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Old 10-04-2009, 07:33 AM   #1
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Fastest cars for 25K or less...

Hey guys, Im leaving soon for basic training for the US Army. and when I get back from BCT and AIT, I want a new/new'ish car.

I'd be willing to get a 2010 camaro if I can find one at MSRP and not $40K+ I'd gladly put 8K or so down if that would get me payments of around $300....But incase I cant...

Can you guys name over some of the best bang for the buck rides for around 25K, The newer the better... I want HP and Trq.... A mustang gt is in my price range but they arent that fast and there are SO MANY of them on the road...

Im looking at a 05-06GTO, but Im not sure how expensive they will be to work on since pontiac isnt making cars anymore...

I'd rather have a V8, mostly due to their sound, a cammed V8 with full exhaust = S3X.

But I'd go with a 350z or some other fast v6... I just dont know a lot about 6cyl. cars though and how powerful some of them are...

If you could, list over some cars, then I'll make a poll of which one you guys think is best.

Thanks!!
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:40 AM   #2
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Stay away from the Nissans. Weak Tran nys/corrosion issues.
You might be able to find a used 10 Camaro by then. If not, a used Cobalt SS might be the ticket.
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:29 AM   #3
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Hey guys, Im leaving soon for basic training for the US Army. and when I get back from BCT and AIT, I want a new/new'ish car.

I'd be willing to get a 2010 camaro if I can find one at MSRP and not $40K+ I'd gladly put 8K or so down if that would get me payments of around $300....But incase I cant...

Can you guys name over some of the best bang for the buck rides for around 25K, The newer the better... I want HP and Trq.... A mustang gt is in my price range but they arent that fast and there are SO MANY of them on the road...

Im looking at a 05-06GTO, but Im not sure how expensive they will be to work on since pontiac isnt making cars anymore...

I'd rather have a V8, mostly due to their sound, a cammed V8 with full exhaust = S3X.

But I'd go with a 350z or some other fast v6... I just dont know a lot about 6cyl. cars though and how powerful some of them are...

If you could, list over some cars, then I'll make a poll of which one you guys think is best.

Thanks!!
1LT/RS would plunk you down at around 26-27K. 300+ HP with room to boost.. You could easily get payments into the 300/mo range with 8K down. Not to mention military discounts, etc.

However, an 06 Goat can easily be had for 20K or less. Just gotta search hard for the right one. Fixing them isn't a hassle, they use LS2 engines and by law GM is required to keep parts on hand for years to come (probably 15-20 iirc). Easy to modify and just run to the GMC dealership if you need parts.
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Old 10-04-2009, 11:01 AM   #4
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Well since your sticking with a V-8 then i'd say a 2004 cobra just cause they sound amazing and can be EASILY made really fast.
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Old 10-04-2009, 11:11 AM   #5
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If you are looking for a V8...GTO or Cobra Mustang would be in your price range. Shoudl be able to pick up a 2004/05 for less than $25K.

But, if you want a decently fast ride, good looks and something easy to mod...I think you should look at the Cobalt SS. I've seen several modded to over 300hp, running low 13s or high 12s! If you can, get the turbo over the supercharger.

Nissan...nice cars, but I'd not get a 350Z or the likes just due to the cost of modding them! Not to mention the insurance!
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Old 10-04-2009, 11:37 AM   #6
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If youve got alot of friends look into a Pontiac G8 GT. Seen alot of peeps rollin in them, look killer lowered with some nice rims.
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:24 AM   #7
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V6 Camaro, Cobalt SS, Mazdaspeed 3 and Impreza. Though isn't next years V6 camaro going up to 340HP? might wanna wait.
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:30 PM   #8
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Hey guys, Im leaving soon for basic training for the US Army. and when I get back from BCT and AIT, I want a new/new'ish car.

I'd be willing to get a 2010 camaro if I can find one at MSRP and not $40K+ I'd gladly put 8K or so down if that would get me payments of around $300....But incase I cant...

