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« on: February 18, 2015, 12:57:29 AM »

Hey guys I haven't been on here in a long time, I have been finishing up my college degree and I am looking forward to graduating in May.

So I thought I would come back and check in for some auto wisdom/advice about my next vehicle. I do intend on keeping the Mustang but I would like to get another car, I am leaning towards something with a turbocharger but I'm still open to others... Some vehicles that I have been thinking about lately:

-Volkswagen Golf GTI 2011-2014

-BMW 325i or some other BMW, preferably something less than 8-10 years old.

-2005-2009 Ford F150, Chevrolet Silverado or Dodge Ram 1500?

- A Ford Focus ST?

-Volkswagen Jetta?

However for a more radical scenario I could sell the Mustang and look at buying:

- Mitsubishi Lancer Evo or a Subaru equivalent from the years 2010-2014.

- 2011-2014 Mustang GT 5.0

-2011-2014 Charger R/T

- A used 2011-2012 Challenger SRT8 or R/T 6speed manual. ( I've found some SRT8's for decent prices with low mileage)


So you can see my list of cars is not that long. If anyone can give suggestions or advice I would appreciate it!
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2015, 11:04:27 AM »

Welcome back !  And great job on the degree !

Your preliminary list runs the vehicle spectrum, (i.e. practical commuter, upscale daily driver, truck, race car, etc.).  You appear to be open to whatever comes your way.  Do you have a specific budget in mind ?

And keep in mind that I can come up with suggestions that will make you scratch your head .  .  .
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2015, 03:53:14 PM »

Well the budget I am thinking of I keep the Mustang would be around $15,000-20,000. If I decide to sell the Mustang I'm looking at anywhere from $22,000-35,000.
If it is going to be a car I want it to be a manual and I want a car that is less than 8 years old... I really do like the Volkswagen GTI idea, I'm not very familiar with the car but I want to try something different. Also I really have taken a liking to BMW's especially a 328 or 325. If I can get a 2001-2008 one in manual and 6cylinders in good condition that would be great. Again I don't know much about those cars either but I will do the research.
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2015, 12:20:00 AM »

That's a good budget !  You have good ideas.  I'll start by thinking outside the box .  .  .






Click for the ad !






Click for the ad !






Just to see if you're paying attention.  Click for the ad !  The "needs some TLC" would scare me with an Aston Martin .  .  .






Click for the ad !






Click for the ad !





On the more serious end of the spectrum .  .  .






Click for the ad !  The price and mileage are quite attractive.






Click for the ad !  I don't know what you think of these cars.  But this is a very low miles car for decent money.






Click for the ad !  I know this is basically what you have now, less the supercharger.  But the price and miles are quite attractive for a Terminator.
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2015, 10:11:10 AM »

Thanks OCAC you always seem to find an assortment of cars when someone needs help lol. Btw whoever put those headlights on that Cobra needs to be slapped.

Here's a particular car that I found that I like.


http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used-Volkswagen-GTI-d199#listing=96874128
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2015, 10:35:02 PM »

The mileage is quite attractive.  The price keeps dropping, which is good.  What's the deal with the boost gauge ?  Did someone add a gauge or has the car been modified ?  I would be cautious regarding modified vehicles that you are actually planning to drive .  .  .
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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2015, 03:30:44 PM »

Hey guys I haven't been on here in a long time, I have been finishing up my college degree and I am looking forward to graduating in May.

So I thought I would come back and check in for some auto wisdom/advice about my next vehicle. I do intend on keeping the Mustang but I would like to get another car, I am leaning towards something with a turbocharger but I'm still open to others... Some vehicles that I have been thinking about lately:

-Volkswagen Golf GTI 2011-2014

-BMW 325i or some other BMW, preferably something less than 8-10 years old.

-2005-2009 Ford F150, Chevrolet Silverado or Dodge Ram 1500?

- A Ford Focus ST?

-Volkswagen Jetta?

However for a more radical scenario I could sell the Mustang and look at buying:

- Mitsubishi Lancer Evo or a Subaru equivalent from the years 2010-2014.

- 2011-2014 Mustang GT 5.0

-2011-2014 Charger R/T

- A used 2011-2012 Challenger SRT8 or R/T 6speed manual. ( I've found some SRT8's for decent prices with low mileage)


So you can see my list of cars is not that long. If anyone can give suggestions or advice I would appreciate it!


