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Old 08-20-2008, 11:42 PM   #3301
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There was a 98(?) 2.5RS going for $8k around here...
A 95 240SX with a new motor for $7k
Seen plenty of WRX's around 2002 for + or - $10k.
Integra with a Type-R motor swap for 11-ish
Old M3's for just over 10.

Just gotta look at all your alternatives. It will probably be slightly different with your area though.
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Old 08-20-2008, 11:44 PM   #3302
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Buying used is always an option. You can always find E36 M3's in great condition for roughly $9-15,000.
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Old 08-21-2008, 12:01 AM   #3303
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Oh yeah, I'll definitely go used. The problem with the E36s is they all have like 100k miles on them...
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They still run pretty well. Mine has roughly 157k miles on it and still pulls like a champ. I still wouldn't mind an engine rebuild and internal parts upgrade, but that's beside the point.
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Yeah, I definitely have to keep it under 20k though. The SRT-4 is clearly the best value, but I'm worried about reliability.
What are you going for tho? Speed, reliability, looks, MPG?
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Old 08-21-2008, 12:23 AM   #3306
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All of the above

Haha a balance pretty much. I'd rank it like this though, from most to least important:
Speed
Reliability
Looks
Fuel Economy

The Infiniti G35 is actually surprisingly cheap used. An '05 can be found for like 10k, with a 6 speed manual and 298 bhp.
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Old 08-21-2008, 12:27 AM   #3307
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If I were in your shoes I would really narrow it down to just 4-cyl turbos or high compression, or efficient 6-cyl if you want decent fuel economy. Otherwise you will really be paying out the ass for fuel. I don't drive much and it still hits me hard just being an econobox 4-cyl. lol
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Old 08-21-2008, 12:33 AM   #3308
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Well let's see...

According to fueleconomy.gov, here's some numbers:
Pontiac GTO - 18MPG combined (V8)
G35/350Z - 20MPG combined (V6)
SRT4 - 22MPG combined (turbo 4cyl)
WRX - 20MPG combined (turbo 4cyl)

So really, I'm not seeing much difference here unless I go with the SRT-4.
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Do you do most of your driving city or highway?
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Don't go with a V8 for city driving.
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