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Old 10-10-2012, 10:01 AM   #41
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20k- How about a 2009 335i coupe?
why 2009??? 07 08 have forged internals... 09 they went back to cast. I'd take forged internals over looks ANY day of the week.

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for under 10k you could pick up a stage III s4. It's definitely not going to be reliable, but it sure will be fast.
lol yup. I'd stay AWAY!

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Always thought s2000 was a fun car
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Not fast, but you can get an RX8 for under 10K
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I have a Camaro for sale.


I'd go with the TL-S MT or a AP2 S2K
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:30 AM   #42
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Tampa- I didn't know that. Good call.

Also, my wife had an s2000 6 speed in 2005 and it was a blast to drive.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:27 PM   #43
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I thought a RX8 was a fun car.....

A s2k would be a good choice, but you have to me a midget to fit in one.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:07 PM   #44
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for under 10k why not just get a CPO Civic? Very reliable. Then again I didn't read your criteria. . . is it supposed to be fast or something?
it's really just supposed to be an upgrade/replacement to my 328i. something comparable price wise and performance wise to an m3
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:20 PM   #45
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I thought a RX8 was a fun car.....

A s2k would be a good choice, but you have to me a midget to fit in one.
...Eh, I guess, I mean I'm 6'0" 195lbs and I fit in it with plenty of room.

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Old 10-10-2012, 05:11 PM   #46
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I purchased 2005 S2000 with seven miles on it and had it for 6 years. Never had any serious issues. I loved that car, but I love my 2005 M3 more. The only issue I had with the S2000 was the top. For some reason, the top wears extremely fast. I babied mine and I still saw serious signs of wear on the top on both the passenger and driver's side. Other then the top issue, the car was a joy to drive. I would buy another one if I had to.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:14 PM   #47
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I purchased a 2005 S2000 with seven miles on it and had it for 6 years. Never had any serious issues. I loved that car, but I love my 2005 M3 more. The only issue I had with the S2000 was the top. For some reason, the top wears extremely fast. I babied mine and I still saw serious signs of wear on the top on both the passenger and driver's side. Other then the top issue, the car was a joy to drive. I would buy another one if I had to.
Almost forgot, I paid $28K and sold it for $8K six years later. Could have gotten more for it if I went the private seller route; however, it had 120K miles on it.

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Old 10-10-2012, 05:35 PM   #48
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:41 PM   #49
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B6 S4 for around 20 would be good. the v8s arent too bad on reliability either
Until you have to pull out the entire engine to replace the chain tensioners.
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Almost forgot, I paid $28K and sold it for $8K six years later. Could have gotten more for it if I went the private seller route; however, it had 120K miles on it.
this is why I will never buy a new car
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...Eh, I guess, I mean I'm 6'0" 195lbs and I fit in it with plenty of room.

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Yeah, I've read that guys up to 6'4 have driven it daily with stock rails, but when I sat in one (at 6'3), my knees were hitting the steering wheel with the chair all the way back. There was no way, but I guess everyone is built different.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:03 AM   #53
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E46 M3?

-0-60mph in about 4.9 seconds
-Decent coilovers put this car up there in P-car and the like handling category (depends on driver though)
-Timeless look
-333bhp from a 3.2 inline 6
-8k rpm
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-Probably the most rounded car you can get for under $20k that still has the appeal of a $60k car
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Almost forgot, I paid $28K and sold it for $8K six years later. Could have gotten more for it if I went the private seller route; however, it had 120K miles on it.
For a 2005 with 120K miles in today's market you can probably stretch for $13K...but you already sold it and moved onto something better so no worries!
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:02 AM   #55
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E46 M3?

-0-60mph in about 4.9 seconds
-Decent coilovers put this car up there in P-car and the like handling category (depends on driver though)
-Timeless look
-333bhp from a 3.2 inline 6
-8k rpm
-Comfortable seats with room for 4-5
-Decent trunk size
-Reliable (at least for me it has)
-Probably the most rounded car you can get for under $20k that still has the appeal of a $60k car
Gonna have to agree with this guy.
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E46 M3?

-0-60mph in about 4.9 seconds
-Decent coilovers put this car up there in P-car and the like handling category (depends on driver though)
-Timeless look
-333bhp from a 3.2 inline 6
-8k rpm
-Comfortable seats with room for 4-5
-Decent trunk size
-Reliable (at least for me it has)
-Probably the most rounded car you can get for under $20k that still has the appeal of a $60k car
You will be on the high side of the teens though. I've been looking around and the best "deal" I've seen is a 2002 convertible with 74k miles on it for 13. Most are usually around 18k for that kind of mileage around my area.
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