$15,000 Used Car With ~300HP?

Dec 17, 2011 @ 02:21
Pretty much the topic. Just got my 1st job out of college and I love driving but I don't want to spend too much on a new car. Anything that's used and fun to drive for around $15,000?
Dec 17, 2011 @ 03:06
1st thing that comes to mind to me would be a g35/350z

you really have to be more specific though... I'd be hopping on an s2000 asap
Dec 17, 2011 @ 03:22
- bmw/audi with 150k+ miles.
- import skyline from japan.

pretty much summed up every answer ur gonna get on here.
Dec 17, 2011 @ 08:46
gen coupe, evo, wrx... for a fun car, id get an mx-5 or s2k
Dec 17, 2011 @ 18:16
~2008 mustang gt your best bet trust...
Dec 17, 2011 @ 18:19
1st thing that comes to mind to me would be a g35/350z

you really have to be more specific though... I'd be hopping on an s2000 asap

Neither of those hit 300 without being heavily modified...and even then reliability comes into play and considering he's a college student i wouldn't make that move.

OP if your looking for something with 300 your best bet would probably be a car on the higher end such as BMW/Audi/Benz but with 15K your going have to take a hit on mileage if you don't care about that sort of thing.

And for a G35 with decent mileage your looking at 18K if your lucky and that's including little to no mods...
Dec 17, 2011 @ 20:14
1st thing that comes to mind to me would be a g35/350z

you really have to be more specific though... I'd be hopping on an s2000 asap

Neither of those hit 300 without being heavily modified...and even then reliability comes into play and considering he's a college student i wouldn't make that move.

OP if your looking for something with 300 your best bet would probably be a car on the higher end such as BMW/Audi/Benz but with 15K your going have to take a hit on mileage if you don't care about that sort of thing.

And for a G35 with decent mileage your looking at 18K if your lucky and that's including little to no mods...


close enough to 300 for me
also, he says he got his 1st job OUT of college, I assumed he's done?

15k is enough to find a g35 with <100,000KM up here...
Dec 17, 2011 @ 21:31
Misread his post my bad haha... Hmm guess it depends on location cause nothing like that is here in Cali...
Dec 18, 2011 @ 00:49
man I thought cars were dirt cheap down there
Dec 18, 2011 @ 04:38
For 15k.. look into an Audi.. A4/S4//

"They Throwin' Hate At Me"

Dec 18, 2011 @ 06:02
e39 bmw m5...just look hard there's gems out there
Dec 18, 2011 @ 06:50
For $15k I'd get an Audi S4 B6. AWD V8.

Really depends though. If you want RWD, then I'd say a 350z, G35, or e46 M3...of course having around 70k~ miles.
Dec 19, 2011 @ 02:37
15g will get you a fox body mustang with 750 hp.
Dec 20, 2011 @ 00:42
04-07 STI

Don't buy Euro with 6 figure miles on it.

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Dec 20, 2011 @ 03:56
1st thing that comes to mind to me would be a g35/350z

you really have to be more specific though... I'd be hopping on an s2000 asap

Neither of those hit 300 without being heavily modified...and even then reliability comes into play and considering he's a college student i wouldn't make that move.

OP if your looking for something with 300 your best bet would probably be a car on the higher end such as BMW/Audi/Benz but with 15K your going have to take a hit on mileage if you don't care about that sort of thing.

And for a G35 with decent mileage your looking at 18K if your lucky and that's including little to no mods...


My 07 Z was more then 300 BHP.
Dec 20, 2011 @ 03:57
04-07 STI

Don't buy Euro with 6 figure miles on it.



In 05 I copped an RS with 11k for 20k
Dec 20, 2011 @ 04:18
^^that's dope. I just recently came up on a gem.

02 WRX with 90K miles
Rebuilt trans @ 82k
Timing belt/ tensioner/ water pump @82k

just for $6.5k

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Dec 20, 2011 @ 06:33
1st thing that comes to mind to me would be a g35/350z

you really have to be more specific though... I'd be hopping on an s2000 asap

Neither of those hit 300 without being heavily modified...and even then reliability comes into play and considering he's a college student i wouldn't make that move.

OP if your looking for something with 300 your best bet would probably be a car on the higher end such as BMW/Audi/Benz but with 15K your going have to take a hit on mileage if you don't care about that sort of thing.

And for a G35 with decent mileage your looking at 18K if your lucky and that's including little to no mods...


My 07 Z was more then 300 BHP.


yes but was it $15k
Dec 20, 2011 @ 12:21
^^that's dope. I just recently came up on a gem.

02 WRX with 90K miles
Rebuilt trans @ 82k
Timing belt/ tensioner/ water pump @82k

just for $6.5k


Get ready to rebuild the trans again until you step up to a PPG gear set.
Dec 20, 2011 @ 16:46
Get a 02-04 BMW M3
Dec 20, 2011 @ 18:30
1st thing that comes to mind to me would be a g35/350z

you really have to be more specific though... I'd be hopping on an s2000 asap

Neither of those hit 300 without being heavily modified...and even then reliability comes into play and considering he's a college student i wouldn't make that move.

OP if your looking for something with 300 your best bet would probably be a car on the higher end such as BMW/Audi/Benz but with 15K your going have to take a hit on mileage if you don't care about that sort of thing.

And for a G35 with decent mileage your looking at 18K if your lucky and that's including little to no mods...



How is a s2000 going to hit 300 any easier then the other larger displacement cars.
Dec 22, 2011 @ 04:36
1st thing that comes to mind to me would be a g35/350z

you really have to be more specific though... I'd be hopping on an s2000 asap

Neither of those hit 300 without being heavily modified...and even then reliability comes into play and considering he's a college student i wouldn't make that move.

OP if your looking for something with 300 your best bet would probably be a car on the higher end such as BMW/Audi/Benz but with 15K your going have to take a hit on mileage if you don't care about that sort of thing.

And for a G35 with decent mileage your looking at 18K if your lucky and that's including little to no mods...


My 07 Z was more then 300 BHP.

Is that what you read on the sticker info? Cause no way a 350 or G35 is putting 300+ to the wheels in stock form at the crank sure but not at the wheels...
Dec 22, 2011 @ 10:53
not even at the crank
Dec 22, 2011 @ 16:44
not even at the crank

Your right i was just trying to make him feel good...
Dec 22, 2011 @ 19:54
Evo 8, WRX, and S2k would be my choice.

Personally not a fan of Z's and G35's, they feel like boats in stock form

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Dec 25, 2011 @ 08:48
you could get a '08 v6 altima, idky that car came into my head, but it gets 270 at the crank and im sure you could score one with less than 50k for 15 g's of youre good with car salesmen. Also, at least you would be in a newer car cause for 15 grand you are gunna be looking at something that has seen a lot of pavement over the years if you want 300 hp, plus insurance is gunna be a huge bitch.

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Dec 29, 2011 @ 19:33
15,000 and 300 hp, damn you got to get something with some heavy mileage. I'd go for an old WRX, STI, even a G35. That insurance is gonna get you hard though haha.
Jan 19, 2012 @ 07:48
Camaro ss. Bolt ons & cams. You'll be walking most cars out there...
Jan 19, 2012 @ 23:00
pontiac gto
Jan 20, 2012 @ 15:40
hmmm how about a E39 M5 or older E55 AMG?
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