What Car?

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by ZeroHour, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. ZeroHour

    ZeroHour ho3 ho3 ho3

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    Trying to decide on what car to get next.
    I have tried a BMW 1 series and it has alot of nice features but bloody expensive.
    Anyone else got any ideas?
    Not wanting something slow. Civic Type-r is nice but it dont have all the features of the 1 series.
    Hmm
     
  2. lad_in_brum

    lad_in_brum OSNN Addict

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    Mg Zr 160 :d
     
  3. Budget, type of car you are looking for, any practical needs, how much mpg are you wanting etc? Give us more detail man!
     
  4. ZeroHour

    ZeroHour ho3 ho3 ho3

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    Hmm
    Really I just want a smart car.
    I can spend really up to £22k
    No real requirements but Fuel Eco would be nice but it usually means crap speed.
    Hmm
     
  5. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    an evo :D

    dunno what the cost is there but over here its within the price-range... gas mileage goes down though :(

    the civic will give you good mileage I reckon... the US models are all ULEVs and therefore have high mileage per gallon/litre...

    ULEV == ultra low emmission vehicle (california invention IIRC thats taking over the us... )
     
  6. ZeroHour

    ZeroHour ho3 ho3 ho3

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    The Type-R aint so good at around 30 mpg.
    Hmm
    So hard to decide. The lower RX-8 is also in that rang but its between 20-25 mpg :(
     
  7. Evo isn't a bad option, you could pick up a VI or VII for about £20k - £24k.

    I'll tell you what though... good ol' Veedub Corrado. Get a G60, spend a couple of grand on performance mods and a respray and you've got a decent car for a quarter of the price of any of those. Or just jump in and go for a VR6, you won't be let down!
     
  8. ZeroHour

    ZeroHour ho3 ho3 ho3

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    Hmm
    Not so keep on VW's though
     
  9. lad_in_brum

    lad_in_brum OSNN Addict

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    Hmm if you dont like the MG ZR's - which will be below you price so you will have a few grand left for modifications what about 'Seat' some of the new ones are very very nifty but not the best looking.
     
  10. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    how much is a tourag over there? v6 or a passat v6, just make sure u get somthin german if u can!
     
  11. What Mafia said - VW (and just about any other German car) take my preference over almost anything else on the road, undeniable reliability, not overly expensive, and well worth the money.

    But the brummy has a good idea - the Leon Cupra is a very nice bit of a kit, not too costly, and have some very nice features. Their engine is powerful, yet economical, they look good and they keep their value reasonably well.
     
  12. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    New Golf 2.0 (150PS) FSI GT 0-60 in 8.9 Secs (Ok not THAT fast)
    38.2 MPG (Not bad for a 2 litre!!)
    £19,995

    Or

    Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 FSi Sport 5dr £19,820 Almost identical stats to the Golf!
     

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  13. a1ehouse

    a1ehouse Chamone M*tha Fu*ka

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    Alfa GT
     
  14. ewokuk

    ewokuk OSNN Junior Addict

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    Get a nice Boxster 2.7 for around that kinda price if your looking at second hand. Looking at getting an S myself second half of next year, navy or purple will do nicely.
     
  15. ~bk

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    Mazda RX8. [​IMG]
     
  16. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    An audi!!! A4???? or any nice german car!!! or a nissan maxima!
     
  17. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    nissan maxima is like half the price he said he can spend
     
  18. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Buy two? ;)
     
  19. ZeroHour

    ZeroHour ho3 ho3 ho3

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    What ya think of the Subaru WRX?
     
  20. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Wanted a TVR Tuscan-s, but now they have been bought out by the russians, not really want one anymore :p

    Really love my pug 306 dt, been looking at the 407, but am happy with the performance this gives me and the amount of diesel it uses (fill up once a month)...needs an amp and a sub tho. ;)