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Need opinions/options for new project....

Old 01-15-2014, 05:49 AM
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Ok guys I've gotten my list of potential candidates for a new project car. I've made it down to 7 different candidates. I've made my budget for the candidate for $3000 or less. And hopefully stock or close to stock. I just want any incite for pro's or con's to see if I can take any more off my list. Thanks in advance.

Here is my current list of candidates.

1.
1992+ 325 BMW Coupe, 5spd

2.
1997-2001 Subaru Impreza Coupe, 5spd

3.
1998-2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8T, 5spd

4.
S13 240sx Coupe, 5spd

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1987-1993 Ford Mustang 5.0 Notch, 5spd (If i can locate one within my price range)

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1983-1992 Chevy Camaro 5.0 or 5.7, 5spd

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1987-1991 Mazda RX7, 5spd
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need more description on what you plan on doing with this project/ what the end goal will be... based on how much money you can spend/what you want to do with it would sway my opinion from one to the other.
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You can get an E36 for dirt cheap nowadays.

However, any boosted application (if applicable) is expensive and timely to source. Thus, why I sold mine.
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Vanagon.
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Default Re: Need opinions/options for new project....

My $3000 budget is just for the car itself, I will over time be dumping money in it. I have no exact cap for budget for the actual build. I want to slowly turn it in to a fun track-able street car then later full time track car. I plan on having something that is fun to drive, can handle decent with normal suspension mods and progress I get more along. Mainly wanting to purchase something I can become use to, test the limits of, and expand/modify as I get bored with the current set up. I just want to have a long term toy, something I can keep until I either total it or other.
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I vote e36 with 5.0 or ls1 swap
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I vote e36 with 5.0 or ls1 swap
Not that fast though.

Toss one in a Miata, sure.

edit: But likely fast enough…yes.
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well if you're going for track car I have to agree with doom, bmw.
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Default Re: Need opinions/options for new project....

How much do for see dumping into this project?
I don't know you very well but I do know tracked cars get stupid expensive.
If you are ballin and got the money I'd go e36 if you're on a limited budget overall I'd say a mustang
Just because the mustang is a cheaper overall build.
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Default Re: Need opinions/options for new project....

Well I'm not "ballin" at the moment but I want something that can be built over time and be fun the whole way, and I will not be lacking on anything I do to it, I'm not worried about budget for the build like I said. I've just always wanted to build a "racecar" and want something I can commit to and will enjoy for the long haul.
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