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      07-24-2011, 10:12 AM   #1
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Hey guys just wondering if I could get your opinion. I might have to get rid of my 2008 335 in the next month or so (financial reasons). I have the speed bug and was wondering what other car or SUV I get that is a 4 seater with some speed and less than and $25k? I want a little style but mainly speed. Maybe a pontiac gto or cadillac? I know some guys on here might be able to name a few cars that can be modified easily for speed. Thanks!
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      07-24-2011, 10:31 AM   #2
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Personally, Cadalliac is over-priced, and since GM killed the Pontiac line a couple of years ago, not sure I'd want to own one (potential lack of parts issues).

Speed & Power / Dollar would be more in the Mustang in my books. I have no idea about reliability, but since you're considering the General anyways, not a big deal.

With that platform mods are pretty much limitless. Car & Driver did a article on the M3 and the GT500. The Mustang did gain slightly better lap times, for a lot less dough. Sure, it's still a "Mustang" though....
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      07-24-2011, 10:51 AM   #3
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Like the poster above said, I'd check out the new Mustang GT. Also, if you're looking for used, you could maybe look at the older STi, Evo or a Z? Not sure of your age / preference but these cars are pretty solid and hassle free. If you can give us a better idea of what you're looking for, the forum members would be able to help you more..
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I heard about the evo but I dont think its for me. Im 37 with a 5yr and 7 yr. Class and speed seem to be outta my price range. Maybe Ill stick with a suv. Id like to keep the power but I need a 4 seater thats cheap and for the kids too. Maybe a old nissan Max or altima.
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Less than 25k? Thats how much your 335i is worth how would you be gaining anything financially by trading?
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Im just ball parking. Depending on what I can get when I sell it. My payments are like $525 a month. I need to get it under $300.
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Hey guys just wondering if I could get your opinion. I might have to get rid of my 2008 335 in the next month or so (financial reasons). I have the speed bug and was wondering what other car or SUV I get that is a 4 seater with some speed and less than and $25k? I want a little style but mainly speed. Maybe a pontiac gto or cadillac? I know some guys on here might be able to name a few cars that can be modified easily for speed. Thanks!
don't rule out a used 128 or 328. I think they're a lot of fun to drive.
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Maybe I look at a used X3.
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      07-24-2011, 11:25 PM   #10
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Im just ball parking. Depending on what I can get when I sell it. My payments are like $525 a month. I need to get it under $300.
if you dont mind paying it off longer, you can always refinance for a lower payment
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Just randomly throwing it out there, the new Hyundai Sonata has an available 2.0 T with almost 300 hp I believe, and I've heard it's a nice car. I think it would fall in that price range too.
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      07-25-2011, 01:00 AM   #13
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Capsgod made some good suggestions. Look at used AMGs if you're looking for straightline speed and style for ≤25k. E55 AMGs are everywhere. Search autotrader and you'll see. Super fast and classy at the same time.
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