View Thread: Car shopping is absolute coolness


Dreamn
Hey guys, have you missed me. Do to this 56K connection, I have been pretty infrequent over the holidays. Luckily with the start of my co-op job, this will soon end, though unlike some people, I'll have work to do,so I'll have to limit my time on to about 4 hours a day.


Anyway, I'm back home and I have ditched the restoration idea I had due to money and time. So I'm working out a deal with my parents for a weekend sports car so they can have a fun car to go do things in and I can have a good car to autox and or work on. The requirements that the car must satisfy are:

for me:
quick 0-60 sub 9 seconds
2000-4000 USD or upwards of 6000 if its a great deal and my dad will help pay
reliable
easy on the insurance (relatively speaking, its no Camry and i understand that)

for parents:
t-top/convertible
reliable (they do not want to pay for my borken car when I have to leave it at home)
something they'd enjoy cruising in



right now the front runner is the miata. There are alot of them, they're relatively cheap and they're a convertible. Now I want to hear what you guys think.

Arthur Dent
I'd go Miata but a second generation MR2 with T-tops would be nice.

Also on the cheaper end a Toyota AE86 would be good as well. Or a 1st gen RX-7 GSL SE.

Shaman
Man, more than 4 seconds isn't quick to me anymore. How jaded have I become? :)

SLP Addict
Miata is top notch, there fast, great handling, fun, the list go's on, and why only 93-97, the 90's and wat not are still great cars!

SLP Addict
Oh yea, and when we getting together?, ill PM you my phone # so you can call and let me no.

Dreamn
Originally posted by Shaman
Man, more than 4 seconds isn't quick to me anymore. How jaded have I become? :)

gotta start somewhere Shaman.:p its better than my 91 Accord.

oh, and slp, yeah the 90-92 are also in consideration. If I can though, I'd like the 1.8 over the 1.6. and getting together, i'll see if saturday is open. i'll be car shopping during the day with my dad, but i'll give you a call tomorrow and see if we can set something up.

Sia Bani
Welcome back.

Fool, remember to give us a holler if you plan on leaving for long periods of time. I'm pissed because SLP had told me that you were supposed to meet him somewhere, but you never did, and you just disappeared from the net and any contact thru the web. And this was right after some long drive of yours...

see why I'm pissed?

SLP Addict
And after that EXTREMELY Stupid joke i pulled about the wreck it doesnt make thing anybetter with not being worried, well, its all cool that your safe, oh shit, i forgot to pm you the number!

Dreamn
Originally posted by Sia Bani
Welcome back.

Fool, remember to give us a holler if you plan on leaving for long periods of time. I'm pissed because SLP had told me that you were supposed to meet him somewhere, but you never did, and you just disappeared from the net and any contact thru the web. And this was right after some long drive of yours...

see why I'm pissed?

hehe, sia, you'll get over it. I need to get AIM on this computer. I've just been so lazy as of late, :D. and good food and real life fun makes me so forgetful of my online responsibilities,

:p

masestylez
Get a 1989 300ZX, I love those. Any of those choices would be nice though.

k6kicker
why not a 90 :tahoe: way faster, better handling, all around far better car, and can be had under 6 grand and a n/a z32 will smoke a turbo z31

masestylez
Thats what i meant. I was just a year off. :)

SLP Addict
Yea sure you were man, but greg, like i told you, miatas are awesome, and if you want, gimmme a call, and ill get andrew to drive down there and we'll show you the car.