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Best bang for the buck Performance Car for $5K or Under

Posted by TSiGoesPsSsSst, Oct 23, 2003

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  1. TSiGoesPsSsSst

    TSiGoesPsSsSst Proven Member

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    Im just curious to see,Which of these cars do you think offer the best performance/aftermarket parts for thier price.In what order from best to worst do you list them in..

    (Listed in Random Order)

    1G GSX
    90' Mustang GT/LX 5.0
    90' Camaro Z28
    90' Supra Turbo
    87' Monte Carlo SS
    90' RX-7 Turbo


    Yes I know theres no point in this:thumb:
     

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  2. f4st

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    I would go with the 1g gsx or mustang 5.0 because they are endless aftermarket parts for both of them and they are both great cars.
     
  3. thehyena

    thehyena Proven Member

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    unless the rx-7 is a turbo II then the gsx is the only choice
     
  4. RedTurboEclipse

    RedTurboEclipse Proven Member

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    1g dsm awd
     

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  5. Groomz

    Groomz Proven Member

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    5.0 or an 1G AWD. Got my 2G FWD for 3400, so if you look hard, you can swing a good deal on something newer, maybe a little more styling. :)
     
  6. chrysler kid

    chrysler kid Proven Member

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    1G GSX --best bang for buck
    90' Mustang GT/LX 5.0 -- costly depending on condition of engine
    90' Camaro Z28 --that engine suxs
    90' Supra Turbo ----costly
    87' Monte Carlo SS --not fast
    90' RX-7 Turbo --- over $5k for one thats running
     

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  7. Coup D E'Tat

    Coup D E'Tat Proven Member

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    Personally, I'm fond of the 89-91 240sx's with SR20DET swaps, even though it isn't on the list.

    The 1g AWD has to be the number one car, though.
     
  8. DSMSpyder99

    DSMSpyder99 Proven Member

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    1G might be the best bang for your buck performer but as the saying goes:

    If its cheap and fast its probably not reliable
    If its cheap and reliable its not going to be fast
    & If its fast and reliable it will definently not be cheap
     

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  9. Talek

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    If you're talking about being fast in a straight line, I'd say:
    DSM
    5.0
    Camaro
    RX-7
    Monte

    If you want a fast car that handles really well I'd say get the RX7 if you can find one for that cheap. Most 90 TII's go for about 7k. Modding isn't too expensive, similar upgrade stages as a DSM. It'd out handle almost anything out there too.
     
  10. K Dan

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    The 350 TPI is a good motor. There were like 4 different v8's available for those cars that ranged from 140-240 hp. But there are alot of cheap/powerful crate motors available for those.
     
  11. stuffy1256

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    the 502 :D
     
  12. allwheelTSI

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    i was gonna tell him the same thing,although i don't like the TPI setup for fuel injection. the L98 was a damn good motor,made almost 300lb/ft. stock.
     

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  13. boostineklipz

    boostineklipz Proven Member

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    HOw much do grand nationals go for???

    If you could pick one of them up for 5k than I would say a Grand National or Buick T Type.

    1g GSX would come in second.
     
  14. Toppel 2g

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    Yeah I agree..... put the 240 on your list.... thats a good cheap car with a lot of aftermarket shyt...
     
  15. curtis_rak

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  16. curtis_rak

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    ...but seriously.

    If you could find a 5.0 LX (5-speed, trunk-style, in teal green) that would be sweet

    You can burn tires all day long:thumb:
     

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  17. 4g63blinker

    4g63blinker Proven Member

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    I love the RX-7 but if your on a budget don't get it. Yes, they handle well and the Turbo 2's go fast but engine rebuilds get often and expensive when you begin to make the car faster. But RX-7s are just fun to drive.
     
  18. Spln_Hrd

    Spln_Hrd Proven Member

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    meow shut up and listen here
    you are all wrong

    THE BEST BAG FOR YOUR BUCK ONLY COSTS 1 BUCK

    go to your local fireworks stand pick up two m80's hold them in you hand and have a good friend light those BIATCHES

    j/k i dunno if i could find a turbo II in good shape for that much i would pick up two m80s and light them off in my hand

    DSM BABY
    :dsm: :laser: :talon:
     

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  19. curtis_rak

    curtis_rak Proven Member

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    Were you abused as a child?
     

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  20. Spln_Hrd

    Spln_Hrd Proven Member

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    only mildly
    but shh don't tell anyone please
     

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