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JordantheAxe
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#1
I'm planning on buying a car come spring. I was thinking of getting a mercury cougar (I dunno if thats really a sports car) but i need some more suggestions
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Bayonetwork
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#2
A new car for under $5000?
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#3
Quote by Bayonetwork
A new car for under $5000?



It's a new car to him, newer than his current one I assume.
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JordantheAxe
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#4
Quote by Bayonetwork
A new car for under $5000?

...well a different one then the one i have, but used obviously.
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pimpslap1236
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#5
im pretty sure you mean used right? get a project mustang from '68 and restore it by hand or get someone else to help you. I did, and its the sexiest car ive ever seen. ill never sell it. cost me 8000 for the car, and another $1000 to restore it by myself.
this option is more than 5000, but if you cant get laid in the backseat of the sexiest car every built, you lose. game over.

EDIT: also, i mean a project car that just needs EXTERIOR work. Engine/transmission work will end up costing you a lot more.
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#7
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Toyota Celica would be perfect for you.

Albeit, it will be most likely used.


Please please please don't get a celica.... those are the most obnoxious cars on the face of the earth.
JordantheAxe
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#8
Quote by GuitarHero0715
Toyota Celica would be perfect for you.

Albeit, it will be most likely used.

Woah, those are pretty nice for the price.
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athlete1
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#9
get a little porshe 914 and go to the junk yard. pull a 350 from 80-2006 camaro and throw it in.300 horses in a 1500 pound car.horsepower weight ratio through the roof.fastest car you could get. get some chassis supports,overtime dial the suspension,and that car will pwn all for initially $5000, over time maybe $7500.
JordantheAxe
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#10
Quote by athlete1
get a little porshe 914 and go to the junk yard. pull a 350 from 80-2006 camaro and throw it in.300 horses in a 1500 pound car.horsepower weight ratio through the roof.fastest car you could get. get some chassis supports,overtime dial the suspension,and that car will pwn all for initially $5000, over time maybe $7500.

I wouldnt know how to do any of that
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pimpslap1236
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#11
Quote by athlete1
get a little porshe 914 and go to the junk yard. pull a 350 from 80-2006 camaro and throw it in.300 horses in a 1500 pound car.horsepower weight ratio through the roof.fastest car you could get. get some chassis supports,overtime dial the suspension,and that car will pwn all for initially $5000, over time maybe $7500.


a 914 will cost way more than $5000 even used.

You could always consider getting something that isnt TECHNICALLY a sports car, but can quickly be given a lot of speed. Take a volkswagon Golf, or a pocketrocket and stick a VR6 engine in it. light car, a **** load of speed. might cost you under $5000 all together.
athlete1
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#12
they provide bolt on kits online,for $3000 dollars.you may be able to get the car for $2000,and adjusting suspension gets easy after a while, just ask someone near you for help.this is actually much easier than you would think with some help.

EDIT:look around.a car may look trashed but really isn't.another big tip is to go to police auctions.
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JordantheAxe
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#13
Quote by pimpslap1236
a 914 will cost way more than $5000 even used.

You could always consider getting something that isnt TECHNICALLY a sports car, but can quickly be given a lot of speed. Take a volkswagon Golf, or a pocketrocket and stick a VR6 engine in it. light car, a **** load of speed. might cost you under $5000 all together.

I've got a golf right now. Its fast but I want something cooler.
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pimpslap1236
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#14
Quote by JordantheAxe
I've got a golf right now. Its fast but I want something cooler.


ahh. i see. if your looking for speed, keep your golf and upgrade the engine to a VR6, and maybe suspension. If your looking to get laid, buy an old mustang (one with cosmetic work needed ONLY, otherwise stuff gets complicated and expensive) and restore it. you wouldnt believe how attracted women are to a 68 fastback.
philipp122
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#16
You can get a Nissan 300ZX used for about 5000 BUT as soon as you get it you better change every fluid in that car and have the car checked out by a professional if it has over 100K miles.

