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Looking for a car, im 15 turning 16 in a month, my parents are going to pay for it so nothing expensive, i like jeeps, mercedes,audis. I wanted a jeep cause theyre super pretty but i want to be safe like the brand new cars have all this safety and idk jeep wranglers have that like the 2008/2009 ones (the ones i want) and mercedes and audis are kinda expensive but i was thinkingg of kia candenza there 40,000 which is expensive but it seems to be safe nice looking and i like the led lights do you think its worth it to get kia cadenza 2015 or another car?
 

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Are you kidding me you like Mercedes but too expensive so 40K for a Cadenza Kid pass your DL test , and take driver ed Then go out and get a job and work to earn some money and buy a car that you paid at least something toward so you are invested in the car . You don't need a Cadenza you need a pre paid bus pass and if your homework is done and you can prove you can drive responsibly the occasional keys to your parents car . When my kids were in 12th grade( 17 almost 18 with 2 years or so of driving we helped both our boys buy cars one was an 8 year old Taurus which lasted all through college and the other was a Mazda again about 7 years old and it also lasted all through their college . When they graduated both cars were driven for a few more years then scrapped when they could afford to buy their own cars but the total investment over 10 or years or so was really very little considering new brakes , one new rebuilt transmission but still far less than a new Cadenza .
 

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If you decide on the Cadenza buy one used with low miles. You will save upwards of $11000-12,000 for a car I love so far. The fact that there are few of them out there or sold in the US means you get to reap the value. Just understand that you will need to keep it until you kill it. The resale value won't do you any good if you decide to swap it out in a couple of years, but you can't beat the features for the cost.
 

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Are you kidding me you like Mercedes but too expensive so 40K for a Cadenza Kid pass your DL test , and take driver ed Then go out and get a job and work to earn some money and buy a car that you paid at least something toward so you are invested in the car . You don't need a Cadenza you need a pre paid bus pass and if your homework is done and you can prove you can drive responsibly the occasional keys to your parents car . When my kids were in 12th grade( 17 almost 18 with 2 years or so of driving we helped both our boys buy cars one was an 8 year old Taurus which lasted all through college and the other was a Mazda again about 7 years old and it also lasted all through their college . When they graduated both cars were driven for a few more years then scrapped when they could afford to buy their own cars but the total investment over 10 or years or so was really very little considering new brakes , one new rebuilt transmission but still far less than a new Cadenza .
Well Said. :laugh
 

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Right on funnyman 7915.
My first car was a 1951 ford I paid $100.00 for, After I was at a duty station in the USMC.
That 10 year old car was great, Drove it till I was sent to Vietnam.
 

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Are you kidding me you like Mercedes but too expensive so 40K for a Cadenza Kid pass your DL test , and take driver ed Then go out and get a job and work to earn some money and buy a car that you paid at least something toward so you are invested in the car . You don't need a Cadenza you need a pre paid bus pass and if your homework is done and you can prove you can drive responsibly the occasional keys to your parents car . When my kids were in 12th grade( 17 almost 18 with 2 years or so of driving we helped both our boys buy cars one was an 8 year old Taurus which lasted all through college and the other was a Mazda again about 7 years old and it also lasted all through their college . When they graduated both cars were driven for a few more years then scrapped when they could afford to buy their own cars but the total investment over 10 or years or so was really very little considering new brakes , one new rebuilt transmission but still far less than a new Cadenza .
Yeah, yeah, so I think I'm buying a Kia.
 

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Yeah, yeah, so I think I'm buying a Kia.
Kid your parents apparently failed you. You seemed like a spoiled bra . Every person on this site paid for their own car without help from mommy and daddy .I am not jealous I just think you have no concept on how hard it is work and support a family and make car payments , mortgage payments etc I hope you are a responsible driver kill anyone including yourself t .That is all I am going to opine on this matter but I would encourage other Kia owners not to play into his BS
 

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Haa, you guys are brutal. I knew I was in good company. Yeah, to the OP, I think you came in here with the wrong approach. Sometimes if you want to get a real answer to a question and not be thoroughly abused by forum members there is some info you shouldn't share openly. Like if you eliminated everything about your age and who was buying the car for you, this could have turned out more informative.

That said, I will credit this forum in maintaining dignity and decorum. I've been here almost a year and this is the first time I've seen a gang bang like this. Also to note, it was actually quite tame and completely reasonable considering the OP's initial information excess..
 

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When buying your first car, the only thing you should worry about at your age, like I did when I was in your shoes is the cost of insurance.

The Cadenza is a Luxury Sedan, and it comes at a pretty sticker price, even pre-owned.

You add Full Coverage insurance on it, and with a driver under 25, in Kentucky that is $350/month with $1k deductibles.

Personally, I'd opt to get a mid 2000's Audi or BMW, and put some work into it.

But if you're dead-set on a KIA, Cadenzas are nice, rare on the roads, and reliable... If you are ok with the cost of ownership.

Oh, and park as far away as you can at school... a single dent requiring paint will run you $1k+ to remove... my bottle of touch up paint on the Silver Metallic 2014 cost me $210...

Stay Humble
 

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I dove my parents '97 intrepid when I had to finally start driving (hate driving, even today) for work and school. After several months of work I went and got a base Saturn Aura ('04) and asked my dad if he could cosign for me. The payments were reasonable and it was a nice car, really wish I kept it sometimes. I love my car, don't get me wrong, but your first car should be maybe a Rio or Fiesta if you are going new, especially at 16. Or you could do what the other highschool kids in my area do and have an Oldsmobile eighty eight or something lol.

I highly doubt this is real but if it is, it shows how bad things are really getting with the generation after mine... No concept of anything in the real world and set up for failure from the get-go.
 
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