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    Default Car for dads

    DP needs a new car. He only wants to spend around the $15-$20k mark as we have other, more important, financial plans.

    What is a good car for dads?

    I'd like to see him in something relatively recent, decent size, sensible.

    He wants something respectable more than anything so doesn't have to be some old hotted up commodore or anything.

    I feel a bit bad because he gave me the money I needed to buy myself a new car but he insists he's not dipping into our savings so please affordable suggestions.

    He's pretty conservative, so nothing too outrageous.

    I've been trying to think of ideas but am hopeless with cars!

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    Are there cars that are not respectable? ...that bit made me lol.

    Depends do you want a 4wd or sedan?

    I would be looking at Toyotas, Hondas, Mazda maybe even Nissan. Those are the ones I always go for.

    Honda CRV, civic, accord
    Toyota Rav 4, Camery
    Nissan Pathfinder
    Mazda 6 (thats probably a very good option)
    etc

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    Mazda3
    Toyota's are always a great choice also.

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    According to him, yes

    Definitely no 4wd. Station wagon or sedan I would assume.

    Thanks - I'll check those ones out Janesmum!

    ETA: oooh I love Mazda 3 MM, my second favourite car. Wouldn't it be a shame if he got that and I had to drive it often?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    According to him, yes

    Definitely no 4wd. Station wagon or sedan I would assume.

    Thanks - I'll check those ones out Janesmum!
    Then for sure look at the Mazda 6 and toyota Camery.You cant get more respectable then a Toyota...lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janesmum123 View Post
    Then for sure look at the Mazda 6 and toyota Camery.You cant get more respectable then a Toyota...lol.
    What about a volvo? lol

    I think by respectable he probably means more of a businessy type car - no loud sports cars or whatever. He's pretty conservative so I can sort of understand what he means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    What about a volvo? lol

    I think by respectable he probably means more of a businessy type car - no loud sports cars or whatever. He's pretty conservative so I can sort of understand what he means.
    hahaha...b.loody volvo driver. Yea you can go volvo but the parts are expensive and harder to get.

    Yea toyota sounds like what he would like. (Im not a fan of holdens or fords)
    He can look at the Mazda 6 but its a little sexy..lol very good car tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janesmum123 View Post
    hahaha...b.loody volvo driver. Yea you can go volvo but the parts are expensive and harder to get.

    Yea toyota sounds like what he would like. (Im not a fan of holdens or fords)
    He can look at the Mazda 6 but its a little sexy..lol very good car tho.
    Pretty sure he likes Mazdas. Definitely prefer Japanese to the ford/holden type cars.

    We looked at a new Mazda 6 which he loved and we thought of buying, just a little absurd as it was in the $30,000s!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    Pretty sure he likes Mazdas. Definitely prefer Japanese to the ford/holden type cars.

    We looked at a new Mazda 6 which he loved and we thought of buying, just a little absurd as it was in the $30,000s!
    No way you can totally get a mazda 6 for under 20k.

    http://www.carsales.com.au/car/brand...:Min,20000~0.5

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    I'll send him the link - the one we checked out was brand new. Seems a bit ridiculous to spend that much (pretty sure it was $34k) when it's going to depreciate that much within a few years. Yikes!

    Wonder what they're like on fuel?


 

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