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Feb 14, 3:35pm - #400018 
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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Feb 14, 3:39pm - #400019 
i would get the gts.. look better..


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Feb 14, 4:04pm - #400020 
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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Feb 14, 4:07pm - #400021 
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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Feb 14, 4:16pm - #400022 
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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Feb 14, 4:20pm - #400023 
Celica is the best out of the cars you mentioned an a hell of a lot sexier

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Feb 14, 4:20pm - #400024 
Originally Posted by kmlgts
i would get the gts.. look better..

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Feb 14, 5:14pm - #400025 
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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Feb 14, 5:37pm - #400026 
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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Feb 14, 5:40pm - #400027 
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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Feb 14, 5:51pm - #400028 
go for the celica. but if i had another chance, i would've taken the older m3's.

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Feb 14, 5:55pm - #400029 
^^^^mainting car is a pain in the ass, german car repair = $$$$$$


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Feb 14, 6:12pm - #400030 
i got my celi for $12500 used..GTS auto leather...

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Feb 14, 6:15pm - #400031 
95-98 bmw m3. 0-60 5.5 sec! 240hp!


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Feb 14, 6:17pm - #400032 
get a 3000gt vr4 for 12k you could get a pretty decent one.


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Feb 14, 7:23pm - #400033 
VR4 for 12k wtf

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Feb 15, 12:01am - #400034 
celica man thumbsup


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Feb 15, 12:06am - #400035 
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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Feb 15, 12:19am - #400036 
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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Feb 16, 1:01pm - #400037 
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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Feb 16, 10:13pm - #400038 
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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Feb 18, 9:42am - #400039 
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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Feb 18, 10:07am - #400040 
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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Feb 18, 11:11am - #400041 
Celica GTS!

Focus SVT - Ford Sucks, expect major engine problems.

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Feb 18, 2:51pm - #400042 
celica GT or GTS
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Feb 18, 3:06pm - #400043 
240sx


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Feb 18, 3:50pm - #400044 
GTS

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Feb 18, 3:54pm - #400045 
gts thumbsup

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Feb 18, 4:22pm - #400046 
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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Feb 18, 8:05pm - #400047 
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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Feb 19, 4:59am - #400048 
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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Feb 19, 6:58am - #400049 
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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Feb 19, 1:48pm - #400050 
yea man buy an inexpensive car and tune it

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Feb 20, 9:09pm - #400051 
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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Feb 21, 6:00pm - #400052 
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Feb 23, 12:08pm - #400053 
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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Feb 23, 1:52pm - #400054 
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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Feb 23, 3:44pm - #400055 
ahhh yes...and those...

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Feb 23, 10:26pm - #400056 
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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Feb 23, 11:39pm - #400057 
My Celica is definitely not a "chic" car wtf


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Feb 23, 11:48pm - #400058 
GTS hands down. For under 12K you can have urself a car that looks like a ferrari, lol.


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Feb 24, 11:13pm - #400059 
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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