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My Brain is Defective...

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...As it is starting to want to sell the Grand Am! :o I don't know why, either. Tonight, all I have thought about is how to get rid of it. It's strange because I love it. I even went dealer hopping looking at used cars... And I got a strange urge towards some cars I never thought I'd consider. I've also been thinking about selling my beloved 300EX. Probably to help pay for a newer car since the GA isn't worth much. It is just really weird. I've been having alot of bad luck with my GA, too. It's as if something or someone wants me to get rid of it. Either that, or my brain is on the fritz... Anyways, the first car I thought about is a sensible one. Something that I would consider even if my brain wasn't acting funny like it is. The previous body style Grand Prix. I looked at a few... none of which I could ever afford, even with selling both my vehicles. They were all 02s or 03s. I would love to have one. I think seeing them do burnouts has helped that. The problem with it, though, is that its not very ideal. I mean, it is bigger, gets worse gas mileage and doesn't look good with the stock wheels (too small). So... The second is one I really can't explain. Its a 1999 Honda Civic. The dealership it was at, didn't have prices on any of their cars, so I don't know its price. It is basically the same color as mine (dark green), has the same transmission as mine (5 speed), and is the same body style as mine (coupe). It did have some modifications, though... aftermarket wheels, lowered suspension, altezzas, and a fart can exhaust. Yeah, yeah... rice. The only thing that I can truly say bothers me is the exhaust. The rest I'm quite all right with. Don't know of any engine modifications. The sad is that I'm really considering this car.... The third and final is another one that stumps me. A Saturn SC2. A second gen, basically. Not sure of the exact year. What is strange is that I... dislike Saturn. I really do. Anywho... it was black and had that third door. It also had aftermarket wheels. No other noticeable mods. Don't know the price of it, either. It has a 5spd.. almost forgot to say that. Really, I'm not feeling it, but I thought about it... So, what should I do, guys? Take a gun to my head? Bash it with a hammer? Or break some bottles over it? Edited by blackviper8891
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An ATV.. :D

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Oohh.................................. kay

so your GA is worthless? :P

But dont worry, wanting a lil civic that you can redline all the time would be fun.

its funner to drive a slower car at 90% of its capacity than a faster car at 30% Edited by Teh Ricer Civic!
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Maybe trade the GA...for the saturn? :unsure: The third door is nice... Or maybe your brain is trying to tell you it is time for a Fiero... :P Or at least a newer GA...
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so your GA is worthless?

Pretty much. :D It's worth about $1500-$2000 while my ATV is worth about $3000.

Or maybe your brain is trying to tell you it is time for a Fiero...

Parents are still against me getting one. Even though I've shown them pics of its crash test next to our Blazer's... they still, somehow, think its a worthless death trap. Go figure.

Maybe trade the GA...for the saturn?

If I do end up selling the GA... I'll do just that. Sell it. Trading it in takes about half its value away, atleast according to KBB. That and I'm more interested in the Civic.

So... no one thinks I should bash my brains all to hell? :unsure: :D
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The '99 Civic was the last good one. It'll be a whole lot more fun than the other cars.
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I DO DIE!! no but search for a Fiero used being that you want one so bad! i saw one with 105000 for 1700 it had minor rust like on the wheel wells. dont get rid of the atv there so fun sometime better than dirt bikes. for a redline basher a metro or prism is good. try to go for a buick like a skylark im seriuos once you feel the smooth and at the same time tight car youll never want another car again trust me my next car might be a buick im for real.
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I'd get a Grand Prix coupe, oh wait, I already have. The mileage isnt too bad either, I get 25mpg combined, and thats for a GTP. Thats around the same as I was getting from my quad 4 Grand Am.
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Or you could buy a $500 drug auction Fiero, take out a good insurance policy on it, and park it on the shoulder beside a busy road. One careless driver or drunk yokel or strong breeze and KA-BOOM! payout heaven.
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Oh my... Hahaha... :lol: Anyways, I looked through the Saturday paper to see if there is an ad for that dealer. There is. They want nearly $10,000 for that Civic. I don't know about you, but I'd say that's overpriced by... oh.. how about... ALOT! They had newer Grand Caravans with lower prices there. They even had a Firebird of the same year for less. Can't forget... 01 Grand Prix, 01 Focus, 03 PT Cruiser, 01 Grand Am, and 00 Cougar. All cheaper. What the hell? Seriously? This is what I hate about Honda... and the fact that people are stupid enought to believe it...
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You should get a Camaro, the ultimate car! Your penis will grow four inches, you will get a Confederate flag, and your life will pretty much be complete.
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You should get a Camaro, the ultimate car!  Your penis will grow four inches, you will get a Confederate flag, and your life will pretty much be complete.

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lmao :lol: :lol: :lol:

good lucky getting a car bv, your quest for a fiero will one day be compelte B)
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Or you could buy a $500 drug auction Fiero, take out a good insurance policy on it, and park it on the shoulder beside a busy road. One careless driver or drunk yokel or strong breeze and KA-BOOM! payout heaven.

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Better yet drive your newly bought Fiero down a dirt road at 75mph at 2:00am with no lights on and you might get lucky and test out the safety of that space frame. :ph34r: Edited by Sixty8panther
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You should get a Camaro, the ultimate car!  Your penis will grow four inches, you will get a Confederate flag, and your life will pretty much be complete.

