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Mazdaspeed 3 2.3T 19 40.43%
VW GTI 2.0T 7 14.89%
Civic Si 2 4.26%
Cooper S 1.6T 6 12.77%
Mustang V6 (305hp) 2 4.26%
Hyundai Genesis coupe 2.0T 4 8.51%
other (please post) 7 14.89%
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:14 PM   #1
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Im looking to buy a new car, something that I can leave (mostly) stock and have it still be pretty quick and fun to drive. Its going to be my daily driver so dont vote on something just because with serious mods it can be fun, Im not interested in doing anything serious to this car (thats what project cars are for)

Im looking for something under 25k
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:03 PM   #2
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Any of the first three, has my vote.
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:03 PM   #3
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03 cobra or early z06.
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Speed3's are nice...
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Speed 3 or civic si. I will take my si in 4 door please.
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Low mile Mazdaspeed6's can be had for under 20k any day of the week I got mine almost two years ago with 24k miles for 17k. My buddy just bought one with 14k miles for 18k last week. Who doesn't want 280hp AWD 4-door sedan that doesn't ride like a rally car. I absolutely love mine!

After coming from a couple high hp FWD's I'll never go back.
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:54 PM   #7
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Hmm
thanks for the advice so far guys
lets keep it coming

Im have a serious case of indecisiveness
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glad the speed 3 was in there. I was going to pop in and recommend it. Fast, dependable, and practical. I recall a car mag that said the mazdaspeed guys told them to dump the clutch all day long, that it wouldn't be a problem.

From that I gather that the drivetrain is pretty bulletproof.
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c5 Z06, they are cheap now, good power, and 28mpg on the highway
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c5 Z06, they are cheap now, good power, and 28mpg on the highway
And the auto insurance equivalent of an extra large butt plug with no lube
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I went with the Mini Cooper. I picked up one for my wife about a week ago. Gotta say that car is pretty fun to drive. Sporty but still very comfy and fun. I never thought I could have as much fun in a fwd car.
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speed 3, I wanted one bad when I was looking, but it was out of my price range. In the lower price bracket, the saab 9-5 aero i got is a real good dd.
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I don't really like any of the choices, but I went with the cooper.
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I am currently in the process of looking for a cooper. It gets my vote.
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Cts-v
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Don't get fwd, it's just not fun.
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2011 Mustang GT.. 412 HP, 390 lb ft of tq. I got my brand new (at the time) 2010 for 29k.
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Don't get fwd, it's just not fun.
Don't get rwd, it's just not fun in the snow. Blah
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I voted for the Speed3, great car.

But what about a 1.8t Golf or even a MKIV R32?
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Don't get rwd, it's just not fun in the snow. Blah
False.
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