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Old 11-30-2005, 11:02 PM   #1
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Whats a nice import car for 4-5k?

ya currently i have a lumina, but ya by the end of the year i should have over 4-5k to spend. if i dont spend all my money and stuff.

but ya i wanna get a import car, like a honda, acura or somethin

the only american car id like is really a dodge stealth but ya (they have some for 2k and stuff,theres one with 80k miles and one with 170k lol

ya i want somethin under 100k if possible, and id like it to be pretty looking and pretty fast, and have alot of modding ability/upgrades

what would u recomend? (o ya between 1992 or so to 2000)
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Old 12-01-2005, 09:32 PM   #2
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Re: Whats a nice import car for 4-5k?

that's really pretty hard ... i can't think of any 'pretty fast' cars you can get for 4-5k
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1994 acura Integra, possible to find one for under 5K, reliable car and can easily be made to go fast. VTEC
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Old 12-02-2005, 12:50 AM   #4
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Re: Whats a nice import car for 4-5k?

ya i found a couple integras, arent dodge stealths fast?

they even had a 96 bmw (which i dont want though, mainly because id rather have a asian car lol)

but ya they had miatas too id like an integra, but there kinda common
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Re: Whats a nice import car for 4-5k?

get an EK hatch and do a motor swap....
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Old 12-02-2005, 04:45 PM   #6
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Re: Whats a nice import car for 4-5k?

do that on what?
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Old 12-02-2005, 06:44 PM   #7
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Re: Whats a nice import car for 4-5k?

96-98 Civic hatchback w/ a GSR (b18C1) swap....and if there's money lying around sometime in the future, boost it!!

http://www.elite-autosport.com/videos/nate.mov
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Re: Whats a nice import car for 4-5k?

m friend is selling his civic hatch back (i think its 92) for 500, he said it was pretty quick too, he blew the transmission or clutch or somethin when he ws racing, he said he blew up the engine lol but ya, (didnt really blow it up) i figure about 1k worth of work and there ya go 1500
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integra's are great little cars. staggering aftermarket, excellent reliability, gas milage, fairly comfy and i think they look pretty nice. Great cars to learn your way around engines with before getting other cars but some people never leave their integras because you can easily put 300k - 400k miles on the engine if you treat her nicely.

I'm a huge fan of 3000gt's/stealths so i would also advise that you look into those stealths as well :P Be careful though, those arent exactly the turnkey cars that hondas/acuras are and parts can get very expensive.
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Re: Whats a nice import car for 4-5k?

stealths look so nice though

man in that civic video, alot of stuff like with the mustangs when he just honks and speeds up, the dudes probly arent racing or dont know whats goin on (some of them) so he just pulls ahead

but ya its pretty dam fast, thats fnny at the end with the 1000hp camaro, he gets killed

how expensive is it to get a civic pretty quick?
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Re: Whats a nice import car for 4-5k?

well just the engine, tranny, axles and turbo set up probably cost about $10-15k and then the price of the car......

And yes those cars were racing, its just that the hatch weighs nothing and has 498whp...
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Re: Whats a nice import car for 4-5k?

lol

what does the guy mean by brake boost?

gah that video makes me want a new car sooo bad
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Re: Whats a nice import car for 4-5k?

you hold the brake and hit the gas so the wastegate closes and the turbo begins to spool so that you has boost when you hit the gas.
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Re: Whats a nice import car for 4-5k?

wait so u run the gas while holding the brake at the same time?

the brake isnt all the way down right?
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Re: Whats a nice import car for 4-5k?

right...you only brake enough to keep the car movin the same speed, but it allows the turbo to spool up which reduces the overall lag on the start...

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