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Stop making fun of Camaros, you look very stupid for doing it.
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I am a sad individual. At my age, I still daydream about so many different vehicle scenarios all the time. Vipes is just like me that way. Trust me, Vipes, it doesn't get any better, so you may as well enjoy your obsession and don't let it destroy you.

I know this isn't what you want to hear... but I'd keep the GA if it lives, until you're out of high school.

When I was your age, I wanted a 4 speed 305 Malibu in that Cinnabar orange color, a Chevette with Keystone Classic rims, a Dodge Mirada CMX, a Z28, a Firebird Formula, a Cutlass Salon, a Century Turbo Coupe, a Cavalier Type-10 hatchback, a J2000 coupe with rims, a Chrysler LeBaron (RWD then) coupe in black with Cragar S/S rims, oh man... the list goes on and on. These were all new cars back then. I was driving my grandfather's green '73 Catalina four door hardtop at the time... with the windows up and the fan on "high" in the summer to make people think I had a/c sweating my balls off and the AM radio turned up loud, single speaker squeaking its poor guts out.

I begged and nagged my poor grandfather until he bought me a brand new '81 Grand Prix, and you know what? I still wasn't happy. That was the first year for engine computers, and the car never ran for crap. I was so spoiled. Looking back now, I should have kept the Cat because it ran like a top with a 400 and a 2 barrel carb.
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OcnBlu: have you seen that crazy "Napoleon Dynamite" flick? There's a kiler Grand Ville ragtop lowrider in it with red sparkle paint. :wub:

Sorry, couldn't find a 4dr '73 Cat.

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That's her! That's my old baby peeking out of the dark. That blue coupe is pimpin', man. Imagine that car wit some 17" Torque Thrusts and nice fat blackwalls. Now that's rollin'!

You just cannot beat the smoooth ride, the feeling of limitless torque, and the song of an unfettered V8 under your foot. The B-body was, and is, Detroit at its finest. Can GM find her way again? Will they let Chrysler and Ford ride this wave alone? I pray not.

BTW, I love Napoleon Dynamite. And that ragtop is awesome! It's a '72, I believe.
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Ocn, it's not that I want to get rid of it. I mean, GAs are my second passion behind Fieros. I love it. I do, but I just have this urge to get rid of it. I can't explain it. I really can't. It's just so weird. What's even weirder is that I really like the Civic. IDK... I think I just need some sense knocked into me... :unsure:
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Ocn, it's not that I want to get rid of it. I mean, GAs are my second passion behind Fieros. I love it. I do, but I just have this urge to get rid of it. I can't explain it. I really can't. It's just so weird. What's even weirder is that I really like the Civic. IDK... I think I just need some sense knocked into me... :unsure:

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Theres nothing wrong with a civic, its the best compact car, i cant recall if the 99s had double wishbone suspension like the older ones do, but if it did it has potential.
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Theres nothing wrong with a civic, its the best compact car, i cant recall if the 99s had double wishbone suspension like the older ones do, but if it did it has potential.

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2001 is when the 6th gen civic came out without double wishbone, and i've driven one of those and still liked it! I don't know BV, go for what your heart wants, if that's a civic, so be it! Civic's are incredibly practical choices too, they will last and last and last, and nicely too.

One last thing: Consider a Nissan 240sx!!!!!!!

RWD, 170 hp in normally aspriated form, turbos are easily available, world-class handling and braking, steering....very efficient and sexy to boot. Edited by turbo200
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RWD, 170 hp in normally aspriated form, turbos are easily available, world-class handling and braking, steering....very efficient and sexy to boot.

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+1!
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My problem is that this Civic has turned out to cost way more than I can afford. I mean... $10k for a 1999 compact coupe? You've got to be kidding me... Especially when 2001 midsize sedans with supercharged engines are cheaper. Really, wtf?

As for the 240SX... I'll have to check it out. Basically, if it can cost around $6000, which is basically as much as I can afford at the moment, it'll be great.

And the Focus... I'm not a big Ford guy. Plus, I don't really like the Focus...

Still, this is all if I decide to get something to replace the GA. As I said, I like my GA. It handles great. I can never get it to squeal the tires. It does have too much body roll, though. Also, it has good power for a 4cyl. The styling is great, too, imo. It basically has all I can ask for, but it gets annoying. Nothing major, but small things. Like my problematic fuel filler door latch, tricky high beam stalk, questionable electrical system, and crap like that.

IDK... I think I might have WMJ come over with his folding chair.... :P
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I'm don't really want something bigger... I'm a small person and the GA fits perfectly. 4cyl compacts are my thing. More reliable would be good, as the little problems are starting to annoy me. There are no major problems with it, just those. Also, something newer with better technology and crap like that would be nice. Still, if I do decide to get rid of the GA, I think it'll be after winter... and when I get a job (yeah, still don't have one. Decided to wait so I can focus on school). So... Probably around spring. I just wish that this dealer would knock about $4k off the price and hold on to it until I decide to buy or not. I mean, this Civic is really looking good to me. It's in good condition, has a reliable and smooth engine, 5spd manual, a sunroof, power locks and windows, cool aftermarket mods, and I love the color of it (same as my GA). I guess it's just not meant to be... :(
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