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    Ffs I don't plan on driving or even buying for that matter a Corolla or a Camry lmfao. Thats funny
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    SK,
    Get what YOU want, what you can afford. Don't let anyone, other than your parents alter your mind. You came on here not asking what car you should buy. You didn't ask for people to be your parent. Go with your original plan.
    I, too, was once your age, as every one here. We all know, we don't learn unless we do it. So, do it. If it turns out to be a bad idea, then lesson learned but you'll never learn unless....
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    @Brandi

    I already voiced my opinion, but I have to point out that this lesson you're telling SK to learn could be a fatal one, which is why these ClubDub members are voicing their opinions. It's an attempt to keep a good kid safe.
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    Thanks guys I really appreciate what you guys have told me and I am looking for a car I myself would like to drive as well as not being too fast for it to be almost fatal like Subaru-Mopar-Luv said. I would honestly like to hear more stories about everyone's first cars and how much fun driving can be!
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    Alright alright....Here's another story, ehem.

    2003 Chevy 1500 single cab, 350 v8, manual shift, Flowmasters and K&N Intake. California Amp and Two 14" subs behind the seat

    I ran that one into a light pole in front of my friend's house one night after a party. Yeah, first cars are fun Especially when it's technically your dad's until you graduate high school...
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    You could always go DSM too and look at the Eclipse/Talon. Sorry if they've been mentioned; this thread is TLDR.

    Honestly, if you do not care at all about reputation, with as cheap as they come, as easy as they are to modify and as fun to drive as they are, my first car would have hands down been an MX-5. With flippy headlights. Freak yeah.
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