hey /o/ I'm here from /v/. I don't know much about cars but what are the comfiest cars for under 10k?
Anything German with 4 doors.
Old American cars with bench style seating but I wouldn't recommend these if you don't know anything about cars.
Personal recommendation is a BMW E39. Assuming you're not mechanically inclined save the leftover $5000 for maintenance for the rest of the car's lifetime. Whatever you decide on, make sure you look up or ask /o/ what to be looking for on any particular model.
I was looking at the owner's manual for an '02 Honda CR-V the other day and found out that the seats fold all the way back almost like a Twingo, and there's a fold out table hidden under the floor in the trunk. I'm gonna have to toss those out there as a comfy cheap car. I've seen decent ones around me for like $3000-$4000.
this is true.
i feel like the m52b30 isn't -quite- enough for the e39 though. it's adequate but eh...
that said, it's really reliable even with supercharging and it takes decently to boost...
oh, right, it's an m54
but one of these kits is like 7 grand
but it's a proper twin screw setup which means heat efficient and really good mid-range power, which is ideal for street use
Oddly enough I can confirm this
In my fzj the head rest tilts and raises to find that perfect spot at the base of ur skull to allow ur head to actually REST on it instead of thrusting it forward so my neck muscles are supporting it
WTF are most car designs thinking
Maybe they all ride like thugs on lean or something
Of course cars with a sports car seating position are exempt from this issue but they are few these days
But for COMFY cruising u need an upright seating position so u weight is on ur neck and spine not slouching and making ur ass numb and ur neck strained
I don't know what year you're talking about, but no. Not at all. I swear to god Honda Civics are designed around making you want to spend as little time as possible in your car, especially the newer ones with no windows and seats that are somehow both stiff and feel like you're sinking into the ground.
Thinking one between 2006-2008 they are cheap and make perfect first car for a /v/irgin
My suspicions are confirmed.
Let me tell you about this generation of civics.
The steering is weird and disconnected, and I almost want to say over responsive. It's hard to be precise with this fucker.
The angle of the seat is weird as shit.
I had to look hard for a picture to describe how it feels to look out the tiny-ass, angled windshield, but here it is. It's like you're looking down a goddamn tunnel.
The rear window is even worse, and thanks to the aforementioned low and tilted seat, you basically can't see over your bumper.
Blind spot visibility is similar.
The entire interior feels like it's going to break at any given second. I'm afraid to use my turn signals sometimes because I literally feel like I'm going to snap off the lever when I drive this thing.
And, last but not least, the fucking cabin noise. It's not engine noise, mind you. You can hardly even hear the engine. Because wind is drowning it out at basically any speed upwards of 30mph. Holy shit the inside of this thing is loud. Driving on the interstate in this should be classified as some kind of auditory torture.
Luckily it's not mine and it's my dad's, because if this was my car, ESPECIALLY my first car, I would probably kill myself.
At the very least, not a small Japanese car. They do not give a shit about interiors and they probably never will.
Ideally, nothing made within the past 10 years whatsoever. Modern design trends have caused basically every manufacturer to do the tiny windows bullshit, even if the interior itself is comfortable.
Basically an E39.
I may be the only one thinking like that, but I really can recommend the citroen c1/peugeot 107/toyota aygo. They do not have much power (69 hp), but they are comfortable as fuck. The seats feel awesome, the ac works pretty good. And it is very cheap to keep.
7-8 grand will get you the nicest, comfiest, LS400 ever. 10K will get you one with an air ride controller, all the bags replaced, a service record going back to 1985, and every electronic gizmo in working order.
Hell, 15K will get you this.