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theCybe
12-01-2007, 01:57 PM
Or more precisely, it's being sold as we speak. The guy's loan just got approved, and is on it's way to Toyota Financial.

I'm not sure what I'll get next -- I really would like to look at the

Evolution X w/ SST - isn't available yet, possibly a financial stretch.
WRX - The 08s are softies compared to the 06 I'm seeing. Haven't driven one yet, but will go for a test tomorrow.
1-series - isn't available yet, probably a financial stretch.
VW GTI - kinda ugly, but reportedly a great car
Mazdaspeed 3 - great reviews, beautiful - but standard all year? :(

Thoughts?
I'll miss it.

http://www.columbusvinyl.com/tc/5.jpg

KidThump
12-01-2007, 01:58 PM
I like the GTIs and heard they can get pretty fast. If thats what your Shooting for.

05gliguy
12-01-2007, 02:02 PM
get a r32

ngsm13
12-01-2007, 02:06 PM
Why'd you sell it?

nG

heyman421
12-01-2007, 02:07 PM
honda fit with a k20A

theCybe
12-01-2007, 02:09 PM
Why'd you sell it?

nG

Dude offered $500 more than I originally financed for it, and I have put 25,250 miles on it in eleven months. Warranty expires at 30k. I walk with four grand profit and having driven a car for free minus mods all year.

2kchevy06civic
12-01-2007, 02:10 PM
Oh........I see what you did there.

2002XLT
12-01-2007, 02:10 PM
81 Honda

Tonyguy
12-01-2007, 02:10 PM
id get the gti

hatemonger
12-01-2007, 02:11 PM
Dude offered $500 more than I originally financed for it, and I have put 25,250 miles on it in eleven months. Warranty expires at 30k. I walk with four grand profit and having driven a car for free minus mods all year.

nice. good credit ftw.

theCybe
12-01-2007, 02:12 PM
honda fit with a k20A


:ban:

JCANTONE
12-01-2007, 02:17 PM
honda fit with a k20A

LMAO!!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

That **** would be the ultimate sleeper...

heyman421
12-01-2007, 02:19 PM
Just wait. In 5 years, the fit's going to be the next CRX.

The gti and the si just keep getting bigger. And bigger.

theCybe
12-01-2007, 02:20 PM
81 Honda

:ban:


Just wait. In 10 years, the fit's going to be the next CRX.

see: crz concept


The gti and the sti just keep getting bigger. And bigger.

Yeah, I don't get it. And 08 wrx lost the boxer sound??

There is a definite shortage of "cars-i-would-like-to-buy."

* and-can-afford.

2002XLT
12-01-2007, 02:21 PM
:ban:

HOW DARE YOU!!

lilmaniac2
12-01-2007, 02:21 PM
the fit is already the new crx :)

ngsm13
12-01-2007, 07:36 PM
Dude offered $500 more than I originally financed for it, and I have put 25,250 miles on it in eleven months. Warranty expires at 30k. I walk with four grand profit and having driven a car for free minus mods all year.

How much on mods, just wondering?

nG

negativezeroz
12-01-2007, 07:47 PM
Join the 8th Crew and get an Si.

:)

http://i3.tinypic.com/6xi26iq.jpg

theCybe
12-01-2007, 07:54 PM
mods going w/ car:

$395 monster motorworks header, spipe
$150 megan oe exhaust
$150 tein h-tech
$550 asa jh8 w/ yoko paradaspec2
$50 extra oem tails

$250 prs880
$135 cdt ef61cfi
$xxx sundown saz100.2

$30 lights
$30 silverstars
$10 rca
$15 distro
$20 wire

ummm
yea, we're pinching pennies now.

So that's what, ~$1600? Mods are like gas. Consumables. :)

theCybe
12-01-2007, 08:07 PM
leading replacement contenders:

new
*evo x le sigh.
*bmw 1 hmmz.
mazda 3 ehhz.
subie wrx ...z.
vw gti fugly?

used
*subie wrx 2005/6ish
*audi a4 2005/6ish
*bmw m3 1995ish

off the list for being a blasted standard only
mazdaspeeds
evo nine
sube sti
vw r32

off the list for being boring
civic, accord
lexus
nissans
volvo
hyundai

off the list for being expensive
infiniti, lexus, audi, bmw, porsche

off the list for being unobtainable
*vauxhall

off the list for being homosexual
mini, saab


asteriks denoting most desireable selections.

There's not much good out there for 25 in the new almost new car arena. No domestics.

