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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by chestercheeto48, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. chestercheeto48

    chestercheeto48 Senior Member VIP

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    Hey all, I have gotten a little bored lately and was wondering what your thoughts were on this. Should I build and boost my 96 coupe dx or should I purchase a early 2000's IS300? My original goal with the civic was 200 horses out of the d16 but I like the lexus as well. Let me know what you think.
     
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    I would go with the IS300, RWD>FWD.
     
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    :withstupid: those are badass little cars mang!
     
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    If you're bored you'd be alot less bored with building the Civic than just buying another car and driving it. :) Keep the dream alive! :D
     
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    make sure you get a 5-speed if you go with the lexus. Those are badass y0!
     
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    Seany-izzle New Member

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    in the 2000 till (i think, dont quote) 2002 models they only came with autos.
     
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    Buy the IS300, then build that. That's been my plan for quite a while anyway...
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    i see no competition.

    if you can afford an IS, screw honda
     
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    It would be easier to get girls with the Lexus, than a DX civic.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    :werd:


    *dreams about his WRX* dohcvtec accord...you lucky...bastard :p
     
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    It's alot cheaper to buy a turbo kit and build your dx then it would be to purchase another car. It's all up to you, if you can afford the extra $$$ for a new car and insurance then go for it.
     
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    :lol: no, its really not
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    That really depends on what kind of car you buy and/or if it's new or used...
     
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    by the time i'm spending money on turbo shit, i'll easily be more than halfway to a used IS300- :wtf: was i thinking?
     
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    Loco Honkey Banned

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    Gee, Honda or Lexus... christ, if you're dumb enough to even question which one you should chose, you don't deserve the Lexus.
     
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    I think you get the idea of everyones opinion. Lexus over a d-series honda. And 200whp from a d series is some work and in my opinion a swap would be better suited. Because if its a dx then its not even a sohc vtec and what are they stock around 100hp at the flywheel?
     
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    I wish I were rich...theres a '95 es300 in my town for under 10k. mmmmmmm....I6 RWD...splooge! :doh:

    -Go for the IS300 FOR SURE!
     
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    To me the IS300 looks nice, Yes M's are nice, there's lots of faster cars out there but still there's something dead sexy about building up a Honda. I guess I'm just Honda brain washed ;)
     
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    Both of these cars seem like a good way to get some much-needed sleep to me.

    Take a simple Ignition upgrade. Lets say, MSD and individual pre-coils.

    Honda = about $500
    Altezza = About $1200

    And so on and so forth. You'll find that your honda will be more satisfying as a daily car, because when you invest a Dollar you'll get it back. With the Toyota you'll be dropping cash into by the briefcase just to get some decent powergains.

    -> Steve
     
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    :werd: :withstupid:

    i dont even like the IS300 and i would still pick it over a fuckin civic
     
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