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    Quote Originally Posted by AjayDisco View Post
    Jeeeez i think lyties of today have it or get it far to easily. I had to work and pay off my car, wasn't a freebie at all. Something went wrong, i needed to investigate how to repair it, or get the funds to send it to somebody who did.
    Just think things have changed so drastically, kids growing up being spoonfed and things handed on the silver platter inplace of working for it. I don't know, maybe i'm just different but i am sure there are a good few of you out there who will agree.
    Had the same as you, started out literally with just the shirt on my back; but wouldn't you want your kids to start off a bit better?

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    Look at the Honda fit or Civic, brilliant cars my daughter has a fit 15.9 km/l (in town)and SWAMBO has a Civic 16.7(open road) , Honda are incredibly reliable.
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    Many of us are prone to overlook the Hyundai options. The new Elantra (to me at least) is one of the better looking cars on the market. And the 1.6 falls neatly into your budget. Swambo has a Atos, and I've had a few Hyundai's as rentals. Always struck me as a solid car, and very reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by td54x4 View Post
    Had the same as you, started out literally with just the shirt on my back; but wouldn't you want your kids to start off a bit better?
    This is going off topic. I feel your parents should help you where possible, which is exactly what happened in my case and i feel it should happen in most cases. They assist you finacially as apposed to going to the bank, but also within your own means and those of your parents. Yes some folks are far better off than others and can afford to splash out, but does this teach your child correctly? Most things don't come for free, and i beleive everybody should work for what they receive... Don't mean to start something off topic, but i find it all to easy and wrong in the same sentence....
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    Quote Originally Posted by PenthouseNinja View Post
    Seriously, I dont get it, why would anyone want to buy a new bottom of the range Asian vehicle when you could have either of these for way less. Look at these things!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AjayDisco View Post
    Jeeeez i think lyties of today have it or get it far to easily. I had to work and pay off my car, wasn't a freebie at all. Something went wrong, i needed to investigate how to repair it, or get the funds to send it to somebody who did.
    Just think things have changed so drastically, kids growing up being spoonfed and things handed on the silver platter inplace of working for it. I don't know, maybe i'm just different but i am sure there are a good few of you out there who will agree.
    Yeah, same here.

    I sanded the rust off the lemon yellow Audi 100 I bought with my own hard earned cash (at 15, I used to draw cartoons for Magnum magazine, among others. Haha). It pulled to the right when you hit the gas.

    Kids who have everything handed to them will not respect it.

    That said, do you really want to give an 18 y/o a car capable of 200 plus?

    (5 year old Audi/Merc/Beemer all get my vote.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Mackay View Post
    Look at the Honda fit or Civic, brilliant cars my daughter has a fit 15.9 km/l (in town)and SWAMBO has a Civic 16.7(open road) , Honda are incredibly reliable.
    I agree with the above - for reliability, I'd go Japanese.

    Honda's are great - ultra reliable.

    If he wants it to be "windgat" - then maybe a Type-R ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    I agree with the above - for reliability, I'd go Japanese.
    And the Germans are known for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AjayDisco View Post
    This is going off topic. I feel your parents should help you where possible, which is exactly what happened in my case and i feel it should happen in most cases. They assist you finacially as apposed to going to the bank, but also within your own means and those of your parents. Yes some folks are far better off than others and can afford to splash out, but does this teach your child correctly? Most things don't come for free, and i beleive everybody should work for what they receive... Don't mean to start something off topic, but i find it all to easy and wrong in the same sentence....
    I agree wholeheartedly with you Ajay, which is why my father "acts as the bank", and we pay our first cars off. I worked every opportunity I could during my 4 years at university to pay the car off, and I'm almost there. I can bet you that you'll be hard-pressed to find a 2005 Golf in a better condition than mine (because I had to work for it, and thus respect and look after it).

    Unfortunately though, the roads are an extremely dangerous place to be and a father would be foolish if he did not do what he could to make sure that his child is the safest that he/she can be (A Merc S Class would be ideal, but there are very few of us that can afford a car like that).

    My brother has also been out of school now for more than a year, but did not get a car immediately as my father was of the opinion that he did not work hard enough at school. He has now put the work in at varsity level, and thus will be getting transport. My parents are also moving from the Cape to Swakop, and he will need safe, reliable transport (which busses certainly aren't).

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    Quote Originally Posted by AjayDisco View Post
    This is going off topic. I feel your parents should help you where possible, which is exactly what happened in my case and i feel it should happen in most cases. They assist you finacially as apposed to going to the bank, but also within your own means and those of your parents. Yes some folks are far better off than others and can afford to splash out, but does this teach your child correctly? Most things don't come for free, and i beleive everybody should work for what they receive... Don't mean to start something off topic, but i find it all to easy and wrong in the same sentence....
    I taught my kids to appreciate things, whether it is R1 or R1,000,000 and to do the best of what life gives, specially when it comes free, so they can advance further than I have and repeat the same with their children.

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    Cool, well what ever the case and perhaps i went a bit overboard regarding. It's just something i feel strongly about and obviously you all know what my feeling are regarding. I don't know if kids of today are really appriciative of what their parents do for them. I can only hope they are as i am there as a parent as well. Our son turns 16 in 3 years and i have a new scooter which i have considered handing down to him when he turns 16. He has already indirectly turned it down, as it's a scooter and not a bike. But it will be what it is, either he rides it or he sells it and the money he makes from that affords him his next set of wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PenthouseNinja View Post
    And the Germans are known for?
    Percieved quailty, expensive parts, unreliable, always at the bottom end of Surveys, poor resale. When buying new, yes why not! Do VW's come out standard with a maintenance plan these days?
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    http://tinyurl.com/cau8vo6

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    ^^ Yup that's nice!
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    I would go with the 1.4 Blue-motion. If he is paying his own petrol,he would love it. If he likes bell's and wishes he would love it. That car packs a huge punch so just tell him to go for test drive. Id Dad want's safety, go for it. And it is a awesome looking car !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kgopa View Post
    Percieved quailty, expensive parts, unreliable, always at the bottom end of Surveys, poor resale. When buying new, yes why not! Do VW's come out standard with a maintenance plan these days?
    Hells bells, and here I thought Audi, VW, BMW and Mercedes were 4 of the best quality car manufacturers in the world!
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    How do you know that? It depends what you see as "quality"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kgopa View Post
    How do you know that? It depends what you see as "quality"
    When you climb in and drive it and it doesn't feel like it was built on a strict budget
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    When your wife and baby are stranded next to Alexandria with a gearbox malfunction, you will realize what matters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kgopa View Post
    When your wife and baby are stranded next to Alexandria with a gearbox malfunction, you will realize what matters.
    That happens to everyone with a German car? I'm gonna stay away from Alexandria then.
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