Originally Posted by desertsoldier22
A vr-4 or a gsx for under 8500 is a tough find. I still see early 90's vr-4s for 14000. GSX's are rare and many are still around 10000. My 91 was 8750 with 130,000 miles
Not true, I got my car (GSX) with a brand new motor (6-bolt swap) for $7500. It's very easy to find a 1G DSM for under $2K (I frequently see them in the paper for $900-$2000, AWD)... you got raped on your car. My friend payed $2700 for his '92 TSI AWD which is the great crossover year with the 6-bolt motor and 4-bolt rear end.
Yeah, I'm starting to sound like a broken record. But a GSX/TSI is probably your best bang-for-the-buck. You could always go sleeper and find a modded Galant VR-4.
The only GSX/TSI's you'll find for over $10K are either making 500hp, or are '98-'99 cars, which are still quite expensive and desireable (though mechanically idendicle to the '95-'97's).