I have $6k-$7k to spend on a car, and do not know what to get. I LOVE the vr4 and always have, im just concerned about its reliability because i'm still in college. I want a car that is fast, or at least fast enough (1/4 mile under 15 seconds) and that is a good looking car. Some cars I have looked at or considered are gsx's, gst's, 300zx tt, and mustangs. Not a huge fan of mustangs though because they have a god awful suspension. Any ideas on what I should get? Im not concerned about gas mileage, or insurance cost.
You mentioned the Eclipse. If you steer clear of the GSX so you are not dealing with AWD headaches I think the 98 GST was fast, sexy as hell and not too bad on maint
Shooting for almost completely stock. Smart and nearly invisible upgrades to make the ultimate GT cruiser the platform will allow.
Mods: Latitude 42 HID projector conversion, Snake-Eyes headlight controller, Renegade Tech Works full 3 stage ECS, Full interior Dynamat (the right way), Fuel pump relay bypass, Poly front and rear motor mounts, Tein S Techs, R1 Concepts cross drilled/slotted rotors, gutted pre cats, K&N drop in filter.
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For $5-6k you should get a well kept and tastefully modded GSX, I'd advise to buy from a DSMtuners member. Those are hella fast and fairly reliable if they are maintenanced properly. 90% of bad rep of DSMs come from the fact that they usually have been teenagers toys that have been driven hard with very little or no maintenance.
Plus, you still have $1k left if something fails. DSMs are rather easy to service, if you can't do your own work you'll learn. Parts are rather cheap too, and I don't think that the AWD system will give a lot of headaches, even buying used transfer cases and driveshafts won't break your bank... So GSX > GST, IMO.
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