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Best Used Car For <$12k #400018 Feb 14, 3:35pm Feb 14, 3:35pm
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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'.

Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: Nub] #400019 Feb 14, 3:39pm Feb 14, 3:39pm
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i would get the gts.. look better..


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Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: kmlgts] #400020 Feb 14, 4:04pm Feb 14, 4:04pm
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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

Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: Nub] #400021 Feb 14, 4:07pm Feb 14, 4:07pm
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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

Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: TRDOTC] #400022 Feb 14, 4:16pm Feb 14, 4:16pm
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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

Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: Nub] #400023 Feb 14, 4:20pm Feb 14, 4:20pm
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Celica is the best out of the cars you mentioned an a hell of a lot sexier

Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: kmlgts] #400024 Feb 14, 4:20pm Feb 14, 4:20pm
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Originally Posted by kmlgts
i would get the gts.. look better..

Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: PnOyGtS] #400025 Feb 14, 5:14pm Feb 14, 5:14pm
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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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Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: Eman] #400026 Feb 14, 5:37pm Feb 14, 5:37pm
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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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Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: Eman] #400027 Feb 14, 5:40pm Feb 14, 5:40pm
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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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Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: drivethru1986] #400028 Feb 14, 5:51pm Feb 14, 5:51pm
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go for the celica. but if i had another chance, i would've taken the older m3's.

Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: Superstuddc27] #400029 Feb 14, 5:55pm Feb 14, 5:55pm
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^^^^mainting car is a pain in the ass, german car repair = $$$$$$


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Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: Eman] #400030 Feb 14, 6:12pm Feb 14, 6:12pm
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i got my celi for $12500 used..GTS auto leather...

Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: AznClubRSX] #400031 Feb 14, 6:15pm Feb 14, 6:15pm
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95-98 bmw m3. 0-60 5.5 sec! 240hp!


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Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: AznClubRSX] #400032 Feb 14, 6:17pm Feb 14, 6:17pm
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get a 3000gt vr4 for 12k you could get a pretty decent one.


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Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: Lasherccl] #400033 Feb 14, 7:23pm Feb 14, 7:23pm
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VR4 for 12k wtf

Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: KickScrew] #400034 Feb 15, 12:01am Feb 15, 12:01am
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Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: xTc_celica] #400035 Feb 15, 12:06am Feb 15, 12:06am
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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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Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: My Sixth Gear] #400036 Feb 15, 12:19am Feb 15, 12:19am
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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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Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: Eman] #400037 Feb 16, 1:01pm Feb 16, 1:01pm
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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.

Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: 10celica10] #400038 Feb 16, 10:13pm Feb 16, 10:13pm
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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

Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: KickScrew] #400039 Feb 18, 9:42am Feb 18, 9:42am
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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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Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: Nub] #400040 Feb 18, 10:07am Feb 18, 10:07am
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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.

Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: amtemp] #400041 Feb 18, 11:11am Feb 18, 11:11am
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Celica GTS!

Focus SVT - Ford Sucks, expect major engine problems.

Sentra SE-R Vspec - 4dr puke

Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: GTS_Rosh] #400042 Feb 18, 2:51pm Feb 18, 2:51pm
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celica GT or GTS
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Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: GTSTi8] #400043 Feb 18, 3:06pm Feb 18, 3:06pm
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Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: combatc87] #400044 Feb 18, 3:50pm Feb 18, 3:50pm
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Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: RookieGTS] #400045 Feb 18, 3:54pm Feb 18, 3:54pm
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Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: PnOy2nv] #400046 Feb 18, 4:22pm Feb 18, 4:22pm
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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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Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: 00celica00gt] #400047 Feb 18, 8:05pm Feb 18, 8:05pm
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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

Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: GTQuentin] #400048 Feb 19, 4:59am Feb 19, 4:59am
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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.

Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: 00celica00gt] #400049 Feb 19, 6:58am Feb 19, 6:58am
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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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Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: RP137] #400050 Feb 19, 1:48pm Feb 19, 1:48pm
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yea man buy an inexpensive car and tune it

Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: pimpmyride] #400051 Feb 20, 9:09pm Feb 20, 9:09pm
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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

Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: Nub] #400052 Feb 21, 6:00pm Feb 21, 6:00pm
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Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: Creep1234] #400053 Feb 23, 12:08pm Feb 23, 12:08pm
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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...

Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: cr4sh] #400054 Feb 23, 1:52pm Feb 23, 1:52pm
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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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Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: GT4] #400055 Feb 23, 3:44pm Feb 23, 3:44pm
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ahhh yes...and those...

Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: cr4sh] #400056 Feb 23, 10:26pm Feb 23, 10:26pm
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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

Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: Nub] #400057 Feb 23, 11:39pm Feb 23, 11:39pm
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My Celica is definitely not a "chic" car wtf


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Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: GT4] #400058 Feb 23, 11:48pm Feb 23, 11:48pm
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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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Re: Best Used Car For <$12k [Re: Chelica815] #400059 Feb 24, 11:13pm Feb 24, 11:13pm
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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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