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OK, you have 12k to spend

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  1. Battle Pope

    Battle Pope New Member

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    You have 12k to spend on a car. You want to spend almost all of it on the car itself, so no saying "a civic and a motor swap". You want something small, with good handling and gas mileage, with 4 seats.

    What do you buy, and why?
     
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    2004 toyota corolla ce, although might be a little over 12
    and im not sure how well they handle
     
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    Kcihcaton Senior Member

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    4 seats, or 4 doors? my bad
     
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    down payment on an evo 8 :)
     
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    He wants a car for 12k, not a car payment. :p
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    Buy my mostly built AE86, then buy and install a few more toys like race seats, cage, sterio, tint, JDM rims, More suspention toys, more cool shit needed for the best awesome car, Bumpers, then spend a little time learning to handle it, and once you can learn not to hit anything...then paint it a wild MaD JdM TyTe Druiiiiiifffiittoooo colors...and...well...it has 4 seats ;) a little power, it;s turning into a collectors item as soon as a movie comes out, and and I would think that $12K's would cover it.....it just depends on what you want for the toy's toy's.


    Or just buy a decent Jeep...and blend in with yuppies and tree-huggers.... :ph34r:

    ASking what to buy with $12K's is like asking a kid to go into a candy store with $100.....what ever they buy...it will make them fat and they will get a lot of pimples.


    For say what the cars main function is....for gas economy...get a Insight, and install a good sterio...

    For fast, then a Supra, and a big turbo....

    For handling, an old CRX, with a lot of suspention work and a turbo.....

    basically any car can be hooked up....

    Personally...I would just buy the most rust free Z car I could find...and dump the rest in go fast parts.... :ph34r:
     
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    He's going to look at a 2001 Jetta this afternoon.
     
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    Oh. I thought he said small. With GOOD handling. :p
     
  13. Battle Pope

    Battle Pope New Member

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    I think most of you are missing the point.

    Let me give you all some background.

    He currently drives a '92 Miata. He needs something a little bigger, because he has a baby on the way.

    He wants something smallish, reasonably quick, manual trans, good mileage, and a backseat. And something he can mod slowly.

    He wants to spend as close to 12k as he can, without going too much over or under, and spend it all on the car itself.
     
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    Datsun 280z 2+2 with a v8 swap.

    edit - btw, he doesn't want a jetta, they have shitty reliability, my dad has one and it has too many problems to deal with. Stick with japanese cars if you want reliability.

    Also, what about a late 90's Lexus. My friend drives a 1997 ES300 that he got for $12. Its an awsome car, decent power, really compfy, and it looks great, not a scratch on it. The only problem is they only come in auto....
     
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    I bought my 03 Lancer Brand New for 13K.. I found one left over on the lot..
     
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    1996 JDM Honda Integra Type R, imported by vinnie at www.aeroCosmetixx.com . He imported his for 10K. You show him 12K, he'll work with you to get one too.
     
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    YouKnowWhoIBee my avatar is better.

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    That mazda is nice up above. My sisters fiance has one. It comes with alot of aftermarket parts stovk. He paid somewhere around 21 grand new. He has a blue one with a 14b turbo setup :D
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    99 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS with an EJ20 engine swap. :)
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    check out a used Audi A4 98-99ish

    2001 M3 when its not a scam will run you 35+K
     
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    2000 Mustang Gt

    2000 Eclipse Spyder

    2000 Jetta 1.8T

    Maybe a used SVT Focus

    Those would be my choices for $12K
     
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