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      08-13-2009, 01:39 PM   #1
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What is the cheapest car that you could get excited about owning?

So, as the title says. What is the cheapest car that you could get excited about owning? Lets assume this will be your daily driver for two or three years. So, new car, or no more then two years old.

I am conflicted about this, I don't have to make a move for a year or so.

I have the feeling that an M3 would probably be perfect for my next car, but I am just not that excited by it, or interested in it.

So for me, right now it would be a 135i, or a used 911.

How about you?

So far:
STi
Cayman S
335i
MCS
Genesis
Caterham (hard core for a DD)
GTI
S2000
MCS-JCW
c63
gtr
z06
c2s
WRX
M3
Boxster S
subaru legacy 2.5GT
Mazdaspeed3
EVO
370Z
350Z
Supra
996tt
Mustang Shelby GT500
944 Turbo

Great List So Far!

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      08-13-2009, 01:41 PM   #2
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      08-13-2009, 01:51 PM   #4
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I love the Cayman S, I have a Boxster S that I am going to get rid of soon. If it was a Cayman S instead of a roadster I would probably keep is a demote it to DD. I will probably be needing a back seat in the next couple years.

But, great choice.
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The cheapest used car I could get excited about is the one that I bought... an 07 335i.
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define cheap?
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define cheap?
yeah... when i saw M3 in his post, it kinda confused me...
prolly a new s4
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I didn't say cheap, I said cheapest. So, whatever that means to you. Lowest price car that you can get excited about.
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LOL before clicking the thread I had my answer ready it was B18C civic or MK3 VR6 but you're in an other league....your cheap car is my daily/track

But seriously if I had to get rid of the car for lets say a car that's worth half I'd say MS3, used STI, Civic SI

A 5K car could make me happy, an E36 M3 could put a grin on my face. I think that you would have to change the way you wrote your question.
Ex: What would you buy for 25K or something like that.
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88 or 89 Nissan 300ZX in white or red! I guess that doesn't qualify per OP.
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the new Hyundai genesis, or a type r.
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I tried to get excited about a Mini Cooper S, I still like them but I think I would get sick of it pretty quick.
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I tried to get excited about a Mini Cooper S, I still like them but I think I would get sick of it pretty quick.
LOL i want a Mini. things are sick!
thatd prob be my number one haha

of the OPs three... Cayman S, 335, STi
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An other thing 06 or 09 cayman... 08+ STI or 04-06 or the 07 ....335I didnt change so no issues there you have to come up with a better question how much do you want to spend?
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Don't mean to threadjack or anything but those of you that have owned Cayman's or Boxters did you use it as a DD? I'm considering a Cayman eventually to replace the 335i.

And to put things back on track...

An old WRX wouldnt be too bad if you're talking cheap. If you wanna spend more I'd second the e36 m3.
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An other thing 06 or 09 cayman... 08+ STI or 04-06 or the 07 ....335I didnt change so no issues there you have to come up with a better question how much do you want to spend?
This question is primarily about a car that you would be excited to buy, have, walk up to and drive and the lowest price to have that feeling about a car.

For many it may be the car that they have. For example someone who can easily afford a new GT3, but the 335i did it for them and they decided not to spend the extra 50,000 - 70,000 dollars.
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Don't mean to threadjack or anything but those of you that have owned Cayman's or Boxters did you use it as a DD? I'm considering a Cayman eventually to replace the 335i.

And to put things back on track...

An old WRX wouldnt be too bad if you're talking cheap. If you wanna spend more I'd second the e36 m3.
I have a Boxster S, I use it as a toy and for me I don't want to use it as a DD. If it was a Cayman S, I would definitely use it as a DD. The main problem with the Boxster as a DD for me it the rag top. When the top is up you have tunnel vision and where I park at work is not the greatest area in the world and the rag top does not offer much security.
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If we are talking about a new car, then I'd say Genesis coupe. For used cars, then there are a lot, but probably used m3 or 911. They'd have to be pretty old tho to get down the Genesis Coupe price!
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cayman s, c63, gtr, z06, c2s(kinda) - those would all excite me under 100k- since you said cheapest and compared to the rest of your list.

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New: WRX (doesn't have to be an STI), EVO, 370Z
Used: 350Z, Supra, E46 M3, ITR if it's extremely mint, RX-7

Regardless, I think my next car will be a C6 vette.

Edit: I would add the S2k, but i'm 6'4. I considered cramming myself into one before I got the 335, but even as much as I loved it, it's just not even remotely comfortable. I keep my eye on the prices of used NSXs though.
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