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Great cars under 20k #260293 Aug 26, 1:25pm Aug 26, 1:25pm
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Great cars under 20k
The wife and I are looking to get another car not 100% sure on which way to go. Another Celica GT or even a GTS (used), RSX (used), Scion TC (new), or I don't know what.

Chime in guys, post em up.

Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: Gen7fan] #260294 Aug 26, 1:26pm Aug 26, 1:26pm
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Can get a good condition GTS under 20K.

RSX are nice.. but not a toyota.. grin

Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: Gen7fan] #260295 Aug 26, 1:29pm Aug 26, 1:29pm
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are you looking for gas mileage? utility? sporty? sedan? coupe? daily driver? if you've already got a celica, then go for something different. get an A-spec RSX-S. i almost wish i had gotten one of those, cause they look great. a scion tC has the utility and gas mileage, with respectable sport and good comfort, but again it all depends on what qualities you are looking for.


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Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: combatc87] #260296 Aug 26, 1:35pm Aug 26, 1:35pm
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Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #260297 Aug 26, 1:51pm Aug 26, 1:51pm
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The Corolla S IS pretty cool, has the GTS drivetrain. The Scion doesn't satisfy me; the mileage isn't really as good as a Celica or Corolla (it weighs a lot more; its really a Solara in disguise). I think the RSX is also a great choice. Civic is good too, but I'm not as jazzed about Honda as I am with Toyota or Acura.


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Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: ExNihilo] #260298 Aug 26, 1:58pm Aug 26, 1:58pm
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Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: sho] #260299 Aug 26, 2:00pm Aug 26, 2:00pm
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hey rob, who is it for? the wife? get anything but toyota, brian got me realize toyota really sucks... thumbsdown

Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: ragingpaseo] #260300 Aug 26, 2:04pm Aug 26, 2:04pm
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TC I hear is a great car. I wouldnt mind one myself

Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: falkkor] #260301 Aug 26, 2:07pm Aug 26, 2:07pm
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Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: RicePowered] #260302 Aug 26, 2:11pm Aug 26, 2:11pm
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so, your married... accidents do happen... Id look into a mini van. thats if you get my drift rofl


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Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: sho] #260303 Aug 26, 2:11pm Aug 26, 2:11pm
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Tc...you already have a celi. the rsx is nice but it's comparable to a celi. the tc is diffrent and offers a lot for the price. plus you'll love the tq. trust me thumbsup


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Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: ct] #260304 Aug 26, 2:18pm Aug 26, 2:18pm
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Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: RicePowered] #260305 Aug 26, 2:33pm Aug 26, 2:33pm
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Originally Posted by RicePowered
Mazda 6 confused

Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: JBing] #260306 Aug 26, 2:35pm Aug 26, 2:35pm
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Originally Posted by JBing
so, your married... accidents do happen... Id look into a mini van. thats if you get my drift rofl


I'd look into a sense of humor, if you get my drift rolleyes

No kids in the near future.

To the posts that are on topic, I'm leaning tword the TC as well. We are looking for something fun and stylish but gets great gas and is very well made. I don't know shit about Mazda other than I like the look of the 6.

Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: Gen7fan] #260307 Aug 26, 2:39pm Aug 26, 2:39pm
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get a GTS thumbsup

Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: ragingpaseo] #260308 Aug 26, 2:40pm Aug 26, 2:40pm
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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
hey rob, who is it for? the wife? get anything but toyota, brian got me realize toyota really sucks... thumbsdown


GTS's suck, GT's rule. Brian wants more from the car than it was made to do, IMO. I told him he is pushing it to hard, at least thats what I think. Two GT's and never had a problem.

The car is for her.

Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: Clos] #260309 Aug 26, 2:41pm Aug 26, 2:41pm
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Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: Gen7fan] #260310 Aug 26, 2:41pm Aug 26, 2:41pm
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Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: Clos] #260311 Aug 26, 2:42pm Aug 26, 2:42pm
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Originally Posted by Clos
get a GTS thumbsup


We just might, found some great prices on car max. Lift bolts and worn tranys make me thing twice about picking up a used one.

Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: Gen7fan] #260312 Aug 26, 2:51pm Aug 26, 2:51pm
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If your wife isn't looking for speed, but rather reliability, I'd look at a Civic, or Accord Coupe.

Regardless of what half of the tards on this site may tell you, Hondas are very reliable.


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Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: slidr] #260313 Aug 26, 3:11pm Aug 26, 3:11pm
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Are you looking into a New car? If it's gonna be new, get the RSX-S. If you're looking for a slightly used car, find a WRX. AWD is better than FWD.


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Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: slidr] #260314 Aug 26, 3:43pm Aug 26, 3:43pm
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dont go used, especially if its the wifey's...get her a new TC...i would love to have one if i was more into the stylish bullcrap than Performance...

Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: SkyhighRedline] #260315 Aug 26, 4:18pm Aug 26, 4:18pm
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Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: MptGlw69] #260316 Aug 26, 4:24pm Aug 26, 4:24pm
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I'd go the mazda route, personally.


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Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: csheriff] #260317 Aug 26, 4:33pm Aug 26, 4:33pm
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I'd DEFINITELY get a new car...Personally, I can't stand used thumbsdown

For sure the Scion tC...They're really nice for the price thumbsup

Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: CeLlYgT04] #260318 Aug 26, 4:50pm Aug 26, 4:50pm
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Scion tC or a mazda 3

Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: Gen7fan] #260319 Aug 26, 4:53pm Aug 26, 4:53pm
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Originally Posted by Gen7fan
Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
hey rob, who is it for? the wife? get anything but toyota, brian got me realize toyota really sucks... thumbsdown


GTS's suck, GT's rule. Brian wants more from the car than it was made to do, IMO. I told him he is pushing it to hard, at least thats what I think. Two GT's and never had a problem.

The car is for her.



Nothing sucks about more horsepower


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Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: roxyracer] #260320 Aug 26, 5:31pm Aug 26, 5:31pm
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Originally Posted by roxyracer
Originally Posted by Gen7fan
Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
hey rob, who is it for? the wife? get anything but toyota, brian got me realize toyota really sucks... thumbsdown


GTS's suck, GT's rule. Brian wants more from the car than it was made to do, IMO. I told him he is pushing it to hard, at least thats what I think. Two GT's and never had a problem.

The car is for her.



Nothing sucks about more horsepower


LMAO... owned by a girl! rofl

Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: Gen7fan] #260321 Aug 26, 5:58pm Aug 26, 5:58pm
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Originally Posted by Gen7fan

GTS's suck, GT's rule...

yeah, that's why i left you behind back on capital beltway from the D&B met... rofl just messing w/ya...brian pushes GTS too hard? no, are you serious? rofl alright, since your wife only drives auto, i say base 5speed auto RSX, or mazda 3. mazda 3 is actually pretty nice, tiptronic, fully equip less than $20K sticker price. thumbsup or a 4cyl. accord...anything but toyota... grin

Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: ragingpaseo] #260322 Aug 26, 6:07pm Aug 26, 6:07pm
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95ish camry for way under 20 k and those things run forever.


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Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: RedSunCelica] #260323 Aug 26, 7:30pm Aug 26, 7:30pm
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^^ Why not just get a 2004 Camry for $17,000? Anyway, get the tC! thumbsup


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Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: aznsaiyan509] #260324 Aug 26, 8:45pm Aug 26, 8:45pm
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as long its a toyota or scion thumbsup
if you want reliability get a toyota, my car is proof- 2000 gt with 232,000 miles same engine, change the clutch three times, alternator one at around 220,000


so get a toyota brand, my opinion thumbsup

oh, and always check the newspaper for deals, you can get a camry with power windows and locks for like $13,999

Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: ikin] #260325 Aug 26, 9:05pm Aug 26, 9:05pm
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get the GTS


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Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: My Sixth Gear] #260326 Aug 26, 9:06pm Aug 26, 9:06pm
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Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: ragingpaseo] #260327 Aug 26, 9:14pm Aug 26, 9:14pm
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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
Originally Posted by Gen7fan
GTS's suck, GT's rule...

yeah, that's why i left you behind back on capital beltway from the D&B met... rofl just messing w/ya...brian pushes GTS too hard? no, are you serious? rofl alright, since your wife only drives auto, i say base 5speed auto RSX, or mazda 3. mazda 3 is actually pretty nice, tiptronic, fully equip less than $20K sticker price. thumbsup or a 4cyl. accord...anything but toyota... grin


You will totally be suprised by the Mazda. I looked into it, as it originally was on my list...

For one, Mazda dealers usually rank pretty poorly. Poor customer service, etc etc. Also, I was looking at the more upscale "s" model. That plus an auto transmission(cheaper than manual) and a few basic options stickered me at 21 large. You can stay under 20 with the base model, but not the better 2.3L engine.

Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: booyaolian] #260328 Aug 26, 10:20pm Aug 26, 10:20pm
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Originally Posted by booyaolian
Acura RSX type-s thumbsup


Can't go wrong there. thumbsup


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Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: Sancho] #260329 Aug 26, 10:30pm Aug 26, 10:30pm
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Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: stefanoc] #260330 Aug 26, 10:56pm Aug 26, 10:56pm
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Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: Zero] #260331 Aug 26, 11:57pm Aug 26, 11:57pm
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Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: Chelica815] #260332 Aug 27, 12:02am Aug 27, 12:02am
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Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: jyboygenius] #260333 Aug 27, 12:05am Aug 27, 12:05am
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Originally Posted by jyboygenius
Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
Originally Posted by Gen7fan
GTS's suck, GT's rule...

yeah, that's why i left you behind back on capital beltway from the D&B met... rofl just messing w/ya...brian pushes GTS too hard? no, are you serious? rofl alright, since your wife only drives auto, i say base 5speed auto RSX, or mazda 3. mazda 3 is actually pretty nice, tiptronic, fully equip less than $20K sticker price. thumbsup or a 4cyl. accord...anything but toyota... grin
Damn, their auto trannys are cheaper than their manuals?

