Need your car opinions.. 2002 Jetta or 2004 Sentra
alright, no more mazda, I have officially narrowed it down to these 2 cars but i am at a loss.
2004 Nissan Sentra
2002 VDub Jetta
Both are automatic trans. I assume the Jetta is faster and more reliable, but someone correct me if i am wrong. Also, what do you recommend?
Eclipse or RSX
Not to thread jack, but due to a recent accident, I'm also currently looking for a fast/mod-friendly car under $10k. I'm looking at the 1.8t Jettas, which you can upgrade the turbo on )
[quote93222e1a2a="ajasax"]Not to thread jack, but due to a recent accident, I'm also currently looking for a fast/mod-friendly car under $10k. I'm looking at the 1.8t Jettas, which you can upgrade the turbo on )[/quote93222e1a2a]
Yeah I was looking at the Jetta's too. A tad faster than the Mazda
That is a fairly good price, if it is in good shape and depending on options. Standard options I have seen selling for $10500 on a very clean one. The Jetta is faster and the eclipse too.
There are alot of fast cars for under 5k.
late 90's Mustangs
Alittle more information would be helpful. So far all we know is "Fast, and under 10k"
I would look at an older (early-mid '90s) BMW 325i. Fast, Nice, Reliable, can be had for well under 10,000 if you shop around alittle bit.
^^ Yeah I saw this Bimmer
328is for $9k
Well I would personnely rather have a sedan, thats why i went to the mazda's first. I am not a fan of coupes, but don't know many fast sedans 2000 or later.
[quote2d92a5417c="ajasax"]^^ Yeah I saw this Bimmer
328is for $9k[/quote2d92a5417c]
Exactly, if I had around 10 to spend and wanted a car I would without a doubt get a used bmw.
I personally like suv's better than cars.
Jeep Wranglers FTW!
OP has to consider insurance. A red BMW at any age less than 30 is going to be really expensive to insure.
i drive a 99 chrysler 300M, it is very fast for a 4-door, you should look at a bit newer 300M Special, they are awesome!
rsx is out of the picture insure is ridiculous
eclipses are good price for the speed
get a jetta pretty quick
[quote5b999e36c5="tjwor"]i drive a 99 chrysler 300M, it is very fast for a 4-door, you should look at a bit newer 300M Special, they are awesome![/quote5b999e36c5]
That's a gangsta whip!
GS-T Eclipse all the way! Stay away from the GS-X's though, with the AWD it weighs it down too much.
Audi A4 1.8? Very nice, sleek looking car, turbo, fast, fairly cheap, but its a german built car... I'm the same way with VW's, I hear too many bad things about their engines. My friend just bought a GTI 1.8 for 8k and right away had to throw down 2k in parts/labor because it needed a new timing belt and shit..
DONT GET AN SUV!! Take it from a blazer driver, gas is ridiculous.
I would never get an SUV, may as well well buy 2 cars since it would equasl out with gas.
I am looking at Jetta's now though..
Well, with the 1.8 VW/Audi engine, you have to change the timing belt around 100k miles. Your friend should have researched that. That's probably why the previous owner was selling wink Other than that, VWs are very reliable cars, especially their 2.0 and 2.8L engines. Although, the 1.8t is smaller, you can get about the same power out of it as the bigger engines, but with better gas mileage.
I have a 2003 Mazda 6s.... GREAT car. I love it. 8k is a great deal.
Changed my mind
Jetta out of those two.
Actually...My dad has a red 2001 Jetta.
He got it used from a friend with about 75k miles on it.
After only one year the Transmission failed and he had to pay $3000 to get it fixed.
My friends brother also purchased a jetta and had a problem with the engine or something and had to pay about $2500+ to fix it
After that I wouldn't recommend a jetta.
The maintenance on German cars are always more because they require OEM parts.
However they are pretty darn fast, b/c i'm the one currently using the Jetta and it IS smooth and quick.
No Jetta. From about 1999-2003 they sucked balls. They always had problems with them. Yes they are foreign but those years were not the best for them.
I would go with the Nissan. They are reliable but may not be as fast as the Jetta.
If you can, go with a honda or acura, better cars. Camrys and Corrolas are great cars too. You can find them in your price range.
I got my civic (1997) for 5500 and it only had 73000 miles on it. All I have had to do is replace my exhaust for like 150. It now has 93000 miles on it.
I got a deal.
Jetta. Other than that, seriously consider Honda.
2004 Honda Accord.
go honda or toyota
dont have the high miles scare you on a b or k series engine on a honda
ive seen b series goto 350k plus on the engine.
k series are more expensive but they are faster with the same reliablity
toyotas are just as reliable minus the sludge issue
FYI I went with a 2003 Jetta 1.8 T <--- FAST. 180hp for an automatic is ridiculous i think. I got the 0-60 at 7.4 yesterday.
Best part is it only cost me $6k. The guy must've been drunk or something. I had my BFF with me whose a mechanic who checked it out for me. wink
That's exactly what I want to get....still looking around. How many miles did it have?
[quote93c76bece6="turbohim"]I had my BFF with me[/quote93c76bece6]
IDK your BFF Jill?
im waiting until spring for the bmw 1 series.
[quote3f88b1bac9="turbohim"]FYI I went with a 2003 Jetta 1.8 T <--- FAST. 180hp for an automatic is ridiculous i think. I got the 0-60 at 7.4 yesterday.
Best part is it only cost me $6k. The guy must've been drunk or something. I had my BFF with me whose a mechanic who checked it out for me. wink[/quote3f88b1bac9]
good choice out of the two...I'd say next time, check honda's and acura's..best cars ever and easily modded! I'll have to show u pics of the turbo setup we installed. PS The boost makes me car sick, and this coming from someone who loves rollercoasters! LOL