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Gen7fan Aug 26, 8:25pm - #260293 
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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.
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falkkor Aug 26, 8:26pm - #260294 

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Can get a good condition GTS under 20K.

RSX are nice.. but not a toyota.. grin
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combatc87 Aug 26, 8:29pm - #260295 

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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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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 26, 8:35pm - #260296 
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ExNihilo Aug 26, 8:51pm - #260297 
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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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sho Aug 26, 8:58pm - #260298 

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ragingpaseo Aug 26, 9:00pm - #260299 
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hey rob, who is it for? the wife? get anything but toyota, brian got me realize toyota really sucks... thumbsdown
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falkkor Aug 26, 9:04pm - #260300 

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TC I hear is a great car. I wouldnt mind one myself
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RicePowered Aug 26, 9:07pm - #260301 
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JBing Aug 26, 9:11pm - #260302 

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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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ct Aug 26, 9:11pm - #260303 

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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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VSGTS14 Aug 26, 9:18pm - #260304 

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Scion tC

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xvtxboi508x Aug 26, 9:33pm - #260305 

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Mazda 6 confused
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Gen7fan Aug 26, 9:35pm - #260306 
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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.
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Clos Aug 26, 9:39pm - #260307 
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get a GTS thumbsup
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Gen7fan Aug 26, 9:40pm - #260308 
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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.
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booyaolian Aug 26, 9:41pm - #260309 
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Acura RSX type-s thumbsup
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 26, 9:41pm - #260310 
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Today I saw a Mazda 6, all black with tinted headlights, tinted windows & rims & holly crap, it looked great! eek
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Gen7fan Aug 26, 9:42pm - #260311 
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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.
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slidr Aug 26, 9:51pm - #260312 

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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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jyboygenius Aug 26, 10:11pm - #260313 
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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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SkyhighRedline Aug 26, 10:43pm - #260314 
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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...
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MptGlw69 Aug 26, 11:18pm - #260315 
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Scion tC. thumbsup
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csheriff Aug 26, 11:24pm - #260316 
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I'd go the mazda route, personally.

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CeLlYgT04 Aug 26, 11:33pm - #260317 

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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
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cycocelica Aug 26, 11:50pm - #260318 

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Scion tC or a mazda 3
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roxyracer Aug 26, 11:53pm - #260319 

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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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CeLlYgT04 Aug 27, 12:31am - #260320 

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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
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ragingpaseo Aug 27, 12:58am - #260321 
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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
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RedSunCelica Aug 27, 1:07am - #260322 

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95ish camry for way under 20 k and those things run forever.

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aznsaiyan509 Aug 27, 2:30am - #260323 
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^^ Why not just get a 2004 Camry for $17,000? Anyway, get the tC! thumbsup

I want a Nissan Nismo 350Z!
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ikin Aug 27, 3:45am - #260324 
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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
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My Sixth Gear Aug 27, 4:05am - #260325 
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get the GTS

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slidr Aug 27, 4:06am - #260326 

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The MRS is a fun little car.

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jyboygenius Aug 27, 4:14am - #260327 
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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.
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Sancho Aug 27, 5:20am - #260328 

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Originally Posted by booyaolian
Acura RSX type-s thumbsup


Can't go wrong there. thumbsup

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stefanoc Aug 27, 5:30am - #260329 

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Zero Aug 27, 5:56am - #260330 

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Chelica815 Aug 27, 6:57am - #260331 
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Scion tC or a Mazda 3

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xXMaGNuSXx Aug 27, 7:02am - #260332 
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slidr Aug 27, 7:05am - #260333 

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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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CaddyShack Aug 27, 7:50am - #260334 

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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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CelicaRacer05 Aug 27, 12:55pm - #260335 

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ragingpaseo Aug 27, 3:19pm - #260336 
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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...
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Gen7fan Aug 27, 5:08pm - #260337 
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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.
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booyaolian Aug 27, 5:19pm - #260338 
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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
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Gen7fan Aug 27, 5:42pm - #260339 
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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.
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ragingpaseo Aug 27, 5:51pm - #260340 
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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
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ct Aug 27, 7:06pm - #260341 

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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.
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Gen7fan Aug 27, 8:41pm - #260342 
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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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