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What other car would you drive?


Proven Member
May 26, 2006
Montreal, QC_Canada
E30 and E36 BMW's are cool cars, and have a lot of potential in them for projects. If you can't find or afford an M3 (E30 M3's are pretty damn rare and can cost a bundle), the 325's still are great. I really liked E30's before I got into DSM's, but I find a 325i or 325is in good shape for any reasonable price. Unfortunately, aftermarket parts for those cars can run pretty expensive too.

Civic's are obviously a choice for projects as well. Small, good suspension and light as anything. EF and EG Civic's (88 to 95) can be found for really cheap, especially the EF's. I've always had an idea of buying a cheapo stick shift EF hatch and turboing it using DSM parts left over after upgrading, like the 14b, injectors, SMIC and BOV. Could be done for real cheap, only pricey parts you would need is a manifold off ebay, an SAFC or whatever, and a wb02 for tuning. Don't even need an MBC as you probably wouldn't be able to go beyond the 14b's wastegate spring pressure.


Proven Member
May 12, 2004
Decatur, Illinois
Love to take the mitsu truck or old mighty max, throw in a 4g63 and paint it up real nice like I did my 1g!


Proven Member
Apr 23, 2006
West Hills, California
Hideki likes odd stuff... My '90 Corvette C4 with a 6-speed manual has been a fun project, They look awesome when they get lowered, and aftermarket support is actually really good. I also love W124 300E Mercedes and W201 190E's, My current project Merc is an '87 300E that's getting lowered, Euro lights, and a custom turbo (you can take the turbo manifold from a diesel, redrill new holes and it'll let you bolt on any T3 turbo)
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Proven Member
Feb 23, 2003
Royston, Georgia
1994 FD3S
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Preferably a R2.

But with an LSX power plant :sneaky:


S30 Datsun Z
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But with a RB26, RB30 or 2JZ

P.S. Actually I plan to make one of these two my next "long term" project. ;) First I gota finish the DSM though :/


Proven Member
Apr 4, 2007
Dallas, Texas
call me crazy but i love the volvo c30
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that or the new passat cc in black
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as long as i can have my dsm for when i need to work on cars/ want a loud annoying horrible to drive but fast as balls car, i would like a comfortable car with a bit of umph and a factory warranty that i know wont break down


Probationary Member
Sep 11, 2006
Bay Area, California
For a project and the years you specified, I'd love to get a EF Civic Hatchback and turn it into a NA monster. Lighten it and dust all the ricer Civics with my sleeper.

Now if I wanted a daily driver for those years, I always loved the Impreza 2.5 RS 2 Dr. Or for something of a different car, a Volvo V70R turbo wagon, Boosted fun that flies under the radar, able to haul stuff and family around. Plus used to be a big player in Euro road racing.

If money was no object, then it would have to be an MKIV Supra Twin Turbo swap motor and transmission into a Lexus SC300 and also do a full Soarer conversion

To the other member that suggested a Escort Cosworth project, props on that one.


Probationary Member
May 15, 2009
Lynchburg, Virginia
I'd want a 1980 Chevrolet el camino SS with a 454 big block V-8 or a 1995 honda civic hatchback or a ford focus hatchback


Proven Member
Oct 11, 2008
Salinas, California
Gotta go with a foxbody. Ive had two dsms, and each time I was shopping for a new car, I nearly got a stang. I think If I buy another car besides my talon that I have, I'm gonna pic up a 1992 Gt or LX hatchback or notch. They can be had for very cheap and they make some good torque.
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