Ok, where to start... I've been shopping for one of three used cars for the last month. The list is as followed.
1. Toyota MR2 Spyder (00 or Newer)
2. Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT (01 or Newer)
3. Hyundai Tiberon GT (01 or Newer)
I would prefer the first, but Toyota only ships 5,000 of them to the states every year, and it makes finding a good deal on them very very hard. I did test drive a few of them, and they are quick for only packing 138 hp stock. One of which that I drove had a cold air intake, and custom exhaust and it was pretty quick. But the dealership wanted 3k over edmunds & nada.
I think one of the things I have established is that Kelly Blue Book is really over priced, and over rated.
I hate Kelly Blue Book.
The Mitsubish Spyder GT that I looked at had an automatic sportronic trans in it which didn't bother me, but well while I was doing the paper work to buy the car, one of the other car salesman sold the car while we were doing the paper work to someone that was paying full in cash. It was a heart break, from doing local research Spyder GT's is pretty hard to find up here.
I checked out some things about the Hyunda Tiburon, and it looks like a nice car, which it'll be my last choice, I want a convertible. On to the next problem, I am stuck going to the same dealership due to some credit issues. I have a period of inactivity on my credit which destroyed my beacon score. I already have one car paid off, but none of the banks can find a "beacon" score, but I have a dealership willing to work with me.
I'm really only looking at used cars, though if I go with a new car I can get a lower APR per year. My price range is under 20k for the car.
Which car would any of you recommend out of those three cars, and why, or do you have some bad info about them? I want a car that I can do some light modding to, such as cold air, rims, exhaust, maybe super charge, body kit, etc. and I'll like to do as much as possible on my own so im looking for something easy to work on, and im looking at resell value as well.
Well if anyone can get any advice I'll really appriciate it =).
Thanks in Advance