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Posted 20 January 2009 - 07:43 PM

why would you spend 15k on a car with that high miles?
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Posted 20 January 2009 - 07:44 PM

id say my 92 nissian fairlady 300 zx twin turbo ;):):):):) all 558 hp of her god i cant wait tell summer so i can accutally drive her again :dodgy:
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Posted 20 January 2009 - 07:57 PM

View PostChaos, on Jan 19 2009, 11:37 PM, said:

View PostSamSquanch, on Jan 19 2009, 08:31 PM, said:

Scion XB you can get BNIB turbo charged for like 13-5 i think.

You can get an xB for $16,420, but there is nothing on the website about a factory installed turbo.

BNIB? LOL, it IS the box! I hear they are pretty nifty little cars, but I would rather get an tC


16.4 sounds more right. If you go to the Build-a-Scion website there is tons of factory installed stuff, i think there is a turbo and super charger option, Carbon Fibre accents, different scion brand rims, the possibility's are endless and you could easily put one over 20k
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Posted 20 January 2009 - 08:03 PM

View PostThe Scout, on Jan 20 2009, 07:30 PM, said:

Xakk you're a man after my own heart. RX-7s are great but the MR-2's are AMAZING!! Hoping to possibly get one with my sign-on bonus after boot camp.



I got a deal going on one right now! 93 Hardtop (doesn't leak!) turbo running 16 PSI, Looks amazing, Jet Black, 80K miles, nothing wrong with it and it's going for 7K, but I'm trading my cherry 91 RX-7 for it so all I got to pay is like $500 (mine has more miles :laugh: ) I hope you can get one while the getting is good! They are becoming a collecters items fast!

One thing about those cars, the less they are modded out, the more they sell for! Very unusual, but really cool bcause you can buy a project car that is more than halfway cherry for way less than a stock slowpoke with fadeing paint! Haha! :laugh:

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 09:51 PM

RX7s and MR2s are nice, but my compact sports car heart, is held by the Dodge Stealth RT/TT

Also, MSRP has to be below $20k.

EDIT: Screw it, I give up, I'm buying used....

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 10:57 PM

http://www.fiat.com/cgi-bin/pbrand.dll/FIA...ID=1074110652#;

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 12:53 AM

View Postevillepaintball, on Jan 20 2009, 07:43 PM, said:

why would you spend 15k on a car with that high miles?


Nothing wrong with a vehicle with 75000 miles. As long as you maintain it properly, it should go for another 150000, easy. I bought my '03 pickup for $11.5k with 87000 miles. Blazing deal. My dad bought a pickup with 375000 miles for about $3000. Then he put another 100000 miles on it before the farm took its inevitable toll.

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 05:53 AM

View Postevillepaintball, on Jan 20 2009, 09:43 PM, said:

why would you spend 15k on a car with that high miles?

Forget to put is was an 03. So 15K a year isn't that much driving at all. If it was a daily driver it equates to about 50mi a day not bad at all. And as Frontier said 100k isn't a "death sentence" any more for vehicles. Many are designed to go 300+ and Audi's are no exception, the buyer also has a 89 Audi 80 with 650k on the car the only components that were changed in that time (other than standard: belts, tires, oil, spark plugs, coolant etc.) were the starter and oil pan, due to road salt degradation and bottoming out on a dirt road.
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Posted 21 January 2009 - 06:08 AM

View PostChaos, on Jan 20 2009, 10:51 PM, said:

RX7s and MR2s are nice, but my compact sports car heart, is held by the Dodge Stealth RT/TT

Also, MSRP has to be below $20k.

EDIT: Screw it, I give up, I'm buying used....

Dodge stealth isn't bad! It's a much meatier car though, not as nimble, but it makes up for it in speed. What do you think about the 3000GT VR-4? (basicly the same car, except from japan)
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Posted 21 January 2009 - 06:24 AM

View PostMaj Tom, on Jan 21 2009, 05:53 AM, said:

View Postevillepaintball, on Jan 20 2009, 09:43 PM, said:

why would you spend 15k on a car with that high miles?

