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Unread 10-19-2011, 04:56 PM   #1
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Alright so this is how it is, I got about $15,000 to $20,000 to spend. I want something fast, faster than a regular car. Something that looks nice, nothing too old. Prefer 2 doors.

What can I get or you advise to get? I still race with my buddys or kids at school who think there any good. Right now I have a Lexus LS 300 sport... It doesn't get the job done anymore..


The car isn't as great anymore, I've put a lot of wear and tear on it.

My current car, or what it looks like: Lexus LS 300

What kind of cars are their around here? Also I wouldn't mind putting some money into fixing the car up if need be.

All recommendations will be appreciated.

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Unread 10-19-2011, 05:02 PM   #2
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04-06 Pontiac GTO

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It has the looks, I'll look it up.

Do you know anything about it?

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CarForum knows all sorts of things about GTOs

They're a RWD sports car, imported from Australia, come with either an LS1 or LS2 depending on the year (get the LS2) and either a 4 speed automatic or a 6 speed manual (get the manual).

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What are your needs in a car? Do you want a large V8, a turbo four, a stick, automatic? Are four seats important? How is insurance going to be for you?
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Stage III an 06 S60R for less, and waste the GTO's.
http://www.dragtimes.com/Volvo--S60-Drag-Racing.html
example older Volvo:

S60R will likely have more features, more comfort, faster after upgrades, and last longer. For less $$
GTO's are epic, though. You can make a nice S60R faster, but the GTO is "cooler"
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Stage III an 06 S60R for less, and waste the GTO's.
Fast Volvo S60s 1/4 Mile 0-60 Drag Racing - DragTimes.com
example older Volvo:
850 T5 vs 6.0 GTO - YouTube

S60R will likely have more features, more comfort, faster after upgrades, and last longer. For less $$
GTO's are epic, though. You can make a nice S60R faster, but the GTO is "cooler"
OR you can do this: go to 3:10.

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