Can you guys name over some of the best bang for the buck rides for around 25K, The newer the better... I want HP and Trq.... A mustang gt is in my price range but they arent that fast and there are SO MANY of them on the road...

Im looking at a 05-06GTO, but Im not sure how expensive they will be to work on since pontiac isnt making cars anymore...

I'd rather have a V8, mostly due to their sound, a cammed V8 with full exhaust = S3X.

But I'd go with a 350z or some other fast v6... I just dont know a lot about 6cyl. cars though and how powerful some of them are...

If you could, list over some cars, then I'll make a poll of which one you guys think is best.

Thanks!!
That new hyundai genesis can almost keep up with the 2010 ss I dont know how much it is though, the new camaro v6 is around 25k.
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:37 PM   #9
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That new hyundai genesis can almost keep up with the 2010 ss I dont know how much it is though, the new camaro v6 is around 25k.
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Old 10-05-2009, 01:39 PM   #10
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x2 it might be able to keep up against the v6 camaro around the twisties but damn they're slow stock
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:19 PM   #11
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That new hyundai genesis can almost keep up with the 2010 ss I dont know how much it is though, the new camaro v6 is around 25k.
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:31 AM   #12
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Stay away from the Nissans. Weak Tran nys/corrosion issues.
You might be able to find a used 10 Camaro by then. If not, a used Cobalt SS might be the ticket.
If you get a Nissan, you'll have to get a GTR. (Get Transmission Replaced)

I say Evo or GTO.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:07 AM   #13
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I say pick up a used 03/04 cobra ... no brainer!

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Old 10-06-2009, 11:15 AM   #14
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:32 PM   #16
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I'm pretty sure I read that it's 10 years after they stop production. Doesn't really matter though, you will probably be able to find parts for these engines for the next 50 years.
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:59 PM   #17
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:44 PM   #18
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There are a fair number of choices if you are looking for new cars, so long as you don't need a V8. If you do, the choices are esentially limited to a discounted Mustang GT. I don't think anyone will be putting 5-6 grand on the hood of a new G8 GT or Charger/Challenger R/T. If you want to go used, it opens up a lot more.

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That new hyundai genesis can almost keep up with the 2010 ss I dont know how much it is though, the new camaro v6 is around 25k.
The one that barely out performs the V6 costs a little less than an SS. I don't know of any that are close to the SS.
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:03 PM   #20
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The only fast New car at $25k I know of is a WRX or MS3 (bit slower but cheaper). If you are looking 1-2 years old you should have some options, GTO is good, Mustang GT, G8 GT...
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:04 PM   #21
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:28 PM   #22
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The only fast New car at $25k I know of is a WRX or MS3 (bit slower but cheaper). If you are looking 1-2 years old you should have some options, GTO is good, Mustang GT, G8 GT...
or a ss/tc
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:32 PM   #23
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That new hyundai genesis can almost keep up with the 2010 ss I dont know how much it is though, the new camaro v6 is around 25k.
LOL! AHAHAHA! Wow, that's the best i've heard in a long time!
Those POS' can barely keep up with a Cobalt SS SC! V6 or T2.0!!
http://www.gencoupe.com/general-disc...t-ss-fast.html



Anyways, a new SS TC is the fastest FWD for the cash. If you can live with FWD... lol. Limited slip in those babies, the Reconfigurable Performance Display... Brembo front brakes!
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:35 PM   #24
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The only fast New car at $25k I know of is a WRX or MS3 (bit slower but cheaper). If you are looking 1-2 years old you should have some options, GTO is good, Mustang GT, G8 GT...

not sure what you are talking about but the only place where the WRX is faster than the MS3 is in the 1/4 and thats the e/t b/c of AWD.

the Ms3 traps more, has a better skid pad, higher slalom speed and on a roll, the MS3 is faster

so im not sure what you read that said the WRX was faster, its not

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