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Old 06-09-2005, 11:48 PM   #1
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Question Fast little car

Hey guys I was thinking if anybody has any ideas of a car that could fit this description: Be small, corner well, have cheap, plentiful parts, go fast or adleast when designed had the idea of going fast in their minds. Oh, and could be made to be around 10 lbs. per horse cheaply.

My first instinction was the Miata, but it seems difficult since you have to over double the stock horsepower to get about 10 lbs. per horse.

Any make, year or whatever. Also I would like to hear your input.

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Old 06-09-2005, 11:50 PM   #2
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... wait for it .... the honda crew will be along any second now ......
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Old 06-10-2005, 12:02 AM   #3
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And here is one of them . The 94 and up Integra's can really pack a punch if modified right. Also Civics have a very good potential if they are in the minds of a creative person. I also think that MR-2's are really a good car but not as many mods for them, gotta love the mid-engined cars. 99 Eclipses have a lot of aftermarket parts also but I would take the Integra or a MR-2
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Old 06-10-2005, 12:03 AM   #4
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... wait for it .... the honda crew will be along any second now ......
Acutally no...thank god I got to it before they did.

Anyway, how about a Ford Escort ZX2?

However my first choice would be a 1985 Toyota Corolla GT-S hatchback.
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Old 06-10-2005, 12:08 AM   #5
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Acutally no...thank god I got to it before they did.

Anyway, how about a Ford Escort ZX2?

However my first choice would be a 1985 Toyota Corolla GT-S hatchback.
No, you didn't
I suggest listening to all of them ... I'm not a big small car person (did that make sense?), so I have no particular bias. Just go for something you like the look of, then consider availability of after-market performance parts etc etc..
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Old 06-10-2005, 12:10 AM   #6
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Oh yea I forgot to mention it has to be either rear wheel drive or all wheel drive - no front wheel drive.
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Old 06-10-2005, 12:13 AM   #7
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91 240SX
04 WRX STI
MR-2, any year
93 up 300zx
280z
240z
AWD Toyota Celica GT-S
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Old 06-10-2005, 12:18 AM   #8
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91 240SX
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MR-2, any year
93 up 300zx
280z
240z
AWD Toyota Celica GT-S

And of course the 1984-87 Toyota Corolla GT-S
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Old 06-10-2005, 12:27 AM   #9
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Hey could you guys mabey give me a used cost estimate on those? Also I heard the MR2 was a pain in the *** to work on since it is a midship.
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Old 06-10-2005, 12:33 AM   #10
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Hey could you guys mabey give me a used cost estimate on those? Also I heard the MR2 was a pain in the *** to work on since it is a midship.


Just go to autotrader.com and look for those cars. You'll get close to the right prices for them (If they're being sold by a private seller. Dealerships rape you for anything). I'd personally go with a 240z or a Corolla GT-S
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Old 06-10-2005, 12:39 AM   #11
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I second that on the 240z. It has 15.7 pounds per hp stock, and I love how it looks. I'm trying to get one now myself.
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Old 06-10-2005, 12:44 AM   #12
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Hey could you guys mabey give me a used cost estimate on those? Also I heard the MR2 was a pain in the *** to work on since it is a midship.

I have only had one come in since I opened my new shop a couple of weeks ago and it is hard as hell to get into that engine. The labor was off the wall, I loved it
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Old 06-10-2005, 02:54 AM   #13
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Hey what do you guys think of an RX7?
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Hey what do you guys think of an RX7?
yep ... what series were you thinkin of?
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Old 06-10-2005, 03:19 AM   #15
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im glad the rx7 came up. a friend of mine has one that he put a ford 302 in, and i can tell you that it is fast. i also know a guy that put a 400 sb in one. i guess the handling gets a little sloppy on the corners, but the power makes up for it.
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