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Old 04-27-2013, 20:50   #51
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I just saw an orange 280z for sale about 5 blocks from me.
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Old 04-27-2013, 23:15   #52
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Old 04-28-2013, 00:21   #53
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Sky Redline or Solstice GXP. If you want true exclusivity, try if you can to find the GXP coupe. Very rare, and GM's eliminating Pontiac caused their price to plummet. HH
I like my GXP but my wife hates it.

Like many of the cars discussed in this thread, the Sky and Solstice have their own internet forums. If you are considering either of these cars you want to visit their forum first.

The Solstice and Sky are orphans - their forums are essential for keeping them from becoming expensive lawn ornaments. By now there is probably nothing that can go wrong with these cars that hasn't already been posted, diagnosed and resolved. Some forum members are extremely knowledgable about the care and maintenance of these cars, including aftermarket parts and tunes.

These cars are fun to drive, especially the Red Line and GXP. They are toys that will put a smile on your face, but if you need a back seat, trunk space for more than a toothbrush, or a place to put your cell phone, you may want to look elsewhere.
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Old 04-28-2013, 00:22   #54
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Or the ultimate sleeper. Mercedes 600 SL. V12 twin turbo 500+ hp 500+ torque 180+mph top speed with the acceleration to match. The only ID is the V12 logo on the side.

New $150-200K late model used low mileage less then $50k.

Its all a personal choice.


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Old 04-28-2013, 01:27   #55
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Rabbi, do you feel like a used Vette trumps everything for horsepower?

How about 98-2002 Camaro or Trans Am LS1? You can find a really nice one for $10k-15k.

How about a 2003-2004 Mustang Cobra "Terminator"? You can find a sweet one for $25k.

If you like older fixer upppers... how about a Fox body Mustang? 89-93... prices vary all over the place, depending on condition and mods.
No, I was not playing the game of "trumps" I was playing the game of value. Not cheapest. Not best, but value.

I think, for an overall value, (looks, chassis, exclusivity, performans...whatever) A used Vette wins. It isnt the best at any of those things, and being the "cheapest" would exclude it from being some of those things...but overall, it is a hard choice to beat.

Sure you can make pony cars just as "fast" but they lack a lot of things you get in the vette. Sure, a TT Viper is faster but it isnt as good a value.

Some people buy what they can (the proverbial, "I could buy a beat up old mustang and for a lot cheaper make it faster than *that* car...)

Some people buy what they want (I bought it because that is what I want, end of story) This is the luckiest guy because no matter what choice he makes, he can make anyone he wants. Everyone else is limited.

Some people buy for value (I wanted this, that and this...and this car can do some of all of that....)
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:54   #56
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Another kind of cool, unique, weekend type car would be the Plymouth Prowler...

Haven't seen one in a long time...

Take off the ghey front bumpers and they look pretty good...

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Old 04-28-2013, 06:09   #57
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Another kind of cool, unique, weekend type car would be the Plymouth Prowler...

Haven't seen one in a long time...

Take off the ghey front bumpers and they look pretty good...

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And that's all they do is look. No performance to back it up.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:38   #58
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If you want to spend $45k on a "sports car" and want it as an investment:

Porsche 993.

Mark my words, if you dont buy one in 10 or 20 years you will be saying..damn he is right...that car really went up in value.

Right now I see that car as THE modern collectors car
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:41   #59
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I'm in the same boat. Next summer I will be in the market for a car that'll be my weekend driver. I've settled on a Cadillac CTS-V. Probably going to have to get a 2009 since they are in my price range but if I stumble on a 2010 that's in my price range I'm all over it. Have you considered one?
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:01   #60
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It depends what you want: All around drivers car vs muscle car

If it were my money, id look at a 2010 M3, Audi RS4, or Lotus Elise.

For muscle cars.....GT500 or a vette.

I had an '08 M3 and it was an AMAZING car. It wasnt the fastest or most powerful, but was the complete package. Until you get into the true sports cars, the M3/RS4 are hard to beat IMO.

My brother has a '13 Mustang GT......on paper the stats are identical to the M3. After driving both, the BMW blows the stang out of the water when it comes to overall driving experience.

