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Old 11-27-2005, 11:44 AM   #16
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lets see some pics when you get it btw bro umm... if ur selling those cars i might buy some of u audio if ur up for that... i mean like ive always wanted a DD, so um ya. good call with the Si tho
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Old 11-27-2005, 09:07 PM   #17
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Nice, what options are you getting on the vehicle? What will it come equipped with?

It's coming as a base Si with zero factory and dealer options. The funny thing is I agreed to pay MSRP but they can't tell me what MSRP is until the car actually arrives (Honda won't even tell them!). But it's definatley going to be between $19,400-$20,000. I haven't checked into it but I think high performance summer tires is an option, but not sure, so if it is an option and doesnt come stock I'll for surely get that, and maybe get the 18" wheel/tire package. Definatley not spending the $4000+ for the HFP kit, and not getting navi.
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Old 11-27-2005, 09:16 PM   #18
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lets see some pics when you get it btw bro umm... if ur selling those cars i might buy some of u audio if ur up for that... i mean like ive always wanted a DD, so um ya. good call with the Si tho

I actually already promised a friend of mine my 15's (paying $800 for both, in the box) and another friend my 2-channel amp ($70), sub amp ($300) and ANOTHER friend my 6x9's ($50). The 6.5" Diamond components are dropping in the Si as it's 6.5" F/R as is the Alpine F545 4-channel. I asked if the Si sound system is like the EX premium coupes in that it has an 8" infinite baffle woofer and he didnt know, so if it does I'll take that out and replace it with a serious 8" driver that can work in infinite baffle...

I'm just trading in my Accord (putting back in the factory radio and speakers). The dealer knows me very well and is giving me $2000 for it, which is about double which any other dealer would give, and saves me the hassle of selling it privately. All the stuff in my 300ZXTT are being sold with the car.
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Old 11-28-2005, 01:03 AM   #19
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ur selling a 2500d for $300, holy shit lmao. good deal with the accord tho
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Old 11-28-2005, 03:45 AM   #20
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ur selling a 2500d for $300, holy shit lmao. good deal with the accord tho

Bought it for like $315...
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Old 11-28-2005, 05:09 AM   #21
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It's coming as a base Si with zero factory and dealer options. The funny thing is I agreed to pay MSRP but they can't tell me what MSRP is until the car actually arrives (Honda won't even tell them!). But it's definatley going to be between $19,400-$20,000. I haven't checked into it but I think high performance summer tires is an option, but not sure, so if it is an option and doesnt come stock I'll for surely get that, and maybe get the 18" wheel/tire package. Definatley not spending the $4000+ for the HFP kit, and not getting navi.

Nice man, very nice, I figured it would be no options because of everything you know how to do with vehicles, and 90% of the time it's cheaper to do it yourself than have it come from the factory that way. Can't wait to see some pics of it
I'll prolly end up buying a car around Febuary, something in the 3.5-4.5k range, and more than likely see about a modding the sound system, although I know NOTHING about ti so I would be learning from scratch.. but oh well we'll see.
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Old 11-28-2005, 04:54 PM   #22
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Nice man, very nice, I figured it would be no options because of everything you know how to do with vehicles, and 90% of the time it's cheaper to do it yourself than have it come from the factory that way. Can't wait to see some pics of it
I'll prolly end up buying a car around Febuary, something in the 3.5-4.5k range, and more than likely see about a modding the sound system, although I know NOTHING about ti so I would be learning from scratch.. but oh well we'll see.

They had a factory optioned out Civic EX Navi Coupe with almost all the dealer options as well. The STICKER price was....

$26,570 - FOR A CIVIC!!!!

Had over $8000 in options. I was like "Honda is getting to be like BMW!" It was insane, costs more than a no options Accord EX-V6!
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Old 11-28-2005, 05:44 PM   #23
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Sounds like you have a pretty good plan. Its a great car, you're getting a lot for the price. 202 wheel hp is pretty good for below 20k, and not to mention Honda reliability and build quality. I think you should go for the Honda 18 inchers, the gunmetal ones, they look great with the color you are buying. Especially with red Brembos.
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Old 11-28-2005, 07:19 PM   #24
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So how much "cash" did you really free up? You could have freed up a lot more cash by keeping the Accord and banking that $19k. Trust me, you can repair a car for a LONG time on that $19k and still have vastly mroe in yoru account than you will.

And the Accord isn't really depreciating much anymore, and the insurance is going to be much cheaper for teh same coverage.

That's why I considered cheap, paid off used cars a much more financialy solvent path for a student, even if you have to occasionally repair them.

It really doesn't sound like you were freeing up cash, but trying to justify getting something newer and fun than what you had. Which is perfectly ok, as long as you're honest with yourself.
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Old 11-29-2005, 05:13 AM   #25
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So how much "cash" did you really free up? You could have freed up a lot more cash by keeping the Accord and banking that $19k. Trust me, you can repair a car for a LONG time on that $19k and still have vastly mroe in yoru account than you will.