Get a new mustang GT with a warranty

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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2015, 07:42:36 PM »

If you go with the chevy silverado, it has the LS block, so you will have an easy time finding parts. Depending on the year any way. mine has the 5.3.
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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2015, 05:01:35 PM »

Hey guys I wanted to let y'all know that I have some great news! I got a job after graduation this May!!! I start June 8th and I will be making decent money doing it! So I can say that I can look at cars that are $22,000-30,000!   
I plan on saving my money for 4-6 months to see how much I can save and decided on what I want to do.
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2015, 08:48:37 PM »

Congratulations !  This is a wonderful accomplishment.  Well done .  .  .
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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2015, 12:34:33 AM »

Don't know what you think about these cars.  But this one is practically brand new.



Click for the ad !





Sorry, I can't help myself with these cars.  And the 29k miles is quite attractive.



Click for the ad !





This looks like some serious fun !



Click for the ad !





I'd own this !  Although in your case, this isn't a conventional "manual" transmission.



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« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2015, 06:40:58 PM »

Thanks OCAC it has been a long road to get my degree! Also I like the suggestions you are showing however I feel what I want is rather limited compared to your broad scope of cars you are finding haha


If I sell the Mustang I am looking at this

http://www.motortrendsonline.com/vehicle/used-2014-ford-mustang-gt-1885814.cfml?refby=dealersite#ar_top



And then Im looking at this...




http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?zip=77511&endYear=2016&modelCode1=CHALLENGER&showcaseOwnerId=0&startYear=1981&makeCode1=DODGE&engineCodes=8CLDR&engineCode=8CLDR&transmissionCode=MAN&transmissionCodes=MAN&searchRadius=50&showcaseListingId=0&mmt=[DODGE[CHALLENGER[]][]]&listingId=396529173&Log=0

Btw how do you get your links to display like when you post cars for sale??


Also I realize the Challenger is fat and not as fast as the 5.0 but I just love the styling of the car and Im not afraid to mod the 5.7L that comes with it.
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« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2015, 07:23:47 PM »

You already know my opinion doug Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2015, 01:13:32 AM »

The Mustang and Challenger would be good options because they would most likely be under the factory warranty.  I always encourage people to "think outside the box."  But keeping factors like parts and service availability is essential, especially with something like a Maserati ! 






Btw how do you get your links to display like when you post cars for sale??



BB Code allows for attaching a hyperlink to an image.

[ url= the web address for whatever page you are linking ][ img ] the web address for the image you want displayed [/img][/url]  (I've added spaces next to each bracket so you can see the line, remove the spaces when you insert web addresses).

You should be able to see the lines I type for the ad below if you click "quote."



This is another suggestion, by the way.  Click for the ad !





And along those same lines as above .  .  .



Click for the ad !



This is the "Extreme" supercharged car !



Something about 550 hp that makes me smile !
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« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2015, 06:20:24 PM »

You already know my opinion doug Smiley

The 5.0 of course! I really like them but I also like the Dodge! Cool thing is that I can test drive my buddies 5.0 to really get a feel for it before I go get one.


The Mustang and Challenger would be good options because they would most likely be under the factory warranty.  I always encourage people to "think outside the box."  But keeping factors like parts and service availability is essential, especially with something like a Maserati ! 






BB Code allows for attaching a hyperlink to an image.

[ url= the web address for whatever page you are linking ][ img ] the web address for the image you want displayed [/img][/url]  (I've added spaces next to each bracket so you can see the line, remove the spaces when you insert web addresses).

You should be able to see the lines I type for the ad below if you click "quote."



This is another suggestion, by the way.  Click for the ad !





And along those same lines as above .  .  .



Click for the ad !



This is the "Extreme" supercharged car !



Something about 550 hp that makes me smile !


Thanks OCAC! I like the Saleen suggestions, they look really nice. However I think I would buy a used 2005-2009 GT500 for the prices they are asking.  I am still thinking about other options. I kinda thought about getting a used vehicle with low mileage that's not new. Ex S2000, BMW 3 series, or a truck with low mileage so that I can use it to tow the Mustang around if I keep it lol.
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