I have $8000 to put towards a car. Any recommendations?

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  1. GreenGiant

    GreenGiant 1995aBeat.com

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    I have $8000 to put towards a car. Any recommendations?
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  2. Offbeat

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    VR-4

    you will not regret it... good @ everything... traction (awd), speed (320hp), future mods (just up the boost or change the turbos), looks, and they hold their value (99's still sell for 30k plus...)

    but hey, that's me. tha'd be my pick, but for 8g's theirs a shitload of cars u can get
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  3. iLoveEbay

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    Ummm, definitely do not get a VR-4. Obviously dumb-fuck richey has mommy and daddy to support him. Not only are they extremely fidgety and unreliable cars, but insurance (i'm assuming you are a young guy) is a BITCH! Also, maintaining a turbo car, especially a piece of shit mitsubishit, can get quite expensive.

    You haven't really listed any criteria for what you are looking for as far as looks, speed, planned mods, function, etc. If I had 8 grand to splurge on something right now, I'd go for an R1, but I'm biased, lol. List some criteria for what you are looking for and you'll get soem more help.
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  4. GreenGiant

    GreenGiant 1995aBeat.com

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    well, I mainly want to get a vehicle that is reliable. I'll be honest and say I dont know very much about cars, so I don't think I'll be doing any performance mods to it. I'd also like to get something that is fairly compact. I'm kinda into hatchbacks. lol. any suggestions?
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  5. SEIK

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    A 1970 Hemi cuda or an old skool Challenger
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  6. Offbeat

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    If you like hatches, get a GTI...

    Only problem is parts are expensive, but they're built well.
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  7. GreenGiant

    GreenGiant 1995aBeat.com

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    How does a GTI compare with a Golf as far as reliability is concerned?
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  8. Offbeat

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    GTI = sport version of Golf, you can choose between a 1.8t or a v6 engine

    don't know much about reliability, but i think they're about the same... the 1.8t is probably less reliable

    ask Tigre about gti's
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  9. GreenGiant

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    oh yeah, one more thing. what do you guys think about the mazda3 hatchback?
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  10. Tigre

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    1.8t is consistently on the best engine list year in and year out. The engine is bulletproof, now the car is not..lol. THe reliability is ehhh at best. They have been slipping, mostly the biggest problem that fucked them up was the recall of all 1.8t's and 2.0 models for bad coil packs. Fucking VWOA trying to put cheap shit in the car and that is what happens. Besides that, the car is fine. No other reliability issues, besides the window regulator which has been taking care of.

    1.8t's can be low 13's with the STOCK TURBO. With minor mods like a turboback, and chip and you can get a low 14's no problem.

    What else, the golf is shit unless u get the TDI, cause the 2.0 is garbage. If you want anymore ask, Slave, he owns one as of now. He can tell you the ins and outs of it.

    Also, the new mazda 3 hatch is a nice lil ride for the money. Anything for that money area I would choose a Mini S, If I were in the market for something around that price.
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  11. iLoveEbay

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    One more question, when you say "put towards any car", does that mean it is a down payment, and you intend on financing part of the car, or is 8 grand the max you can spend on it?
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  12. Mellow Madness

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    Honda... End Of Story :)
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  13. SEIK

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    whatever you get you should get an older make ... 98 or below... and save enough money to fix it up a bit! Paint, parts, rims, stereo etc...
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  14. GreenGiant

    GreenGiant 1995aBeat.com

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    I'd like to keep the entire cost under $8000.
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  15. Mellow Madness

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    Hondaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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  16. SlaveNameIsBob

    SlaveNameIsBob Massa luvs me

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    Yep honda civic
    Acura integra
    Reliable, compact, and in your price range.
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  17. SlaveNameIsBob

    SlaveNameIsBob Massa luvs me

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    I have a gti, actually have owned 3. 2 project cars, and one as my daily driving bitch. And if concerned about reliability don't buy this car. I am very hands on with this car so I know what to worry about and what to fix if it breaks. Only big concern about the car was the window regulators and coil packs like Tigre said. Both have been taken care of.

    Also, if 8g's is your limit then that means a used 96-98 is what you might be looking at. If so, electrical problems were a issue then, although I never had a problem with mine. Also get a vr6 if you choose a GTI below the year of 99, otherwise I would suggest a 1.8t.
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  18. iLoveEbay

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    I'd see if you can't find a GS-R in that range. Very reliable, classic, quick car. You say that you are uninterested in modding it now, but you'll get bit by the bug...The GS-R has a huge aftermarket and parts are very cheap.
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  19. GreenGiant

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    The GS-R is an integra, right? I looked at a few and they seem to be pretty nice cars. How reliable would one be compared to a VW Golf?
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  20. Mellow Madness

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    i just want the b18c1 gsr engine.. thats what i'm saving for now :) yay
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