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Nub Feb 14, 10:35pm - #400018 
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Best Used Car For <$12k

It seemed to come down to Toyota Celica GTS, Ford Focus SVT, or Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec-V. I'm 90% percent sure I'm getting a celica, but realizing the site address (everythingcelica) I figured that everyone would choose celica, but if so put why you choose the that car over the others, and your welcome to add in a car not mentioned here so long as it's newer than a 97'.
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kmlgts
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kmlgts Feb 14, 10:39pm - #400019 

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i would get the gts.. look better..

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Nub Feb 14, 11:04pm - #400020 
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Oh yea I knew I forgot something, I could careless what color or shape my car is in so long as it performs, I am mainly interested in straight perfomance, 0-60 times, 1/4 times etc etc, but handling is another thing I look for in a car, because im the type of person to whip my car around a corner at 40 heh
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TRDOTC Feb 14, 11:07pm - #400021 

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get a 300zx TT...you can find a nice one with lower mileage on autotrader smile and they will kill anything you mentioned and Fords suck now! there quality deminished after the 80's. How do i know that, reading journals from my school library smile I would get the GTS though smile But performance, Nissan 300zx TT all the way thumbsup
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Nub Feb 14, 11:16pm - #400022 
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I agree, i'm all about imports, and I knew how bad ford were on quality and everything but after reading like 10 articles comparing the couple of compaqs SVT almost always came out on top, yea i was looking at a Z but idk though I kinda like having >2 seats plus for around 11k i'd have to get like a 92 or so buu yea that was definitely an option
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KickScrew
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KickScrew Feb 14, 11:20pm - #400023 

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Celica is the best out of the cars you mentioned an a hell of a lot sexier
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PnOyGtS
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PnOyGtS Feb 14, 11:20pm - #400024 

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Originally Posted by kmlgts
i would get the gts.. look better..
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Eman Feb 15, 12:14am - #400025 

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anything without a turbo, becuase your paying 12 grand for it, which only means problems in the near future, stick with a honda bubble or a celica maybe even an integra.

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SCOTT03 Feb 15, 12:37am - #400026 
2000 Black Toyota Celica
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2000 Toyota Celica

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that looks a lot like my price range back about 2-3 years ago when i was searching for a car. I love my celica. Gets good gas milage will perform when i want it to, and is economical. Plus it looks really nice. Now a few years later with that same price range i would recommend if going celica and you really want a lot of performance, buy a high milage GT. I imagine you can find one that some old guy had who drove long distances to work and back and has 100k miles or so on it. You can probably get it for say 5k? Upgrade internals, lower compression and go for boost, will probably put ya right at 12k after tuning. You will look nice and go fast. Another option previously listed is the 300z TT. Nice car when i car shopping a few years ago they were out of my price range and it is hard to find one in "good" shape as far as paint and interior goes. GTS is a nice car and is one of the fastest NA 4 bangers but with the way technology is going most of the newer cars are now faster cry

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drivethru1986 Feb 15, 12:40am - #400027 

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ya man go for the celica GTS...trust me its worth it or get an integra and take the 2 or 3 grand you can save instead of a celica and mod it...but trust me the celica looks a hell of a lot better...and LIFT is insane thumbsup

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Superstuddc27 Feb 15, 12:51am - #400028 
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go for the celica. but if i had another chance, i would've taken the older m3's.
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Eman Feb 15, 12:55am - #400029 

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^^^^mainting car is a pain in the ass, german car repair = $$$$$$

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AznClubRSX Feb 15, 1:12am - #400030 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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i got my celi for $12500 used..GTS auto leather...
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flyimages Feb 15, 1:15am - #400031 

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95-98 bmw m3. 0-60 5.5 sec! 240hp!

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Lasherccl Feb 15, 1:17am - #400032 

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get a 3000gt vr4 for 12k you could get a pretty decent one.

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KickScrew Feb 15, 2:23am - #400033 

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VR4 for 12k wtf
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xTc_celica Feb 15, 7:01am - #400034 

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celica man thumbsup

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My Sixth Gear Feb 15, 7:06am - #400035 
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if ur more interested in 0-60 and 1/4 miles times ur looking at the wrong types of cars.. you want a V8 a big displacement engine.. get yourself a 5.0 mustang for under 5 grand fix it up and you can be running very good 1/4 miles times for less than the price of a used celica gts

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Eman Feb 15, 7:19am - #400036 

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you dont pay 12 grand for a vr4 or a bmw or anycar what will cause you problems, EXPENSIVE PROBLEMS, get a simple car that you can depend on and that you can mod.

