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    What car to buy???

    Hey guys, been reading this forum for a while and I have learned a great deal of knowledge from you all. I was recently in a car accident that totalled my bimmer so I'm in the market for a new car. I have about 8k to spend and I need the car for college next year in Santa Barbara. I would like something sporty but yet reliable. Any suggestions would help... Right now I'm looking at Grand Prixs and Grand Ams. Thanks a bunch. I can't wait to start my first carputer when I get my car.

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    I know if I had 8k i would spend about 5.5 on a '97 onwards ('99 in US) Mitsubishi Galant 2.5 V6, and the rest will go towards insurance


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    if I had 8k I would go get a car for 500 dollars and spend the rest of it on hookers, beer, and drugs... of course thats not in any type of order...
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    thank you all for your help minus the useless post by sjlucky...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Confused
    I know if I had 8k i would spend about 5.5 on a '97 onwards ('99 in US) Mitsubishi Galant 2.5 V6, and the rest will go towards insurance
    8K USD judging by 'Santa Barbara'

    I'd look into a post 95 pre 2000 maxima w/ manual. You won't have to spend all 8k, and you won't have to worry about the maintenance of a grand pri/am, but you will have the speed of one. 192hp, 0-60 in 6.7 (though the best i managed when a 99 was my main ride was a tiny bit under 8)
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    Quote Originally Posted by robiewp
    8K USD judging by 'Santa Barbara'

    I'd look into a post 95 pre 2000 maxima w/ manual. You won't have to spend all 8k, and you won't have to worry about the maintenance of a grand pri/am, but you will have the speed of one. 192hp, 0-60 in 6.7 (though the best i managed when a 99 was my main ride was a tiny bit under 8)
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    Well, last night it happened... I got my car. I got a 2000 Grand Am with 25k miles on it for under $8,000. I think its a really nice car... can't wait to get my system in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curtkay
    Well, last night it happened... I got my car. I got a 2000 Grand Am with 25k miles on it for under $8,000. I think its a really nice car... can't wait to get my system in there.

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    Excellent buy congrats!!
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    I was never impressed with grand ams my self. They have allways seemed to have High ins. But congrats anyway it seems you got a good deal on one.

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    Thanks guys!!

    Okay... Time to plan for the sound system. I'm thinking either two 12's since the trunk is HUGE or maybe two 10s to save money on 6x9s. Thank god for friends who own car audio shops

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    Quote Originally Posted by curtkay
    2000 Grand Am with 25k miles.. under $8,000
    wow... I'm not knocking you man, but that's pretty crappy resale value... Congrats on the new whip though!!!

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