$15,000 Used Car With ~300HP?

August 02, 2012 @ 14:19:55 PM
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~'93 FD, best low km:$ ratio you can find. A-spec bumper, paint. bank the remaining $3k for when you have a problem.

narsha.narsha.narsha

August 02, 2012 @ 16:04:53 PM
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Location: California
Too bad RX7's aren't what you call "reliable", a true drivers car as it seems but I would never recommend it to those who wouldn't wrench a car themselves. Not that I have owned one but wankels are known for having issues.

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August 02, 2012 @ 17:09:45 PM
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Location: Ontario
Apparently they have less issues if you keep the revs up, less wear on your spinning triangles if they spin faster, but I know what you mean. They are 15-20 years old, so problems are guaranteed to occur, that's what the banked 3k float is for. Personally though, I think the FD with the A-spec bumper looks nicer and newer than most current RWD offerings.

It does fit OP's budget, and is near the power output.

narsha.narsha.narsha

August 03, 2012 @ 01:58:21 AM
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You'd have to be pretty lucky to find a 12k FD in decent condition buuuut you're right honestly, if you take good care of it and ACTUALLY do maintenance, it can last you a long time. 2k on a rebuild, 1k on reliability mods could do well.
Mine has near 90k and compression is still close to factory spec on the og engine.
I love mine to death but I'll never ever recommend it as a car to someone, especially as a daily driver.
August 03, 2012 @ 07:31:33 AM
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got a 1.8t jetta for 2k and 130k miles. Added full boltons, turbo upgrade kit, coilovers. not quite 300hp but its pretty damn fast and reliable. 160k now and still goin strong blushing


A Jetta is fast? & reliable? Since when? Even with a turbo upgrade, that shit is slow as hell.

wait what car do you drive? sorry my car isnt a 'racekor'. i rape hondas in my area, yet i can still have a comfortable dailydriver. Been around VW for years so i understand the car and the problems that occur. Never broken down on me or left me stranded over the 3 years ive had it for..Yet your the one suggesting the op get a vw R32 lol.
August 03, 2012 @ 23:38:25 PM
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got a 1.8t jetta for 2k and 130k miles. Added full boltons, turbo upgrade kit, coilovers. not quite 300hp but its pretty damn fast and reliable. 160k now and still goin strong blushing


A Jetta is fast? & reliable? Since when? Even with a turbo upgrade, that shit is slow as hell.

wait what car do you drive? sorry my car isnt a 'racekor'. i rape hondas in my area, yet i can still have a comfortable dailydriver.


hondas are fast?
August 04, 2012 @ 00:57:26 AM
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got a 1.8t jetta for 2k and 130k miles. Added full boltons, turbo upgrade kit, coilovers. not quite 300hp but its pretty damn fast and reliable. 160k now and still goin strong blushing


A Jetta is fast? & reliable? Since when? Even with a turbo upgrade, that shit is slow as hell.

wait what car do you drive? sorry my car isnt a 'racekor'. i rape hondas in my area, yet i can still have a comfortable dailydriver. Been around VW for years so i understand the car and the problems that occur. Never broken down on me or left me stranded over the 3 years ive had it for..Yet your the one suggesting the op get a vw R32 lol.


I only suggested the R32 because I own one and I'm bias. If you're not in a "racekor" then why are you talking about "raping" hondas in your area for? Psh. VR6s are way more reliable than 1.8t engines. Have fun "raping" Hondas, boy.
August 04, 2012 @ 20:01:32 PM
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A Jetta is fast? & reliable? Since when? Even with a turbo upgrade, that shit is slow as hell.

wait what car do you drive? sorry my car isnt a 'racekor'. i rape hondas in my area, yet i can still have a comfortable dailydriver. Been around VW for years so i understand the car and the problems that occur. Never broken down on me or left me stranded over the 3 years ive had it for..Yet your the one suggesting the op get a vw R32 lol.


I only suggested the R32 because I own one and I'm bias. If you're not in a "racekor" then why are you talking about "raping" hondas in your area for? Psh. VR6s are way more reliable than 1.8t engines. Have fun "raping" Hondas, boy.

