Help me choose a car!

Okay, so I see that there are some car guys on this forum and I need a new car. I want something that's fun to drive, and cheap like less than 15k. Also something that I can mod to squeeze some extra power out of it. Also nothing older than 15 years. Any suggestions?

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Oct 8, 2020 - 10:05pm
Pheer, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Mazda Miata MX-5. The cult classic is the first gen NA model with pop-up headlights, which ran from 1989-1997, but they're all good. You can get one cheap in good condition that's newer than a 2005 model easily under 15k.

Oct 9, 2020 - 1:58pm
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

No

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Oct 9, 2020 - 1:57pm
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

All Miatas are lame. 

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Oct 9, 2020 - 3:17pm
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

148hp sounds terrible - where is this produced? I've never heard of this.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Oct 8, 2020 - 10:27pm
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

2014 INFINITI Q60 Journey

$14,699

MILEAGE

44,392

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=561235845&zip=90210&referrer=%2Fcars-for-sale%2Fsearchresults.xhtml%3Fzip%3D90210%26city%3DBeverly%2BHills%26startYear%3D2010%26vehicleStyleCodes%3DCOUPE%26incremental%3Dall%26makeCodeList%3DINFIN%26minPrice%3D14000%26sortBy%3Drelevance%26location%3D%255Bobject%2BObject%255D%26maxPrice%3D15000%26state%3DCA%26firstRecord%3D0%26marketExtension%3Dinclude%26searchRadius%3D0%26isNewSearch%3Dfalse&minPrice=14000&startYear=2010&numRecords=25&maxPrice=15000&vehicleStyleCodes=COUPE&firstRecord=0&makeCodeList=INFIN&searchRadius=0&clickType=spotlight

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Oct 12, 2020 - 1:43pm
Kawhi Anthony Leonard, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If you mean the reel lawn mowers, I was thinking about getting one. Do you have any models that you recommend for under $125?

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Oct 8, 2020 - 11:54pm
Synergy_or_Syzygy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Steppenwolf?

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Oct 9, 2020 - 9:51am
CRE, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Eh - if your budget is $15k, buy a Honda Accord with an upgraded engine. They all have V6 options except for the most recent iteration, I believe. 

It won't be particularly fun to drive, but it'll run forever with minimal repairs while you save your money for what you really want. 

$15k used luxury cars are a money trap. 

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Oct 9, 2020 - 11:15am
Deal Team Six, what's your opinion? Comment below:

This is the only good advice. 100% agree on the money trap part. You can find really solid cars for around that price point, but be prepared to spend thousands more maintaining them. Don't go German fresh out of school unless you're a car fanatic and find a sweet deal, and are willing to overspend on them (source: I did this).

Oct 9, 2020 - 11:44am
Addinator, what's your opinion? Comment below:

It's so true. I'm roughly at the end of the curve on a BMW that is, roughly, 8 years old - low mileage, well kept - and getting ready to dump it as when I creep up towards 70k mileage it's going to be a dumpster fire. 

Oct 9, 2020 - 12:57pm
Malta, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Honda Accords and Toyota Camrys are probably the best cars in that budget

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Oct 9, 2020 - 1:58pm
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yeah the Accord V6 coupe is a pretty nice car.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Oct 9, 2020 - 11:53pm
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:


2015 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Coupe

MILEAGE

50,218


$14,900

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Oct 9, 2020 - 10:31am
tengleha, what's your opinion? Comment below:

get a 2016+ Mazda 3 Hatchback. I got one CPOed for about 13k with 23k miles on it. Drives great and looks pretty good too.

Oct 9, 2020 - 3:22pm
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

huh?

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Oct 9, 2020 - 5:34pm
NYYCRE, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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Oct 10, 2020 - 1:26pm
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