You will totally be suprised by the Mazda. I looked into it, as it originally was on my list...

For one, Mazda dealers usually rank pretty poorly. Poor customer service, etc etc. Also, I was looking at the more upscale "s" model. That plus an auto transmission(cheaper than manual) and a few basic options stickered me at 21 large. You can stay under 20 with the base model, but not the better 2.3L engine.


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Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: slidr] #260334 Aug 27, 12:50am Aug 27, 12:50am
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im not a fan of the mazda reliability, i'd go with the tC for ur wife because it offers a lot of options for a lil amount of money... 18g's can get you pretty far, and its got a good amount of torque... otherwise go for an accord not the civics


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Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: xXMaGNuSXx] #260335 Aug 27, 5:55am Aug 27, 5:55am
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Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: Sancho] #260336 Aug 27, 8:19am Aug 27, 8:19am
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Originally Posted by Sancho
Originally Posted by booyaolian
Acura RSX type-s thumbsup


Can't go wrong there. thumbsup

his wife can't drive manual...

Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: ragingpaseo] #260337 Aug 27, 10:08am Aug 27, 10:08am
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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
Originally Posted by Sancho
Originally Posted by booyaolian
Acura RSX type-s thumbsup


Can't go wrong there. thumbsup

his wife can't drive manual...


Jack when did I every say that? Just because her current car is a auto means jack shit. I've bought both in my life and so has she. She drives a stick with the same skill as me.

We both want her to get a stick this time around. RSX and the TC have been our front runners and seem like most of you see it the same way.

Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: Gen7fan] #260338 Aug 27, 10:19am Aug 27, 10:19am
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Scion Tc just came out, and who knows how good the reliability it has. Plus, after I have experienced with Toyota dealerships' customer service and the quality of my Celica GT, I will never get a Toyota again. Engine is pretty strong, but other things... frown

I dont know about Acura RSX type-s, but if i were you, i will give it a try. thumbsup

Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: booyaolian] #260339 Aug 27, 10:42am Aug 27, 10:42am
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Originally Posted by booyaolian
Scion Tc just came out, and who knows how good the reliability it has. Plus, after I have experienced with Toyota dealerships' customer service and the quality of my Celica GT, I will never get a Toyota again. Engine is pretty strong, but other things... frown

I dont know about Acura RSX type-s, but if i were you, i will give it a try. thumbsup


The thing that make me feel good about the TC is the engine is very same engine that is in the 4cyl Camery. I agree that there could be issues with buying the first model year of a new car. Then again my 2000 GT was the first year of a new car and I never had a problem with it. Not even the belt BS that I have with my 2003.

Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: Gen7fan] #260340 Aug 27, 10:51am Aug 27, 10:51am
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Originally Posted by Gen7fan
Jack when did I every say that? Just because her current car is a auto means jack shit. I've bought both in my life and so has she. She drives a stick with the same skill as me.

my bad, for some odd reason, i keep thinking she doesn't drive manual. on that case, get the rsx-s thumbsup

Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: Gen7fan] #260341 Aug 27, 12:06pm Aug 27, 12:06pm
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Originally Posted by Gen7fan
Originally Posted by booyaolian
Scion Tc just came out, and who knows how good the reliability it has. Plus, after I have experienced with Toyota dealerships' customer service and the quality of my Celica GT, I will never get a Toyota again. Engine is pretty strong, but other things... frown

I dont know about Acura RSX type-s, but if i were you, i will give it a try. thumbsup


The thing that make me feel good about the TC is the engine is very same engine that is in the 4cyl Camery. I agree that there could be issues with buying the first model year of a new car. Then again my 2000 GT was the first year of a new car and I never had a problem with it. Not even the belt BS that I have with my 2003.


as far as defects i have hread of for the tc are:
-power windows don't roll all the way up (but after a while they function like normal again)
-roof creaks (loose bolts-something anyone can do)

so far everyone is ahppy with it from what i have read. it's "lexus" quiet with a nice hp and tq curve.


Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
Re: Great cars under 20k [Re: ct] #260342 Aug 27, 1:41pm Aug 27, 1:41pm
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^^^ CT, I have read about those issues as well, don't really worry me because they all seem to show up early and would get fixed under the warrenty.

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