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Unread 09-24-2010, 01:16 PM   #1
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ok ive basically abandoned my plan to sell my current car since it runs well and will last me through college and possibly longer. I am thinking about getting a project/weekend fun car though nothing expensive like <$3k i live at school now but i my house is only 20-30mins away. I will be getting a job next semester so i will have the funds to work on it and stuff.

the thing is tbh i would prob drive my current car to school and go home every 2 weeks like i always do but the problem arises over breaks and over the summer when i will be at home since we only have room for 5-6 cars in the driveway and we have 5 cars atm. (both of my parents cars and both of my grand parents cars even though i think they are thinking about getting rid of their explorer but idk if they will get another car or not)

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Keeping my car as dd
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little room for it durring the summer/winter break
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For around that price you could get a miata or a 240sx. They might not be in the best condition, but they would be nice project cars.
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going to go with a bmw if i do get a project car
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Honestly, i'd pick up a little 2WD S10. Can be had very cheaply (early 90s) with a 5 speed. If you wanted, drop a 350 in it. Super fun pickups.
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Honestly, i'd pick up a little 2WD S10. Can be had very cheaply (early 90s) with a 5 speed. If you wanted, drop a 350 in it. Super fun pickups.
Also a good plan. Windsors in Rangers are also loads of fun.

Thunderbirds in good shape are real cheap and have a fully independent suspension and V8 out of the box. They can be made to run in the 12s with bolt ons...
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A nice older m3 would be awesome but not a project you want to start while in school just way to expensive. The beamer guys get raped on aftermarket parts just like us gto guys. A 240, 300z, mustang, camaro, or rx7 while having been over done so many times still makes a great project car specially for a newb. If you start with the BMW you will likely invest a boat load of cash and never finish it.
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A nice older m3 would be awesome but not a project you want to start while in school just way to expensive. The beamer guys get raped on aftermarket parts just like us gto guys. A 240, 300z, mustang, camaro, or rx7 while having been over done so many times still makes a great project car specially for a newb. If you start with the BMW you will likely invest a boat load of cash and never finish it.
Agreed. Its hard to balance originality with pocketbook.
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could get a older focus and go to town lol.
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could get a older focus and go to town lol.
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that's what I was thinking. lol..
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