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Old 10-24-2004, 12:11 AM   #1
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The big discission?

Alright, I'm 16, looking for a car.

Here's my problem, I have $5000 to spend on a car (parents rule). It also needs less then 100,000 miles on it. This leaves me with slow sedans and such. Or I think it does? Do any of you know fast cars, well better yet "quick" cars (good off the line and 0-60). That are $5000, less then 100,000 miles, AND will not cost me fortunes in insuarance? I've been looking around and these are the cars I've found.

1993-95 Audi 90 ( 0-60 in 8.7 seconds)
1997-98 Subaru Legacy GT (very hard to find with less then 100k miles and $5000) ( 0-60 in 8.4)
1996 Honda Accord (the v6) ( 0-60 in ??)
1995-98 Mazda Millenia S ( 0-60 in 8.0)

Do any of you have any suggestions? Which car? Different car? I want a manual so scratch the Millenia. Yet... I want a quick car.
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Old 10-24-2004, 01:47 AM   #2
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Old 10-24-2004, 07:02 AM   #3
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get you a gay homo civic but if you want something badass get some allwheel drive and turbo or 2wheel drive trubo like awd eagle talon tsi 90-93 best talon to get or get a mr2 turbo u should know toyota lasts fore ever and can be put through alot of hell just a couple of ideas
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Old 10-26-2004, 03:22 AM   #4
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Mustangs and Camaros in that price range can be a little difficult to find with under 100k. Try looking into an 87-88 T-bird Turbo Coupe. The 5-speeds had larger turbos than the autos and came with a 3.73 posi rear and disc brakes all around. Also these cars weighed in at some 3100lbs...significantly less than my 3800lb H.O. powered hog.
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Old 10-26-2004, 03:43 AM   #5
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Look for an Eclipse/ Talon, maybe a Neon...
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Old 10-26-2004, 05:04 AM   #6
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Old 10-26-2004, 05:35 AM   #7
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Old 10-26-2004, 05:46 AM   #8
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Alright, I'm 16, looking for a car.

Here's my problem, I have $5000 to spend on a car (parents rule). It also needs less then 100,000 miles on it. This leaves me with slow sedans and such. Or I think it does? Do any of you know fast cars, well better yet "quick" cars (good off the line and 0-60). That are $5000, less then 100,000 miles, AND will not cost me fortunes in insuarance? I've been looking around and these are the cars I've found.

1993-95 Audi 90 ( 0-60 in 8.7 seconds)
1997-98 Subaru Legacy GT (very hard to find with less then 100k miles and $5000) ( 0-60 in 8.4)
1996 Honda Accord (the v6) ( 0-60 in ??)
1995-98 Mazda Millenia S ( 0-60 in 8.0)

Do any of you have any suggestions? Which car? Different car? I want a manual so scratch the Millenia. Yet... I want a quick car.

Well the most imperative question of all..... why in the hell does the 0-60 time have any relevance to your new car?
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Old 10-26-2004, 03:46 PM   #9
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Well the most imperative question of all..... why in the hell does the 0-60 time have any relevance to your new car?

Well my friends and I have been "racing", just from light to light. It's really fun, and my friend started mouthing off about how slow my car will be. I want to smoke him... I want him to cry... Or like what my father says "I want to make up for my lack of man hood by beating the $... out of other kids." ... Whatever... I just want to beat them, have pride in something. Take part in a fun activity with my friends. Simple yet complex.

Thanks for the suggestions, any others?

Can't you tell i'm 16
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Well the most imperative question of all..... why in the hell does the 0-60 time have any relevance to your new car?
Ditto.. even though he already answered...
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Old 10-27-2004, 11:33 PM   #11
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A Dodge Neon R/T would be good. Very affordable and as long is its an R/T it is pretty quick. There is a Neon R/T for sale at a dealership like 2 blocks from me with a Body kit, exaust, many performance parts in it for like $5200. Its a very quick car.
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Old 10-28-2004, 01:16 AM   #12
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Alright, I'm 16, looking for a car.

Here's my problem, I have $5000 to spend on a car (parents rule). It also needs less then 100,000 miles on it. This leaves me with slow sedans and such. Or I think it does? Do any of you know fast cars, well better yet "quick" cars (good off the line and 0-60). That are $5000, less then 100,000 miles, AND will not cost me fortunes in insuarance? I've been looking around and these are the cars I've found.

1993-95 Audi 90 ( 0-60 in 8.7 seconds)
1997-98 Subaru Legacy GT (very hard to find with less then 100k miles and $5000) ( 0-60 in 8.4)
1996 Honda Accord (the v6) ( 0-60 in ??)
1995-98 Mazda Millenia S ( 0-60 in 8.0)

Do any of you have any suggestions? Which car? Different car? I want a manual so scratch the Millenia. Yet... I want a quick car.

I'd go for a 1g AWD DSM...probably won't find one with under 100k though...maybe a swapped one? Anywho, it's a $3,000 car max without any mods and in very good shape.

As for your suggestions...errr...simply put, they are all very slow (all in the high 15s and 16s in the 1/4 mile). The only car out of your suggestions I know a lot about is the Accord...and the C27 5th generation Accords (V6 models) were extremely under-powered compared to today's V-6 Accord (I want to say they are about 170hp compared to today's 240hp and 255hp V-6 Accords).

Again, go and try to find a 1g AWD DSM that suits you, if not we can take it from there.

You might want to look at 94-97 LT1 Camaros as well, again, hard to find one with under 100k miles...but they are all mostly $5000 and under.
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Old 10-28-2004, 09:07 PM   #13
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I'd go for a 1g AWD DSM...probably won't find one with under 100k though...maybe a swapped one? Anywho, it's a $3,000 car max without any mods and in very good shape.

As for your suggestions...errr...simply put, they are all very slow (all in the high 15s and 16s in the 1/4 mile). The only car out of your suggestions I know a lot about is the Accord...and the C27 5th generation Accords (V6 models) were extremely under-powered compared to today's V-6 Accord (I want to say they are about 170hp compared to today's 240hp and 255hp V-6 Accords).

Again, go and try to find a 1g AWD DSM that suits you, if not we can take it from there.

You might want to look at 94-97 LT1 Camaros as well, again, hard to find one with under 100k miles...but they are all mostly $5000 and under.


What is a DSM?

A dodge neon r/t... it's nice. I like the look... 0 to 60 in 7.6 seconds. Why is it priced so low? Will it fall apart?
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Old 10-28-2004, 09:09 PM   #14
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I'd go for a 1g AWD DSM...probably won't find one with under 100k though...maybe a swapped one? Anywho, it's a $3,000 car max without any mods and in very good shape.



What is a DSM?

A dodge neon r/t... it's nice. I like the look... 0 to 60 in 7.6 seconds. Why is it priced so low? Will it fall apart?
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Old 10-28-2004, 09:13 PM   #15
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What is a DSM?

A dodge neon r/t... it's nice. I like the look... 0 to 60 in 7.6 seconds. Why is it priced so low? Will it fall apart?

(D)iamond (S)tar (M)otors. A DSM is the common name that 1st generation(90-94) Mitsubishi Eclipse, Eagle Talon, and Plymoth Lazers are referred to. Also the 2nd generation (95-99) Eagle Talon and Mitsubishi Eclipse. The cars are all built on the same platform, come with the same engines, built in the same factory in Illinois, but have different badges and slight cosmetic differeces. So in order to not confuse one model with another as being better or worse, you simply call them DSM's.

Its also the car pictured in my signature below.
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