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Whats a good ride for 4k?

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  1. cxjon

    cxjon Senior Member

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    I'm thinking about getting a car i don't need to finance. Looking at 4k for a budget. Any suggestions?
     
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    Seany-izzle New Member

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    waht do you want do with this car? you want awd rwd or fwd?
     
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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    budget for car only...or car PLUS future modding?
     
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    cxjon Senior Member

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    rwd, fwd or all awd doesnt really matter. i just want a daily driver that i could maybe surprise a few people with. i was thinking maybe a 1995-1997 eclipse. my friend got one of them clean as hell for 3600$
     
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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    hmmm why not get a crx for about $2k and use the rest for a swap. :nod:
     
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    i dont know much about swapping, etc... how much is a swap for a crx and what kind of numbers would i be looking at for output if i do a swap?
     
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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    i dont know if prices are comparable to where you are but around here you can get a complete B16a1 swap into a crx (installed & ready to run) for around $2k. 160hp. should have you running high 14's at the track.
     
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    1995 honda civic ex/dx/or lx coupe!! Good looking cars. Realible and have a lot of potential!! Oh yah good on gas!!

    3k save you cash man!!
     
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    id have to agree. great reliabillity and great gas mileage. And a car with some potential
     
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    dmmd get off the computer or I will kick your ass!! j/k :lol:
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    if i had 4k to buy a car with, i'd get a mid-90s s10 pickup 4.3 or something useful... not another damn honda
     
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    I know a guy in San Antonio, Tx. selling a CLEAN 1993 Si hatchback for $3500.....
     
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    1st gen gsx or awd tsi.
     
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    :no: s-10's are junk. i had one for almost 2 years had less than 50k on it when the wheel bearings went out and when that went out it took along spindles, speed sensor and a ball joint. they also have problems with their pitman arms aswell. the 4.3 gets shit gas milage and has no power. my stock 89 hatch would smoke the thing.
     
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    a crx sounds good, but around my area here in MN everything is a ripoff. plus, a crx for 2k will probably need some work on the body or paint. i had a 92 hatch that was mint and now im thinking of getting one again. otherwise im also looking at a prelude or eclipse.
     
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    for 4 grand you can find a 5th gen or 4th gen with a b16 already in it... does this car have to be a honda? if not I would say get a toyota tacoma
     
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    if you want reliability and some fun factor...integra GS-R, but you'd need another thousand or two dollars
    if you dont care as much get a 1st gen DSM
     
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    r eclipses reliable like hondas?
     
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    i hope that's sarcasm lol...
    NO, not reputably anyways
    if you take care of it well though and dont rape it then they're fine...they just have a bad reputation since people use cheap parts, overmod them then drive them like madmen
    i say for a daily driver get a 94+ integra GSR
    honda reliability, incredible handling and enough power to have some fun
     
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