looking for a car


kenwood guy
06-14-2004, 01:13 AM
Im looking for car that is
used

under 10k

v6 engine
has two doors
fast
Im thinking of a v6 camero mustang cavalierZ24 does the gti Vr6 Have a 6 banger?? probe gt i think that has a v6 also stratus R/T? any ideas???
and another thing is focus svt faster then a z24 cavalier??

91300zxtt
06-14-2004, 11:23 AM
what about a corvette you can get one from the early 90's now for under 10 pretty sure those are faster than anythning you have listed up there

kman10587
06-14-2004, 02:04 PM
Get a Grand National. :)

*ahem* Anyways, your best bet is probably the V6 Camaro with GM's good old 3800 Series II V6. I've never really liked the Mustang's V6 that much, so stick with the Chevy. If you don't mind buying Japanese, also take a look at the Nissan 300ZX (1990-1996). It's about as fast at the V6 Camaro, but the interior is much nicer and the handling is a bit better. It's more expensive though, about a few thousand more than a Camaro from the same year.

91300zxtt
06-14-2004, 02:10 PM
Get a Grand National. :)

*ahem* Anyways, your best bet is probably the V6 Camaro with GM's good old 3800 Series II V6. I've never really liked the Mustang's V6 that much, so stick with the Chevy. If you don't mind buying Japanese, also take a look at the Nissan 300ZX (1990-1996). It's about as fast at the V6 Camaro, but the interior is much nicer and the handling is a bit better. It's more expensive though, about a few thousand more than a Camaro from the same year.

about as fast? how about it is faster. you can buy an early twin turbo from the early 90s for under 10,000 300 hp and your running with and faster than some emphasis on some of the v8's

kman10587
06-14-2004, 04:24 PM
You'd be hard-pressed to find a decent coniditon twin-turbo for under $10,000, even from 1990. Also, I've heard from numerous people that the 1990 models had quite a few problems and that you should steer clear of them. The standard 300ZX from 1990-1996 made 222 hp and 198 torque, and weighed about 3200 lbs. The standard Camaro from 1996-2002 made 200 hp and 225 torque, and weighed about 3200 lbs as well. So, I'd say they perform about the same. Also, if you wanna compare the 300ZX twin turbo to the Camaro, compare it to the Z28, which costs and performs about the same. So it really comes down to what you'd rather have, a 300ZX or a Camaro. Both are very good buys.

91300zxtt
06-14-2004, 04:27 PM
o ya i know. i own a 91 tt never have any problems even with the mods. i also see your point as well you COULD find a ferrari or supra tt but they are gonna be big piles haha

kman10587
06-14-2004, 04:56 PM
Well, I'd personally take the 300ZX NA over the Camaro, because I think the 300ZX is much more well-built and reliable, and it's also much more comfortable and ergonomical. But the Camaro V6 is not a bad car by any means, and it's a few grand cheaper than the 300ZX as well.

91300zxtt
06-14-2004, 04:58 PM
ya i deffinately agree with you on that you can actually find a z28 for under 5 not so much the tt 300

kenwood guy
06-14-2004, 11:24 PM
you there?? so a v6 camero???

kman10587
06-14-2004, 11:41 PM
If you wanna buy American, a 1996 or newer V6 Camaro is the way to go.

91300zxtt
06-14-2004, 11:42 PM
camaro, mustang, firebird, 300zx, 3000gt you decide what you like the best

kman10587
06-14-2004, 11:51 PM
This guy already said in another thread that he hates imports, so count out the 300ZX and 3000GT. The Mustang GT is a good car but the base V6 is a pretty bad engine. Stick with the 1996 and newer V6 Camaro and Firebird.

91300zxtt
06-14-2004, 11:58 PM
ya i agree i dint know you didnt like imports so go with camaro or firebird basically the same exact car, different body styling. personally i like the firebird an alltime fav. of mine

kenwood guy
06-15-2004, 12:06 AM
how about the z24 cav does that have a v6???

kenwood guy
06-15-2004, 12:08 AM
Well I dont hate imports I dont prefer them because of there front wheel drive and parts cost plus I support american made cars

91300zxtt
06-15-2004, 12:34 AM
i have no idea about the cavs ive never really checked one out before sorry man

kman10587
06-15-2004, 01:55 AM
The Cavalier Z24 is an inline-four. I'll ignore your comment about Japanese cars being front-wheel-drive, and go watch some RX-7 drift videos instead. Also, don't get the Firebird or Camaro, because they aren't "American made"; they're built in Canada. Honestly, I don't really know what to tell you. I don't really care, and therefore don't really know, which country any car is from. In my opinion, a good car is a good car, no matter what flag it was born under.

