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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-14-2007, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'm thinking instead of buying a bike this fall, keep my 250 for another year, get more experience, and upgrade next fall. and instead put the money towards a car. my parents need to buy another car anyways, since my brother is taking a car with him to his new job. but they are perfectly happy with just the car they have right now (05 camry)... so this car is sorta my choice. I have NO idea what car... any advice? I'm tired of boring cars (we have a camry, civic, had a minivan ), so it should be sporty, but not completely ridiculous and impractical. (thats what bikes are for right? )

I'm thinking one of these :
miata (kinda small and girly tho)
used rx8 (little bit ugly but cool)
civic Si new (still a civic)
01-04 s2000
scion tC (toyota...kinda boring)
06+ eclipse
volks GTI, eos, jetta
mustang (?) - suspension apparently sucks, but i like the look
sti/evo (would have to be a few years used)
350Z used

used lexus is300, used bmw 325i, volvo s40?

did i miss anything good?
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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-14-2007, 09:23 PM
 
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1998-2003 Corvette. Beat anything you have listed there-cheaper, great gas mileage and easily moddable.

For 20K you can have a 12.6 second car that will rape all your choices in an autoX...if you know how to really drive a car.
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corvette?? interesting idea...but jeez man those are f*cking expensive... should have mentioned I don't want to go over $25K... where am I gonna find a nice vette for less than that?
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You're 18. Get a 4 cylinder with less than 200hp. A clean, regular 2-door or 4-door car that runs good is all you need.

Don't take this the wrong way.
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Get a Subaru WRX STi.

A car that really impressed the f**k out of me today was a Mini Cooper S. This dude had that thing railing through the gap. Was all over the a** ends of these middle agers in their vettes. Was doing well keeping up with me.

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2005 Pontiac GTO. 400 HP and under 25K. The car is probably a hunk of sh*t but it does have a 6.0 litre engine.
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You're 18. Get a 4 cylinder with less than 200hp. A clean, regular 2-door or 4-door car that runs good is all you need.

Don't take this the wrong way.
Point taken. but I was hoping most of those cars aren't too crazy, even for an 18 year old.
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Get a Subaru WRX STi.

A car that really impressed the f**k out of me today was a Mini Cooper S. This dude had that thing railing through the gap. Was all over the a** ends of these middle agers in their vettes.
As I said-IF you know how to drive a car. I'm pretty sure this middle ager could handle you on your bike in the twisties.
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2005 Pontiac GTO. 400 HP and under 25K. The car is probably a hunk of sh*t but it does have a 6.0 litre engine.
i like old american muscle... like this. but I'm not a fan of new muscle cars...
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As I said-IF you know how to drive a car. I'm pretty sure this middle ager could handle you on your bike in the twisties.
you vette boys are easily riled up.

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Point taken. but I was hoping most of those cars aren't too ridiculous.
I've driven most of them and I have a Mach1 myself. They're aren't exotics and all of them can be very nice DDs; but honestly, 18 years old is 18 years old.

You have a Ninja 250 and that's a wise choice. I'm sure you know why you started on a 250. It's safer and easier to learn on. Plus, people are not going to mess with you as much as they would expect from you if you'd ride an R1 or Busa. It's the same with a car. You get into a sporty car and this results into you being expected to do stupid stuff, whether from others or from yourself.

Still, I don't think you should be stuck driving a Geo Metro. Nothing wrong with getting a sporty car, as long as the car isn't too powerful, is user friendly, and you know the expenses you're going to incur.
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As I said-IF you know how to drive a car. I'm pretty sure this middle ager could handle you on your bike in the twisties.
How about the straights? His CBR 600 would make your vette look silly.
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How about the straights? His CBR 600 would make your vette look silly.
I am not too worried about a vette, I have seen Z06s up at the gap. With very capable drivers use to the gap. It's tight up their for them. The small wide base cars do really well up there. Surpisingly, the Miata with a little work done to it is one of the quickest.

I like poking fun at vette boys though because my dad is one. I always have fun with him that it's an old man's car. He got it when he had a mid life crisis. I have driven it a bunch and they are nice, but I don't think I would ever own one. I am more of a truck person when it comes to cages though, not really into sports cars.

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Faster car I ever saw in the corners is a Lotus Esprit. Truly a street legal go kart. However, any stupid ape can go fast straight. Getting out of the corner is where time is won or lost. I can go 150 and have a 20 gallon tank. I would catch him sooner or later.
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Faster car I ever saw in the corners is a Lotus Esprit. Truly a street legal go kart. However, any stupid ape can go fast straight. Getting out of the corner is where time is won or lost. I can go 150 and have a 20 gallon tank. I would catch him sooner or later.
There is a new lotus out, I dont rmember the name but it kick ass over anything in its category, even the vette.
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Faster car I ever saw in the corners is a Lotus Esprit. Truly a street legal go kart. However, any stupid ape can go fast straight. Getting out of the corner is where time is won or lost. I can go 150 and have a 20 gallon tank. I would catch him sooner or later.
Lotus' are really nice, they had a rally last weekend at the gap. I have yet to see a Ariel Atom up there. I want to test drive one bad. Those things can toast pretty much everything in the twisties.

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Lotus' are really nice, they had a rally last weekend at the gap. I have yet to see a Ariel Atom up there. I want to test drive one bad. Those things can toast pretty much everything in the twisties.
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Exige, thats the model lotus I read about. Less $$$ than a Z06 too.


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Dont waste your money on the exige. Save the money and get the 05 elise in ardent red and buy a forced fed 380 kit.


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IMO, the miata is the way to go. it says you're a guy, and that you dont care what people think about you. besides, they have a lot of potential to be incredible handling cars. the Lotus Elise is a nice machine too, and Toyota powered if I remember right.

among others on the list, I'd look at a Honda Civic Si, or one of the last generation Celicas from Toyota. they're nice cars, practical and fun.
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