Hey Scotty and everyone!
My cousin is looking for a first car and he had narrowed down some cars based on the look and "coolness" factor. I gave him my two cents and told him to look for a Honda or Toyota but I wanted to hear all of your suggestions and recommendations and maybe personal experiences. Here is the list...
Listing 1 - 2016 Altima
4 cylinder FWD CVT? It gets good mpg but not cool at all. Ok, so when it comes to reliability, the weakest part of these vehicles are the transmission, which tends to go out around 100k miles. Odds are he will be hard on it so I wouldn't expect it to last more than a couple years. To fix it costs basically %50-70 of the listing price.
Listing 2 - Hunk of scrap metal
Don't make me laugh, these are horrible cars. The 2.4 engine is probably the worst Hyundai ever made forget it.
Listing 3 - Hunk of scrap metal
Tell your cousing not to look at these 1. they are overvalued 2. they are literal junk and fail to get you from A to B when the engine blows up
@mod_man is a very experienced member and can tell all about the reliability of the hunk of scrap metal
Listing 4 - 2010 Hyundai Tucson
Please, please don't look at Hyundais. 100k miles is good lifespan for these this is on borrowed time. Type "Hyundai" into the search bar and you will see what I mean.
Listing 5 - 2010 Hyundai Tucson
-----------------------------I can't recommend any of them. None of them are cool and they are all overpriced for the money get a Toyota and check out the Used Car Buying Guide
What owners say about problems with their Nissan Altimas
The fact that they are Nissan/Hyundai and going off the fact they are not too far off from 100,000 miles (some exceed it!) I can’t recommend any of them.
What's the basis of the "coolness" factor? I must be getting old, because I never thought of any Hyundai as a cool car.
I can see cool with many Nissan's. But not with Hyundai.
Last time I checked, Hyundai's aren't cool. A Civic is way cooler than those cars. Try harder to convince them into getting Honda or Toyota.
The car i want to get is a really cool one. It is the 2011 toyota rav4 v6. This was the coolest rav4 toyota ever made and the looks are very trendy, the car is extremely relaible with low maintnence, and the 6 cylinder engine packed with this cars light weight makes this car go 0-60 in 6.3 seconds. What cooler first car is there? BTW i am also a teen looking for my first car.
In all honesty your first car is most likely not going to be a awesome looking car I’d personally look for a Toyota celica not necessarily a very cool look personally, but a Mazda Miata for a good price if he’s looking for a great car nice sporty look to it, maybe even a Toyota Camry looks pretty nice though older look but nice or maybe a Lincoln town car looks decent luxurious and affordable too but it’s a boat of a car an bad on gas but very reliable, all of these cars are reliable though but everyone has there own taste in style