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Topic: kind of car?

Posted By: wolf56
Subject: kind of car?
Date Posted: November 19, 2007 at 3:47 PM

alrighty, im currentling driving a 99 escort se, not something i want to work on building up, so i plan on selling it for about $2000, that leaves me in a price range of $3000 and under,

i wanna know what car i could "customize" in the near future that i could "possibly" find in that price range

I almost got a celica but it was an auto with no pw or pl so i turned it down, im looking towards celica/prelude/older supra/civic/eclipse/and other kinds of cars that have performance/audio/visual capabilities without completely making a fiberglass kit at home

i just cant think of any other cars that are "moddable" nowadays that are within a highschool kids budget

btw i leave in 7 months for basic training for the navy, and i want a car i can modify once im out, but i need to get it now so my gf has wheels to drive while im gone, so dont say like bentley,cadillac or things like that



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Posted By: the12volt
Date Posted: November 19, 2007 at 3:54 PM




Posted By: wolf56
Date Posted: November 19, 2007 at 3:57 PM
Oooo kool ty the12volt responded alot faster then i expected lol but ty




Posted By: wolf56
Date Posted: November 20, 2007 at 1:53 PM
also, since im 18 ive enlisted in the navy, i will be working with aviation electronics/fixing them,

my idea for after i finish my 5 yrs of active duty is to find a job at an airport or something dealing with aviation where they need a technician and have that as my main job, and work in a shop/do car things as a sidejob/hobby

im not sure if thats smart, for sure ill have it as a hobby, but i like working with cars period, the feeling when something works out and is complete is unbelievable, and well... if i could id change my job to something more car oriented in the navy but aviation will benefit with the money i should make




Posted By: ibasspro
Date Posted: November 20, 2007 at 2:13 PM

88-91 CRX. Swap for a B-16 or B-18 for the go factor, Checkout the Ground Designs 2000 Blackwidow Wide Body Kit for it. & (as Jeff Chitlot knows) CRX's are some of the loudest stock vehicles in the world. you can find em prety cheap nowadays.

& they sell EVERYTHING aftermarket for these things. Make shure 88-91, NOT the 87 & older

OR look at the 92-95 EG as they are called) Civic Hatchback....you can find em with the B-16 from the factory. & tons of aftermatket available for em.



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used to be loud, used to be fast...now I am married LOL




Posted By: wolf56
Date Posted: November 20, 2007 at 3:58 PM
hmmm i was thinking about the crx's ima check and see if any are for sale around my town, usually around here u can get a running nice car for $300




Posted By: uknedca
Date Posted: January 07, 2008 at 3:21 PM
Thanks, I'm gonna try that site!




Posted By: wolf56
Date Posted: January 13, 2008 at 1:13 AM
i actually look on craigslist alot, but i need to sell my escort before i can get another car, my cousins buddy has a 94 vw golf for sale at $1200, its got a brand new crate motor/tranny and other parts, he just wants to get rid of it, i think the kbb is $3600+ on the car and hes selling it for 1200 with 2 sets of rims, 15" winter set, and 17" 7-spokes for summer, chances of me getting it seem to be good, ima goto the bank and speak with them about a loan on monday, shouldnt be hard to borrow $1200




Posted By: wolf56
Date Posted: January 19, 2008 at 9:19 PM
alrighty, sold my escort se for $1900 cash, and bought the golf a day later

its a BLACK/ black 1997 Volkswagen Golf Trek, has 200,000 on the body, and 80,000 on the motor/tranny(he swapped the motor with a diff golf)

all it needs are rear struts, and there are door lock issues

also he said it had an alarm but they disconnected it, i read that it may have a stock alarm, but im not sure, he disconnected the alarm because it was going off randomly, so i think something was loose... if it ever gets warm ill check it out

im throwing my 2 type-rs and whatever i can find for an amp, into the back hatch and yeah




Posted By: KarTuneMan
Date Posted: January 27, 2008 at 3:57 PM

the12volt wrote:

Here's a good idea of your options.

Totally fabulous........posted_image



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Posted By: wolf56
Date Posted: January 30, 2008 at 9:19 PM
yup, ive got the golf, way nice, has a few issues, and with this cold up in central mn, my fuel lines froze, so i drove our beater to school and it broke down and i had to run 1/2 mile in this weather(1993 chevy berretta, p.o.s) but yeah, i got 2 doors for $35 to use for parts to fix my locks on my golf, and then, well, my golf is back into Nice condition for a highschool senior

80k on the motor/tranny, 200k on the body

alpine cda-9856 cd deck(paid $80) 2 alpine type-rs in a ported box, ive still gotta order a amp,
but im getting the hifonics brutus BXI2006D, and then im buying 4 6.5" pioneer 3-ways, and that will all cost just under $300 on ebay...

i had the pioneers in my old car and i liked them alot so im getting them again, also have a cold air intake for the golf in summer, new exhaust was put on, and it has a tip/can on it so its loud/sounds mean   for a golf

front end was rebuilt, and i have new struts to throw on the back, he also included 4 17" 7-spoke rims, but ive yet to get those, and also a spare hatch to use for parts

i paid $1200 for that deal(the car/rims/hatch/rebuilt front end/exhaust)

kbb/nada are both $4000 for the car... so i could resell for 3x what i paid easily... will get pics if anyone really wants to see it, but its VERY dirty... been to cold to wash it, not spose to get above 30 degrees up here for over a week, so idk if ill even get it running since the fuel lines are still frozen, yes i put heet in it





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