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    Help me decide next project car

    So my 300c is my reliable daily I'm keeping it bone stock. My budget is 7,000$
    My goal is an extra fun car, daily, occasional autocross and dragstrip. If it breaks I'm fixing it. I understand an older sports car is a gamble.

    I'm bouncing between 99-03 BMW e39 or 540i 5spd, 04-07 wrx and or wrx sti, or 90-96 300zx tt.

    If anyone has had one of these vehicles and would like to give me there two cents or sense please respond.

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    Can you actually find a wrx (let alone sti) for 7k? I seem to recall them all being (at least around here) 15k or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agoristmike View Post
    Can you actually find a wrx (let alone sti) for 7k? I seem to recall them all being (at least around here) 15k or so.
    I may have higher budget to get the "right one" I said 7k$ I left room for initial mods or fixes...there around 10 with some miles on it

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    Hell I've seen dozens of WRX offerings on the market for sub $10k, having looked under the hood of a 300ZX I'd steer FAR clear of that one...

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    If I wanted a FUN and affordable AutoX/ play car, my first look would be a ~99ish Integra or an RSX. They're peppy, cheap to mod and respond to corners REALLY well.



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    Quote Originally Posted by punisher69 View Post
    If I wanted a FUN and affordable AutoX/ play car, my first look would be a ~99ish Integra or an RSX. They're peppy, cheap to mod and respond to corners REALLY well.



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    One too many 0-60 runs obviously mess up your melon, you just recommended a Honda for a fun sporty car... Help me decide next project car

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tikibeast View Post
    One too many 0-60 runs obviously mess up your melon, you just recommended a Honda for a fun sporty car... Help me decide next project car

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    You haven't driven one with a decent suspension and tires on an AutoX course then lol...but you may be on to something with the 0-60 pulls

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    Quote Originally Posted by punisher69 View Post
    You haven't driven one with a decent suspension and tires on an AutoX course then lol...but you may be on to something with the 0-60 pulls

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    I joke, but one of the most fun little cars I've ever driven was a first gen Miata with steeper gears in the rear end, that thing was a go-kart!

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    Help me decide next project car

    I used to have a ton of fun with a couple second generation rx7’s back in the 90’s. I had 2 87’s and an 89, all turbos. Those were some fun cars , they handled like they were on rails and fast a hell with some mods!!


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    Leaning towards wrx. Easy to work on, parts a relatively inexpensive. Vehicles are in my price range for one that is under 140k miles. 300zx are overpriced for what they are and like mentioned before engine bay is packed and they are really old. The BMW part prices are ridiculous...m5 that is decent is 10k+.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Vindiesel View Post
    Leaning towards wrx. Easy to work on, parts a relatively inexpensive. Vehicles are in my price range for one that is under 140k miles. 300zx are overpriced for what they are and like mentioned before engine bay is packed and they are really old. The BMW part prices are ridiculous...m5 that is decent is 10k+.



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    I agree regarding the Subaru, easy to work on, HEAVILY documented, parts are a dime a dozen...though while the M5 is pricey...it's an M5! I love M5s personally, I think they're well worth the money if you have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronan978 View Post
    I used to have a ton of fun with a couple second generation rx7’s back in the 90’s. I had 2 87’s and an 89, all turbos. Those were some fun cars , they handled like they were on rails and fast a hell with some mods!!


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    They're cool cars, but the Z32 is impossible to work on...

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