91300zxtt
06-15-2004, 11:29 AM
well put k-man only thing is gm stopped producing them for a while. but ya foreal a good car is a good car

kenwood guy
06-15-2004, 06:28 PM
parts for imports are a lot more expensive would that be a minus for imports and another thing which is better front wheel drive or rear wheel drive???

kman10587
06-15-2004, 10:01 PM
Rear-wheel-drive is much better, which is why I suggested the 300ZX. Also, while import parts are more expensive, imports are better built, so you won't have to replace parts as often.

91300zxtt
06-15-2004, 10:02 PM
kenwood guy where do u live if you live in an area without alot of snow go rear wheel but if u have harsh winters go with front wheel

kman10587
06-16-2004, 03:46 AM
Oh yeah, if you live in a snowy area, don't even think about the 300ZX. I've heard too many accounts of drivers getting on the gas a bit too much during a light rain shower and ending up in a ditch.

kenwood guy
06-16-2004, 09:09 PM
Solid advice I Great thing I live in So Cal (california) does rear wheel drive have more power making better???

kenwood guy
06-16-2004, 09:13 PM
another thing Is there a HUge difference between imports and domestics seems imports according to you have an edge???

kenwood guy
06-16-2004, 09:17 PM
The 300zx is a cool car but I love the sound of flowmasters on a camero i cant make up my mind

91300zxtt
06-16-2004, 09:23 PM
well get what you want

kenwood guy
06-16-2004, 09:34 PM
do you have an answer to the question I asked before the statement i made??

kman10587
06-16-2004, 09:34 PM
As I've already said, there is nothing about a car being import or domestic that makes it different. It's the car itself. But certain brand names do have certain reputations for reliability, as well as overall image. For this reason, I will probably never buy a non-Japanese car, unless American companies really shape up their build quality.

kenwood guy
06-16-2004, 09:53 PM
now why do you say that??
because of past experences??
most if not all auto makers are in going at it to make the best cars why would any auto maker down size there parts Greed i guess or maybe to lower the price?? whatever the case would you predict that soon that Gm is going to stop making cars because of quality?? or anyother company for that matter I feel there are too many companys too many models and if any half ass it there gone.

kman10587
06-16-2004, 11:18 PM
Well, every domestic car tha my family has owned has been ready for the junkyard at 80K or less, and we take good care of our cars. On the other hand, my 1996 Camry V6 LE is at 110K miles, and I haven't had one major repair of yet. There's a reason that Toyota and Honda cars have the highest resale values: Japan builds their cars to last. America builds its cars to sell, which they do pretty well, but not much more.

Anyways, I suggest we drop this now, because the mods don't like domestic vs. import threads. They usually turn into flame-wars, and that's no good at all.

kenwood guy
06-17-2004, 01:49 AM
well first of all I beg to differ I currently drive a 91 chevy caprice that has 203,000+ miles on it and it still runs as good as the day my dad gave it to me anyway... im not pitting the domestics vs imports im just comparing the two :nono:

kman10587
06-17-2004, 11:55 AM
That's okay, I know domestics can be reliable, I have just not had a good experience with them, and it seems to me that the Japanese make better cars...

Blazing Rice
06-17-2004, 02:11 PM
Z24 is a 4 cylinder.

How fast do want to go? Do you intend to modify it for better performance? The Nissan 300ZX is an expensive car to maintain, as far as parts and repairs go.

91300zxtt
06-17-2004, 03:25 PM
yo blazing rice i have one not alot to maintain but we are over that discussion already

kman10587
06-17-2004, 10:03 PM
True, repairs are expensive, but it will amost never break if you take proper care of it. The cars are extremely reliable.

kenwood guy
06-18-2004, 08:20 PM
well Then would I better of with a z or a camero??? well in other words I do plan to mod my next car with mods which car would turn out faster should say??? or maybe it depends on the mods I dont plan on turbo or Sc but maybe Nos.... Just maybe

kman10587
06-19-2004, 01:10 AM
The Z will be a little bit faster and certainly handle better. The downside is that for the price of a 94 300ZX, you can get a 99 Camaro V6. Still, I'd get the older 300ZX; it holds its value better for a reason.

kenwood guy
06-19-2004, 03:16 AM
I like the z and camero because they both have T tops now are saying that because you own a z??? Im sure if you take care of eather car they both will last as long as the driver takes care of it right???

kman10587
06-19-2004, 11:47 PM
That's true, if you take good care of a car it will last a long time. So as long as you take care of the Camaro, it'll last a long time. I mainly prefer the 300ZX because of the looks and the handling.

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