No matter what vw he gets it will all come down to the owner and how he maintains his car. He can have a vr or a 1.8t and make it last longer than a 2slow. and yeah my bad that my stage 3 jetta isn't that fast.. I only suggest the 1.8t because I own one and I'm bias. They're relatively cheap to mod for decent power gains.
August 06, 2012 @ 02:40:19 AM
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So buy a MK4 Jetta for $3-5K and then add a stage 3 turbo for $10-12K? Very sound economics. I guess I made an error in recommending a highly coveted, semi-rare car. My mistake.

There you go OP. hellohannya just dropped you some gems. Problem solved. Go get a Jetta! blushing

"Sorry my car isn't a 'racekor' but I have a Stage 3 Jetta that 'rapes' Hondas in my area" is gonna be my new sig in the Vortex. Thanks for that.
August 06, 2012 @ 02:45:37 AM
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Got my g around 15k. Bout 90k mIlage though. 1 owner. U can always get a 3000gt vr4 like I did as my first car for dat 300hP powa!! Unreliable as fuck though...
August 06, 2012 @ 06:46:37 AM
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So buy a MK4 Jetta for $3-5K and then add a stage 3 turbo for $10-12K? Very sound economics. I guess I made an error in recommending a highly coveted, semi-rare car. My mistake.

There you go OP. hellohannya just dropped you some gems. Problem solved. Go get a Jetta! blushing

"Sorry my car isn't a 'racekor' but I have a Stage 3 Jetta that 'rapes' Hondas in my area" is gonna be my new sig in the Vortex. Thanks for that.

Aw sick dude. you can blast me on the webblinkyeyes.. I believe I stated that I got the jetta for 2k.
Got a discount on the turbo kit from my boys at 034 as well as assistance on the install. so really i spent less than 15k which is surprising because it appears to be the amount the op stated he was looking at spending. hmmmm interesting..
Figures your one of those type of vortex members, worthless with suggestions and great at being a dbag.
And thanks for quoting my name, I got a incompetant doosh alert on my email.
August 06, 2012 @ 07:12:10 AM
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So buy a MK4 Jetta for $3-5K and then add a stage 3 turbo for $10-12K? Very sound economics. I guess I made an error in recommending a highly coveted, semi-rare car. My mistake.

There you go OP. hellohannya just dropped you some gems. Problem solved. Go get a Jetta! blushing

"Sorry my car isn't a 'racekor' but I have a Stage 3 Jetta that 'rapes' Hondas in my area" is gonna be my new sig in the Vortex. Thanks for that.

Aw sick dude. you can blast me on the webblinkyeyes.. I believe I stated that I got the jetta for 2k.
Got a discount on the turbo kit from my boys at 034 as well as assistance on the install. so really i spent less than 15k which is surprising because it appears to be the amount the op stated he was looking at spending. hmmmm interesting..
Figures your one of those type of vortex members, worthless with suggestions and great at being a dbag.
And thanks for quoting my name, I got a incompetant doosh alert on my email.


I'm fucking confused. You have a STAGE 3 DAILY DRIVER jetta that rapes hondas in your area, but isn't that fast?
August 06, 2012 @ 07:58:15 AM
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smokeyface ac chillen.
I daily a gsxr now that i moved for college. we out here..
August 07, 2012 @ 01:33:14 AM
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My worthless suggestion was far greater than your car will ever will be. Having an opinion made me a dbag right? Yet you're the child who reduced itself to name calling.

You daily a GSXR? Lmao. Get a real bike. You sound like a squid.
August 07, 2012 @ 07:48:15 AM
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My worthless suggestion was far greater than your car will ever will be. Having an opinion made me a dbag right? Yet you're the child who reduced itself to name calling.

