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olegk21
01-21-2005, 09:14 PM
There are different types of cars that people get to modify, which would you pick that is produced today?

Top Secret
01-21-2005, 09:56 PM
THe RX-7 isn't produced currently, but still, I would take it, especially a Series VIII version.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0">

chaserolls
01-21-2005, 11:24 PM
funny, the 2 options with the votes are the 2 i would immediately disregard<p>Santeno will state otherwise, but I don't think a rx-7 is a good tuner car unless you have a lot of money to maintain it, even if you buy a refurbished 13B engine and start over basically, i still have heard more horror stories than success stories about the driveability of that car<p>R32 / A3 - highly underpowered and overweight<p>as for the rest, if price wasn't a factor, my list would go:<p>1: STi<br>2: Evo VIII (i assume not the MR edition?"<br>3. GTO<br>4. G35<br>5. Mustang (especially the cobra)<br>6. civic/rsx/celica/integra - although they aren't much to start with, they have price in their favor

Nick
01-22-2005, 03:40 AM
ooops...i put GTO but i should've put "other" I will take a C6 Z06 instead please...

Flagship
01-22-2005, 02:36 PM
For some strange reason I love the G35 coupe(which is a sports car) 280 Hp engine with great looks and a good price <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

BMW rulez
01-22-2005, 06:21 PM
I picked 350Z/G35 because both of them look sooo good! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

Naga Royal Guard
01-22-2005, 06:22 PM
i voted other

IcedG35
01-22-2005, 07:01 PM
THere's nothing strange about your reason buddy...G35 all the way

Naga Royal Guard
01-22-2005, 07:17 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chaserolls</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">funny, the 2 options with the votes are the 2 i would immediately disregard<p>Santeno will state otherwise, but I don't think a rx-7 is a good tuner car unless you have a lot of money to maintain it, even if you buy a refurbished 13B engine and start over basically, i still have heard more horror stories than success stories about the driveability of that car<p>R32 / A3 - highly underpowered and overweight<p>as for the rest, if price wasn't a factor, my list would go:<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>yes, they say that you have to change oil as often as you put gas in the damn thing <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/drink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>theres a guy around here who threw the engine out of the RX7 and put an LS1 in place of it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0">

Cozz
01-22-2005, 08:46 PM
I would go with a blue GTO. It's got potential.

Naga Royal Guard
01-22-2005, 08:47 PM
for what, wood screws? lol

Cozz
01-22-2005, 08:52 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">for what, wood screws? lol</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That reminds me... I'll try to post my new bathroom. It's almost ready for sheetrock. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0">

Verdegrrl
01-24-2005, 10:56 PM
I like the R32 because you can actually fit large items in the rear hatch, drive without drama in snow, and not everybody knows what I have, so the kids won't be challenging me to race at every light (especially with shaved badges) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

whipster
01-25-2005, 12:05 AM
Mustang for some reason

knicks125
01-25-2005, 06:04 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MBcrazE</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">G35 all the way</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'll second that <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Krypton
01-25-2005, 11:39 AM
and ill thrid that <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

chaserolls
01-25-2005, 03:35 PM
same reason i own a WRX Wagon . . . in boston<p><br>my vote overall goes for the GTO, the LS1/2/6/7 engine is unbeatable

Superfresa
01-25-2005, 05:58 PM
ST-I, seconded by Evo or maybe A3 / R32

olegk21
01-25-2005, 08:44 PM
Motor Trend has on their site a version of the R32 with 550hp and runs 0-60 in 3.2s and the quartermile in the mid 11's.<p>That's not slow, or overweight. Also with not as much modifications as the others need if they can get to that hp level.<p>For example, the G35/350Z needs new connecting rods to get past 400hp

Naga Royal Guard
01-25-2005, 08:56 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>olegk21</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Motor Trend has on their site a version of the R32 with 550hp and runs 0-60 in 3.2s and the quartermile in the mid 11's.<p>That's not slow, or overweight. Also with not as much modifications as the others need if they can get to that hp level.<p>For example, the G35/350Z needs new connecting rods to get past 400hp</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>thats a bone stock R32 aint it?

