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mfishburn
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Jan 21, 2009, 12:15 PM

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Hi everyone! I just join the forum. I have a question maybe you guys can give me more ideas on. My family is tired of me debating on what to buy. I am wanting to buy another car in the future. Right now I don't have the money but I'm trying to narrow down my choices. It will be my daily driver, so it will need a/c, heat, ect. I want it to be a performance car that I can tinker with when I want to. I want it to be newer and have fuel injection. I cannot afford a brand new car so that is out. I have been seaching for the perfect fun daily driver and I am so confused on which way to go. I am ussually a amercan hotrod guy but I am tired of the same old cars(camaros, firebirds, mustangs). While there is notheing wrong with these car and I love them alot, I just want some thing different. I have thought about these so far. The older bmw's, nissan 240sx and 300zx, older mazda rx7's, older toyota supra's. This is just what I have thought about so far. Give me some more ideas everybody!! I would love to hear any and all suggestions. Thanks


Loren Champlain Sr
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Jan 21, 2009, 4:26 PM

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>>older bmw's, nissan 240sx and 300zx, older mazda rx7's, older toyota supra's<< I wouldn't touch any of those with a 10' pole! All are expensive to work on, with exception being the 240. If you've got lots of money to throw around and don't mind spending it, your choice. I'd recommend staying with American made vehicles. For the most part, more user friendly, and a whole lot cheaper to repair. For what it's worth.....
Loren
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john b
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Mar 18, 2009, 4:17 AM

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well loren i worked at a repaire shop and believe me some of the costs i use
see were just as much as a north american vehicle put it this any vehicle is
generally is going to be expensive now a days to fix its not common to get a bill for 700 to 1000$
for a big job like timing belt sure some german,bmw"s are expensive for specific parts
like japanese are. but in my opinion sure there priceir to buy but they dont dont
break down as often either i love my 07 honda civic before that i owned a

95 civic Lx 225.000kms never let me down and never in the 11 years i had it seen the "engine light" or
a repaire shop for anything it was that good just did maintainance tlc the only big bucks
i dished out for that car was to have the timing belt properly done by a honda tek 640$
japanese cars arent like american cars that dont hold there resale value to well japs do
thats why i like them

BUILT FORD TOUGH naaaaa bull

built HONDA TOUGH is more like it for me


SantaRosaMechanic
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May 13, 2009, 1:38 AM

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sir i vote for the bmw's specially the m3. having been on an all american muscle cars, i think trying a european will give you excitement in driving it. besides bmw are very reliable and with the m3 sporty at the same time. hope this help.


georgelopez66
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May 27, 2009, 2:12 PM

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I would look at old supras and other Japanese cars if i where you most old unmodded ones go with 2k to 5k. a lot of older camareo's fall within your price range. others to check out would be the MR2,dodge stealth, turbo honda etc. if you what to drift you are problay going to what limited slip diff.
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