Forget to put is was an 03. So 15K a year isn't that much driving at all. If it was a daily driver it equates to about 50mi a day not bad at all. And as Frontier said 100k isn't a "death sentence" any more for vehicles. Many are designed to go 300+ and Audi's are no exception, the buyer also has a 89 Audi 80 with 650k on the car the only components that were changed in that time (other than standard: belts, tires, oil, spark plugs, coolant etc.) were the starter and oil pan, due to road salt degradation and bottoming out on a dirt road.


i don't trust people to properly maintain their cars for that many miles. My car, for example came with a scheduled maintenance guide. My car (an '05) has about 30k miles on it, but im at the 60k mark in the maintenance book. I know a lot of people who dont change their oil until the check engine light comes on. I don't want to get a car that gone through that for 70k miles, especially when i can get a new car for the same price.
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Posted 21 January 2009 - 08:10 AM

View Postevillepaintball, on Jan 21 2009, 08:24 AM, said:

i don't trust people to properly maintain their cars for that many miles. My car, for example came with a scheduled maintenance guide. My car (an '05) has about 30k miles on it, but im at the 60k mark in the maintenance book. I know a lot of people who dont change their oil until the check engine light comes on. I don't want to get a car that gone through that for 70k miles, especially when i can get a new car for the same price.

Yep, people are idiots. That's why you always do a thorough inspection before hand. Buying new is the easy way out unless you are looking for something specific.

As for maintenance I'm the same way. My 06 Cobalt just ticked over 18k a week or so ago. It had 2mi on it when I bought it. I change the oil every 3 months no exceptions (10 times so far, roughly 2k between changes), swapped the plugs/wires/air filter every June. Got a set of tires (Goodyear triple tread) and pads ready to go on when it warms up in the spring (stock tires suck in snow and on wet roads) . Rather spend $500 now to possibly prevent an accident rather than spend the $500 deducible later. Especially with those tires (Continental Touring Contact), if the road even looks wet you don't have any traction.
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Posted 21 January 2009 - 10:53 AM

View PostXakk, on Jan 21 2009, 06:08 AM, said:

View PostChaos, on Jan 20 2009, 10:51 PM, said:

RX7s and MR2s are nice, but my compact sports car heart, is held by the Dodge Stealth RT/TT

Also, MSRP has to be below $20k.

EDIT: Screw it, I give up, I'm buying used....

Dodge stealth isn't bad! It's a much meatier car though, not as nimble, but it makes up for it in speed. What do you think about the 3000GT VR-4? (basicly the same car, except from japan)

VR-4 IS the same car. Just different front bumper, spoiler and badging. Except they made the 3k-GT up till 1999, and the Stealth ended in 96. I had a 94 Stealth RT in HS. (Not RT/TT, I wish though) and it was a peppy 222hp. But the RT/TT and VR-4 was 320hp and AWD. Could be a Z0-6 Corvette in the quarter miles from a stand still. Got to drive one once, that AWD was just magic.

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 03:50 PM

The PROPER way to spend $20K on a car is to buy an '03 Jeep Wrangler TJ Unlimited Rubicon and put $10000 of work into it. AND it has space for kids! If they whine about the lack of back doors, tell them to shut up and climb over the rollcage, and if they don't, you'll hit a bump at 60 and make them pee blood for a day. :laugh:
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Posted 21 January 2009 - 05:08 PM

If a Jeep got 30mpg, I would be all over that. Even 25mpg... or even 20mpg with anything other than a 4clinder...
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Posted 21 January 2009 - 05:22 PM

Yeah, that is the downside. You could just do the Honda Mod*, though...

*The Honda Mod costs a few thousand, depending, and brings your effective city mileage up to 40 MPG or so.
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