Santeno
01-27-2005, 12:21 PM
hahahaha, Good one Chase.<p>RX-7 for me please. I'll keep the visa in the glove box so I can get frequent flier miles with all my oil and gas purchases. :o)

olegk21
01-28-2005, 07:02 PM
if you read my topic, then you wouldn't ask stupid questions like that. my topic says cars people get to modify (not stock)

chaserolls
01-30-2005, 02:43 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">hahahaha, Good one Chase.<p>RX-7 for me please. I'll keep the visa in the glove box so I can get frequent flier miles with all my oil and gas purchases. :o)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>glad you liked that one <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>around may I'm planning on picking up a track-only car, which I may or may not import from japan and I must admit, the FD3S is looking very promising. I am also looking at picking up a salvaged one with a blown motor<p>The big difference between a track-only car and a daily driver is with the track car you expect things to go wrong, so you plan for them and with that in mind, the RX7's reliability issues have been well recorded so I know what to expect, lots of things go wrong on track cars, it's bound to happen, but with a FD3S replacing the broken parts is very very affordable and I know what to look out for<p>The 13B discussion has been beat to death repeatedly, the way I look at it, the FD3S is a supercar, so it's vulnerable to typical supercar reliability issues, if you took care of a FD3S the way you take care of a ferrari 360 modena, you'd never have a problem with it<p>albeit, you dont have to maintain a FD3S the same way as a 360 modena, it's sort of hit or miss with the FD3S, some cars last 120,000 miles, other 60,000, same deal with the WRX transmission (excluding the STi, different tranny entirely) (although I blame it on operator error and abuse more than luck), some people have owned 3 WRX's with no problems (like myself), others blow their trannies after 3,000 miles<p>and yes, the cat on the downpipe in addition to running the motor too lean because the injectors are too weak are the two reasons why 80% of the 13B motors have issues

Hornbag
01-31-2005, 04:35 AM
I voted the 350 Z, it is the only car that looks great done up i think (EVO apart). Plus i would never change my beloved Ford anyway, nothing but genuine Ford accessories for the Ford! LOL

AM2
01-31-2005, 07:29 AM
If I could afford one, I'd go buy and modify a Nissan 350Z...<p>The Mustang GT is fine in its stock form. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
01-31-2005, 07:41 AM
Not too sure about the point of this poll, I mean I understand the title of it, but why would anyone buy a G35 or a 350Z and modify them, at least I haven't heard anyone tuned them yet. About half of the choices on this poll rarely had anyone modify them, stock is perfectly fine.<p>Perhaps the choices should be changed to all cars notriously known in the tuning world (ex. civic, rsx, etc). People just wouldn't put down 30k or more (still a lot of money to many) and then spend another 10 or 20k, or even 30k to get it tricked out, just doesn't make sense. This is why civics are modified so much, b/c it can be easily retained without having to put down a lot of money.

fubar
01-31-2005, 10:47 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> why would anyone buy a G35 or a 350Z and modify them, at least I haven't heard anyone tuned them yet. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I've seen a few tuned g35s and 350Zs in Los Angeles. I agree with you in that they are fine automobiles bone-stock especially with the 289 hp motor in the G and 300 hp in the Z.<p>My vote is for them.

Top Secret
02-01-2005, 01:52 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Not too sure about the point of this poll, I mean I understand the title of it, but why would anyone buy a G35 or a 350Z and modify them, at least I haven't heard anyone tuned them yet. About half of the choices on this poll rarely had anyone modify them, stock is perfectly fine.<p>Perhaps the choices should be changed to all cars notriously known in the tuning world (ex. civic, rsx, etc). People just wouldn't put down 30k or more (still a lot of money to many) and then spend another 10 or 20k, or even 30k to get it tricked out, just doesn't make sense. This is why civics are modified so much, b/c it can be easily retained without having to put down a lot of money.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>There are a lot of modified 350Z's and G35's in Japan and I have even seen a few on the Coast!<p>Anyway, you'd be suprised how many people choose to modify more expensive cars, such as R33/34 GT-R's and I have a lot of European cars down here which are modified extensively.