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mikey 07-25-2004 08:15 PM

the time is comming, new car......
my car is about done im afraid to say, its about 142k, and ive got to spend at least a grand on it to get it running right, then after that.......what next? that, and im tired of such a big car. so i want to get somthing newer, smaller and sportier.

Im starting took really hard at eclipse's. i know what you'll all say, but the 97-99's are dead sexy. its just so hard to find a GSX, there all GST's (i want the awd/5speed turbo). im also looking at a 2000+ eclipse GT, 5 speed of course - only in black. the one thing im worried about on these is insurance, im afraid it will rape me

what else do you guys think? i want somthing a little smaller, sportier, and potential. SSEI's are to big, i do like 2 door GTP's, but somthing about the interiors, i like foreign interiors more.

i may get somthing nice like these, under 12,000, but i may just somthing cheap, like less than 5,000 which is the better choice sense ill be moving out soon, but i dont know what to get.

BonneMeMN 07-25-2004 09:13 PM

We'll have to hook up before you get rid of that. My car was under $4k ya know....

Performance, reliability, milage, comfort, features? What's important to you?

Keep in mind, those GS-T's will not be the strongest in the drivetrain dept though. Not bad at all, and it's not rice at all if done right.

Jim W 07-25-2004 09:36 PM

Mikey are you selling the car as is?

mikey 07-25-2004 10:02 PM

not as is, ill fix the radiator, fix the bumper and im going to bring it into a suspension shop soon, it may sit in my garage over the winter while its being fixed

i know ill never get what i put into it, which is why the amps, rims, and possibly other audio stuff are comming out for stock stuff. i may have a a resonator put on to make it quieter, in addition possible the oem exhaust tips put back on, all depends

i really want a gsx, almost as bad as a 350z. right now, i think ill get somthing cheaper, like a 98-99 monte z34?? kind of bland cars, but drop them, gfx and there pretty sharp, if i can score a black on black one with 60k for a good price (6-6.5k)

macho_mike21 07-25-2004 10:35 PM

3000GTs, all the turbos come with a stick, f-body maybe?

mikey 07-26-2004 06:07 PM

f body's and 3000gt's are too sporty, i just dont see myself driving one. im going to take a look at

98-99 z34's
4 door alero (ive seen a couple nice ones)
4 door grandam GT (always liked the exterior, not sure on the interior)
98+ regal GS (seem a little overpriced around here though) - fast, but kinda got that grampa image....

looks like i might be sticking domestic, since i cant afford the foreign cars i really want, i want somthing newer, low mileage and reliable, for a decent price, which those are all of.

SSsuperchargedEi 07-26-2004 09:12 PM

my buddy just bought a 93 gsx with 60,000 miles that was posted on there for $4,400... and it runs 12.9's...

BonneMeMN 07-26-2004 10:46 PM

You can find older DSM's for 2k if you do it right.

Regals are my favorite 4 door 3800, but if I could have any, i'd get a Riv. Good styling, but it's two doors. :wink: A lil lower and wider looking, and sportier looking.

mikey 07-26-2004 11:16 PM

if i got a dsm, id do it right, 97-99 2nd gen, gsx, 5 speed, no point in getting a car "close" to what i want, like a 95 gst, when id just want to replace it

regal gs's are nice, but they seem a little high in this area, but that l67 is SOO tempting, so fast for so little, and torque...hmmmm maybe a drop and some rims will get rid of that grandpa image.

BonneMeMN 07-26-2004 11:22 PM

They can be pretty badass. Check out Your ride within the last month for my Midwest GP meet gallery.

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