What am I missing?

Before you start flaming, I do like the Si but it's too common, I don't care for domestics or SUV, and I'm not driving a standard daily. It's a pain in the ***, and I smoke cigarettes - which makes it a double pain in the ***. :P

skydeaner
12-01-2007, 10:48 PM
leading replacement contenders:

new
*evo x le sigh.
*bmw 1 hmmz.
mazda 3 ehhz.
subie wrx ...z.
vw gti fugly?

used
*subie wrx 2005/6ish
*audi a4 2005/6ish
*bmw m3 1995ish

off the list for being a blasted standard only
mazdaspeeds
evo nine
sube sti
vw r32

off the list for being boring
civic, accord
lexus
nissans
volvo
hyundai

off the list for being expensive
infiniti, lexus, audi, bmw, porsche

off the list for being unobtainable
*vauxhall

off the list for being homosexual
mini, saab


asteriks denoting most desireable selections.

There's not much good out there for 25 in the new almost new car arena. No domestics.

What am I missing?

Before you start flaming, I do like the Si but it's too common, I don't care for domestics or SUV, and I'm not driving a standard daily. It's a pain in the ***, and I smoke cigarettes - which makes it a double pain in the ***. :P

LOL we have similar tastes. Very nice list, nice homo section

DjiNN
12-01-2007, 10:52 PM
I would prolly choose a 2005 or 2006 Legacy GT 2.5

93EXT
12-01-2007, 10:56 PM
Id probably get a 2005/06 WRX and use some $ you saved from buying brand new into go fast mods ;)

One Bad MOFO
12-01-2007, 11:00 PM
m3 for sure

you can get an 03 for under 30g

lil_will
12-01-2007, 11:05 PM
Buy my tC!
In all seriousness... That is a nice list. Good luck.

theCybe
12-02-2007, 01:50 AM
m3 for sure

you can get an 03 for under 30g

says the dsm guy :)

at least we'd have things in common... cheqp shot, my bad :P

I'm wary of these, I had a bad experience with an A4. Then again, I had a good experience with the same A4. Funny how that works - an eight-thousand dollar car with three thousand dollars worth of problems.

theCybe
12-02-2007, 01:53 AM
Buy my tC!
In all seriousness... That is a nice list. Good luck.

seriously,

i might just go buy another if the price is right.

white this time, and with the supercharger.


nice list, same taste

you know what they say -- there's no accounting for taste.




know what blew me away? the sticker on hyundais. are people buying these, or are they just trying to make them seem like a great deal when you buy one for 20% less?

$30,000 hyundai my ***.

Eugenics
12-02-2007, 02:26 AM
Evo.

No point in the 1 series. For not to much more you can get a 3. 335>135

GTI an MS3 are FWD

Although, out of the two i would pick the MS3

WRX is alright, but *** ugly. I'd rock it though.

theCybe
12-02-2007, 03:08 AM
i love you, man.

JimJ
12-02-2007, 10:53 AM
You drive these little tiny cars and remove the only thing that makes them any fun? :D

Vauxhall's aren't unobtainable - Atlantic shipping isn't too bad :)

theCybe
12-02-2007, 11:24 AM
i generally prefer a midsize sedan or coupe ala b5-A4. The tC is just right sizewise.

I haven't owned a hatch, or small car other than my Fiero >:)

I'm going to drive the 3 and wrx today while the tC gets detailed for pickup.

Eugenics
12-02-2007, 11:29 AM
The GTO isn't really domestic, so is that off the list? It's made by GM's Australian sub-division -- Holden.

JimJ
12-02-2007, 11:34 AM
Anything that I can't fit a full-size sheet of plywood in becomes small to me, from what I'm used to :D

If this was a few years down the road, I'd say we could go in for a container, I'm looking at a few European vehicles myself :)

Eugenics
12-02-2007, 11:43 AM
I cannot justify having a large vehicle anymore. I dont enjoy spending 600 dollars a month on gas.

Jameseypoo
12-02-2007, 12:05 PM
I cannot justify having a large vehicle anymore. I dont enjoy spending 600 dollars a month on gas.

I told you

azbass
12-02-2007, 12:12 PM
Or more precisely, it's being sold as we speak. The guy's loan just got approved, and is on it's way to Toyota Financial.

