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Old 07-28-2007, 04:35 PM
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a nice sportscar w/out the high price.

Hey, everyone! It's great to speak with you all again. I saw this ferrari F430 and I wanted to see if I could find a car with almost the same look, especially from the back (low and wide); on another car that wasn't so expensive. The only car that seems to be close,... is the corvette. The corvette is fairly expensive and I could probably manage that... if it's $34,000.00. But I wanted to get your advice and see if there was one cheaper than the corvette but also looked about the same as a corvette. It would really mean a lot to me if you spared me some advice. Thank you for reading.
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Old 07-28-2007, 04:40 PM
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So you're saying your budget is $34,000?

With that kind of money, you can get most average sportscars on the market, but your best bet is to go used. My recommendations would be a C5 Corvette or mid-90's NSX.
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Old 07-28-2007, 04:41 PM
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Lotus is a possibility although it may look a bit different then a Ferrari...

Used Boxsters can be found pretty cheap...

If you want to go cheaper theres always MX5s and Solstices...
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Old 07-28-2007, 05:06 PM
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I'm going to assume you're from the USA.

For the high-end range of your budget, you could get a used Lotus Elise. Do so.

That is your best choice, kindly ignore all other suggestions.
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Old 07-28-2007, 05:26 PM
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thank you

Thanks you guys for the great and "fast" replies to my post. You all have really help a lot and I appreciate it. Thanks again. Oh yeah, I am from the U.S and my budget $28,000.00 but I think the dealer won't mind letting me go on a 2 -3 year plan to pay off $6,000.00.
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Old 07-28-2007, 05:52 PM
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You won't get any of these cars for a decent price if you go through a dealer.
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Old 07-28-2007, 06:02 PM
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Buy a used Toyota MR2 spyder and spend the money race-prepping and tuning out the built-in understeer.

Or you could sweet-talk the dealer into letting you have one at that price.
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What are you going to be doing with this car? Boulevard cruising? Weekend warrior? High performance driving events?

And an Elise is a hellish daily... </can of worms>
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Old 07-28-2007, 06:36 PM
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If you were on the track a lot with your car, the Elise is your best bet.

Otherwise, a Honda Integra, used NSX, even a Ferrari 308 might fit.
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Old 07-28-2007, 06:44 PM
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i vote a 930 turbo. or a 1977 911 SC with a 993 engine, cos i'm biased
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Old 07-28-2007, 08:09 PM
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i vote a 930 turbo. or a 1977 911 SC with a 993 engine, cos i'm biased
Can I be biased by telling him to get a Corrado and swap a R32 drivetrain into it? Cause that'd be pretty fun.
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Old 07-28-2007, 08:17 PM
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Can I be biased by telling him to get a Corrado and swap a R32 drivetrain into it? Cause that'd be pretty fun.
if he can do it for the price, why not i say?
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Old 07-28-2007, 11:43 PM
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If i got a corvette or something similar, I would definitely be a boulevard cruiser and a weekend worrior. I'll look into the new vehicles the members have suggested. For me it's having a beautiful, fast car. If it's beautiful; i'll look good on the road and if it's fast, i'll have what's under the hood to brag about. I would let the thought of a corvette go for something similar and cheaper though. I'm considering the other cars that you all have mentioned. They look just as good. Why would i not get a good deal from the dealer on a high class car like the corvette?
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Old 07-29-2007, 12:24 AM
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Trans Am, Camaro - Cheaper then corvette with same layout. Slight modification will get them going quickly (in a straight line).
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RX7 TO get a good one, its over 20k, and you can put money into upgrades
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