The reason for this is that the 300ZX was a very expensive car back in the day and was considered a top performer among sports cars. It still outhandles most anything on the road, so if you find one used for less than 5000, it will probably have acccident history.

The reason for changing all fluids is that too many people are just too dumb to own a sports car and the TT engine will break down easily if it isn't maintained right.

You could also find a Z28 Camaro or an older Mustang GT, but they won't handle nearly as well and have sucky brakes. They do accelerate pretty good though, even though they drink fuel faster than you would believe. Also, they're quite heavy and don't have the suspension setup to match, so don't try any infamous twists until you have gotten a feel for how the car will understeer and how much body roll it will have.

Finally, look for a Celica. Very nice cars. They handle pretty well, and aren't slow for the powerplant they have, and they have lots of potential. Also, they're rather light so you can have a quick little car that really kicks ass on the windy mountain roads for that money.
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#18
get a old small car and do it up to a light weight flying car

like a ford escort or datson 1600

maybe get a really bad condition r32skyline for 5000, but u'll be spending another 5000 to fix it
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Quote by Aftertime
get a old small car and do it up to a light weight flying car

like a ford escort or datson 1600

maybe get a really bad condition r32skyline for 5000, but u'll be spending another 5000 to fix it


your suggestions will attract chavs to this thread. what the **** are you thinking!
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#22
Toyota Supra Mach III.
i have one =]
its such a high quality car they were
40,000 brand new but theyre at their lowest resale value right now
so if you buy one in like 10 years theyre gonna be collecters items.
its just a really really great quality car. its not a piece of **** that just
looks cool, like a mitsubishi eclipse or a mustang (not including old classic ones).

actually a Nissan 300zx is also a really good quality sports car at its lowest resale price
right now.
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#23
Quote by KevnTone
not a piece of **** that just looks cool, like a mitsubishi eclipse or a mustang (not including old classic ones).

1. mitsubishi eclipses does not look cool.
2. mustangs are not pieces of ****.
3. what car do you drive again?...exactly.
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#24
Quote by FlyingFuc!<
1. mitsubishi eclipses does not look cool.
2. mustangs are not pieces of ****.
3. what car do you drive again?...exactly.


1. mitsubishis do look cool to a lot of kids apperantly
2. any mustang under 5,000 is gonna be **** becuase the only good ones are the old 60's ones and the brand new ones.
3. i just said in my post. a toyota supra.
JordantheAxe
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#25
I've looked in too all your suggestions and there all really nice. In particular the Toyota Celica looks the best. Keep the suggestions coming.
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philipp122
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#26
Quote by JordantheAxe
I've looked in too all your suggestions and there all really nice. In particular the Toyota Celica looks the best. Keep the suggestions coming.


Good choice.

In Modified Mag in the Reader's Rides section, there's a Celica with 240 whp that weighs 2400 pounds, That's 10 pounds per horsepower, better than a Z28 Camaro, out of an average joe Toyota Celica. Also, with weight that low and the good stock suspension it comes with, it's probably a dream on the windy mountain roads.

A Celica is a good sport platform for 5Gs and should be just what you're looking for. With my experience, they're reliable and economical and are pretty quick, with pretty good handling too.

99-04 Mustang GTs, despite the disappointing numbers, are actually pretty fast. 220 whp from a 4.6 liter V8 isn't anything to brag about, but it's got torque and doesn't weigh too much, so it will easily out-accelerate the Celica, but will not handle quite as well. hey also have potential. The block can handle over 450 hp reliably, and with all bolt-ons it will have about 310 horsepower, which is closing in on that 10:1 power-weight ratio. A quality supercharger, along with longtube headers, a cat-back exhaust, and high-flow fuel injectors will put it at well over 400 horsepower without a tune.
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Used car lot $4000

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#29
i work at a costom sppeed shop in ottawa canada

i personnally would recommend to put a 5000$ down payment ona nicer car

but here are some good sugestions

mr2 naturally asperated or turbo

http://images.google.ca/images?hl=en&q=92+mr2+turbo&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

volvo 850t

no pic but 250 horsepower 5 cilinder turbo

volvo s40 1.9l turbo

vw golf gti, jetta or passat

vr6 or 1.8turbo

these are cars i am very interested in and they are all fast and nice and not everyone has one.