I'm not sure what I'll get next -- I really would like to look at the

Evolution X w/ SST - isn't available yet, possibly a financial stretch.
WRX - The 08s are softies compared to the 06 I'm seeing. Haven't driven one yet, but will go for a test tomorrow.
1-series - isn't available yet, probably a financial stretch.
VW GTI - kinda ugly, but reportedly a great car
Mazdaspeed 3 - great reviews, beautiful - but standard all year? :(

Thoughts?
I'll miss it.

http://www.columbusvinyl.com/tc/5.jpg

get teh GTI or even the new R32

Eugenics
12-02-2007, 12:23 PM
I told you

It wouldn't be bad if i didn't drive 1600-2000 miles a month.

theCybe
12-02-2007, 03:25 PM
gti

oo - do my install :)

It's on the must testdrive list.

theCybe
12-02-2007, 03:27 PM
Anything that I can't fit a full-size sheet of plywood in becomes small to me, from what I'm used to :D

If this was a few years down the road, I'd say we could go in for a container, I'm looking at a few European vehicles myself :)


The VXR8 is the only one that comes in an auto trim - Ive got a guy checking on one for me. :)

Mean car, for sure! It would fit the bill for uniqueness and power.

******* ****:
http://images.worldcarfans.com/articles/2007/8/8/2070808.001/2070808.001.1M.jpg
http://www.totalvauxhall.co.uk/resources/totalvauxhall/vxr8four.jpg
http://www.autospies.com/images/users/Gianni9/Carscoop_VXR8_201.jpg

And RHD for the mf win.

azbass
12-02-2007, 03:30 PM
paddle shifting in the GTI with no lag ftw!

azbass
12-02-2007, 03:30 PM
would a new audi TT be to small?

theCybe
12-02-2007, 04:06 PM
audi tt
they start at 35+ =-\

elementxero
12-02-2007, 04:15 PM
350z or Mazdaspeed3 imo.

Standard all year = who cares? I drive a standard all year and live in New England.

theCybe
12-02-2007, 04:22 PM
I care. :)

I have a 5-speed Fiero - if I feel the need to shift things, I hop in there.

If I feel the need to smoke a cigarette, use a cell-phone, and eat french-fries while crossing four lanes of freeway traffic, I drive the automatic. ;)

Truth is, I'm not particularly consistant with it, and I don't want to deal with it. :)

Eugenics
12-02-2007, 04:30 PM
The VXR8 is the only one that comes in an auto trim - Ive got a guy checking on one for me. :)

Mean car, for sure! It would fit the bill for uniqueness and power.

******* ****:
http://images.worldcarfans.com/articles/2007/8/8/2070808.001/2070808.001.1M.jpg
http://www.totalvauxhall.co.uk/resources/totalvauxhall/vxr8four.jpg
http://www.autospies.com/images/users/Gianni9/Carscoop_VXR8_201.jpg

And RHD for the mf win.

G8 coming soon. w00t.

fatblunt
12-02-2007, 05:56 PM
"Vw GTI - kinda ugly..."
UGLY!?
If theres one thing that vw is, its definetly not ugly!
Maybe a bit slower than some other japanese cars out there,
but GERMAN STYLING FTMFW!
Don't believe me? take a quick look at www.vwvortex.com

Maybe that was kind of biased... maybe haha

elementxero
12-02-2007, 06:11 PM
I've always found VWs pretty ugly personally.

Eugenics
12-02-2007, 06:11 PM
It's completely subjective.

elementxero
12-02-2007, 06:13 PM
Definitely. Plus I've seen a couple that I really liked (modded). I liked reqs alot.

azbass
12-02-2007, 06:16 PM
I've always found VWs pretty ugly personally.

except mine

elementxero
12-02-2007, 06:20 PM
pics

theCybe
12-02-2007, 06:55 PM
true, AZ's is the secks. Maybe it's just the pix @ vw that make it look bad. I retract my comment, this one is hot. Love the front.



http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/10/web/2446000-2446999/2446118_11_full.jpg

Oh noes:
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/10/web/2446000-2446999/2446118_20_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/10/web/2446000-2446999/2446118_21_full.jpg

hmmmmmmmmm.....

might've just moved up the list. 23k.

azbass
12-02-2007, 07:28 PM
http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/9351/015scaled600024qo8.jpg

GSRswapandslow
12-02-2007, 07:36 PM
honda fit

<---drives a TW 07 fit and it'll have a k20z3 before terrible long

elementxero
12-02-2007, 08:04 PM
az+cybe : like those

req
12-02-2007, 08:12 PM
how about this?

http://www.carpages.co.uk/volkswagen/volkswagen_images/volkswagen-golf-gti-19-05-07.jpg

theCybe
12-02-2007, 08:29 PM
I wouldn't care if it was creampuff pink and had hearts on it.

