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      09-28-2009, 07:25 PM   #1
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What car to get for around $400 a month

So my lease is about the end I wanna take the smart route and not spend too much on a car. That said, I don't want a POS that is gonna make me mad every time I drive it. So im looking to get something in the range of $350 - $400 a month. It can be a lease or finance for a used car. Any advice? And please no cars that have ridiculous maintenance costs.

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      09-28-2009, 10:49 PM   #3
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how much down
^ This. Or even better, pick a price range.

You could get a Ferrari for $400/mo if you put enough down up front. The answer is also very different if it's 400/mo for 12-months vs 24-months, 36-months or if you're bonkers, 72-months.
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      09-28-2009, 10:55 PM   #4
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      09-28-2009, 11:00 PM   #5
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      09-29-2009, 12:22 AM   #6
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      09-29-2009, 01:01 AM   #7
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      09-29-2009, 01:08 AM   #8
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      09-29-2009, 02:37 AM   #9
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      09-29-2009, 03:05 AM   #10
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      09-29-2009, 09:03 AM   #11
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      09-29-2009, 09:24 AM   #12
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I'm pretty sure the GTI will come with the free maintenance for 3/36k as well
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      09-29-2009, 09:35 AM   #13
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find something on swapalease.. some people are desperate to get put of their leases and are offering crazy incentives on cars
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      09-29-2009, 02:00 PM   #14
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      09-29-2009, 02:12 PM   #15
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All the options you gave him fucking suck...

For $20,000 (with the average interest rate applied and no money down is $400.00 per month)

C5 Corvette FRC or even a C5 zO6:



or one of these:

EVO VIII:




04-05 WRX/STi:



Honda s2000:



Trailblazer SS:



None of these cars are slower than a 14.0 second quarter mile with the fastest being around a high 12 second stock. They can be had well under $20,000 or you can spend all $20,000 for a better example. They are all reliable and reasonable to maintain and most of all a HOOT to drive.

*disclaimer* Anyone who posts some "that's rice" this or "that interior sucks" that is admitting with that post, that they are ignorant and their opinions should be ignored.
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S2000 is a great car. My ex had an STI and while it was very fast, I didn't like it very much... no ignorance, just opinion and experience. Z06 is a great car having seen several at the track but there's always that stigma.
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2010 Mazda Speed 3, the best Econo Sport with 4 doors, a lot of zoom zoom and practicality.
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2010 Mazda Speed 3, the best Econo Sport with 4 doors, a lot of zoom zoom and practicality.
+1...great little car.
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There was an evo x lease thing going on where it started at $380 a month with 3k down for 36mo.
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why don't you just buy out your 335? I can't imagine you from a 335 to a mazda 3 or anything under 20k
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