$15,000 Used Car With ~300HP?

Aug 03, 2012 @ 07:31
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.
Aug 03, 2012 @ 23:38
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?
Aug 04, 2012 @ 00:57
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.
Aug 04, 2012 @ 20:01
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.
Aug 06, 2012 @ 02:40
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.
Aug 06, 2012 @ 02:45
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...

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Aug 06, 2012 @ 06:46
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.
Aug 06, 2012 @ 07:12
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?
Aug 06, 2012 @ 07:58
smokeyface ac chillen.
I daily a gsxr now that i moved for college. we out here..
Aug 07, 2012 @ 01:33
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.
Aug 07, 2012 @ 07:48
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
Aug 08, 2012 @ 01:04
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.
Aug 08, 2012 @ 02:18
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..
Aug 08, 2012 @ 04:45
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.
Aug 08, 2012 @ 06:46
no worries man. yeah, i respect any enthusiast, especially 'dubbers' lol
Sep 04, 2013 @ 05:17
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.
Sep 04, 2013 @ 08:38
^ why do you keep bumping old ass threads?

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

Sep 30, 2013 @ 16:56
MB CLS 320 05~ then we can talk about cars.
Dec 09, 2013 @ 08:59
+1 to WRXs, get a bigger turbo and easily make 350-380awhp
Dec 11, 2013 @ 09:48
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. 
Dec 16, 2013 @ 17:53
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.
Jan 08, 2014 @ 15:02
E46 M3 gets you at 333HP
Jan 11, 2014 @ 05:12
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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Jan 12, 2014 @ 16:59
2008 Saab 93 Turbo X 
280 hp, V6, turbo, 295 (lb-ft @ rpm), AWD
There about $13,000-$16,500 for one
Feb 16, 2014 @ 05:18
04-07 STI


Don't buy Euro with 6 figure miles on it.
This is solid advice.
Feb 17, 2014 @ 04:43
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

Feb 17, 2014 @ 20:20
Originally posted by Inactive User
- import skyline from japan.
Stupidest advice ever lol, car will get seized by ICE for sure
Feb 26, 2014 @ 01:17
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...
lol 350z's already have 300 stock dude
Mar 04, 2014 @ 21:46
1995/6 corvette c4.....zr1 if you're lucky

Best value for speed/cost of maintenance/fun
Mar 08, 2014 @ 08:36
I don't think you're going to find a C4 ZR1 for 15k

also if you're going to go for a vette avoid the C4s and go with the C5 because the LS1 motor is much better than the LT1 motor and there are much much more mods for the LSx series.

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