And the Accord isn't really depreciating much anymore, and the insurance is going to be much cheaper for teh same coverage.

That's why I considered cheap, paid off used cars a much more financialy solvent path for a student, even if you have to occasionally repair them.

It really doesn't sound like you were freeing up cash, but trying to justify getting something newer and fun than what you had. Which is perfectly ok, as long as you're honest with yourself.

Getting rid of both cars is saving me a lot of money as long as I completely pay off the Si. Plus, now I have only ONE car to pay insurance on. Even if I did keep the Accord and bought the Si I still pay over $1100/year in insurance (just for the Accord), not to mention the $1650/year in insurance for the Si (the last time I paid my 300ZXTT I thin kit was like right at $900 or so for 6 month). I'm saving a whole load of cash right there be getting rid of 2 vehicles. Plus, I cant have two vehicles at the same time now, there is no point. When I'm in Louisiana I can only have one as I can only have one registered car for parking at school and parking in my apartments parking garage, I cant switch between the two and I cannot get two. So I basically had to pick between the Accord and 300ZXTT to take to Baton Rouge with me (from Atlanta) for college. So I took the Accord (less miles on the beast). Which meant I got to drive the 300ZXTT only when I was back in Atlanta (for the whole 2 weeks or so I was this semester so far). Trust me, I've gone over this finanically and logically 100 times, this is the best solution finanically and logically. I wont have to deal with fixing anything (more sure at least), that's the best thing. And if something does go wrong, it WILL be covered under warrenty, which is acceptable. Something I cant get with my used cars

Plus, I think the Accord's reverse gear has finally had it and I really need to put some new motor mounts in there... Too much time (which i dont have) and money I dont want to keep plugging into it.
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Old 11-29-2005, 06:40 AM   #26
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To be honest, I'm kinda with ChrisV here. If you didn't buy the Civic and only sold the 300ZX and kept only the Accord (meaning owning only one car) and putting whatever money would of went into buying the Civic away somewhere, that you'd save more.

You already own the Accord, so if you got $19K for the 300ZX then thats $19K more then you originally had and you are now saving money cause your only insuring one car and paying gas/repairs for one car.

It would take a LONG time before going your route would really end up saving you money (I'm guessing), as your making money only to spend it all on something else, therefore not really making/saving any money.

The Civic SI looks like a nice car though, and I like the sounds of your 300ZX, I guess as long as your happy with your decision.
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Old 11-29-2005, 07:44 AM   #27
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To be honest, I'm kinda with ChrisV here. If you didn't buy the Civic and only sold the 300ZX and kept only the Accord (meaning owning only one car) and putting whatever money would of went into buying the Civic away somewhere, that you'd save more.

You already own the Accord, so if you got $19K for the 300ZX then thats $19K more then you originally had and you are now saving money cause your only insuring one car and paying gas/repairs for one car.

It would take a LONG time before going your route would really end up saving you money (I'm guessing), as your making money only to spend it all on something else, therefore not really making/saving any money.

The Civic SI looks like a nice car though, and I like the sounds of your 300ZX, I guess as long as your happy with your decision.

The major difference is (what I dont want to have to deal with since I dont have the time) is repairs for the Accord, I know it needs to get done, and soon. Why not get $2000 for it now (I wouldn't get that even if I privately sold it). With a new car that's paid off, I dont have to worry about the "old car" repairs and everything is under warrenty just about, so when something DOES need to get fixed, it's most likely free or very little.
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Old 11-29-2005, 02:04 PM   #28
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Except financially, it['s NOT a cheaper route, and over teh next two years or so, you will STIL only need a few hundred dollars in repairs on teh Accord.

Iv'e LIVED with old cars as daily drivers, and Iv'e even lived with cars considered unreliable, and it's ALWAYS cheaper by far.
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Except financially, it['s NOT a cheaper route, and over teh next two years or so, you will STIL only need a few hundred dollars in repairs on teh Accord.

Iv'e LIVED with old cars as daily drivers, and Iv'e even lived with cars considered unreliable, and it's ALWAYS cheaper by far.

Actually the Accord needs more than a few hundred dollars in repairs, and it's repairs I just dont have time to do nor a place to do it at. Needs new motor mounts everywhere...that isn't cheap (parts yeah, labor NO). Also, I'm beginning to think it may either need A. A new tranny or B. A new reverse gear...either, not very cheap. After those two repairs alone it'll be more than the car's worth, and since I can get a little more than it's worth right now, might as well do it. Plus, I always need a car that's at least sporty, ther Accord well, that's why it's kept as JUST the "sound car".
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