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Unread 05-28-2013, 09:41 PM   #1
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Hi, So I am looking for a new car and came across a 97 chevy cavalier. The part that I need help with is that it is custom done. It has had a lot of work done to it and what I'm concerned with is that I have little knowledge of cars outside of watching car movies and playing some games. You can see the car here. Additional info that I have by talking to the owner is that it only has 62,000 miles on it and his reason for selling is that he no longer drives it and it is just taking up space in his garage where his kids toys are being stored. I am looking at using this for a casual driving car maybe going to a track a handful of times in its life. A friend of mine who knows a decent amount is telling me its a bad idea and I figured I would ask a wider variety of people. Thank you in advanced and if you need anything else answered I will ask the owner and get back asap. Thanks!

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RUN FAR AWAY.

Seriously ugly, Don't trust modded cars. you don't know how badly run ragged it was.


But with a bottle of Nitrous I'd expect it to last about a week before being sent to a scrapyard.

I think I've seen that car once or twice when I was living in the suburbs.. Was a POS then probably worse now.
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Really? I think it looks awesome personally. This is what he said for the nos.
'As far as the nitrous goes, all it does is spray onto the intercooler cooling down the air coming into the motor.' He said that he used it as a daily driver and took it to the track a couple times.

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You need an education in what constitutes a fine automobile.

1) that car will attract cop attention like no other

2) People (like us) will make fun of it. RIP ricer thread

3) It's obviously (since it's been to the track) been run ragged, possibly by someone that doesn't know what he was doing.

4) IL cops will have a field day with the harness bar. They really have a problem with not OEM seat belts if they are supposed to have them factory fitted

5) it looks gawdy.

6) it looks like an autotragic (automatic), Autos can't handle that much power

7) I can go on.
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Luckily I'll be going back to South Dakota so I wouldn't have to deal with Illinois cops for long. I know how bad they are, Plainfield ones are the worst. The day after I got my license I got pulled over. Why? Because the air freshener I had hanging from my window was obstructing my view. It was awful. But, too many people have told me not to do it so even though I want to I think I was regretfully pass and just find a nice looking tiburon

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WOW that body kit, i lol'd.

I'm with cluff here, wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole unless all the work was done professionally and he has paperwork to prove it.

Even then I wouldn't be caught dead in it with that body kit lol.
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WOW that body kit, i lol'd.

I'm with cluff here, wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole unless all the work was done professionally and he has paperwork to prove it.

Even then I wouldn't be caught dead in it with that body kit lol.
The bodykit reminded me of the Ricer thread we had a few years back.
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Really? I think it looks awesome personally.
I usually say this sarcastically, but seeing this thread, I feel compelled to say it more seriously.

Your opinion is wrong.

I'm still half poking fun, but in all seriousness, that car looks like absolute ****. It tries WAY too hard to look like a sports car when... it's a chevy cavalier. Everybody knows the car isn't fast, and it doesn't even look fast. It looks like a rushed half-ass bottom-dollar hack. PLEASE DONT BUY THAT CAR! We will help you find something better.
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What are your guys thoughts on Hyundai tiburons? I'm trying to find something that looks sportier while saying in a $5000 budget. The bonus here is that I'll be making a trip to madison, South Dakota from illinois on Friday and can go through Iowa or through Wisconsin and Minnesota. I'm looking for something with low miles and in nice condition that at least looks sportier and is a 'newer' car being around 2000 or newer

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....No. Tiburons are terribad cars on a whole 'nother level. You're better off on foot to be perfectly honest. If you want something sporty in that price bracket you're gonna have to eat your year requirement and buy a Mustang, Camaro or Miata.
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