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Old 10-13-2010, 01:49 PM   #61
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you can get a BRAND NEW WRX for $25,000

I'd do that. Lots of cargo room, 265 awd turbo hp....
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Legacy GT's are really nice, but hard as hell to find. My find had one and it blew up at 140K but other than that they're nice, awd, and turbo'd.

The new WRX's are ugly in my opinion.
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Old 10-13-2010, 02:28 PM   #63
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i like the 06-07 wrxs.
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Old 10-13-2010, 02:31 PM   #64
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Joe Perez- Subabishi

I love you now. Even though I reject your thought of all Subabishi guys having a chinese tattoo on their neck. All the Subabishi guys I know are great people who mostly have awesome jobs and are family guys.
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Old 10-13-2010, 03:23 PM   #65
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Time for a bitch rant here, though it's not my mom's cousin's rabbi who has one, it's my ******* daily.

It's a ******* bitch. It's retardedly expensive to own and operate, it's not fun in the slightest, it's not that comfortable, it's ugly, and it's impossible to work on. The ******* front end has to come off just for a ******* timing belt job.

Credit where credit's due though, it has a bitchin' sound system and it is fast. Even for a 3800lb car it can haul *** if need be.

ITT: Pusha reveals what a butt-tard he is

EDIT: And you say it can be fast... They can be extremely fast, but ANY mod you make to one of these cars will take it out of DD territory right away.
It all depends on the history of the vehicle. Mine was meticulously maintained and the ONLY problem I ever had with it was the alternator took a **** on me ($220).

As far as modifying the car goes, I'd say the mods you'd perform to make more power in turn make the car more reliable. The lifetime of K04s is SUBSTANTIALLY longer than that of K03s. Yes, if you chip your K03 car and drive it like Allan McNish, you'll be posting the Turbo_Lady pic within a few thousand miles. Getting into boost before the oil temp reaches 200* also doesn't help your tiny snails.

Perhaps it's just sour grapes, but sometimes I regret buying my C5 and wish I would have searched for another clean S4. I'll probably get another one soon.
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Old 10-13-2010, 04:13 PM   #66
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Dammit all to hell.

This is what I've been doing all morning: http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl...=&oq=&gs_rfai= (perfectly work-safe, unless you work for Lamborghini, in which case it's probably grounds for immediate dismissal.)
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Dammit all to hell.

This is what I've been doing all morning: http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl...=&oq=&gs_rfai= (perfectly work-safe, unless you work for Lamborghini, in which case it's probably grounds for immediate dismissal.)
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Old 10-13-2010, 04:54 PM   #68
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Now that is genuinely funny.

(sidebar: man, I've lot a lot of weight since then.)
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:48 PM   #69
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Dammit all to hell.

This is what I've been doing all morning: http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl...=&oq=&gs_rfai= (perfectly work-safe, unless you work for Lamborghini, in which case it's probably grounds for immediate dismissal.)
Slower and less reliable than a Miata with an even smaller trunk. That's a great idea.

Zero to sixty and quarter mile times for a couple of those:
1977 Ferrari 308 GTB 8.2 17.0
1980 Ferrari 308 GTS 6.9 14.9
1981 Ferrari 308 - Dino GT4 7.8 N/A
1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi 7.9 N/A
1983 Ferrari 308 GTBi Quattrovalvole 6.8 15.2
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skyline?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1995-...eetQ5fLegalQ5f


when the small-scale human leaves for college im gonna get one of these
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Yeah, invest in a roadcar the Federal Government can seize and crush at any time while we're all eagerly awaiting more stringent motor vehicle laws. Good idea.
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^^ i thought there was a grey market importer and they were modified to make the feds happy? (ala mclaren F1)

maybe not this one though. dunno.
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older cars are retarded. especially for a DD.
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^^ i thought there was a grey market importer and they were modified to make the feds happy? (ala mclaren F1)

maybe not this one though. dunno.
Oh skylines...

tip on skylines right now, DON'T BUY THEM!


I'm not going to make this a skyline thread, but I have tons and tons of info in regards to importing and driving one in the states. Long story short, unless it is one of the few Motorex R33 skylines that were federalized, don't buy it. It can, and WILL be crushed.

Besides, one of the Motorex R33s tend to go for over 70k, sometime 100k.
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So much misinformation in here.
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Legacy SpecB w/ 6MT - very mod friendly and while it does not have the BMW luxury, it is still pretty nice.
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Buy the most expensive and most unreliable car you can afford for a DD. then have Obama dig your ditch.
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Buy the most expensive and most unreliable car you can afford for a DD. then have Obama dig your ditch.



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It may bear saying, since I know that I'm often flippant or glib in these matters, but the opinions I've given above are not meant as humor. I am putting a lot of thought into this. One of the generic maxims of my elders that I'm starting to appreciate as I see more and more grey hair in the mirror every morning is that you're only young once, and within the bounds of reason (and preferably without compromising your retirement savings), you ought to at least try to enjoy it.

Now, I despise the idea of cars as status symbols. I think that's pretty well established by the '90 Miata I'm driving now, the one with nearly a quarter of a million miles on it that's painted several different colors and has only a shred of soft-top material still attached to the frame. But it's a whole different thing to buy a car which is intrinsically cool without being ostentatious than to merely plop yourself down into the latest offering from the AMG group and make sure that all your friends notice the key fob when you casually set it on the bar while ordering your pomegranate martini.

And it's hard at times, actually.

I've driven the Boxster S, and as a car I just absolutely love it. It's quick, handles well, the gearbox feels incredible, the brakes will rip your face off, and for a Porsche, it doesn't try very hard at all to kill you by plunging you off the side of a cliff backwards. It's a great thing to drive. I'm not even bothered by the "poor man's Porsche" attitude that half the universe seems to subscribe to. (I liked the 914, too. Maybe that says something.) The only problem with the Boxster is that they're practically a fungible commodity these days. Look around any parking lot here in Carlsbad and you'd think that they were coming free in the mail along with the Saturday coupon flyer and samples of Tide. It's not that they tip the ****-o-meter off scale like a Hummer or a Carrera GT3, quite the opposite- they've fallen into what we in the audio business call the noise floor.

If you're gonna do it, do it right I say. The man's already got a Miata, so that's the purist sports car urge satisfied. And by all means, go ahead and buy a cheap V6 Aerostar. Yank out the seats and install a Class III hitch. They're convenient to have around.

But if the time has come to plunk down some real money on a "responsible" car, don't be a lemming. If you buy a BMW or a Subabishi or a Merc, well, you might as well just go ahead and wear a pre-distressed Ambercrombie ball-cap offset to one side and have some random Chinese letter tattooed onto the back of your neck. You can deposit your personality at the concierge desk, no claim check will be issued.
Read once for informational purposes and a second time for entertainment. The effort you put forth in a simple post on a car forum is to be commended and should be an example for all. Thank you for your efforts.
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