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What would you buy?

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Havok, Jan 27, 2006.

For Under 15,000

  1. 2001 Toyota MR-2

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  2. 2000 Honda S2000

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  3. 2001 Audi TT

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  4. 2003 Altima 3.5 SE

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  5. Acura RSX Type S

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  6. 2004

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  1. Havok

    Havok Senior Member

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    I found an MR2 for 155xx, it's an 01 with 45k miles...I have 4g's to put down...Aside form buying Pills' S2K, not many nearby are in the 16k range...I know it would be a PITA to have it shipped from OH to FL. Looking for a 225-ish/mo car payment, length of loan dosent matter to me.

    I'd prefer RWD, AWD, FWD in that order. The only thing holding me back from really wanting a WRX is the gas mileage, if I wanted to get 14/18, I'd drive a Jeep Wrangler. (which I am at the moment :))

    I have driven all but the MR2, which I plan to later today or tomorrow. Out of all of them, I liked the S2K's handling and comfort the most (shut up Brian, I don't know how I can fit in, but you can't, we are the same size)
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    i would honeslty say its up to your personal prefrence...

    if i were dropping 16K on a car i would be in the library checking consumer reports before anything else...

    i would say honda and acura for their reliability but don't the S2K rears take a shit?
    haven;t heard anything bad about the acuras...

    i would avoid audi and the like simply because of maint and repair costs

    i would also advise that you check the insurance rates on all these cars before making a decision

    the insurance could be a bigger $$$ factor than the mileage...
     
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    i'd buy a 240 . . . oh wait thats not on the list
     
  4. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    All these cars blow.
     
  5. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    the new mr2's /mr-s's do nothing for me...

    out of that list, the TT gets my vote.
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    I guess if I had to vote, I would say Acura. It's got all the things a car must have: A roof, and 2 doors. And it's not a TT, although I respect the TT in it's coupe form.
     
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  8. Havok

    Havok Senior Member

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    I've checked the insurance on all of them, honestly, not that much difference from the del slow with 1 airbag, and no alarm.

    Cons for each car:
    MR-2 -- Corolla engine, chick-ish car, no cruise control (wtf?)
    S2K - Old ones had tranny and rear problems as stated, Pills' is fixed by Honda, no rear glass window :cry2:
    Acura - FWD
    Nissan - FWD, 2 too many doors for me
    WRX - 04-05 is the only model I want, bugeye headlights suck ass, shitty gas mileage, 225 hp is mediocre, considering it is AWD
    Audi - Previously mentioned high maintenance, repair costs

    I forgot to add a 00-01 BMW 325ci on the poll options
     
  9. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    325ci for a 225 payment? good luck...
     
  10. Battle Pope

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    BMW.

    I've ridden in an MR-S, and I will never do it again.
     
  11. Havok

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    I've found 3-4 within a 200 mile distance for 14-15k, hell a high mileage Audi TT is going for 11k
     
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    avoid audi and bmw for the same reasons...

    i think bmw would be a little higher than audi, but if you want a car that has everythigny ou ever wanted then go bmw...


    is that with full coverage since you'll have a loan?
     
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    What are 2 things that you'll never find close to the entrance of a large store?

    The item you really need, and a car with gullwing doors.
     
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    What are you in the market for? Can you do a 2 dr sports car, or would the wifey and possible kid make it 4 dr sedan?
     
  18. totalburnout

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    My vote goes for fun car; Audi TT quattro turbo edition.

    Second fun car; S2000.


    Daily driver; WRX w/ low miles. If you don't drive like an asshat, you'll get better than 14/18. B probably gets that in his STi with a bigger turbo and .5L extra displacement. Best I've gotten with my car was 25-28, but I'm also Stage 1 tuned for 93 octane and a 50/50 GFB BOV that makes me run rich before shifts. (yes, I know its bling. the stock valve will be going back on shortly, but the car came with the GFB BOV so its just been left on)

    Last tank I filled was 23mpg but that was with mixed driving and pounding on the last quarter tank going through the twisties. On the highway I was on target for 28mpg.


    If you don't care about practibility than get the Audi tt turbo quattro. Luxury, speed, status, and fun. My friend has one and said he tach'd it at 160mph when doing something very stupid, running from the cops. Handling wise it can't be beat, especially after some suspension mods.
     
  19. Havok

    Havok Senior Member

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    Wife and kids are FAR DOWN the road, I'm 22, and have meaningless sex. So, no factoring in wife, kids. :)
     
  20. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    there's a TT in town around here who i played with once. rims, lowered, bov, nothing too crazy... maybe a couple more psi...

    and i coulnd't hang with him in the twisties on rte 4 in burlington. he pulled like 100 feet on me.
     
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