i have an 03 galant piece of shit. im still in high school and my dad told me that on 2 years if i dont crash my car he will buy me a new nice one but i was thinking that instead of that i could have him put a lot of money into this one. what do you think?
well my mom had a 90 galant for 13 years, and it didnt break down alot at
all, not much maintenace required and very reliable. its a quik littl e
car too if u get the 5spd man. and if thats the 03 model i dont know how
it could be a peice of shit, so id say invest on it, its a good car.
PS: if u think its a piece of shit why would u want to have ur dad put all his money into it, if u think its a piece of shit why wouldn't u want anew car?
Thats a pretty good car for your first one. I wont get anything NEAR that new. But in my opinion, wait for something better if your dad is willing to get a nicer one gor you. How about a 2003 Mustang Mach 1? :hi:
well the galant isnt really a piece of shit but compared to everything around me it is. my mom drives a mercedes and my dad has a suburban with a $3000 sound system int it, and everyone at my school has either a BMw or better. i would rather have a galant that is faster then everyone elses BMw because it would stand out better but it might not be possible so im looking deeper in the matter in my free time. my first step though is to get lowering springs and body kits. i am trying to convince my parents that they improve safety by decreasing lift. if anyone has any ideas for selling points on that i would like to hear them.
Ok so basically you want to rice your car huh? Well I got you covered.
Heres a full body kit by Erebuni for $963 (http://www.andysautosport.com/product/detail?_p=EREB00059568&_v=vmd00303)
Erebuni paintable wing for $329 (http://www.andysautosport.com/product/detail?_p=EREB00056235&_v=vmd00303)
An Arospeed muffler for $181.46 (http://www.andysautosport.com/product/detail?_p=AROS00014957&_v=vmd00303)
You can pick the rims.
i dont want to rice it but i do like the way lowered cars look and body kits look. but performance is my main aim and it is also more expensive. the only way i can get anything out of my parents is if i convince them that it increases safety. id be hard pressed to convince them that 350 hp is safer than 130.
I seriously would wait for a better car. The one you have is nice enough, and people aren't really all that worried about it as you may think. Wait for a better one.
i think your right, but i would still like to lower the car so how do you think i should go about convincing my parents that lowering it increases safety? what kind of car should i shoot for, i always liked the nissan 300zx, and there are some really nice ones out there. also maybe a saleen mustang.
I don't think that you will be able to convince them that...but tell them
the truth in that if it is done properly there should be no harm done to
the overall safety of the car.
I would find out just how much he is willing to give...without being direct. Hint to him which cars you would really like to get and judge his reaction.
What do you mean by a nice car? I think the Galat is fine....but if you
don't, it's I won't stop you.
Honestly, I don't think there is a way to convince your parents that horsepower mods are better for safety...If they don't know cars too well, just tell them it improves mileage...
well i am trying to convince them that a lowered suspension is safer because it decreases lift (i think it is true). my dads pretty smart and the best way to get his price limits is to downright ask him. he isnt going to spend more than 20k,, which is not a small amount or anything. im not going to even atempt to have my dad upgrade my engine because its hopeless to try, but he is only gonna buy me a new car if he believes im a safe driver, which means not crashing my car. like i said, i know that this galant is by no means a POS i just talk about things relatively to my surroundings, and i go to some preppy private school where everyone (except me) drives beamers and corvettes.
Drive it, don't wreck it, and then have your dad get you a better car.
ive been looking around and i think i can get a ferrari mondial or 308 for 20k. i hope insurance isnt too high on those cars otherwise i might be driving a ferrari in a couple years. but anyway for now i want to do a little for this galant. do you think if i put on an ebay cold air intake, ebay exhast, and one of those turbonater things i could squeeze another 10-15 hp out of my car?
I ordered the top one and I'm getting it installed right now. It should add around 160 HP, bringing my galant to 310 hp. Once its in (tomarrow) I'll let you know (if i remember, probably not.) But yeah- don't get the turbonator or the air intake if you're going to get this kit, since it comes with an intake and that turbonator is crap.
And with this you'd easily outrun any beamer or vette. It also improves gas mileage (not really, but you can say it does to your dad), makes passing other cars on the highway safer (since you can pass them quickly, avoiding head-on collisions), and makes your car quieter since you get more power at lower rpms (if you get an exhaust upgrade thats a plus)
if you just wait two years, dont wreck it, you can get a TT 300ZX for less
than 15k, and get him to guive you the rest of the budget (5k) to do mods
to it(Stage kits/Upgrade kits) and u can get more than 400 out of it
ps; learned earlier that the 2nd gen makes more hp, so prolly get a 92 or 93 up