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

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

No

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Oct 9, 2020 - 1:57pm

All Miatas are lame. 

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Oct 9, 2020 - 3:17pm

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

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Oct 12, 2020 - 1:43pm

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 9, 2020 - 9:51am

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 - 11:44am

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

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

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Oct 9, 2020 - 1:58pm

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 - 10:31am

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

huh?

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