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Old 05-25-2005, 04:19 PM   #1
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Need Help: Narrowed It Down To 5...

Hi. I'm going to be getting a new car soon and I can't decide what to get so I was hoping that you guys could hopefully help me. I've got it narrowed down to 5 cars, a Honda CRX, a Nissan Z31T, a Fox Body Mustang, Honda Del Sol, or a Nissan 240SX. I'm not very good with cars so if possible I would like something that's pretty reliable that doesn't need to be babied. I don't want to spend to much, the ideal cost would be $5K or less. This isn't going to be for any serious racing in competitions or anything, just screwing around with friends from street light to street light. Which do you think would be the best car for me? Thank you.
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Old 05-25-2005, 05:26 PM   #2
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fox body mustang for 5k is ur best bet from stop light to stop light
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Old 05-25-2005, 05:31 PM   #3
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Thanks for the fast reply. I know that the Mustang isn't going to handle very well because that isn't what it's meant for but how bad is it? Also, what would you say is the 2nd best option? Also, if anyone else thinks differently, please say something. Thank you very much.
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its not too bad at handling, i mean its not going to handle like the 240sx, but the 240sx is my 2nd option, its rwd also
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Okay, thanks. Anyone else have an opinion?
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Old 05-25-2005, 06:31 PM   #6
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Re: Need Help: Narrowed It Down To 5...

Well, hondas are always reliable, but the crx and the del sol aren't going to be as fast as the mustang stock... but, if you want a car that doesn't need to be babied, then the Honda is for you.
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Wanna go fast in a straight-line? The 5.0 Mustang is your car. Want a car that will handle very well? Go with the 240SX? Want a car that can go either way, depending on how you modify it? Get a CRX or Del Sol. Want a car with a bit more style and uniqueness? Z31T it is. All of these cars are very tough (not too sure about the Z31T, actually) and can take a lot of abuse with little maintenance, and are well-suited for stoplight racing/messing around in general.
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Okay, thanks for the replies. I think I'm going to go with the 240SX for a couple of reasons: RWD (I know the Mustang is but I don't know about the others), it can be made to go fast whereas the Mustang would be harder to make handle well (Right?), the looks are pretty appealing to me, and it's reliable. Please tell me if I got anything wrong here but I think I'm going to go with the 97-98 240SX. Like this one here:

http://www.versionselect.com/images/tempura4.jpg

Mmmmmmmmmm...anyways, whats the most I should buy a good condition 240SX for? Thanks.
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hey its ur money so i think u made a good choice, but i would of went with the mustang but the 240sx are nice cars
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Yeah... 240sx's are hard to find... here's one i found on ebay, bone stock:

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Well, to tell you the truth I'm not very fond of the Mustang looks, sorry. One more question, could someone explain the differences between the , 240SX, the 200SX, and the 180SX? A lot of the time they look the same to me and I don't know how they're different. Also, are the 200SX and the 180SX as good as the 240SX? Thanks.
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180SX = Japanese market 240SX- has a different engines in different states of tune.

200SX = European market 240SX or a tarted up Sentra if you're in the US.

240SX= the car you were looking at.


Unless you intend to drift, stay away from the 240SX, it has no real advantage over a Honda.
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Re: Need Help: Narrowed It Down To 5...

mustangs can handle really well and there's a well beaten path to making them handle well, remember they were VERY successful road racing cars in the late 80's/early 90's.
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Re: Need Help: Narrowed It Down To 5...

The 200SX was also the American name for the S12 Silvia in the 1980's. Yay for confusion.

You can make a Fox Body 5.0 Mustang into a competitive road racer, but it's more difficult than it would be for a 1995-1998 240SX. The Fox Body chassis is not particularly well-designed, and the front suspension is one of the car's weak points, losing grip a bit too easily. Or maybe Ford designed it like that on purpose, knowing that the majority of Mustang owners would want more grip in the rear, for drag racing. Either way, the car isn't very agile and it has a problem with understeering. It's fixable, but if you're just looking for a quick street car that is easy to pilot through turns quickly, the 240SX is your car. You'll need an aftermarket turbo kit or a motor swap to have any chance of beating a 5.0 Mustang in a drag race, though.
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Good luck finding a 97-98 S14 240sx for 5k or under
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