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adio
04-03-2008, 04:01 PM
option 1.) a used car like a 95-99 something with a newer engine ( 275HP) and a newer transmission

option 2.) a new car (2007-2008) with the same power engine

what would be a better and a cheaper choice?

your friend,

adio

dman4486
04-03-2008, 04:13 PM
option 1.) a used car like a 95-99 something with a newer engine ( 275HP) and a newer transmission

option 2.) a new car (2007-2008) with the same power engine

what would be a better and a cheaper choice?

your friend,

adio

depends on the car and the motor/tranny selection.....go look up pricing of whatever you are wanting

jco1385
04-03-2008, 04:15 PM
seems like a pretty easy question. a new car will almost always cost more. esp with 275hp

hatemonger
04-03-2008, 04:19 PM
i just test drove a 04 nissan with 24000 miles. 18999$. 270 hp. nissan murano. i was fairly impressed with the way it drove. don't like the looks, but that seemless transmission nissans have is pretty sweet.

Stoke
04-03-2008, 06:42 PM
Although it'd be more expensive, I'd go with option 2....

adio
04-04-2008, 08:14 AM
depends on the car and the motor/tranny selection.....go look up pricing of whatever you are wanting

say a 1998 nissan maxima with an automatic tranny for $5k vs. a 2008-2009 nissan altima coupe for whatever the price is.

Grinder1989
04-04-2008, 08:23 AM
Older cars are usually cheaper to fix. Newer cars have more and more components in them and if they go out, it can cost alot. Example (not the best one I have but) My dad's 2000 Cadillac STS have the relay go out in the EBTCM (if you don't know what that is google it). All it does it disable the ABS and the TCS however it is around $1k to fix because the relay will not be replaced by GM. You have to buy the whole component which of course, since its a Cadillac, costs around $600-$700 plus labor. My vehicles are old and aren't the easiest things to fix however they are much cheaper. A rebuilt transmission for my 1974 Chevy costed me $400 without labor. Try getting a price like that on a nissan transmission. But as long as your happy with the car you buy, who cares what you get. :)

blackbonnie
04-04-2008, 08:46 AM
well the older car will be cheaper, but i would buy the newer car if you can afford it and get the financing. ecspecially if it has a warranty

iamamp3pimp
04-04-2008, 08:48 AM
all in what you want to spend.

dman4486
04-04-2008, 12:42 PM
Older cars are usually cheaper to fix. Newer cars have more and more components in them and if they go out, it can cost alot. Example (not the best one I have but) My dad's 2000 Cadillac STS have the relay go out in the EBTCM (if you don't know what that is google it). All it does it disable the ABS and the TCS however it is around $1k to fix because the relay will not be replaced by GM. You have to buy the whole component which of course, since its a Cadillac, costs around $600-$700 plus labor. My vehicles are old and aren't the easiest things to fix however they are much cheaper. A rebuilt transmission for my 1974 Chevy costed me $400 without labor. Try getting a price like that on a nissan transmission. But as long as your happy with the car you buy, who cares what you get. :)

yea...i payed $250 cash for my maverick, and have put less than $2000 into it! now it runs low 8's on the 1/8 and i am in the process on body and interior:D

FineLinePimpin
04-04-2008, 04:17 PM
WHo installed the engine and whats it out of. 98 Max did NOT have 275hp. Was it qaulity work...was the maint. kept up on it...theres waaaay to many actors here to just pick one.

mackin
04-04-2008, 05:07 PM
option 1.) a used car like a 95-99 something with a newer engine ( 275HP) and a newer transmission

option 2.) a new car (2007-2008) with the same power engine

what would be a better and a cheaper choice?

your friend,

adio

depends on the condition of the used car. i know my '99 has some rock chips in the paint and just isn't quite in the condition a new car would be.

adio
04-05-2008, 08:53 AM
WHo installed the engine and whats it out of. 98 Max did NOT have 275hp. Was it qaulity work...was the maint. kept up on it...theres waaaay to many actors here to just pick one.

this is all just for future reference

Ferendon
04-05-2008, 01:51 PM
i just test drove a 04 nissan with 24000 miles. 18999$. 270 hp. nissan murano. i was fairly impressed with the way it drove. don't like the looks, but that seemless transmission nissans have is pretty sweet.

They weren't 270hp. 245. And it's a CVT transmission.


By the question you asked, I feel that can safely assume you have trouble making decisions. You need a new car. With a warranty, and a service plan. That way, you can stay out from under the hood.