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August 3, 2012 @ 01:58 AM
Redline

Post: 730

Join Date: May 2007

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 3, 2012 @ 07:31 AM
*80hd*

Post: 254

Join Date: Jul 2012

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 smile


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 3, 2012 @ 11:38 PM
Redline

Post: 730

Join Date: May 2007

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 smile


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 4, 2012 @ 12:57 AM
DG7

Post: 193

Join Date: Mar 2012

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 smile


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 4, 2012 @ 08:01 PM
*80hd*

Post: 254

Join Date: Jul 2012

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 smile


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 6, 2012 @ 02:40 AM
DG7

Post: 193

Join Date: Mar 2012

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! smile

"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 6, 2012 @ 02:45 AM
fivewunoh

Post: 163

Join Date: Apr 2012

Location: East Bay

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...

FS: Supreme SB's /Black Scale/Diamond/5TH column M/L DS http://hypebeast.com/forums/apparel/172320/

August 6, 2012 @ 06:46 AM
*80hd*

Post: 254

Join Date: Jul 2012

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! smile

"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 websuprised.. 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 6, 2012 @ 07:12 AM
Redline

Post: 730

Join Date: May 2007

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! smile

"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 websuprised.. 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 6, 2012 @ 07:58 AM
*80hd*

Post: 254

Join Date: Jul 2012

cool ac chillen.
I daily a gsxr now that i moved for college. we out here..
August 7, 2012 @ 01:33 AM
DG7

Post: 193

Join Date: Mar 2012

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 7, 2012 @ 07:48 AM
*80hd*

Post: 254

Join Date: Jul 2012

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 8, 2012 @ 01:04 AM
DG7

Post: 193

Join Date: Mar 2012

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 8, 2012 @ 02:18 AM
*80hd*

Post: 254

Join Date: Jul 2012

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 8, 2012 @ 04:45 AM
DG7

Post: 193

Join Date: Mar 2012

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 8, 2012 @ 06:46 AM
*80hd*

Post: 254

Join Date: Jul 2012

no worries man. yeah, i respect any enthusiast, especially 'dubbers' lol
September 4, 2013 @ 05:17 AM
Becky Macy

Post: 11

Join Date: Aug 2013

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 4, 2013 @ 08:38 AM
Head Hunterz

Post: 620

Join Date: Dec 2010

^ why do you keep bumping old ass threads?

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

September 30, 2013 @ 04:56 PM
hometownhero

suspended

Post: 304

Join Date: Nov 2012

Location: Finland

MB CLS 320 05~ then we can talk about cars.
December 9, 2013 @ 08:59 AM
GDChoi

Post: 59

Join Date: Dec 2013

+1 to WRXs, get a bigger turbo and easily make 350-380awhp
December 11, 2013 @ 09:48 AM
heyitzalex

Post: 94

Join Date: Nov 2013

Location: 310

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 @ 05:53 PM
joseph_squared

Post: 321

Join Date: Mar 2013

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 8, 2014 @ 03:02 PM
kyle.m

Post: 9

Join Date: Jan 2014

Location: Canada

E46 M3 gets you at 333HP
January 11, 2014 @ 05:12 AM
Jegz

Post: 144

Join Date: Sep 2013

Location: VANCOUVER

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 ;)
January 12, 2014 @ 04:59 PM
rogueferret44

Post: 37

Join Date: Dec 2012

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 AM
zndrmc

Post: 6

Join Date: Jun 2012

04-07 STI


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

Post: 1296

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: San jose

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

February 17, 2014 @ 08:20 PM
noobedloser

Post: 57

Join Date: Jan 2011


- import skyline from japan.

Stupidest advice ever lol, car will get seized by ICE for sure
February 26, 2014 @ 01:17 AM
@HGaudio

Post: 5

Join Date: Jan 2014

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
March 4, 2014 @ 09:46 PM
juscone

Post: 7

Join Date: Mar 2014

1995/6 corvette c4.....zr1 if you're lucky

Best value for speed/cost of maintenance/fun

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