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On a budget of about $10k (about as much as I'd spend) and under id get a wrx (2005 and older) AWD, great handling, and a turbo 4 cylinder, although I don't care for the huge hood scoop.. This is the only car I would consider buying in the near future. But that won't happen any time soon as I don't plan to ever replace the trooper.


So to clarify my question, what would you buy, (obviously how much one is comfortable spending on a car/truck will be different for everyone) for a reasonable amount?
 

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Most I ever will spend on a vehicle will be 15k.
If I was buying a car I would buy a E46 M3 for sure.
Truck would be 8.1 Avalanche, I have always wanted one of them!
 

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I always thought that gen of m3 was by far the best looking.
 

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Right now I am looking at Troopers in the 4k-6k range. That seems to be as much as I will spend right now, and most of them are under 125k.

I have been looking for the LS/LTD trim, with Automatic Trans, TOD, Loaded with options including leather.

 

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I always thought that gen of m3 was by far the best looking.
I feel the E30 is the best looking BUT I love the 3.2 I6. I am hoping to pick up a E30 with the M20, and either stroking it to a 3.2 OR swapping a S52 in it. I would love a 250 rwhp 2300 pound road shredder. :mrgreen:
 

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If i had to but a CAR for under $10k, it would be a 7 series BMW or another Mecedes. WHY people will, and DO, spend $18K+ on a new econo box rolling toaster thing when they can have a very gently used flagship car is beyond my understanding!

The ******* in me also likes the Mustang GT's too! :roll: :lol:
 

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If i had to but a CAR for under $10k, it would be a 7 series BMW or another Mecedes. WHY people will, and DO, spend $18K+ on a new econo box rolling toaster thing when they can have a very gently used flagship car is beyond my understanding!

The ******* in me also likes the Mustang GT's too! :roll: :lol:
Most def, If I was in the market for a big car I would get a W126 420SEL. 8 sec 0-60, enough room for anyone, and very reliable and tough.
 

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COYOTE102076 said:
If i had to but a CAR for under $10k, it would be a 7 series BMW or another Mecedes. WHY people will, and DO, spend $18K+ on a new econo box rolling toaster thing when they can have a very gently used flagship car is beyond my understanding!

The ******* in me also likes the Mustang GT's too!
You tell me! My parents spend $20k... on a corolla! My '68 corolla wagon could still outrun it.

I'm not a fan of cars, but for $10k I'd go for a sts.
 

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I'd def get a truck, for a tow rig/dd
Gimme a used f150, or better yet a silverado with the 5.3 vortec
Those things run forever!
But it'd have to be nice, a crew cab with leather :)
 

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I'd have to get another AP1 Honda s2000. I sold my 02 s2000 in great condition with all of the ap2 conversions on it for $10k about 5 months ago, I really miss it. I'll get another one someday.
 

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king cab toyota tacoma sr5 or a supercharged king cab nissan frontier
 

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$10k will get you a half decent mostly unmolested early 350Z 8)
 

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The hood scoop isn't just a decoration. The turbo inter-cooler is right under there.
 

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i know these are not 250/300hp lighting speed wonders in any way......but they do get far better mpg

i would be looking for a GEN1 Honda in-Site not the newer 4 door ones
http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/calculatorCompareSideBySidePopUp.jsp?column=1&id=15606
its one of the few cars i would consider.

HX model civic lean burn model, cuts out to just 2 valves under 2,500rpms and uses all valves over 2,500rpms. the in-site also uses this teck in the manual trans model.
http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/calculatorCompareSideBySidePopUp.jsp?column=1&id=15678

for a 4 door this is some i would consider
http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/calculatorCompareSideBySidePopUp.jsp?column=1&id=14304

the auto trans version of these gets really bad mpg, but the manual trans is very good.
http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/calculatorCompareSideBySidePopUp.jsp?column=1&id=14209
http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/calculatorCompareSideBySidePopUp.jsp?column=1&id=4422
 
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