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Greetings, I'm getting my license soon and i might be getting the X for my first car :). Im not really car-savvy and dont know much about cars, but the X is so0o0o sexy. Any tips/advice for a new driver about to acquire such a magnificent beast?
 

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dont drink and drive
 

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ALL first cars should be throw-away cars. Start with something cheap, pre-beat up and low on power.
 

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Greetings, I'm getting my license soon and i might be getting the X for my first car :). Im not really car-savvy and dont know much about cars, but the X is so0o0o sexy. Any tips/advice for a new driver about to acquire such a magnificent beast?
Understand the financial undertaking your about to embark on. And I agree, this should NOT be your first car


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how old are you
 

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Just be careful, responsible and thankful :) Be happy and enjoy it. Everyone here may not agree with getting a car like the X so young but some people are blessed enough to.

Spend some time on these forums reading and youll learn more than you ever thought you would about cars and youll love your car even more because of it.
 

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Im 17. I understand that most teens my age are reckless, but i wouldnt consider myself one.
My students consistently say that, yet they still find themselves in easily avoidable accidents. Get a car that you can learn to drive in. Starting off with this vehicle will tempt you to do silly, silly things. Also, starting off with a cheap car such as a Civic will teach you the value of a dollar and allow you to appreciate more expensive cars as you grow older.

On top of all of that, not knowing anything about cars and buying an X is a bad idea. It's a complicated machine that can break rather easily if not cared for. Do yourself a favor and wait until you are financially secure and independent.
 

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I had a 78 mercury marquis lol. Talk about a fucking tank. But it was the safest car that I could be driving lol. When I got done with that car, it looked like it had just been in the destruction derby lol. Ill see if I can find a pic of it
 

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I had a 78 mercury marquis lol. Talk about a fucking tank. But it was the safest car that I could be driving lol. When I got done with that car, it looked like it had just been in the destruction derby lol. Ill see if I can find a pic of it
My first son COMPLETELY destroyed my old '99 Camry. He ran over one of those huge fucking dumpsters at school, straight on... Keep in mine I didn't teach him how to drive.

Tell me, how does one of these sneak up on you when you are driving forward? He completely trashed the passenger quarter panel and door. Then on another occurrence he backed up and ripped off the driver side mirror on the plastic trash bin at his house. Apparently, he has a problem with trash receptacles.

 

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Is it a costly car to maintain?
If you keep it stock, not at all. Even with full bolt-on's it isn't bad. I only spend oil/fluid/tire money on it other than mods. Tires aren't bad at all either if you don't take it to events or HPDE's. It isn't anymore expensive than any other car I have owned maintenance wise.
 

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Good luck with the insurance :D
Oh thats good. I plan to keep it at stock. Haha the insurance will be disgusting.
Maybe it is just me and my age. My Evo only runs me ~$70 a month. I have never had any tickets on my record though. Always got out of them with defensive or deferred.
 

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wait a couple yrs, insurance is gonna kill you
 
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