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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by nealo, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. nealo

    nealo Senior Member

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    I've decided to sell the civic and get something with a little newer look. I just need a car for school and work. I need a car with relatively good gas mileage because my school is about 50 miles total, to and from everyday. So far I've narrowed it down to 99+ Mustang (V6), 98+ Accord I4, or 01+ Civic. This car is not going to be used for racing in any way but I am going to put a strong audio system so I'm going to need something that can carry around all that extra weight. Oh, and I want to switch over to automatic trans. now, there is a lot of traffic near the campus and I'm just not up to that task. The mustang is on the list because the 99+ look isn't too bad. Any input and non-flaming would be appreciated. What car do you think I should get, whether it be on the list or not.
     
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    StarBellieAngel Senior Member

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    if it were my decision, and i picked from on the list... i would go with an accord coupe. i like the lines... and it gets decent gas mileage over the 'stang. the civic is the better economy choice, but i'm not too into civics.


    have you given thought to a 4 door integra? they're pretty good on gas also, and can handle the load :)
     
  3. kyleirwin

    kyleirwin Retired OG

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    on the list: stang... and i don't even like the fuckin' things, your list just sucks :p .
    off the list: teg. sedan or hatch.
     
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    Smonkeyboy Senior Member

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    98+ accord coupe, but you got to get the one with the V6 so it will be able to handle the weight.
     
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    VTECPOWER Senior Member

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    ive got a 95 integra ls 4 door that im thinkin about sellin
    but it's a 5 speed
    151k miles
     
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    nealo Senior Member

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    alright forget the list. I'm looking for a car, or truck that would be perfect for a sound competition system. It has to be able to pull the relatively heavy weight and at the same time have pretty good gas mileage. I'm done with racing, I just need a vehicle to get me to and from school/work while having a good system (and alarm of course).
     
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    my 97 4 runner gets around 21 mpg... and it's really awesome. i love it!
     
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    nealo Senior Member

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    I was thinking of a 4runner. Is your a V6?
     
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    StarBellieAngel Senior Member

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    nope. it's a 4 cyl.

    i got a really and i mean REALLY good deal on it about a year ago... my bro works at toyota. ;) gotta love it.
     
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    how is it? I'm kind of reluctant to buy a 4 cylinder 4runner, after all I'm gonna have a hefty system in it and all.
     
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    how about a scooby
     
  12. StarBellieAngel

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    for heavier loads, i say get the v6, but mine hauls some good loads also... i have 2 kids, all their crap, groceries, going uphill isn't hard. mine is also a manual, but even the auto you can downshift yourself.

    :) i really like it though... it handles well for an suv. and likes mud puddles :ph34r:
     
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    if you want something good for a stereo, look at the Scion xB, its a box. you would get some great sound out of that, and you can get it with an AEM intake and stuff from the factory, 14K base, about 17-18l with every possible option
     
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    Prowler Super Moderator

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    get the mustang. RWD and you still can beat all the ricers. just get a coupe, not a vert if, if you want trunk space. they're beautiful cars and there is a large aftermarket support for the v6. just check out stangnet forums to see.
    or buy my 95 mustang gt =)
     
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    what about a 1.8t like some other guy suggested for myself, the 97's and 98's are in the 15k range.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Get the Mustang. When I get mine it'll be a 2000 + GT, I'm not even going to mess with the weak ass 193 hp 3.8 OHV V6s...

    MOD 4.6 SOHC GT motor is where its at... B)
     
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    If I got a stang, it would be the new 05 model, that thing is beaUtiful, I love the 67 and 69 lines that are in it, and the GT has wonderful performance, Ford actually hit the mark especially on the interior for once!
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    I've heard some really bad ass sound systems in Golfs check out a TDI model it gets 45-50mpg

    [​IMG] once again you are going to school and want something for back and forth driving..... that would be a top pick if it were me

    now if you just want a newer car and could care less about what you do with it get an A4 they can be had for 6-15K get so so gas milage like 20-30

    or check out the new Civic SIs I bet you could put a bad ass system in one due to it being a hatch
     
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    kyleirwin Retired OG

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    still with the stang.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    buying a v6 mustang is like buying a turd. don't waste your time.

    a good commuter, space for a system....
    98 dodge caravan se

    lol
     
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