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CelicaGTizzle
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CelicaGTizzle Nov 10, 3:23am - #322270 

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What Would You Get...

Ok well I can't decide on whether I should mod the Celi (like turbo, system, and whatnot) or save up and buy a new car in a year. So my question for you guys is what car would you get if you had about 35k?

I would really like to get another 2 door because I just don't like the looks of 4 doors.

My car is gunna be 10x faster than yours...haha... I'm gunna buy like 10
of those speedchips! I figure if 1 gets me 20hp then 10 will get me 200hp!
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thE_laW Nov 10, 3:26am - #322271 

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for 35k... i would get a 350Z

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sakara Nov 10, 3:40am - #322272 

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SleepyGT Nov 10, 4:08am - #322273 
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GT-4 is almost 10 years old... i wouldn't spend 35k a car that old...

350Z is too tiny... get a G35, it's looks good, classy, comfortable, quite fast, and sounds mean. what more can you ask for... also, it's a rear wheel drive.

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2003cbgts Nov 10, 4:15am - #322274 

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spaztikid Nov 10, 4:19am - #322275 
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if you can throw down 4 k then turbo it... if you need to save it then get a new car.
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SmutasticGT Nov 10, 4:57am - #322276 

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I would get an evo thumbsup
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Xer0GT Nov 10, 5:08am - #322277 
2003 Solar Yellow Toyota Celica GT
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id wait for the x-runner and get it with the supercharger...if its available by then

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DJ_NorthStar Nov 10, 6:06am - #322278 
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ragingpaseo Nov 10, 6:25am - #322279 
2003 blue Toyota Celica
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Originally Posted by SmutasticGT
I would get an evo thumbsup

smart man... thumbsup
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Sancho Nov 10, 6:29am - #322280 

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^^^He said two door, not four door. slap

Get a G35 Coupe. Nice cars! I think they're just under $35k.

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Lasherccl Nov 10, 6:32am - #322281 

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ragingpaseo Nov 10, 6:32am - #322282 
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yes, evo is 4 door, and the best looking 4 door sedan on the market. go test drive an evo and feel the power...
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jyboygenius Nov 10, 7:01am - #322283 
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-used E36 M3
-used S4
-S2000
-RX-8
-G35
-350Z
-slightly used SVT Cobra, you'd hafta look hard though.

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Johnsgt Nov 10, 8:03am - #322284 
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Originally Posted by jyboygenius
-used E36 M3
-used S4
-S2000
-RX-8
-G35
-350Z
-slightly used SVT Cobra, you'd hafta look hard though.


Exactly what i would have said minus the cobra and 350z, add the acura tl.
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QTRMLR_1 Nov 10, 8:32am - #322285 

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If money isn't a factor, sure get another car as a new car is usually nice. But assuming you won't pay cash for the new car, you'll lose a lot of money by getting a new car. Turbo is IMO the best financial move if money is an issue.

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PnOy2nv Nov 10, 8:34am - #322286 

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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
Originally Posted by SmutasticGT
I would get an evo thumbsup

smart man... thumbsup


EVO Baby! thumbsup
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jadoreGTS Nov 10, 11:17am - #322287 

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G35 or EVO for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yes evo8's are fricken insane!

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celicadragon Nov 10, 2:53pm - #322288 

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mazda rx-8 i wouldve got one of those if i couldve afforded it

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risa Nov 10, 3:04pm - #322289 

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Traviesa86 Nov 10, 3:14pm - #322290 

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^^nice choice

but i'd say
350Z
G35
RX-8
i know you don't like 4drs...but the TL is nice.

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combatc87 Nov 10, 4:51pm - #322291 

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me personally (i know no 4 doors, but):
-Evo 8 (Dream Car number 1A)
-STI (Dream Car number 1B)
-RX-7 TT (Dream Car number 2A)
-Supra TT (Dream Car number 2B)
-300ZX Tubro (Dream Car number 3A)
-350Z (Dream Car number 3B)
-G35
-Audi TT
-Audi S4
-S200

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Akita Nov 10, 5:59pm - #322292 

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VSGTS14 Nov 10, 8:05pm - #322293 

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you can get a lot for 35k
depends thought if you want something that work all year...being you are in chicago, you're gonna get snow...so rear wheel drive isn't gonna work unless you have a second car.

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RevMonster Nov 11, 12:07am - #322294 

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Like Billy said, the RWD factor is one to consider. You COULD drive a RWD sports car, but it'll be tough on snow.

Anyway, I'd say S2000 all the way. If you don't like four doors (like me), there really is no better car for under $40k. The 350z has been proven to have major issues with both the suspension and transmission, neither of which has been confirmed as fixed, even for the 05 model year. Even excluding that point, havinga convertible and a 8k redline is fun. wink

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adrian Nov 11, 12:17am - #322295 

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andrews Nov 11, 12:24am - #322296 

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eddie_725 Nov 11, 1:22am - #322297 
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Get a big turbo and make it a super car then save money and buy a car to drive and the celica for weekend race driving. thumbsup

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Lucid99 Nov 11, 4:32am - #322298 

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genax Nov 11, 9:26am - #322299 
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if i were you i would wait awhile. japan is obviously bringing back there sport/muscle cars to the states. it's a matter of time before europe and eventually, maybe, probably not usa will come out with cheap sport cars.

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