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Old 04-11-2001, 10:47 AM   #1
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Originally I was considering purchasing a 2.5RS because I love the new bodystyle. Lately however I was thinking, about getting a inexpensive project car (justy?) and modding the hell out of it.

Any suggestions on a car like this?
Doesnt have to be a subie..
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Old 04-11-2001, 11:55 AM   #2
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there are no alernatives...
Actually... don't buy a 02 - they are much heavier & not as well equipt. IMHO your much more likely to find a good deal on a used pre 02 RS... the market is saturated w/ trade ins.
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Old 04-12-2001, 02:09 AM   #3
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Get the 2002, the chasis, interior, and the way it drives is just so much better, and the 90lbs wait gain is un-noticable.
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Old 04-12-2001, 09:47 AM   #4
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Integra Type R 24k
Nissan Sentra SE-R 23k (around late summer released)
Celica GT-S 24k
BMW 330Xi 40k (AWD)
Audi A4 quattro 29k (AWD)
Ford Zx2 S/R 13k (cheaper, and faster out the box)

Sorry I ment 40K

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Old 04-12-2001, 09:57 AM   #5
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Don't Get a JUSTY, Find and RX for sale or an older hatch back the justy is to different of a car. The RX, brat,hatch back (like a GL or something),legacy, and impreza all have very symaler drivetrain and engine locations and you can do some really cool conversions to the older light weight cars.

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Old 04-12-2001, 10:10 AM   #6
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Where exactly can I buy an AWD BMW 330 series for $30k? I am thinking MUCH closer to $40k.
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Old 04-12-2001, 10:28 AM   #7
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Inexpensive project car. Hmmmmmmm, I've always liked the 1991 Audi Coupe Quattro. They are resonably priced, well equiped, and a blast to drive. Just about the same hp as an RS too. Check em out.
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Old 04-12-2001, 11:06 AM   #8
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i have to agree with jlyttle...
where can you get a 330xi for 30k?
the only 30k ish bmw that i know is probably the 323i....because my friend bought one and it was like 34k after taxes...
another friend bought a 330ci for around the 40k area...
and he told me that the 330xi would cost 5k more than the one he has now...
just my 2 cents
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Old 04-12-2001, 11:50 AM   #9
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Hey there guys, the best price I could make it was $28,735.00 for the basic 325i with the all wheel drive system(turning it into the "xi" trim). Not to bad if you ask me.

Go to:
http://www.stoneage.com/auto/pr/pr3....703488&&menu=0

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Old 04-12-2001, 11:50 AM   #10
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those early quattro coupes are a mechanic's friend. It spends most of the time in their garages. In time the owner would be the one who pays for the mechanic's kid to college.
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Old 04-12-2001, 01:01 PM   #11
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My budget is under 23,000 dollars... forgot to mention that. How do you guys feel about a early 90's 300ZX TT? Lemme know --..
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Old 04-12-2001, 01:08 PM   #12
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i'd pick up a supra TT from the same date, if thats what you are looking for. i don't think you can compare the Z or supra to an RS though. whole different kettle of fish. i suppose the answer to your question depends on what you want to do with your car. auto-x, drag, rally, show, street.
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Old 04-12-2001, 01:18 PM   #13
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1993 impreza L coupe $2000 (weighs about 2350lbs)
EJ20 engine/tranny/ECU 12k...
then dress it up to look like an old style WRX..and youve got your self a WRX that weighs about 2650 after AWD system convertion.

1992 Civic CX hatch w/ lots of mile (weighs about 2000-2100lbs)...$2000
B18C5 motor/ECU/tranny 7-10k
JRSC supercharger/intercooler 3k
and now your running 12's....
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Old 04-13-2001, 12:04 AM   #14
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Hahaha, I thought I had a lemon when I had mine. Perhaps I had a "normal" one Sometimes I miss my Coupe
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