Need help, and input on buying a new car

06-29-2004, 06:47 PM
Im 16, and Right now i have a '93 jeep cherokee which sucks and is ready to break down and im looking at getting a new car in which i have to pay for. Im gonna have to lease one,i have no other option. I dont know a whole lot about cars and I want to know what a good stock car is with a LOTTA kick to it, i jus wanna fly. And its gottta be something thats under or around $20,000 and that doesnt have SKY HIGH insurancerates. And i cant hook it up with anything at all

PLEASE! Help Me Out! THX!

06-29-2004, 06:51 PM
Dodge SRT-4...13.9-second quarter mile stock, base MSRP for a 2004 model is $20,995. The insurance is reasonable too, because it's a front-wheel-drive sedan based off of an economy car (the Neon).

06-29-2004, 06:55 PM
hey thanks a lot k man, i was lookin at those and they are SWEET rides,but is there anything cheaper than that? I Still think im going to go check them out tomorrow though. And also, is the neon anywhere close to it? but is there anything cheaper than that

06-29-2004, 07:17 PM
The Neon is nowhere near the SRT-4. There are cheaper cars, but the SRT-4 is WAY ahead of them in performance. Your next best bet would probably be the Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec-V. They don't have the blistering turbocharged speed of the SRT-4, but they do have 175 hp, 180 torque, and a front LSD, so they aren't too bad. Only $17,500 too :)

06-29-2004, 07:26 PM
come on guys, is kman the only one who knows anything about cars

06-29-2004, 07:34 PM
Nah, there's plenty of people who know a lot about sport-compacts, they just aren't online right now. If you don't like the Spec-V and can't afford the SRT-4, check out the Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart, Honda Civic Si, and Ford SVT Focus (not sure on the price of the SVT Focus, the other two are about $19,000).

06-30-2004, 08:57 AM
Err... to my knowledge the Civic SI is $19,000 and the Focus SVT(other than the '05 being very ugly) is $18,000.

I wouldn't recommend anything that will tempt you to race. You can't really mod it or anything, and if you do there is a good chance you'll become attatched. Why not buy a cheaper car and go with that?

06-30-2004, 05:23 PM
Why only lease? If you're getting car payments, why not take out a loan, have your parents cosign and buy a car, that way you can mod and you can get attached...and build credit. Plus if you buy a car, you could go used and get a faster/better car for under 20k, than a brand new car for under 20 grand.

06-30-2004, 05:38 PM
if your going to lease....does it really matter what car you get? Buy a used car with a loan you take out from the bank and use it as a project car for whatever you want.

06-30-2004, 05:57 PM
Yeah, I agree, rather than lease a new car, make a down payment on a good used car, have your parents co-sign, and start making payments to build up credit.

07-02-2004, 12:51 AM
Thanks a ton for all your help guys! I think im going to buy a used car and fix it up. The only thing im worried about is having problems with it and having to put a lot of mpney into it to be fixed(liek im doing right now)

Now i need some more MAJOR on help on what type of used car i could get, something i could drag race. And please rather than posting here , because its not lightining speed communinication, IM me on AIM at ILLINI3003 so i can talk to you and get more info. THANKS so much.

07-03-2004, 09:17 PM
well look in my sig.. i have some cars that are under $20k.. they all seem reasonable.. some have speed.. some are for more practical uses

well just incase here are some cars

Scion tC 2 door sporty coupe u can get one for under $17k 160hp/tq
Nissan SE-R spec V it has more than the tc but its 4 doors and cost a lil more
toyota corolla XRS starts at around $18 i think.. has the refinement of a corolla.. and the speed of...... a celica haha
Dodge srt4 $20 the most bang for your buck.. you have a chance to burn the 350z and anything that is slower than it

the civic SI is the worse next to the RSX.. both cost almost $20 and only have 160hp 141tq its horrible not worth it imo

07-05-2004, 11:11 AM

07-08-2004, 09:29 PM
MYU2, you're an idiot. Quit posting that stupid site on here.....Well anyways I found a car I like. This kid that goes to my school is giving me a huge deal on his ,I believe (98) Trans AM. He said he'd give it to me for either 7,500 or 8,000. The only thing I have to worry about is gettin a loan Its got 75,000 miles on it and has a corvette engine. He got it for either really cheap or free because his dads a police officer and i guess it was confiscated. The only negative about it is that its green, and it has a screamin eagle graphic on its hood and sides(Which I can get taken off)

So what do you guys think?

07-08-2004, 10:26 PM
As long as the car is in good condition, that's a pretty good deal.

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