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Yes... it's this again. I'm bored and I've had newfound inspiration in searching for another car. I just wanted to throw out a few possibilities to see what you guys think. These would only be examples... unless you can come up with an idea for how I could get instant money? Robbing banks not included. :P

Car #1

Car #2

Car #3

Car #4

Car #5

Car #6

Car #7

Car #8

Car #9

Car #10

Car #11

Um... yeah, there might be more but my PC is acting up. I'm bored, so... there's why I did this. :D

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Of all the cars, I like the Subaru Impreza (#8) the best. The MX6 (#3)looks promising as well, as do the 240SX's. I'd say stay away from anything German as upkeep will cost you.

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Of all the cars, I like the Subaru Impreza (#8) the best.  The MX6 (#3)looks promising as well, as do the 240SX's.  I'd say stay away from anything German as upkeep will cost you.

Te Mazda, Eclipse & 300ZX can/might be just as expensive to maintain as the 1994 BMW.

I have nothing really bad to say abotu any of them but I'd say say I'm not impressed wiht either two of the Mazdas. The Miata is tacky and the MX6 was never "my Bag" althouhg the MX3 GS (1.8 liter V6) is a car I like.

I'd say stick with the Nissans because all three are nice cars that will put a smile on your face. If you get any one of these cars you will not want to go back to FWD after. Trust me! :AH-HA_wink:

Now if the Corrado had likw 120K instead of 165K I'd say go for it but those cars are precey to maintain, get some mechanical ability before you get something that complex... there's a lot of difficult repairs you'll run into with those cars and if you can't do your own maintenance you'll be coughing up money twice a month for some expensive component/ wear & tear item.

Overall they're all decent deals even if some are very high milage.

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wow, a 3-series with 100k miles for $4k. That's pretty good. I agree with Bobo on the German front, but 100k miles is really good, and BMW's are historically reliable.......

So if you're in the mood for practicality and all the amazing performance tricks, but not so attractive bodystyle, then the Subie is right up your ally...

If you decide to say screw maintenence [which will run expensive] then go for the bimmer, which is hot

The 240 is always a wise choice, and very good to look at, and those prices and mileage are not at all outrageous

Those were my favorites.

Miatas are cool too, though that one seems pricey.

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The Miata has been known as "MX-5 Miata" or just plain "Miata" here and "MX-5" (no "Miata") overseas. With the new generation, Mazda has been stressing the "MX-5" name more. But they all refer to the same car, it desn't have anything to do with a perfromance variant.

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unless you can come up with an idea for how I could get instant money?

How bout a job? :P Two birds with one stone. . . no more reasons of being bored.

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How bout a job?  :P Two birds with one stone. . . no more reasons of being bored.

Novel idea, the only problem is I can tell you the response to this. "How can I geta job when I dont have a car to get to work?" I'll let you all discuss the various ways around this.

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Rule #1-If you are selling a car with popup headlights, DO NOT take pictures of it with the headlights up, it looks bad. Maybe one pic, taken at dusk with the lights on just to show that they work would be ok, but not five pics, in broad daylight with the lights up. Pop-up headlights are evil.

That is one hell on a nice Chevette though.

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As I said, guys.. these are just examples. I wasn't really paying attention to price or mileage... atleast not on some. So, just focus on those cars in general, not specifically. :P

And as for getting a job... Satty said it. :D A job will have to come after a car.

Anyways, what's wrong with a Miata? And why don't I belong in one? They're fun cars. It would need a major power upgrade if I got one, though, but I wouldn't mind having one.

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Stay away from the Corrados. Reliability nightmares.

I'd say the Firebird looks the best, but none of the options seem all that great to me...

You completely averse to a Cherokee or Wrangler?

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Miata's not a bad choice. But where's the MR.2? 3-series are fantastic cars as long as you can manage all the costs associated with owning one. CRX isn't on there, but you could manage one of those. Prelude and Integra would also fit your criteria. 240 is the best of all worlds, sprightly, efficient, good looking, and RWD! Corrado is nice, but expensive to keep up, and I wouldn't buy a VW used, jmo. Impreza will be a great performing car, but performance only goes so far, and it goes far, but looks are really important too, and the Impreza is a sore looking auto. You want to impress those girls and guys? Get a cool looking car. Get a 240, put a nice set of BBS rims on it, and everyone will want you. Eclipse is a good looking car, and your price range could get you into the second gen. I would be wary of Mitsu, be sure to find one in good condition, one that drives really really well. 300 is pretty sweet, though personally the 240 is a better car. With all these cars there is one thing to remember, the clutch will need to be replaced around 100k miles, try to get a car that has already had that done. It could run you $500 just to replace it.

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Miata's not a bad choice. But where's the MR.2? I found out that it's not Fieros they're against... but ME cars in general. Sucks, but oh well. 3-series are fantastic cars as long as you can manage all the costs associated with owning one. CRX isn't on there, but you could manage one of those. Yeah, it was one of those vehicles where I couldn't find any goodlooking ones. Ricers suck. Prelude and Integra would also fit your criteria. Those two were on my agenda to post, but as I mentioned, my PC started acting up last night and I couldn't get to them. 240 is the best of all worlds, sprightly, efficient, good looking, and RWD! Corrado is nice, but expensive to keep up, and I wouldn't buy a VW used, jmo. Neither would I, really, but thought I'd post it anyways. :PImpreza will be a great performing car, but performance only goes so far, and it goes far, but looks are really important too, and the Impreza is a sore looking auto. Well, I've always like the Impreza's styling. So it's definitely near the top of my list. You want to impress those girls and guys? Get a cool looking car. Get a 240, put a nice set of BBS rims on it, and everyone will want you. I like to impress. :D Eclipse is a good looking car, and your price range could get you into the second gen. I would be wary of Mitsu, be sure to find one in good condition, one that drives really really well. I don't want a second gen. I much prefer the styling of the 1st gens. Wait... do I have the gens mixed up? Brain fart, but I thought the one I posted was a 2nd gen? 300 is pretty sweet, though personally the 240 is a better car. The main attraction of the 300ZX over the 240SX is the added power, looks, and the overall dose of sportiness. Handling and practicallity may be lacking in comparision, but I wouldn't mind. The main thing with the 300ZX will be cost, though. With all these cars there is one thing to remember, the clutch will need to be replaced around 100k miles, try to get a car that has already had that done. It could run you $500 just to replace it. I see, but the clutch in my GA was never replaced. It was fine... especially compared to the damn engine. I think my problem lies with the headgasket, not the rods. Razor made me think and a blown headgasket makes more sense than anything. I think I am going to replace it and see what happens... my dad says it's only a $100, I think. I hope so because I'm hesitant about putting my hard earned... alright, gift money... into it. :lol: Whoops.. off topic.

If you want a reliable sporty car I would go with something like:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1995-Pontia...1QQcmdZViewItem

Maybe not that exact car because of the miles!

I like them but ones with manual transmissions are extremely hard to find. In the entire US and with unlimited prices... there are only 2 in Auto Trader. Manual transmissiong weren't even available on the 3.1L. That and I'm not exactly a fan of the 3.1L V6. I'll take the earlier 2.8L over it as well as the DOHC 3.4L. Mainly since they could be had with manuals...

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Rotaries are known to be hard on gas and oil. The newest RX-8 hasn't changed things, from what I've read.

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