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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, 10:45 PM   #21
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2006 Pontiac GTO
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:48 PM   #22
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Volvo S40 T5? C30 T5?
with a few goodies from IPD/TME they can be lethal
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:52 PM   #23
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'09+ VW Golf TDI. Looking at getting one for the GF. Not the prettiest, but you like the GTI, so guess you're okay with that.

42+mpg, 170hp, 200 something tq, and a decent 6 speed automatic, if you get that option.
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:46 PM   #24
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I vote against anything auto or FWD.
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Wrx/sti?
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:26 AM   #26
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Now that the Genesis Coupe ECU has been hacked people are doing amazing things with just bolting on turbos and bigger injectors, and other simple items. I've seen a pretty easy 350+ whp.
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:43 AM   #27
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The Genesis engine is very similar to the Evo X engine so the potential for high power is good. The track version even comes with Brembos and a torsen. My friend just bought one and he loves it.
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:54 AM   #28
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Jacob300zx hates his 2 litre Genesis, nothing but trouble is what I understand.
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:06 AM   #29
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Now that the Genesis Coupe ECU has been hacked people are doing amazing things with just bolting on turbos and bigger injectors, and other simple items. I've seen a pretty easy 350+ whp.
Linkasaurus genesiscockhyundaimaximus please?

I wonder what the total upgrade investment is for that 350whp? Turbo, injectors, exhaust???$$$??
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:08 AM   #30
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Im looking to buy a new car,
Wow just saw that. How about you save your pound of flesh and buy a used car???? More car, less money, better.
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:10 AM   #31
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Jacob300zx hates his 2 litre Genesis, nothing but trouble is what I understand.
I thought I remembered a forum member on here owning/hating one. Didn't it like.. blow up?
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:19 AM   #32
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Wow just saw that. How about you save your pound of flesh and buy a used car???? More car, less money, better.
Im not opposed to that as long as its only got like 10k miles and no mods, which anything good is hard to find like that (evo/sti/etc)
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:47 AM   #33
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My friend recently bought an '09 Civic Si 4 door. K20 iV-Tec, 6 speed. For a bone stock 4 door car, I think it rips. I saw they're coming out with a Mazda 2. Starts at like 13,900. Looks like a good little economy car that I know nothing about.
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Love my Speed3.

IIRC, Genesis 2.0 is not making reliable daily power over 300whp without rebuilt/forged. Like that car though.
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I've been takin a liking to the Pontiac G8...GXP especially!
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:30 PM   #36
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This would be a reasonably enjoyable daily driver, that doesn't have many upgrade options to be tempted by. Bonus is the number of parts that can be hauled when you fold down the back seat...

http://www.edmunds.com/new/2010/ford...06/prices.html

263hp from a 3.5L V6, warrantied go-fast bits and insurance friendly.

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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.
Honestly, this is the only correct answer in the thread. This is as fast as you'll go for $30k brand new today.
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Honestly, this is the only correct answer in the thread. This is as fast as you'll go for $30k brand new today.
Aside from his $25K budget limit and a desire to avoid modding his DD.

As plug 'n play as the Mustang is, with the glut of go faster parts, the temptation might to be to great for our young Jedi...
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Do some search for the Mini Cooper recalls.
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I'm in a similar boat and although you have specified "New", I'm going to be looking for a 04-07 STi. Everyone seems to love them, they do great in all weather and I'm sure they are just a ton of fun to drive. My $.02.

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