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NEW CAR SHOPPING #422642 Mar 21, 7:32pm Mar 21, 7:32pm
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I have started to think about buying a new car this spring/summer.

First place I checked was Toyota. They cut back on the number of colors & options on the GTS & on top of that they jacked the price! I'm not a fan of the action (Tsunami) package. Checking out Accura, I can get a loaded RXS-S with 17" rims, front, side & rear skirts for about the same money. I'd love a 350Z, but not so sure I want to make those payments.

What else should I look at in about the price range of a GTS or an RSX? Ephasis on sporty looks, durability & decent performance.

Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #422643 Mar 21, 7:41pm Mar 21, 7:41pm
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i'd go for the rsx type S


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Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: Lasherccl] #422644 Mar 21, 7:43pm Mar 21, 7:43pm
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I'd go with a WRX. Unless you don't like subaru.


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Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: jyboygenius] #422645 Mar 21, 7:46pm Mar 21, 7:46pm
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i'd go with a wrx too... especially up there...

Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: Lasherccl] #422646 Mar 21, 7:47pm Mar 21, 7:47pm
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I'm not much of a 350Z fan. I dunno, have a look at RX-8 and Imprezza. But I'd take an RSX over either of those myself.


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Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: ExNihilo] #422647 Mar 21, 7:56pm Mar 21, 7:56pm
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RSX or RSX-S. thumbsup thumbsup

Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: MptGlw69] #422648 Mar 21, 7:58pm Mar 21, 7:58pm
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I don't mind Subaru. Not really in love with the way they look & not really sold on all-wheel-drive in general. The STI at 300HP is almost as much as 350Z & I would rather have the Z, especially the new Anniversay edition. Its hot.

The regular WRX has only 227HP & weighs 3200 pounds. Its gonna get left by a GTS or an RSX-S pretty easy & its more money than both of them.

Conclusion: No to Subaru

Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #422649 Mar 21, 8:03pm Mar 21, 8:03pm
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Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
The regular WRX has only 227HP & weighs 3200 pounds. Its gonna get left by a GTS or an RSX-S pretty easy & its more money than both of them.


wtf :hellno: banghead

Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: BReakinDrifTs] #422650 Mar 21, 8:16pm Mar 21, 8:16pm
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Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: KickScrew] #422652 Mar 21, 8:26pm Mar 21, 8:26pm
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the thing about the base rex is how it responds to mods compared to a celica. you get big gains, but then more things can go wrong with it. its all a balance. what about an s2000?


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Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: thE_laW] #422653 Mar 21, 9:09pm Mar 21, 9:09pm
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Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: BReakinDrifTs] #422654 Mar 21, 9:19pm Mar 21, 9:19pm
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Originally Posted by BReakinDrifTs
Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
The regular WRX has only 227HP & weighs 3200 pounds. Its gonna get left by a GTS or an RSX-S pretty easy & its more money than both of them.


wtf :hellno: banghead

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Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: pinoyricer] #422655 Mar 21, 9:33pm Mar 21, 9:33pm
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^^

Your sig is waaaay too big.


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Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: pinoyricer] #422656 Mar 21, 9:34pm Mar 21, 9:34pm
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Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: DiabloGTS] #422657 Mar 21, 9:39pm Mar 21, 9:39pm
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
^^

Your sig is waaaay too big.


yah if you trim them down you could get them side by side.


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Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #422658 Mar 21, 9:51pm Mar 21, 9:51pm
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Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
I don't mind Subaru. Not really in love with the way they look & not really sold on all-wheel-drive in general. The STI at 300HP is almost as much as 350Z & I would rather have the Z, especially the new Anniversay edition. Its hot.

The regular WRX has only 227HP & weighs 3200 pounds. Its gonna get left by a GTS or an RSX-S pretty easy & its more money than both of them.

Conclusion: No to Subaru


Ok, your logic is evading me. STI will leave a Z in the dust. WRX will hang a GTS or RSX-S out to dry like a wet pussy.


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Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: jyboygenius] #422659 Mar 22, 5:11am Mar 22, 5:11am
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RSX-S 2,800 pounds 210HP = 13.3 POUNDS/HP
GTS 2,500 pounds 180HP = 13.9 POUNDS/HP
WRX (NON STI) 3,200 pounds & 227HP = 14.1 POUNDS/HP

How will it hang a GTS or an RSX-S out to dry like a wet pussy? What ever that means? The numbers say otherwise.


