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Old 09-29-2010, 12:59 PM   #21
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omfg you drag raced it?

and how is 15.7 slow?
an 01 corolla will probably do 19's lol
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And a 2000 prelude will NEVER fit 3-4 people comfortably. Its pretty much a 2 seater

this is true, but who cares about them...it's hella comfortable on long trips, we always take it anytime we travel. The only thing weird is now that I have a 5-sp, it has a 4.3 ratio and more aggressive gearing so at 80mph your at like 4.5K, but still makes close to 30mpg. City we get around 19, the auto would get around 17.
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omfg you drag raced it?

and how is 15.7 slow?

hellz yeah i did. that was stock, i cant even image what it would run with my DIY WAI. I used to be fast in STS class autoxing with it as well.
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Old 09-29-2010, 01:04 PM   #24
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go for a bmw 3 series or something like that

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...standard=false

they work forever and are nice cars.
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Not for everyone's tastes, but a PT Cruiser GT (Turbo) can be a fun DD. I have an 03.
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Old 09-29-2010, 01:08 PM   #27
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Old 09-29-2010, 01:12 PM   #28
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It's such a blessing that I'm too poor to buy any of this dumb stuff I find...I'd be divorced twice over by now.
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Old 09-29-2010, 01:14 PM   #29
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Before the Miata, I drove a '98 Camry that I picked up for $800. Some crack head broke into it and tried/failed to steal the Alpine CD player. Broke the dash all to bits in the process. Luckily, the seller still had the OEM radio. So with a tube of JB weld and lots of patience, I pieced the dash back together and reinstalled the radio. Worked like a champ and you couldn't tell it had ever been molested.

Anyhow, it was a perfectly boring car, but very comfy (leather, sun-roof, loaded up except for a V6), mostly dead-nuts reliable, and one hell of a deal. At 180K miles, the transmission started to go south (reverse and OD were iffy at best), but I still sold the little SOB for $2300 - the buyer talked me down from $2500.

Stay far away from Audi/VW junk unless you want another ******* money pit.
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Kind of thread dorifting now, but for $5k you could have this stupid thing:

http://nashville.craigslist.org/cto/1946057305.html
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I can only imagine how shitty that thing is
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You can get a newer Honda CRV for that kind of money. I've had an older (1998) for my daily for a while now and LOVE it, it was the best $800 I ever spent.
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Classic mini. You would be suprised how much room those things really have and super simple to work on. they are pretty reliable once you change over to a electronic ignition and clean all the grounds. Only half-way joking. Im about to use mine as my daily instead of my diesel F350.
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I just bought this:


On its third week of daily driving w/o issue. Everything works. Just needs paint and an alignment.

They run about double the standard 190e, but IMO any 190e of that era is a great car even if it has mechanical injection. Most parts were share across the model range which makes repairs fairly cheap. All of 'em (2.3, 2.6 and 2.3-16) were available with manual transmissions.
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go for a bmw 3 series or something like that

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...standard=false

they work forever and are nice cars.
I've heard reliability issues with beamers.

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Not for everyone's tastes, but a PT Cruiser GT (Turbo) can be a fun DD. I have an 03.
Me no likey PTs

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I want something I could just drive and not have to work on it. I have the failmobile for that already.

I want a sedan. I might consider a coupe. Im not really looking for a SUV.
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I just bought this:


On its third week of daily driving w/o issue. Everything works. Just needs paint and an alignment.

They run about double the standard 190e, but IMO any 190e of that era is a great car even if it has mechanical injection. Most parts were share across the model range which makes repairs fairly cheap. All of 'em (2.3, 2.6 and 2.3-16) were available with manual transmissions.
Want.


Completely unrelated. I'm curious
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ford escort gt!

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They run about double the standard 190e, but IMO any 190e of that era is a great car even if it has mechanical injection. Most parts were share across the model range which makes repairs fairly cheap. All of 'em (2.3, 2.6 and 2.3-16) were available with manual transmissions.
Meh for regular 190e's. Manual transmissions aren't common, and the clunky MB slushbox really sucks the fun out of the car. Also, the MB Plex or whatever it's called makes for a terrible interior in a hot climate. It's too bad, as it's a beautifully engineered car, and with decent tires and Bilsteins it handled surprisingly well.

It was pretty fun to slide it around in the rain.
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Old 09-29-2010, 02:25 PM   #40
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jetta 1.8T can probably be found for 5k

or an older GTI

I don't care for german cars though. I'd look for an old Impreza 2.5RS
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