Btw your car looks like a boss! ;D
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Btw your car looks like a boss! ;D
If you're looking at a 240sx don't forget the drift tax. On NADA and KBB they may be worth $1-2k but they are "worth" $5-10k after "taxes" with a stock high mileage KA24DE non turbo, XXR rims with bald tires, and some $300 coilovers. Oh, and windshield stickers, body damage, and crappy paint. LMFAO. Look for an old person who is 1st or 2nd owner of a completely stock car. When it comes to 240's, there's a high ratio of bad examples, just be careful lol.
2.5 RS > 240
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2010 Hyundai Genesis 2.0t
An older Hyundai Genesis coupe might not be a bad choice. I get your dilemma. You want something cool and enjoyable to drive around in. It has to be reliable. It also should have (sorry if this offends you) the LEAST amount of HP possible because otherwise your monthly insurance rates will be horrific.
Hear me out...
When I was 15, my first car was a black 1996 Eclipse Spyder. It was a 5-speed and convertible. (Look it up... its a hot little car!) I bought it from my aunt for $4800 (well, $2k of my life savings and took a loan out from my parents for the rest. I was their SLAVE until I graduated college. No joke.) I absolutely LOVED that car. I think it only had 120 or maybe 140 horsepower. My dad nicknamed it "the fast-looking slow car." Due to the low HP, it was actually cheaper to insure me on the Eclipse than my mom's minivan!!
Initially, I washed that car WEEKLY. I parked in the back of the lot, all the way in the corner, and hugged the curb to avoid door dings. Then I took that same car to college with me and it took a good beating. Huge dings in the doors from cramped university garages. A smashed wheel well from a hit-and-run in the parking lot. Clear coat literally flaking off the car from baking in the southern sun for so many years.
If you're going to shoot for an impreza or even a WRX, you've got my support. Aim for a slightly older model (07-09) in good condition with low-ish mileage. Make a list of "acceptable" first cars and keep saving your money up. That way when you find a good deal on a used one, you can snag it, and hopefully avoid nasty monthly car payments. I remember how envious my friends were of me in college (and a few years after) because I didn't have a car payment. Unless your parents are filthy rich, its not a bad route. You can drive a cheap used car, work, save a TON of money and still have enough money to have a social life. And after you graduate college/trade school, you should have saved up enough money to get one of your dream cars (and possibly by then you'll have a nice, safe garage to keep it in, too!)
Best of luck, OP.
The cars that I have listed are the following (in no particular order):
- 98-01 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5 - looks sexy
- 89-94 Nissan 240sx - looks sexy when in great condition
- 2011-2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0 - looks sexy but like you said, the insurance might just kill me
- Toyota Supra MK2 - not bad looking
- Nissan 350z - might be expensive
- Nissan 300zx - eh...
And thats about it as far as I know lol.
I too will take great care of my car and try to avoid any dings or scratches when parking in a lot. So.... what was your 2nd car?
Hyundai veloster. I would have driven the **** out of that when i was 16. I had a 99 Nissan Maxima that i totaled.
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In 2009, my 2nd car was graciously donated to me by my mom, who coincidentally just bought a new car for herself. She got a Kia Forte coupe. I got her '99 Volvo S70. Not an attractive car by any means, but it got me through the rest of college. It's been a true beater car. I've nicknamed it "the tank" 'cause it never dies. Awesome sound system (beats a new Subaru's any day). Its great for kayaking, getting from point A to B, but its not fun at all to drive. I felt like a part of my soul died after selling my Eclipse.
Finally, I've landed where I'm at today... a 2013 TOP-SE WRX. Every time I see my car it puts a huge smile on my face.
I still have the Volvo (its for sale if you want it, HAHA).
I think you are eye catching.Those velosters are eye-catching- especially that matte finish gray. HOTNESS!