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As someone wise once told me several years back when I was considering buying a stretch car, you wanna be so leveraged to the point where a slight increase in wind resistance causes your house of cards to come crashing down because your financial calculations didn't take into account a slight increase in wind drag that reduces your gas mileage by .01 MPG.

My gameplan is to be broke by 35. Need to load up the credit cards as a starter.
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My gameplan is to be broke by 35. Need to load up the credit cards as a starter.

Fly me down to California. Happy to help.
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Fly me down to California. Happy to help.

We get drunk and Uber it to a Ferrari or McLaren dealership in Palo Alto. I'm down. You've got this round, right? tongue.gif
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I'm on the cape all week hanging out with my girlfriend and pretty much her entire family. My liver hurts and I'm probably sunburnt slash probably coming home in a casket. Don't try to keep up with dominicans fam. You can't.

I also drove around a few back roads here in my 02 TS just chilling with the windows down and enjoying the curves and the road. It was a lot of fun. Miata drivers are onto something. I saw quite a few out here.

 

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I just want RTC to fit in with his med school brothern. Status is important in college. For example, I drove a Sentra and Accord in college and it made me the man that I am.

 

Haha, this is the last thing I really care about, but okay. I know you said it in jest, but I just figured I'd clarify.

When I'm actually making a real salary and have paid off my student loans, I'll entertain getting something befitting that status. Chances are, it'll be something stupid fun that slips under the radar while I DD something that doesn't really raise eyebrows.

 

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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

@Ruhmuman. Those are an ultra desirable classic in the tuning crowd. With some clean examples worth more than a R32 GTR. I have personally scoffed at one for sale at 10k. There is no question that if that car has a solid shell, and is an original 5-spd, it is worth 2.5 -3k all day. Over 3k is a stretch, because the wrong owner has it. And welded the diff. (Replacements are cheap enough)
1st point.
Rtc says he wants a car to learn manual driving. How many of us learned in something similar. I learned manual in a Corolla.

2nd point.
He says he would like to learn how to do stuff himself. So first paint job? Easy. First engine swap? Cheap, first interior black trim and race buckets? Yup. And so on. A popular car. With potential and a climbing resale value.

3rd point. He wants to track day later, and get in the crowd. A serious corolla could get in the door.
Such as this:



Still waiting for other decent sub 3k suggestions to suit a beginner.

 

Aight.

 

1: Friend with a VW GTI just told me he'd teach me how to drive stick on his car.

2: I like tinkering with things of little consequence. I could live with having my bike out of order for the first month of good weather. When I'm scrambling to get to clinic on time, I don't want to worry about having a project for a daily.

3: I'd love to do a track day, but I can do one on my bike. Getting a second car that's going to be a project to build up to something is going to be a hard sell.

 

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I see where you're coming from, but I disagree.

There has been zero progress made on rtc's part over the past two weeks. I'm not saying that to dig at him. He just needs to be more decisive and start doing more research on his own.
 
Eh, I don't really talk about everything I do on here. I've actually talked to a few guys with saabaru's and asked what issues they've had. They've confirmed that the drivetrain is all WRX and replacement parts are still available online for not a ridiculous amount of money. Realistically, if I replace my car with another DD like a saabaru, I'd be fine getting rid of it in 3 years when I start residency. Unless it's still going then, in which case I'd keep it till it didn't make sense to. The interior of those cars is super nice. They were reviewed pretty well too.
 
Here's some reading:
 
 
Sounds like a fun car to spend 3 years in. There's one I found for 6k near my parents place that's a 5 speed manual and has been sitting for almost a year in the dealers lot. Priced at 6k right now and I could probably talk them into taking that price out the door. It has 122k miles on it, but the interior looks amazing. Also think it's more likely that a saab is better maintained than a subaru because of the difference in clientele. The engines are also the 'better' ones and tend not to grenade if the oil levels are maintained. Can always get a better oil pan or just check the oil every week and top up as needed if it's eating oil.
 
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I like green. No, i don't like green. I like yellow, but not too yellow. Maybe this yellow. What do you think ? - no, i don't like yellow.i saw this crazy brown it was awesome,but brown is not my style.
wait, Somebody said purple. So purple is good. I might do purple. . . No, i don't like purple. Can you suggest? Oh. Blue? Wow! That's cool! Nah, i never said i like blue. The internet said Orange, it knows. I believe it. I will not buy orange. .
What do you guys think of turqoise??
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Sounds like a fun car to spend 3 years in. There's one I found for 6k near my parents place that's a 5 speed manual and has been sitting for almost a year in the dealers lot. Priced at 6k right now and I could probably talk them into taking that price out the door. It has 122k miles on it, but the interior looks amazing. Also think it's more likely that a saab is better maintained than a subaru because of the difference in clientele. The engines are also the 'better' ones and tend not to grenade if the oil levels are maintained. Can always get a better oil pan or just check the oil every week and top up as needed if it's eating oil.

The 9-2x was purchased by bargain seekers looking for a cheap WRX. I don't think they were purchased by the "normal SAAB buyer" (whatever that is).
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Oh my gawd. .
https://capecod.craigslist.org/cto/5655912371.html
 
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An automatic 944? Is this a joke?
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Oh, didnt even look for it as I didnt think that was in the realm of possibility

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In his budget? A good car to get used to before adjusting to his needs. As are all the others.

(An MT mission would not be hard to find, easier than a solid clean 944)
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6k you say?..
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Oh my gawd. .
https://capecod.craigslist.org/cto/5655912371.html

Pick one. .

Here is a 5 spd 944 for the same price.  https://boston.craigslist.org/nos/cto/5653071068.html

I actually learned to drive stick on one.  Great cars, and I always enjoy getting some seat time in one when I can.  The original base models aren't anywhere nearly as quick as a WRX, but they are great on winding roads, where you get to row through the gears a lot.   The are pretty reasonably priced, and there is pretty good on line support for them if someone wants to wrench on them.  The only down side is some parts can be pricey. 

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Actually stopped at a local dealer to see if this 2002 this was a manual and could be used to teach my wife to drive stick.  Its a 4 spd manual, interior looked pretty good, not sure what actual mileage is (said 94K, but who knows how many times the odometer has turned over), and there is rust forming on the top of the driver's front fender (so most likely its elsewhere too).  No AC would probably be a deal breaker for Mrs. Dino...and even with a garage to protect it during the winter, rust might mean its more project car than what we want or have time for.  Still might check it out and see what they are asking, just for the hell of it, since its only a few miles from our house and my wife knows the owner of the dealership.  

 

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I don't think I have ever seen a 2002 at a car lot.
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