It's got great fuel economy, a stick is affordable as hell, and aside from its faggy exterior, it seems like a solid car.
Talk me out of buying this thing before I go to the dealer tomorrow.
I have $10,000 to drop on a car and there are a few of these that were 2015 demos sitting at the dealer. Can't find shit that's good on gas with under 10k miles in the area except for these.
Also, just because gas is cheap now doesn't mean it wont go up and even if it kept dropping, I'm still paying less than the average driver if I own one of these because I'm essentially getting double or triple the mileage.
Next gen looks way better. Wait a few months
I'm not buying it for the looks, I'm buying it because $9000/4000 miles, factory warranty.
Didn't they address that shit?
I live around Chicago. No mountains here. 84hp is more than enough power for out here.
one of the few cars where the EV version is more fun and better than the gas version
mostly because the motor they got for the ev is only like 120hp but fucking 400 foot pounds of torque, what the fuck?
Alright, OP once more. I should mention that I'm going to be putting on around 40k miles a year for the next five years on anything I buy. I feel the Spark would be good for that because I'd drive my money out of it, but again, I worry about older cars given that I need to put 200k miles on them.
I was considering a soark or a clio a used one maybe a 2010 clio expressuon clio looks better so far rhe only thing i like of this one is the low price its gobna be my first car I get with my money since gramps actually gave me a mazda tribute but thet robbed it.
Spark is for someone that travels like 10-20 miles a day. Two months in a spark and you will be looking for another car. Those tiny econoboxes are for people that cant afford something more, people that dont drive and retards.
I'd get either a MT fiesta base models or honda fit
a little more but cars you wont hate yourself for driving daily
>Aren't foreign cars a fortune to maintain?
Depends on the car. Yes, the German "premium" brands tend to charge a lot for parts, but Ford-era Volvos share a fair few bits with their Ford-branded cousins and most pre-Ford Volvos will last pretty much for fucking ever.
I had a 2013 one of these as a rental a week ago. Holy hell it was awful. 84 hp and literally more torque in my lug nuts maymay. I'm 6'4" and my knees were up against the steering wheel. Getting on the highway was not fun with its 14 second 0-60. The only reason I would ever buy this Korean hunk of shit would be if it was $1k and I would proceed to spray paint "Mr. Scooty" on the sides and break the shit out of it. I didn't think someone would actually buy these at full price. Picture is the pos itself.
Yeah, this thread has officially talked me out of the Spark. I really don't like the Fiesta or Rio either, though, so now I'm just sifting through Cars.com like a jackass in search of a vehicle.
So anon, you don't:
Go on dates
Drive to your hobbies
Drive to the store
Drive to get food
Drive to get gas
There is so much shit you do every year that isn't your commute that I couldn't imagine how you couldn't pile on the miles unless you live in a city or suburbs. I live in BFE, so everything is fucking out of the way. Why are you even holding arguments over this when you can bash me perfectly fine and be accepted for it over the choice of Spark?
I don't understand what makes the 1.8 a Civic has so much better than the 1.0 that the Spark has. Still OP, still need spoon feeding. You guys seem to fucking love the Civic, but find the Spark laughable. Why?
because the civic is bigger, more powerful, less noisy, more comfortable by a country mile, built better and has a better reputation for reliability than anything compact or subcompact that GM makes.
i own a chevy and i love it but i can tell you that their econoboxes are miserable, slow and loud
Because the Spark is objectively terrible.
The tiny engine will need to work its ass off in order to get you up to any kind of speed, which will dramatically lower empeegees. It'll also be very very noisy on the highway, which will probably drive you mad.
The interior on the Spark is a disaster. Cheap plastic shit everywhere, no room, no quality.
Now, compare that to the 1.8l Civic you mentioned.
It has a bigger, more capable engine, which allows you to cruise on the highway in a higher gear (at lower RPMs), increasing empeegees. You'll also be able to actually overtake people, which is a nice little bonus.
The interior is all around better. More room for everyone, better quality finish, better ride.
There's a reason the advice "buy a Civic and shut the fuck up" exists. The Civic is a good little car.
The spark isnt a car for people that drive far on a regular basis. Its something for people that only drive like 5 miles to work and then back. Its basically a scooter for people that want four wheels. It barely qualifies as a car.
Ok negro, let me spell this out for you. We are talking, lets say 12,000 miles. In kilometers that would be a bit over 19,000km. So your previous post>>14309239 is meaningless. You can fuck off now also.
you were actually talking 10k miles. which is like 16k km
which in turn isnt that much farther from what i was talking about
So, that being said, putting that much mileage on a car on things other than commuting is possible, and (especially in canada) more likely than not
My search parameters have been thus:
>under 30k miles
>within 200 miles of Chicago
What do you anon think of the Chevy Sonic? Or, would it have the same ignition problems all other GM's have? Because if thats the case, I'll just fuck off the another make.
The Spark is a pile of shit and you should avoid it, here's a list of alternatives that are infinitely better:
buy an old jap shitbox and put weeb stickers on it
then blast shitty eurobeat, like a true /o/tist
once you are comfortable with this just rice the shit out of it like a total madman
>like three times cheaper
>twice the fuel economy
>doesn't make you want to kill yourself
Dad had an sonic and it was the worst thing ever