Searching For Coupe, under 8sec to 60,under 7k,n/a


cadillacatera1997
06-19-2004, 10:28 PM
Hey all,
Still new to the group. For the past 6 or so months I've been searching for a used car for under 7,000. I've looked at probably all possible coupes with under a 8 second 0-60 time and at least a 1995 model year and an auto tranny, but have always found some reason to move away from the cars I've looked at. The cars I've considered so far are:
1. 4th gen F-Body with the 3.8
2. 95+ 240sx
3. 2nd gen DSM w/ turbo (not possible due to insurance costs)
4. 2nd gen Probe GT/MX-6 LS
5. 99+ Cougar V6 (what is the 0-60 on these w/ the auto)

Can anyone tell me any of the pros/cons of the cars aforementioned, or make any other suggesstions meeting these requirements:
1.Low Insurance Cost
2.Decent Gas Mileage
3.Under 7,000
4.Under 75,000 miles
5.Under 8 second 0-60
6.2 or 4 doors
7.Reliable
8.At least 1995 model year

Thank you all very much, and have a great day,
Andy

kman10587
06-19-2004, 11:55 PM
The Camaro V6 is a good bet. The 300ZX N/A is also a good car. However, your best bet for those criteria is probably the Acura Integra GS-R. Honda reliability, 0-60 in about 6.8 seconds, made between 1994 and 2001. It's available as either a coupe or a sedan, but I'd go with the sedan, since it will lower insurance costs. The mileage is decent, rated at about 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway. The car does have some downsides, though. It's tough to find them in sedan form, and also tough to find them with automatic transmissions. They are front-wheel-drive, which is good and bad at the same time. And it's gonna be hard to find one with 75,000 miles for under $7,000, because they hold very well due to great reliability.

svrider
06-21-2004, 12:40 PM
The Camaro V6 is a good bet. The 300ZX N/A is also a good car. However, your best bet for those criteria is probably the Acura Integra GS-R. Honda reliability, 0-60 in about 6.8 seconds, made between 1994 and 2001. It's available as either a coupe or a sedan, but I'd go with the sedan, since it will lower insurance costs. The mileage is decent, rated at about 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway. The car does have some downsides, though. It's tough to find them in sedan form, and also tough to find them with automatic transmissions. They are front-wheel-drive, which is good and bad at the same time. And it's gonna be hard to find one with 75,000 miles for under $7,000, because they hold very well due to great reliability.

The integra gsr was available only in 5-speed versions AFAIK. I drive a 2000 gsr sedan & the dealer found one after searching in 7 closest states(live in tx). The insurance is not very different on sedans compared to the coupe. I know this for a fact because 2 ppl i know pay about the same as i do, for the coupe. But they are awesome cars, i have not had a single problem in the last 4 yrs. The sedan version is slightly heavier so you can't throw it around as much( i still do :))

kman10587
06-21-2004, 08:07 PM
Heh, I've been thinking about getting an Integra GS-R for a while, and while I'd be fine with a hatchback, I'd much prefer a sedan...if I can find one. :P

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