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It depends what you want: All around drivers car vs muscle car

If it were my money, id look at a 2010 M3, Audi RS4, or Lotus Elise.

For muscle cars.....GT500 or a vette.

I had an '08 M3 and it was an AMAZING car. It wasnt the fastest or most powerful, but was the complete package. Until you get into the true sports cars, the M3/RS4 are hard to beat IMO.

My brother has a '13 Mustang GT......on paper the stats are identical to the M3. After driving both, the BMW blows the stang out of the water when it comes to overall driving experience.

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And that's all they do is look. No performance to back it up.
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We were fortunate enough to be able to test out a 2000 Plymouth Prowler at the Poconos Raceway test track. Though our run was brief, we were able to compare it to a number of other notable carsThe Okie Corral, and it came out rather well. For sheer performance, it's hard to beat a Corvette or M5; but for both style and performance, the Prowler stands above.

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50/50 weight distribution and 253hp for 2800lbs is not NO performance.

In fact, it has the same 0-60 and 1/4 mile times as the Lotus Elise mentioned earlier in this thread...

Would you say that the Lotus has no performance?
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50/50 weight distribution and 253hp for 2800lbs is not NO performance.

In fact, it has the same 0-60 and 1/4 mile times as the Lotus Elise mentioned earlier in this thread...

Would you say that the Lotus has no performance?
Like the Elise, there is very little substance to the Prowler. It's a sports car but reminds me of a naked super-bike in a way but I love the Ducati Monster and Triumph Triple; so not really the same. Even worse (you'll hate me for this), it reminds me of those new Can-Am Spyder's with two wheels in the back instead of one.

A nice 65-68 Mustang from someplace far from the ocean and where they don't salt the roads would be very rewarding to work on. If you make it really fast and handle really well, it won't be a collector but it will gain in value with low miles and a roof over it's head at night.
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Old 04-28-2013, 20:16   #65
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I would go for a 1989 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo pace car or a used Corvette Z06.
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I too like the Honda S2000.

The 370Z is pretty awesome, too.

If it's a muscle car you want, remember, the new Camaros and Mustangs turn AND stop. :D

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The Volvo P1800 and the Mercedes 190 SL have one thing in common. They're both drop dead gorgeous and they both have about 20 HP.
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The Volvo P1800 and the Mercedes 190 SL have one thing in common. They're both drop dead gorgeous and they both have about 20 HP.
Variations on a theme..........1973 Opal GT looked futuristic back then.

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The main problem with Shelbys and Corvettes, and mustangs, Camaros, and challengers is that when you take your Sunday drive in your collectible car, you will see another car almost like the one you are driving...
Yeah? So? Who gives a **** about what other cars are on the road? If I'm driving a car that is a great driving experience, I couldn't care less if every other vehicle I see on the road is identical to mine.

Here's a hint; there's many BMW 3 Series and Mustang 5.0s on the road for a reason.

Christ, the reason for owning a sports car is the driving experience, not caring what other people think.
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I've always thought that the Mazda RX-7s were pretty cool. The little bugger had 276 HP and barely tipped the scales at 2,500 lbs.

It's the one in the foreground.

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Here's another one.

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You have to be careful with red ones though; they'll drive you up a tree.

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Found a nice 2004 Corvette....60,000 miles...$20,000.

Drove it today, not many scatches on it....I would of purchased if I could get the price closer to $18.

Honestly I think I want the newer style, and think I will find one eventually in the low 20's with lower miles then this one.

Im still looking
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Found a nice 2004 Corvette....60,000 miles...$20,000.

Drove it today, not many scatches on it....I would of purchased if I could get the price closer to $18.

Honestly I think I want the newer style, and think I will find one eventually in the low 20's with lower miles then this one.

Im still looking
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Hanging out with some hotties in NOLA a Corvette drives by and all four girls start talking about how the driver must have a small one.

Plan accordingly.
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Hanging out with some hotties in NOLA a Corvette drives by and all four girls start talking about how the driver must have a small one.

Plan accordingly.

If you order your life based on what some random idiots say...

And if they make such assumptions about someone driving by simply because of which car he's driving, they're clearly complete and total idiots.
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