STI 3,300 pounds & 300HP = 11.0 POUNDS/HP
350Z (Anniversary) 3,300 pounds @ 300HP = 11.0 POUNDS/HP

That's not going to be close at all? wtf Besides, 350Z is hot, STI is BFUGLY.

Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #422660 Mar 22, 10:25am Mar 22, 10:25am
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Jason, not being a 350Z fan, and wondering why you originally included it on your list since the price is higher, makes me conclude the RSX-S is the best choice. I like them a lot myself, almost bought one instead of the Celica.


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Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: ExNihilo] #422661 Mar 22, 10:29am Mar 22, 10:29am
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why a car, how about a truck. The new Toyota Tacoma X-Runner is hot as balls. thumbsup


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Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: Zero] #422662 Mar 22, 10:35am Mar 22, 10:35am
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Truck, a totally different kind of drive. grin

Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: RicePowered] #422663 Mar 22, 10:38am Mar 22, 10:38am
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Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #422664 Mar 22, 11:24am Mar 22, 11:24am
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Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: Sara] #422665 Mar 22, 11:29am Mar 22, 11:29am
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Originally Posted by Sara
f*ck a car...Get an F350 Superduty Extented Cab w/8' bed drool


now that's just too big and obnoxious for me...haha

go with the RSX-S...I just bought one! thumbsup grin


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Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: Traviesa86] #422666 Mar 22, 1:03pm Mar 22, 1:03pm
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how bout a 00-02 camaro SS?? theyre around 12-17gs

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Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: Traviesa86] #422668 Mar 22, 1:16pm Mar 22, 1:16pm
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Originally Posted by Traviesa86
Originally Posted by Sara
f*ck a car...Get an F350 Superduty Extented Cab w/8' bed drool


now that's just too big and obnoxious for me...haha

go with the RSX-S...I just bought one! thumbsup grin


then you can put an 8"-10" lift laughsilly Now thats a BIG TRUCK drool


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Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: Sara] #422669 Mar 22, 2:15pm Mar 22, 2:15pm
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Sorry Jason but thats ricer math. nono There are countless other factors that you forgot to add such as torque, drivetrain, gearing, etc.

The new 35th Aniversory Edition 350Z is also slower then the regular Z because the increased the horsepower but deducted major torque and added weight.

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Originally Posted by KickScrew
Sorry Jason but thats ricer math. nono There are countless other factors that you forgot to add such as torque, drivetrain, gearing, etc.

The new 35th Aniversory Edition 350Z is also slower then the regular Z because the increased the horsepower but deducted major torque and added weight.



HP to weight ratio is ricer math? rolleyes

The Anniversary Edition is faster than the regular Z, not slower. thumbsup

The extended redline allows the engine to stay in the powerband from shift to shift. High RPM engines have higher HP & lower torque due to the mathematical equasion. A GTS is remarkably fast for the amount of torque it produces due to a high redline & its ability to stay in the powerband through the gears.

A 350Z Anna produces 300HP without a turbo charger, unlike the Subaru.

Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #422671 Mar 22, 3:52pm Mar 22, 3:52pm
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No matter either way. The RSX-S is more the price range I want to spend. I'll have to take one for a test spin & see how it goes.

I love my Celica, but I think buying a new one (even if it was a GTS) would be a little anti-climatic. I also get the feeling the RSX would be a little more durable as far as the powertrain goes. The clutch & engine would probably take a little more of a beating.

Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #422672 Mar 23, 2:00am Mar 23, 2:00am
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Seems like a waste to me RSX is pretty damn similiar to Celica. spineyes

With all that snow you get up there I'd be going sideways on the downhill, WRC style. rofl

Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: BReakinDrifTs] #422673 Mar 23, 10:14am Mar 23, 10:14am
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Re: NEW CAR SHOPPING [Re: DaBigTickett] #422674 Mar 28, 6:00pm Mar 28, 6:00pm
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I dropped into my local Acura dealer Friday to take a peek at the Type-S. The one on the showroom floor was pearl white & man did it look hot with the leather interior. I think I have made up my mind. I will kick a few more tires first, but wow, what a nice car.

http://www.acura.com/models/model_gallery_view.asp?module=rsx

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^^that's nice..


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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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And I ended up buying the RSX-S & I'm pleased with my choice.

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