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Old 03-30-2006, 04:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What do you think.

Now I know this is a BMW forum, and many of us are biased for BMW's, but give me you honest opinion here. I MIGHT be getting about $10k or so from my parents towards a new or newer car to ad to the $12k I already have. By selling my 328i, i would have about $30k give or take. Im going to pick cars by this price range. (Some cars yes, are in diffent classes)
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g35.thats what i plan on getting in 8 months your in the same situation ill be in
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Old 03-30-2006, 04:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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very nice e36 m3 or pretty decent e36 m3 and add mods, or a ok e46 m3, or u could get an evo, sti, or maybe a supra, G35 is good but you could get a new 350z for 30 grand, or a c5 vette
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I say low priced E46 M3
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Old 03-31-2006, 01:16 AM   #5 (permalink)
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rx-8, 350z or g35 maybe even a lexus? i wouldnt buy used thats for sure
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Old 03-31-2006, 01:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
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a 350z for 30 grand? Damn I really live in the wrong country.. That will cost you around 60~65 here in Holland..

A 330ci is a really neat car, but also an E36 of E46 M3 will give you so much fun.
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rx-8, 350z or g35 maybe even a lexus? i wouldnt buy used thats for sure
Id rather buy used in most cases, you get much more bang for your buck, and I hate the fact that once you drive the thing off the lot, so much value has already been lost!
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In that range, I would look for a low-priced E46 m3 first. However, a G35 would be sweet, or its close relative, the 350z. I really like the Mazda rx-8, and would definitely test drive the new Lexus IS350 (RWD ftw!... at last). Well, and make sure to take a look at E46's. A 330i or 33Ci with the performance package (ZHP) will be right in your price range, and is a beauty (aesthetically and machine-wise).

Your possibilities grow if you are willing to take on a loan on top of putting all that cash down.
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hell, you could also get an e30 and put a v12 in it... there's an idea!!
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There will always be three things in my garage. An e36, a Jeep wrangler and my cafe racer motorcycle. With that said get yourself a 96-98 M3 and use the left over money to fix her up. Just think of all the stuff you could buy...

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In that range, I would look for a low-priced E46 m3 first. However, a G35 would be sweet, or its close relative, the 350z. I really like the Mazda rx-8, and would definitely test drive the new Lexus IS350 (RWD ftw!... at last). Well, and make sure to take a look at E46's. A 330i or 33Ci with the performance package (ZHP) will be right in your price range, and is a beauty (aesthetically and machine-wise).

Your possibilities grow if you are willing to take on a loan on top of putting all that cash down.
THe new IS350 is nice, but all mags still rate the 330i better, it also doesnt come in manual... thats a must unless im driving an SUV
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There will always be three things in my garage. An e36, a Jeep wrangler and my cafe racer motorcycle. With that said get yourself a 96-98 M3 and use the left over money to fix her up. Just think of all the stuff you could buy...

Everything is better when it's built and not bought!
That is true, but more harm can be done then good often. Stock or just basicall modified is more reliable in most cases. I want a car that is fast, attractive, and still somewhat reliable.

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