volvo's look nice and are sleepers the guy i work with has a 850 t and blows away alot of people on the raod
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#30
o celica is balless you don't want that and there always like 8 to 10 grand with at least 140,000 km on them they are no that great
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JordantheAxe
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#31
Quote by lbc_sublime
o celica is balless you don't want that and there always like 8 to 10 grand with at least 140,000 km on them they are no that great

Ive seen a couple good deals on autotrader lol how are they balless though?
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#33
Quote by KevnTone
1. mitsubishis do look cool to a lot of kids apperantly
2. any mustang under 5,000 is gonna be **** becuase the only good ones are the old 60's ones and the brand new ones.
3. i just said in my post. a toyota supra.


im talking about a 68 mustang with cosmetic damage only dumb****. dont try and act like you know **** about cars because stating a mustang of ANY type is a peice of **** just makes you look like a dick. theres a reason its the top selling muscle car in history.
also Toyota Supra's get all squrilly at high speeds. those are garbage.
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#34
Quote by FlyingFuc!<
1. mitsubishi eclipses does not look cool.
2. mustangs are not pieces of ****.
3. what car do you drive again?...exactly.


1.Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX's are cheap speed...AWD, turbo, 5speed..its got all you want problem is..they're unreliable, i'm talking 94ish to 98 if you know what those look like other eclipse's aren't as nice.
2. Mustangs pwn.
3..dont care.

Get a Toyota Mr2 turbo, a celica would be nice, 300ZX nissan, mustang wouldn't be bad either.
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#35
Try checking on some Camaro's

My buddy has an 88 IROC-Z Camaro, 5.7 L V8. It rips up the streets. Especially when he swaps the cat. converter with a straight pipe exaust.
Cost him $4800.
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#36
I have a Cougar. It's not a bad little car. Definitely hauls some ass when you want it to. But I've got one from the mid-90's. I like the look of the newer ones a lot better, but I heard they aren't as fast.

Look into Tunderbirds from the same era. Those are sweet, and IMO they look a lot better than their Cougar equivalents.
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#37
Quote by pimpslap1236
im talking about a 68 mustang with cosmetic damage only dumb****. dont try and act like you know **** about cars because stating a mustang of ANY type is a peice of **** just makes you look like a dick. theres a reason its the top selling muscle car in history.
also Toyota Supra's get all squrilly at high speeds. those are garbage.


i didnt say all of them are ****. just the ones from the late 70s- to like 2004 becuaes theyre cheap american budget plastic sports cars that rely on the reputation of their predecessors. (the brand new ones finally did something right)
and obviously YOU are the one who doesnt know ****. theres also a reason that
supras sell for 2 - 3 times as much money as mustangs do.
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#38
Quote by KevnTone
i didnt say all of them are ****. just the ones from the late 70s- to like 2004 becuaes theyre cheap american budget plastic sports cars that rely on the reputation of their predecessors. (the brand new ones finally did something right)
and obviously YOU are the one who doesnt know ****. theres also a reason that
supras sell for 2 - 3 times as much money as mustangs do.


The 5.0 87-93 mustangs are really good. I bought one for my second car. They are fast and cheap to make faster. They are also the cars that restarted aftermarket performance parts, and are very reliable.
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#40
Quote by DZCunuck
Try checking on some Camaro's

My buddy has an 88 IROC-Z Camaro, 5.7 L V8. It rips up the streets. Especially when he swaps the cat. converter with a straight pipe exaust.
Cost him $4800.


Yeah, my friend got a Z28 for $4500. They're pretty fast and have a lot of torque, especially for the money you can get them for these days. And they are pretty reliable. They're just a little heavy and have too muc body roll IMO, so they understeer quite a bit but it's not really noticeable for regular sport driving and speeding.


Your wallet won't be on your side though, because they drink alot of gas and I'mguessing you're about to be in college, right?
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