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Opinions on these three cars?

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by totalburnout, Jul 3, 2004.

  1. totalburnout

    totalburnout Well-Known Member VIP

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    Okay, so it looks like the 944 Turbo is out because of insurance and other issues. i.e., expensive parts and repair. The Eclipse GSX/Talon Tsi are also out because of reliability issues, although i would love a powerful AWD car.


    Does anyone have any thoughts on a '95-'99 VW GTI VR6. Pretty quick car? Can take v6 mustangs? Rides well? Handles well? Is a pleasure to drive? etc., etc.

    Same goes with the Nissan 300zx ('90-'95)

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    the bmw 325is ('91-'95)

    The vr6 is looking to probably be the most insurance friendly and probably the most practical for me, but I dont know.
     
  2. 90 accord

    90 accord Chicks dig the box Moderator VIP

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    i'd hope the vr6 can take a v6 mustang, my stock 90 accord kept up with them..

    the 300zx is a nice car, but worthless unless it's a turbo one, which will be nce on insurance as well. i dont really like older bmw 325's <_<
     
  3. totalburnout

    totalburnout Well-Known Member VIP

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    well the 300zx tt would also be like 12-14k for a decent one and i dont have that to spend.

    I have about 6-8k.

    I want something that is a joy in terms of handling (would really love a wrx but too gd much money) and something that rides smoothly on the highway and at highway speeds. Also if someone is messing with me and i want to lay it to them, i want a car that can pull on them...or just a car that when i punch it, its going to goooo.
     
  4. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    go with the GTI
     
  5. 90 accord

    90 accord Chicks dig the box Moderator VIP

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    6-8k?

    get a 92-95 hatch, throw in a b18c, do a some suspension, and your set :)
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    depending on the year of the V6 stang it should rape it... the 00+ V6s run mid 15s though.
     
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    The VR6 is a gas hog, take that into consideration. I think swapping an EG and doing some suspension work would be your best bet.
     
  8. totalburnout

    totalburnout Well-Known Member VIP

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    its supposed to get around 22mpg on the highway i think
     
  9. NissanNiNjA2nd

    NissanNiNjA2nd Senior Member

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    well thats good you dont know what you are talking about... heh driving a NA 300zx at 160 mph with A LOT more room to go... ya ur right... oh and handling... yup once again you win, with the weight at a 55/45 distribution they are horrible... oh and the insurance... CHEAP AS HELL... seriously for nissans its basically like driving a 240... thats all....

    oh and to everyone else... plz dont talk about what you dont know..It will save the rest of us a post to read through

    -Aaron
     
  10. totalburnout

    totalburnout Well-Known Member VIP

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    uh, i think fuel cut off would be long before 160 and theres no way you're ever going to get it all the way up there.

    and insurance *will* be high on a 6cyl 222hp car that is known as a sports coupe, especially for a kid that isnt even 19 yet. Even though you weren't responding to me, make sure you have everything right as well.
     
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  12. totalburnout

    totalburnout Well-Known Member VIP

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    Even over the 300zx?

    Alright, I was leaning towards it...i just have to go out and test drive a vr6 to see if i really like it.



    I also just looked in the paper and a a4 2.8 quattro doesnt seem toooo far out of my league, i'll see if i can find one for around 7k.
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    I would pick the 3 Series

    Im on my 2nd Z car I came close to buying a 300ZX but would still pick the 3 series over it

    300ZX in N/A form is a great all around car I think if all you cared about was speed you would list some faster cars however I think you want a good all around car so I would say a 2 door 3 series
     
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    only kind of people who buy bmw's, mercedes (that arent colectors items) that are OVER 5 years old, are the mexicans and poor people who like to show off to the rest of their "homies" and amigos the 4500.00 1994 Bee-Eem-Doble-Joo they just bought with 18" chrome wheels and leaning to the side, 2 miles an hour, like they were J.D. Rockefeller him-fucking-self.

    Gonna get in trouble for this one.....

    but

    Brown
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  15. Speedracer228

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    6-8k to spend?
    buy my car and go lsVtec :D , suspension is already done(check sig)
     
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    importjdmcivic Its the NUGE!

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    Get the GTI...VR6's are sweet...they ride good in my opinion my friend has one and his dad has a VR6 Carrado and his mom has a V6 Passat and his bro has a 16valve/G60 powered Scirroco...they really like VW's, lol...But seriously I would consider buying a GTI if i had the money

    Buy the GTI and get like a Techtonics Tuning performance chip for like 100 bucks and get an intake and an exhaust and european cams and that would be really sweet car
     
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    fuck a 300z
    i bought a 300z turbo and it wasnt as fast as my sol :\
    now its being sold :p
     
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    in addition to that, look at the n/a 2+2 edition,

    1991 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 15.9

    so in that case. driving a 300z is really like driving a 240.

    and i dont know about you, but when i see a 300z, i expect it to be fast. not for it to run 16's.

    damn, thats mad fast yO. i never said anything about how it handles, so dont try to attack me for that.
     
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    i'd go with the Z car. handling it will out do the others. and i personally would much rather drive a NA 300z then a GTi/vr6. besides, you dont have to go turbo on a VG30 to get some sac out of it. i onwed a mercedes once, maintenance is expensive. same goes for a BMW. although i disagree with the comment about owning a luxury vehicle that is a couple years old, i think your best bet would be the 300 or the VR6. unless you want a swapped vehicle.
     
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    I would recommend the GTI, but instead of the vr6 go with the 1.8T. A lot of euro tunners prefer it.
     
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