First Car Time

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SeattleStang, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. SeattleStang

    SeattleStang New Member

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    Hello,
    My name is Julian and I live in the Seattle, Washington Area. I just passed my driving test and received my license, without going into to much detail I'm starting to look at potential first cars. I've been interested in Mustangs for the better part of 2 years now and was wondering which make would be the best first car for me. I've been looking at a really nice 04 Mustang GT but I really don't know if that's the best option for a beginner.
    Thank you!
    Budget: 7k
    Transmission: Auto
     
  2. 96blak54

    96blak54 Legend

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    My suggestion

    Find a rear drive car to beat on, spin the tires before you make a decision.
     
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    as silly as it might sound at 16 i wasn't mature enough to own a V6 mustang let along a v8. Not sure I am not some times..... How handy are you? How much do you plan to do to the car?
     
  4. SeattleStang

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    I don't have many plans for the car modification wise, I know that from the dealership it's at they say it already has an aftermarket exhaust and a new cold air intake but I don't know which ones. I plan to leave it how I get it.
     
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    I assume that you are a teenager? If you are spending $7K on car, I am guessing you are going to want to have insurance on it - and if you are financing the car you won't have a choice. Not sure how the insurance companies treat young drivers in Washington, but in Michigan, I would guess that you would be looking at a pretty hefty insurance premium on that '04 GT?
     
  6. 96blak54

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    Yeah, me at that age, with a car like that was over $300 a month. Car insurance matched the car payment.

    Now that im 40yrold insurance be like $25 added onto all the other crap ive got insurance on.

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  7. D3VST8R96GT

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    99-04 GT or 96-98 gt

    Invest in wet season tires, RAINX windshield cleaner, windshield washer fluid, and go 1 inch bigger on the windshield wipers.

    If you live or go to downtown seattle I would modify the steering rack limiters to get a little extra angle out of the steering.

    SVToA holds an event every summer at griots garage in tacoma, that was always nice.