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    Just got myself one of these pillars of masculinity



    If nothing else, it has exponentially increased the likelihood of having to use my training on the str33tz, as a bogan in a Holden Colorado (which I assume is GM's answer to the Ford F350) quite helpfully pointed out for me this morning.
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    The Getz is a fucking awesome vehicle! Awesome k's, bit of zip (with only the driver) and good sound system for when you want to look like a sick **** cruising down the boulevard. Which boulevard? Any boulevard.
    GET A RED BELT OR DIE TRYIN'.

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    haha, yes, but somehow it is in automatic insult to overtake a tradie in a compensatory"manly" ute on the highway. I just wish I Gangnam Style as my horn so I could have been rocking it while blowing him a kiss as he raged against my affront!

    Atually, the only real shortcoming is the ridiculously short gearing ratios which have you in fifth gear by the time you sneak passed 80km/hr. Sounds like it is going to **** itself at 120 down the highway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cualltaigh View Post
    I just wish I Gangnam Style as my horn
    http://www.amazon.com/Wolo-Model-336.../dp/B00029XH0O

    or even better

    http://www.amazon.com/Wolo-345-Anima...xgy_auto_img_y

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    Thank you, all. This is indeed, and no irony here, incredibly helpful.

    I had been eyeing a Toyota Yaris Club as my car of choice for some time, and the favorable comments on Toyota I read here are certainly a big factor in my decision.

    Like, I really just need a car to get to work, and back home, and for occasional overland trips, but, not being a particular car person, I am looking for something practical, durable, and even beginner-friendly. - In case you wonder why the car I am considering is of an elevated price already, I am looking to be a high school teacher in Germany, and I have been advised that it might get better to avoid the "student car" impression, because apparently, German middle schoolers often already have above average rides, and our district supervisors are greatly concerned about young teachers looking to sloppy, in every aspect of their presentation. (You guess it, December will be suit-up month for me; and if I am not flat out broke after the purchase of the car, I will be, then.)

    Knowing me a bit, you might realize that I frown at this decadent nonsense, but at the same time, if spending more money means that I can drive the same car longer than if I would invest in a cheap one, why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiro Protagonist View Post
    I really just need a car to get to work, and back home, and for occasional overland trips, but, not being a particular car person, I am looking for something practical, durable, and even beginner-friendly.
    If you were in the states I'd recommend a Honda Civic.

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    This might simply be because I am an American, or a gear head American. However wouldn't the Toyota Yaris fall right into that Student car category its a pretty basic entry level car. Its certainly one of the cheapest cars you can get here.
    or am I miss understanding what you mean by Student car?

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    I thought teachers were supposed to relate with their students. You know- sit backwards in their chair, take the class outside even though the man doesn't want you to, and relating to them by turning Shakespeare into a clumsy early 90s style rap?

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    Two words
    Ferrari Mondial
    I bet you can find one pretty cheap but you know you wouldn't want to actually drive it cause the service cost on it suck. But a great car to show up to your first day in.

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    more seriously you may want to look at something like the
    A 1990–1995 Nissan Sunny GTI-R
    Cheap easy to maintain and you can say you have it because its a fun little fast car instead of saying well its super cheap.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GTI-R

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