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Advice needed for a new car

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by The Watcher, Feb 25, 2002.

  1. The Watcher

    The Watcher TRIBE Member


    So my Dad owns 3 Car Dealerships, and I'm about to trade my car in for a new one... I have the Choice between :


    And I can potentially get a car valued up to $30K...

    What does anyone suggest?

    My Car right Now is a 2000 Ford Focus ZX3...

    Nick - Vrrooom vroooom
  2. Balzz

    Balzz TRIBE Member

    Mazda: RX8
    Chrysler: Viper GTS
    Ford: Cobra R

  3. Hi i'm God

    Hi i'm God TRIBE Member

    Check out the new T-bird. God <--- Curious.
  4. The Watcher

    The Watcher TRIBE Member

    Ya ya ya...
    I need a daily driver...

    I get to take those out whenever I go visit my Dad. I love dropping my car off for an Oil Change, and taking off in a Prowler while I wait... or I took the Viper out once... Scary.... never got past 3rd gear.

    -Nickers - Born to Drive
  5. Mr_Furious

    Mr_Furious TRIBE Member

    how about a Mazda Protege 5? Its a really decent looking car for the money (too bad literally everyone has one now). The pick-up isn't so good with only 130 horses, but my friend has one and he says its enough horsepower to boot around.

    ...or, the Ford Focus SVT, 170 horses and more than enough power for it to do what you want it to do.
  6. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    watcher, you go squish now
  7. The Watcher

    The Watcher TRIBE Member

    I was thinking of The Protoge5 and I had the same complaint when I took it out for a test drive, but my Dad's head mechanic said that he's put an Aftermarket Turbocharger in it for me.

    And the Ford Focus SVT.. would be great, but I dont know if I want something other than a focus..

    Dont get me wrong... I love my Focus... But a little variety in life is good too.

  8. The Watcher

    The Watcher TRIBE Member


    K... Deep... why did I just go Squish now?

  9. BassInMyFace

    BassInMyFace TRIBE Member

    Check out the new Ford Focus ZX5, new 4 door hatchback, kinda sweet! Sporty yet small...but not too small.
    The Protege is sweet too, but as mentioned above alot of them on the raod but who cares?!
    Im about to buy my first car, Im pretty set on the Acura 1.6EL but Im all about Japanse engineering.... good luck!
  10. Mr_Furious

    Mr_Furious TRIBE Member

    the thing you have to remember about a turbo is that its high maintenance. You always have to remember to warm it up and cool it down to ensure proper maintenance.

    Mazda has a car called the MP3. Its the exact same platform as the Protege 5 and looks exactly the same except that it only comes in sedan. It has 140HP instead of 130, which isn't really big deal but it is a step up instead of a step down.

    Theres also the dodge neon R/T......
  11. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    free cars, random girls molesting you on smoke breaks, who were you, jesus in a past life?
  12. The Watcher

    The Watcher TRIBE Member

    Dude... the MP3 Was so Sweet... but it was limited Edition, there are none left,.. believe me I asked.

    The MP3 had performance spring, antisway bar, Kick Ass System, Nice Rims... I wanted it... I acted to late though,



    The Watcher = showoff.

    ahhhh, loser. ;)

  14. Dr. Grinch

    Dr. Grinch TRIBE Member

    I got a 02 Sentra SE-R Spec V..
    Kinda like a MP3 only FAST. :)

    If I was going for a ride from the companies you mentioned, I'd probably try and swing a 626 in a 5 speed, or if you can a used Millenia (sweet fucking cars)

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