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Who's yo Daddy?
10celica10 Feb 16, 8:01pm - #400037 
2000 Silver Toyota Celica GT
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Dont buy any of those cars you mentioned...The ficus can get straight line 1/4 times cheaper than the celica will. If you ever wanna hit 13s the celicas not for you.
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Nub Feb 17, 5:13am - #400038 
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thnx guys yea my orginal picks were prelude 93-96 integra or vw corrado slc but then i got into the newer compacts and forgot about my old pix, but yea an m3, vr4, mustang, or 300z would be porblems if i bought them for my budget i am more interested in 4 bangers wink
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Lasherccl Feb 18, 4:42pm - #400039 

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Originally Posted by KickScrew
VR4 for 12k wtf


i found a bunch of VR-4's when i was looking for a car, and i just looked for some right now and found like 11 on autotrader,
http://autotrader.com/fyc/searchresults...mp;x=86&y=6

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amtemp Feb 18, 5:07pm - #400040 

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Originally Posted by Nub
I agree, i'm all about imports, and I knew how bad ford were on quality and everything but after reading like 10 articles comparing the couple of compaqs SVT almost always came out on top, yea i was looking at a Z but idk though I kinda like having >2 seats plus for around 11k i'd have to get like a 92 or so buu yea that was definitely an option


I got my 95 300zx 2+2 for only 10.7k. It has 70k miles on it.
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GTS_Rosh Feb 18, 6:11pm - #400041 

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Celica GTS!

Focus SVT - Ford Sucks, expect major engine problems.

Sentra SE-R Vspec - 4dr puke
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GTSTi8 Feb 18, 9:51pm - #400042 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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celica GT or GTS
Integra GSR thumbsup

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combatc87 Feb 18, 10:06pm - #400043 

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240sx

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RookieGTS Feb 18, 10:50pm - #400044 

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GTS
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PnOy2nv Feb 18, 10:54pm - #400045 

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gts thumbsup
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00celica00gt Feb 18, 11:22pm - #400046 

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how bout a 95-99 Eclipse GS-t? you could easily run good times with those cars. They are inexepensive also.

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GTQuentin Feb 19, 3:05am - #400047 

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Originally Posted by 00celica00gt
how bout a 95-99 Eclipse GS-t? you could easily run good times with those cars. They are inexepensive also.


true but once modding their reialibity falls apart
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xmangt1 Feb 19, 11:59am - #400048 

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I don't like the other cars you mentioned. Just get the Celi. Looks sexy & performance isn't all that bad.
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RP137 Feb 19, 1:58pm - #400049 

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Originally Posted by 00celica00gt
how bout a 95-99 Eclipse GS-t? you could easily run good times with those cars. They are inexepensive also.

I would have to agree, for the price try to find a GS-t or a GSX

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pimpmyride Feb 19, 8:48pm - #400050 

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yea man buy an inexpensive car and tune it
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Nub Feb 21, 4:09am - #400051 
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mitsubishi's are just above hyundai/kia for quality, and I don't have excess cash to maintain one so i'll stick with the real imports thank you
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Creep1234 Feb 22, 1:00am - #400052 

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drive sideways.
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cr4sh Feb 23, 7:08pm - #400053 
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if you get a ford focus i'll kick you in the balls...those cars are the ugliest things since elements...
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GT4 Feb 23, 8:52pm - #400054 

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Originally Posted by cr4sh
if you get a ford focus i'll kick you in the balls...those cars are the ugliest things since elements...

You forgot Pontiac Aztek puke

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cr4sh Feb 23, 10:44pm - #400055 
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ahhh yes...and those...
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Nub Feb 24, 5:26am - #400056 
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yea aztek is the ugliest car but yea eclipses and celicas are "chic" cars sooo im not looking at cars based on looks, all my friends are tellnig me to get a spec-v, those are ugly, but the celicas a chic car and the focus is slow and a ford
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GT4 Feb 24, 6:39am - #400057 

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My Celica is definitely not a "chic" car wtf

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Chelica815 Feb 24, 6:48am - #400058 
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GTS hands down. For under 12K you can have urself a car that looks like a ferrari, lol.

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renfield90 Feb 25, 6:13am - #400059 

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I believe the GTS is faster than a Spec-V...what your friends call a "chick car" would beat the car they are recommending for you... wtf

Lots of fast, good-looking imports have a reputation for being chick cars...don't let it get to you, just show them up. thumbsup
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