That's the W12.

http://www.diablomotor.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/vw-w12-engine-1280x960.jpg

I would drive that ****.

req
12-02-2007, 09:31 PM
x2 :inlove:

elementxero
12-02-2007, 09:59 PM
x3 :drool:

fatblunt
12-02-2007, 10:40 PM
For some reason I tend to like the newest body style vw the least, I used to think it was a huge mistake vw made and many people would probably strongly agree but I've taken a little more of a liking to it lately ha.. but I still like the other body styles more..
Heres some nice cars I have pics of,
none of these are mine.. just to show you how lovely a vw can be... maybe a little outrageous looking too :D
mk2 golf
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a17/streetflatter/dopemike.jpg
mk3 jetta
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a17/streetflatter/jetta4.jpg
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a17/streetflatter/jetta2.jpg
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a17/streetflatter/jettainterior2.jpg
mk4
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a17/streetflatter/capitascar.jpg



http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a17/streetflatter/NoFatChicks.jpg :laugh:

If you want a practical reliable car, while staying on the cheaper side of the cars you listed, go for a GTI you won't regret it..
Especially if you have a 1.8t too, you will be happy with the power and if one felt the need for more, can be easily achieved. very reliable and good cars..
i own a jetta tdi myself (mk3) and with 300k the car still rides like a dream and haven't had any major problems.
so i guess it is a biased opinion... but only because of what I've experienced, its all good with vw. I have a friend whos dad has a turbo diesel mk2 with over half a million kilometers... as long as you show them sum luv they'll treat you like a king..

Eugenics
12-02-2007, 11:42 PM
how about this?

http://www.carpages.co.uk/volkswagen/volkswagen_images/volkswagen-golf-gti-19-05-07.jpg

Drives like an utter piece of ****.

One Bad MOFO
12-03-2007, 12:28 AM
says the dsm guy :)

at least we'd have things in common... cheqp shot, my bad :P

I'm wary of these, I had a bad experience with an A4. Then again, I had a good experience with the same A4. Funny how that works - an eight-thousand dollar car with three thousand dollars worth of problems.

i'm a little confused by that whole post?
do bmw's break down a lot or something?
And the talon is only my "winter" car, and I'm actually trying to sell it right now I hate that sob.

req
12-03-2007, 01:16 AM
Drives like an utter piece of ****.

you drove one?? :eek:









oh. i didnt think so. there is only one. :eyebrow:

alpinetypeR
12-03-2007, 01:56 AM
Is 300

elementxero
12-03-2007, 07:20 AM
Is 300

Sparta?

jdc753
12-03-2007, 07:42 AM
I'm gonna try and stay out of this as best I can. When I was looking at some of these cars it was mainly only due to the fact you could find them in a stick unlike domestic vehicles. But out what what you have listed I would I would honestly go for another TC. Can't believe I am saying that lol, but I would never want to see an auto WRX, or Evo and I just can't handle the look of those VW hatches, Jettas maybe, or previous gen's but not those newer ones.

Of all the jap cars I've always like Mazda's what about a Altima or something pretty small car but you could fit a decent amount of people in it too and actually be reasonably comfortable. Suburu Legacy sounded like a pretty good suggestion a ways back as well.

Eugenics
12-03-2007, 08:08 AM
you drove one?? :eek:









oh. i didnt think so. there is only one. :eyebrow:

Jeremy Clarkson did, there might be a video of it on youtube.

theCybe
12-03-2007, 10:18 AM
LOMFL

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a17/streetflatter/dopemike.jpg

And to the other guys' point about not wanting to see an automatic this, or an automatic that, .. :jerkin:

These are commuter cars, man.

The VW's DSG gained it big points. I drove a Tip jetta, and thought it ****** - I wasn't aware that the GTI are different.

theCybe
12-03-2007, 10:20 AM
i'm a little confused by that whole post?
do bmw's break down a lot or something?


No, but DSM do :)

theCybe
12-03-2007, 03:02 PM
bump for more input maybe.

One Bad MOFO
12-03-2007, 03:06 PM
No, but DSM do :)

oh for sure. thats the exact reason I'm trying to get rid of it. I haven't driven it for a single day without having problems and I've had it for 3 months.
Definitely my last dsm.

azbass
12-03-2007, 07:21 PM
keep it german :)

theCybe
12-03-2007, 09:29 PM
coming soon. :)