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Old 03-01-2010, 04:00 PM   #1
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What car is better overall for what i want to do?

i have a '94 pontiac grand am se coupe that has a lot of problems and i might be getting a new car for christmas and was wondering which car is better between these:
2006-2007 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
1994-2004 Ford Mustang GT/Cobra
2005 Dodge Neon SRT4
2002 Chevrolet Camaro SS
2002 Pontiac Trans Am/Firebird Formula
2005-2006 Pontiac GTO
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
1993 Mazda RX7
2006 Misubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR
or possibly if u have any other suggestions for a car (would prefer it to be used because i looked at a lot of new cars and didn't like them as much)
the requirements that i have are:
powerful enough to beat other vehicles for money in a race (drag races with rolling starts/dead starts and possibly road races, but mostly drag) to help pay for different things (insurance, gas, upgrades, maintenance, ext.)
reliable/good quality
low mileage
good looking
lots of performance upgrades/aftermarket parts available
manual transmission
not too old (<19 yrs) and not more than $35,000 (i don&#039;t have the money my grandparents do so don&#039;t say stuff like get this and buy all of these things for it with the left over money)

thank you for taking ur time to read my question and if u are answering it thank you again
and i would like ur honest opinion about these cars and any others u have suggested or r going to suggest and please be specific about the cars u suggest
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:14 PM   #2
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At this stage, used 2008 Evo Xs can be purchased for as little as $32,000, and they can put the motor on just about anything on your list.

But the MazdaSpeed3 might make another interesting choice.. In factory trim, it&#039;s down about 30 horses and 20 lb-ft of torque. But it&#039;s also 400 lbs lighter.

Brand new, it&#039;s cheaper than a used Evo, but there still are plenty of tuner parts.
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:32 PM   #3
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I say either one of the STI&#039;s or the Evo. If you don&#039;t like those 2, I would suggest a 350. They have an extensive aftermarket, come with around 300 hp to start, and they&#039;re RWD. IMO, wIth fuel prices, theres no need for a V8. And def no to the Neon. If they weren&#039;t FWD it would be another story.
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:09 PM   #4
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the GTO!
my sister has a 2006, it easily goes 120mph.
they have a g8 gxp (pontiac) coming out though.. it should be under 35k, it is supposed to have 402 horse power. the gto has 400

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Old 03-01-2010, 05:52 PM   #5
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possess as much information as you could maybe is one of the options,however it is quite time consuming,here http://www.CarInsuranceTip.info/free-car-insurance.htm is the resource i have ever had good experience.
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good luck
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:17 PM   #7
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You have a lot of cars on your list. I suggest you go to your local library and look at the April 2008 issue of Consumer Reports magazine, which has an entire section on which car makes/models/year are best -- and which are the worst. Some models are on their "cars to avoid" list due to a high number of problems. This kind of information is invaluable for anyone buying a car.
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:45 PM   #8
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if ur looking for a fast car then learn how to find the weight to power ratio of a car. (divide the weight in pounds by the power in hp: make sure u use the same units when comparing cars.) if a car weighs 2000 lbs and has 200 hp then the ratio is 10 lbs/hp. it means that 1 hp will be used to push 10 lbs. if you have the same car with 400 hp then the ratio is 5 lbs/hp. 1 hp will be used to push 5 lbs. the lower the number the better. the mitsubish evolution has a narrow body style. i suggest u get a car that looks wide because it looks better. i would get either the gto or the mustang.
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