You daily a GSXR? Lmao. Get a real bike. You sound like a squid.

lol ok i give up..
so since my suzuki isnt a 'real bike' im guessing you'd suggest that i get a fixie huh? I guess i'll go eat some calamari and keep indulging in squidlike behavior. xcfgval jcfie;samxc- sorry i just inked all over my keyboardjiaofhnnpnewc
August 08, 2012 @ 01:04:21 AM
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Fixie? No way. Now THAT is a stupid recommendation. I was thinking along the lines of a Ducati. Or at least an R6. Does Suzuki ever win MotoGP? Or WSBK for that matter? NOPE. Hence the statement: Get a real bike. And before you start running your mouth, I've owned 9 bikes in this lifetime. An '06 GSXR was one of them. My least favorite bike ever. I had more fun on a KTM.

I can't believe you don't know what a "squid" is. And you ride? Whatever. Ride safely, squid.
August 08, 2012 @ 02:18:08 AM
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Alright well it all comes down to opinion. I enjoyed riding a ninja more than my dads cbr and my gsxr. And a Ducati, now thats a bike with a price tag lol. Awesome bikes tho.
I was being sarcastic with the squid statements, obviously.
..oh and btw those ch's you got are clean..
August 08, 2012 @ 04:45:50 AM
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I learned on a Ninja! Fun bike, a bit heavy, but fun and a good bike to learn on/beat on. Your dad rides too? That's dope. Yeah, you're right about the price tag. It's the maintenance that kills you on Ducatis. I hope I didn't offend, that wasn't my intent. I was being sarcastic as well. We're all enthusiasts here. Be safe riding your bikes.
August 08, 2012 @ 06:46:17 AM
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no worries man. yeah, i respect any enthusiast, especially 'dubbers' lol
September 04, 2013 @ 05:17:32 AM
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There are three cars coming to my mind, the Mustang, Camaro and a Mercedes. Since I prefer a muscle car any day, I would look around many dealers and their sites for a nice bargain. Portals like cars torvit autocatch and automotix.net have good examples and you could use them as a reference to make your decision. The Merc, I believe, has good snob value.
September 04, 2013 @ 08:38:13 AM
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^ why do you keep bumping old ass threads?

I import JDM vehicles into Canada, let me know if you're interested

September 30, 2013 @ 16:56:20 PM
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MB CLS 320 05~ then we can talk about cars.
December 09, 2013 @ 08:59:51 AM
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+1 to WRXs, get a bigger turbo and easily make 350-380awhp
December 11, 2013 @ 09:48:26 AM
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For $15k and 300hp PLUS reliability, you gotta go with 350z/G35. Keep in reliability, fresh outta college you don't want to be dropping $1k a year on maintenance. 

A little less reliable but more fun (this is all up to the pervious owner), is lower mileage e36 m3, or you can even hop into a e46 m3 if you can find one. 

S2000 doesn't have 300hp but it will be the funnest to drive and most reliable. 
December 16, 2013 @ 17:53:41 PM
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1998-2005 Lexus GS400 & 430 are both at 300hp.  You could find one for under $10g's easily and they are pretty bulletproof up to 200k miles.
January 08, 2014 @ 15:02:57 PM
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E46 M3 gets you at 333HP
January 11, 2014 @ 05:12:50 AM
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I had a Toyota Soarer twin turbo a few years back. 300hp. 5 grand I paid. Was fucking sick to drive. Now I'm just chilling in an 02 GS300. 300hp as well. Both are well below your 15k. Go for a GS! The design is timeless especially for that generation. Go for black on black leather interior like mine ;)

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January 12, 2014 @ 16:59:33 PM
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2008 Saab 93 Turbo X 
280 hp, V6, turbo, 295 (lb-ft @ rpm), AWD
There about $13,000-$16,500 for one
February 16, 2014 @ 05:18:36 AM
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04-07 STI


Don't buy Euro with 6 figure miles on it.
This is solid advice.
February 17, 2014 @ 04:43:28 AM
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04-07 STI


Don't buy Euro with 6 figure miles on it.
This is solid advice.
but don't buy any subaru wrx / sti with 80k on the odo. most of the failures happen between 80-90k, so its actually safer to get one at 100k with maintenance done than one wiht 70k but no records.

Be about it

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