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alright, well my mom will be giving me the loan to get my car, but first i have to get 25% of whatever the price of the car is. she only wants me to have 25% because if i dont end up being able to pay for it she wants to be able to make sure she has the money she would be loosing. sorry if im confusing but its making sense to me. so do these cars loose value quick? to me it doesnt seem like it but im not sure. and any help on me getting this car before i have 25 percent cause i want this car bad, but dont want to save for another 4 months. like amount lost a year, safety and all that good stuff, to try and convince a parent to help get this car.
 

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First, maybe repost what you want to know in complete sentences and with proper grammer. It will make getting the information you want easier.
You want to know if Evo's devalue quickly? No, they don't.
As far as convincing your parents to let you/get this car for you; I don't think you should. The proper maintainence on these cars is more expensive than most... and then there's tires. :laugh: If you have problems saving for four months to come up with 25% of the cost, than what are you going to do at the 15,000 mile service? What about insurance?
Be real with yourself, can you really afford this car? Why do you want this car so bad? Is this your first car? I have to ask too; How old are you?
 

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i dont have to pay my insurance right now, so thats not really a problem. i just started saving 2 months ago, to start buying one so its not like its really hard. once i buy it i plan to pay like 500 dollars a month or something like that. this would be my 3rd car, but the first that i actually pay for. i have had a 97 expedition, and a 97 honda accord v6. maintnance i would think would be just as much as any other car, if i take care of it and what not. but my real question is how much a year/ and milage does this car usually lose there price? also any like safety features that are better than hondas? also warrantys? what mods can you put on without voiding the warrantys? how much are tires? about 1000?1500? im 17 by the way, but i have a pritty good job, i make about 1000-2000 a month, but my job would take a toll on my car. i want this car bad because i want something that is 4 doors, has awd gets decent gas millage, and something that if i want to see some other person in like a supped up crx i can smash on it.
 

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also if i just wanted an evo i could get one at the end of this month. but i want to save and get a newer mr, modded already and has lower miles. also in the 3 colors that i want most-black,white, silver. so its not like its taking me forever, its jsut that i dont want to go buy a 2003 evo with 40xxx on it, in red or something like that.
 

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i don't wanna bust your bubble on getting the car you want, but i have to agree with Turbo larry on this one. i alone pay about $1500 a month on my MR ( to include payments,insurance,gas, and maint, and keeping it clean). and since ur 17 i know your insurance will be pretty high(for who ever pays it). nevertheless, if you want it that bad, you will get it despite our advice. oh and as for them depreciating, people who buy evos don't think about that, they just want the performance and the exclusiveness of being an evo owner (at least that's how i think.):thumb:
 

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haggard0101 said:
maintnance i would think would be just as much as any other car, if i take care of it and what not.
Full synthetic oil changes evey 3K miles. Quality fluids that you can't get at Pep Boys in the tranny, transfer case, and rear differential every 15K. Price it out and you'll see what I mean... and that's if you do it yourself.

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any like safety features that are better than hondas?
Other than better brakes... no.

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what mods can you put on without voiding the warrantys?
Technically only a cat back exhaust. Some dealerships are willing to do more than others, but I wouldn't count on it.

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i want this car bad because i want something that is... awd gets decent gas millage, and something that if i want to see some other person in like a supped up crx i can smash on it.
Have you considered an Eclipse GSX? Seriously. It's cheaper, more parts are available, and makes great power with basic mods. It's a great learning platform for tuning and learning the ins and outs of forced induction... and you can still smash on the CRX if you want. http://www.dsmtuners.com/

I hope this helps you. I'm not trying to be mean. I just want to be straight up with you. This isn't the run of the mill Honda that you just start slapping on random parts. Some Evo owners have tried this without fully understanding how the car works, only to have their cars run like ass. But that's part of the reason we are here, to help each other.
With all this said; If you still really want the car, and your parents are aware of what's involved and agree too, than get it. It is a fantastic car.
If you have more questions please ask. The better informed you are, the better experience this can be for you. :thumb:
 
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