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or less?

5/21/2020 12:56:32 PM

Dr Pepper
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i like the open question, but.... how many seats required?

5/21/2020 4:36:41 PM

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Really no requirement. Guess I'd prefer 4, open to sedan/wagon/truck utility but not a requirement. But don't have any preferences really.

This is for a buy in the fall.

5/21/2020 4:39:40 PM

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best e39 v8 I can find for driving experience, chevy volt for best bang for the buck

[Edited on May 21, 2020 at 5:02 PM. Reason : or a subaru with eyesight for semi-autonomous mode]

5/21/2020 5:01:35 PM

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Crown Vic, here's a good looking one for $4k. save/invest the remaining $8k. ... profit

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/d/holly-springs-2007-ford-crown-victoria/7124246476.html

5/21/2020 5:42:14 PM

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^

^^ good ideas ty

5/21/2020 6:26:01 PM

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24 $500 cars

5/22/2020 2:15:35 AM

Dr Pepper
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- new chevy spark (Modern Chevrolet had them for $9999 last year when i bought my DD)

- 2wd tahoe, PPV or whatever you can get for 12k

- C5 Vette, C6 if you're lucky

- 4 door 4x4 GM truck, love the ones with the full center console

- CTS-V, would probably be on the low end in that price range, 1st gen



And for some real world chat - let's rewind to me last june.....I drove a 00 taurus for 2yrs after paying $800 for it. Excellent car, had some body damage but it was the appliance that worked 100% of the time. Put new tires on it, and then a few months later the fuel pump went out; after two failed fuel pump swaps (3rd time was the charm) I went online and looked at all the local dealerships' new inventory sorted by lowest price first. Ended up with a new '18 EcoSport for $17k out the door. Extremely happy with the decision, not to mention it was the first new car I've ever purchased.

5/22/2020 7:55:33 AM

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Subaru BRZ

5/27/2020 10:51:04 AM

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Chevrolet SS.

Pontiac G8 but that Pontiac hood and grille would have to go. Get some Holden stuff.

12/24/2020 5:02:56 PM

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ended up spending double for a 2016 Golf R with ECU+TCU tune. Thank god the ECU tune takes the HP up to 375hp allowing it to escape the evil clutches of "appliance car performance" (stock hp was 292hp)

12/27/2020 4:32:38 PM

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Congrats! Which tune did you get?

I ask because I took my APR Stage 1 GTI to a dyno day and put down only 20-30 whp less than a "tuned" and boltons equipped Golf R. (I don't think he was very happy lol).

[Edited on January 5, 2021 at 9:18 AM. Reason : ]

1/5/2021 9:17:46 AM

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go unitronic or go home

1/9/2021 11:55:23 AM

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https://www.getunitronic.com/ecu-tuning/vw-golfr-20l-tsi-gen3-2015-^^2015-stage1plus

[Edited on January 9, 2021 at 5:09 PM. Reason : ^^ wow what were the numbers? What
bolt ons were involved?]

[Edited on January 9, 2021 at 5:10 PM. Reason : Is the ECU tune the only mod on yours?]

[Edited on January 9, 2021 at 5:11 PM. Reason : ]

1/9/2021 5:08:39 PM

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Look man nobody else here appears interested in talking Golf R/GTIs

[Edited on January 20, 2021 at 10:03 AM. Reason : hit me up]

1/20/2021 10:03:43 AM

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ECU tune is all I've got done.

It put down 267 hp and 320 lb-ft at the wheels.

1/21/2021 8:26:45 AM

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Nice!

I need to get mine dyno'd...thinking I'll get around 315whp

1/21/2021 10:25:42 AM

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https://jalopnik.com/the-volkswagen-golf-dead-in-the-us-1846096853

1/21/2021 5:40:50 PM

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