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      10-21-2008, 11:31 PM   #1
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Good easily modable used car?

Benn racking my brain trying to think of what to get. I don't drive the crappy 335 anymore and I feel its a bad decision to leave it sitting their with high depreciation.

So I want to trade it in and get something else, I need a backseat just in case and the car has to be reliably modable.

Some examples would be an e46 m3 or an evo, both of which I don't want though lol.

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get an e46 m3 for cheap and mod the hell out of it. can't go wrong there. parts are readily available.
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sti or an evo is definitely the way to go. little four banger with a turbo, all wheel drive, tuning potential, decent aesthetics, what more can you ask for??
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sti or an evo is definitely the way to go. little four banger with a turbo, all wheel drive, tuning potential, decent aesthetics, what more can you ask for??
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mk4 supra! (i would say mk3 if you're good at fixing things - head gaskets)...
or GMC Typhoon/Syclone!
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Did i mention that they both the sti and an evo have four doors!! and a decent sized trunk to boot.... dam guess im gonna have to get one now.
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silvias, 240sx's here. s13, s14
sti - any version
evo - any version
old imprezas - GC8's are my favorite
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i probably for got a lot of things, but basically anything old and japanese works
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you're the last person i would expect to ask this question..... come on now...
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Eh, get a Honda civic or something and join their forum...u act like a 16 year old douche on here most of the time anyways so you'll fit right in....
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Eh, get a Honda civic or something and join their forum...u act like a 16 year old douche on here most of the time anyways so you'll fit right in....
Don't be butt hurt cuz I told you your ten years to late to be buying a supra.
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you're the last person i would expect to ask this question..... come on now...
It's actually really hard to come up with something, needs to be able to hit 500hp relatively easily and safely while still being say an 04 or less. And I have to like it... Thats the big problem.

I'll probably just end up with an e36 and put a turbo on it.


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sti or an evo is definitely the way to go. little four banger with a turbo, all wheel drive, tuning potential, decent aesthetics, what more can you ask for??
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get an e46 m3 for cheap and mod the hell out of it. can't go wrong there. parts are readily available.
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Some examples would be an e46 m3 or an evo, both of which I don't want though lol.


I'd quote most of the rest of the posts that conflict directly with what I said but I'm lazy.
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Don't be butt hurt cuz I told you your ten years to late to be buying a supra.


why am i butt hurt, this is the internet...


10 years technology and able to handle 800hp daily driven is impressive enough for me


why u think i sold my 335i for, and why are you selling yours?
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It's actually really hard to come up with something, needs to be able to hit 500hp relatively easily and safely while still being say an 04 or less. And I have to like it... Thats the big problem.
B5 S4
CTS-V with a blower
GTO with a blower

All are easily modded to that level, some more than others with varying reliability.
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Not sure if you need a backseat for kids or for throwing a laptop bag and laundry in. If it's the latter, why not a 350Z or 911.

350Z - looks great, lots of aftermarket parts available, and with the 370 on the horizon prices should be falling too.

Find an older 911 and super/turbo that.

RS4.
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So your looking for a car with the tuning potential to hit 500hp easily and reliably with a back seat?

1. 500 whp or 500 hp on the fly?
2. 500 hp = unreliable
3. 500 hp = why bother with a back seat

On a realistic note, why do you need 500whp? Is this a track car or is this just a power figure you want? If your looking for that kind of power with reliability pick up a Vette or the new skyline. Even though they don't hit the figure you're looking for, you should be able to with little mods. Basically, the less horsepower you start with the amount of tuning required to reach your target will make the car unreliable. I'd suggest starting with a base vehicle that's already rated close to 400hp, squeezing the last 100 should be cake. Good luck.
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So your looking for a car with the tuning potential to hit 500hp easily and reliably with a back seat?

1. 500 whp or 500 hp on the fly?
2. 500 hp = unreliable
3. 500 hp = why bother with a back seat

On a realistic note, why do you need 500whp? Is this a track car or is this just a power figure you want? If your looking for that kind of power with reliability pick up a Vette or the new skyline. Even though they don't hit the figure you're looking for, you should be able to with little mods. Basically, the less horsepower you start with the amount of tuning required to reach your target will make the car unreliable. I'd suggest starting with a base vehicle that's already rated close to 400hp, squeezing the last 100 should be cake. Good luck.
Jesus people read so selectively, if your not intelligent enough to read I really don't think I want your recommendation.

It's a car I need that can sit most of the time and not depreciate but still entertain me (hence the 500hp, yes that's what it takes.) while I'm working on the zed or carrying people/wheels/stuff that wont fit in the zed.
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"Benn racking my brain trying to think of what to get. I don't drive the crappy 335 anymore and I feel its a bad decision to leave it sitting their with high depreciation.

So I want to trade it in and get something else, I need a backseat just in case and the car has to be reliably modable.

Some examples would be an e46 m3 or an evo, both of which I don't want though lol.

Any ideas."

I'm apologize for being such an unintelligent e90 member posting a response to help a fellow member who turns out has no clue of what he's requested. By the way all vehicles will depreciate. Good luck Douche.
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