12k budget for used car...help!

May 11, 2010 @ 11:34:10 AM
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What should I get?

i was thinking maybe an 04-05 g35 in the 80k-100k mileage range...because i've always wanted one

06-07ish Civic...because they seem to be reliable, and good on gas mileage, while still being sporty...

04 maxima or maybe 05-06 altima

i just picked these choices based on some quick scans of used car sites....

does anyone have any other suggestions or anything i should look out for in these cars?
May 11, 2010 @ 13:00:43 PM
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What should I get?

i was thinking maybe an 04-05 g35 in the 80k-100k mileage range...because i've always wanted one

06-07ish Civic...because they seem to be reliable, and good on gas mileage, while still being sporty...

04 maxima or maybe 05-06 altima

i just picked these choices based on some quick scans of used car sites....

does anyone have any other suggestions or anything i should look out for in these cars?

civic is not sport
g35 with 100k i wouldnt, find something with 70kish miles, you will for 14k, i bought my 540i with 60k for 5k, it is older but it will last and was taken care of

what you need to find more is a one owner car more than a good deal, single owner typically takes care of the car more than anyone else since they paid a shitload for it from the factory brand new, know what i mean?

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May 11, 2010 @ 13:06:49 PM
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I agree with Suhpreem, the G35 with that high of miles probably isn't the best idea. You haven't really given a description of what you want the car to be able to do.
May 11, 2010 @ 13:55:20 PM
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dosent have to be anything special...just a reliable car that looks good and has decent horsepower...i just need it for the next 3 years of college before i graduate...
May 11, 2010 @ 14:13:16 PM
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s2000?
8th gen si?
rsxs?

80k is even fairly high for a G if you want to keep it for 3 years
May 11, 2010 @ 14:29:41 PM
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350z
May 11, 2010 @ 15:01:27 PM
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if you need a practical and reliable car for 3 years that looks good and has decent horsepower, you need to get an e39 540i 6 speed

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May 11, 2010 @ 16:04:08 PM
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vw gti
May 11, 2010 @ 16:22:12 PM
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G35 or Audi A4 B6 or IS300 smokeyface
May 12, 2010 @ 02:55:02 AM
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please stay away from front wheel drive. we must show this fucking government that we want more sport cars instead of simple transportation devices.
May 12, 2010 @ 03:36:39 AM
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how about a WRX?
May 12, 2010 @ 12:21:22 PM
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if you need a practical and reliable car for 3 years that looks good and has decent horsepower, you need to get an e39 540i 6 speed

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May 13, 2010 @ 02:44:00 AM
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get a vw gti or gli
May 13, 2010 @ 12:34:15 PM
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i have about the same budget as you. looking at 350z, miata, or s2000 tho.
May 13, 2010 @ 14:54:36 PM
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ap1
January 16, 2011 @ 04:51:20 AM
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Why not go for like an old 240 you could get for like a couple grand and beef it up a lot and still save a couple grand. if any problems then you still have that couple grand to spare to buy whatever needs to be fixed
January 23, 2011 @ 03:56:41 AM
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I was gonna suggets 240sx as well. Great reliability, cheap to maintain, easy to find parts.
January 23, 2011 @ 12:02:36 PM
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Lexus GS 300, GS 400/430, or IS 300
Honda S2000
Acura RSX Type S
January 26, 2011 @ 05:21:08 AM
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get a car that had only one owner, you know for sure gives great gas mileage and you know will be able to support you for he next three years. i wud suggest ap1/2 but theres really no space for anything else.
February 01, 2011 @ 17:02:56 PM
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ask to see the carfax
February 04, 2011 @ 20:30:34 PM
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I say S2000, RSX-S &)

EVEN BETTER A WRX!
February 08, 2011 @ 19:45:51 PM
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Camaro SS with an ls1- 6 speed
February 08, 2011 @ 20:49:00 PM
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Subaru WRX maybe an STi if you can find one for that price
RSX
s2k
s13, s14, or s15 in good condition. with 12k you can do a lot of nice things to that car.
February 08, 2011 @ 21:55:15 PM
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I'd avoid the MY02-05 WRX like the plague. The engine and tranmissions failure are usually common, and the ABS system is plain garbage. If you can scrap together a little bit more, I'd recommend buying a cheap Impreza L roller and do a USDM STi swap with 6 speed and r180s.
February 08, 2011 @ 22:07:37 PM
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February 09, 2011 @ 00:21:02 AM
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if you want a sporty car that you can get for 12k i would recommend an S2000, 350z, or IS300
February 09, 2011 @ 09:47:03 AM
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if you want a sporty car that you can get for 12k i would recommend an S2000, 350z, or IS300


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the S2K and 350 both look good. and there's plenty of perts out there for both. the S2000 i think looks amazing. IS300 would be much more practical too, if your looking for that.
February 09, 2011 @ 23:27:46 PM
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^^ s2k is sex yo! make sure it's the hard top tho, the soft tops don't go too hard. the IS is coo for an everyday car as well. my uncles had his for years and looks pretty dope too
February 10, 2011 @ 00:19:46 AM
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mustanggg
February 14, 2011 @ 20:54:31 PM
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97-99 m3.
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