what car should i get with $20,000

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my grandmother is rich and shes going to give me like around 20g's i am thinking of a wrx sti or the new gto with 400 lbs of ft torque and 400 horses i need help of picking the fastest car for the money i have because my cousin just bought the srt 4 and winin 80% of his races in drag in d streets

posted by  speed freak

Unless you bought your own car, I wouldn't drag it, simply because you're trashinig your grandmother's money. I don't think she wants you racing, and you should honor her wishes. Buy a camaro z28. probably a 95-98 year. Either that or a mustang GT 95-99.

posted by  Godlaus

Get whatever you want and do any dumbass thing you please.

posted by  DodgeRida67

Well if I had to choose between a gto or a wrx i'd go the wrx :thumbs: , the gto might have more power but it's a heavy basted.

posted by  GreekWarrior

toyota corolla gts :hi: now that's a good investment

posted by  fudge

Hmm, 20,000 dollars US huh? I would go with the current Acura RSX Type S. 210hp with a wicked suspension, it carves the road like a scapel. Not fast enough to win all the drag races, but that thing can corner. If you have any money left, you can try to fit a turbo on it. Even though it won't do much, since its a FWD you'll just create more wheelspin. But it is a very comfortable car, really nice interior, extremely smooth and sporty styling, handles like a dream and good gas mileage. So i would suggest that to you, but i strongly advise against street racing, if you want to race go to the tracks where real men do it, not on the streets where the little boys who arent old enough to drive real cars try to prove their manhood by grasping onto the only strand of masculinity they have left in them.

posted by  aerith

no dont. get one of these:

http://www.carsdirect.com/used_cars/listings/vehicle_detail_prem?listing_id =10490996&search=c57c2b5f11bb1dd756f00422950c96f3-142273672-10490996-dealer _referral_vehicle&zipcode=10956
very nice car

http://www.carsdirect.com/used_cars/listings/vehicle_detail_prem?listing_id =12260975&search=986cf52b3fe5c35c5f79473b77f47c5e-142274064-12260975-dealer _referral_vehicle&zipcode=10956
daaaaamnn sexy shit

http://www.carsdirect.com/used_cars/listings/vehicle_detail_prem?listing_id =12181563&search=7f27b599367befb333fba3e7397e1db8-142275201-12181563-dealer _referral_vehicle&zipcode=10956
dont think you can handle it

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00012TKSA/qid=1106004158/sr= 1-3/ref=sr_1_3/103-1730566-4759022?v=glance&s=toys
probably the best one, then you can use the rest of the money and go to college and get a brain.

posted by  SNiPeRViRuS

20k wont get you a new STi or a new GTO. So try... an old Eclipse for like 5k and then spend 15k on mods. I would say a STi but you cant find a good one thats like 2 years old for 20k.

posted by  StiMan

For 20k...yea...forget about the STi or GTO...both are MORE than 20k

You can pick a:

Subraru WRX (great platform to start w/...amazing aftermarket)
Mazdaspeed Protegé (excellent handling car and looks good)
Mazda Miata (lots of potential, RWD, light, huge aftermarket)
Mazda RX7 3rd Gen, 2nd Gen (both light and sexy, I'd get the turbo ones, rotary=iffy reliability)
Nissan 300ZX TT (fast, sexy, and respond well to mods)
Mitsu Eclipse GSX/Eagle Talon (cheap, fast, reliable...pick any 2...jk they are fast and quick and easy to make fast...but not good on being incredibly reliable)
Nissan 240SX (great platform...lots of motors swaps and turbo kits available...RWD...cheap relatively)
Toyota MR2 Turbo (quick, sexy, great motor)
Toyota Supra TT (strong motor and tranny, sexy, quick)

I only gave you some of your choices since you probably want AWD, RWD and Asian cars...

Good luck

posted by  NISSANSPDR

You can find a pretty nice Evo for 20grand :laughing:

posted by  RusMan

An Evo for 20k will be hard...the RS is 26...so it would have to be a high mileage car for 20k

I would be wary of a 20k Evo...since they probably have good value...but if it's that cheap it must have been flogged to sh*t or ran all over the country

Be wary of pre-modified cars...they say that they only put those mods on for fun...but what it means was I was dropping the clutch at 7k RPM's all the time and bouncing of the rev limiter all day



posted by  NISSANSPDR

look at the links i gave you

posted by  SNiPeRViRuS

None of the cars are listed anymore...I get dead links

posted by  NISSANSPDR

Try finding a 1996 Nissan 300zx (one of the last 300 made), those things are nice.

posted by  ThirdeYe

STiman has a good idea if you want a fast, and simple car... but if yo uare throwing that much in mods on a car you better make sure you are tuning it as ya go, otherwise those mods are gonna start doing harm to your speed, rather than good. I like to term it 'overmodification'

I'd recommend a trans-am, 98 or newer just because of how sweet they are, there are plenty of things to do to them, and when that things roars, everyone is gonna stare.

posted by  Flame Roller

I would say get a 91-94 Eagle Talon tsi (Mistubishi Eclipse) awd for like 4 or 5 k. Spend some money on the engine expecially try to get a custom transmition because mistubishi didn't make a very strong transmition for these cars. Get a nice body kit and a nice sound system. And that should last you a while. Or get a Integra Type R and do what ever mods you can.

posted by  DSMDriver

depends if you want a race car then ud have to get a daily driver or just have fast daily driver. either way, get a Talon TSi AWD turbo. give it some performance mods and have at. geez ur lucky to get 20 grand. talons are shweet. im way jealous of teh old evo's, there was a dude that bought one and gave it performance up the butt and it was smokin the new evo's
my $.02

posted by  darkhorse

IMHO...that's the worst year...the 96 TT came detuned from the factory...and made only 280HP...sucks

posted by  NISSANSPDR

bmw e46 a 3.18 or 20

posted by  pornking

if i hade 20 grand i would buy like and old 3kgt or rx7 and build the motor and then you can hand that srt4 their ass in a strait line

posted by  8G Galant

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