best car for under $25k?

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  1. Siblack

    Siblack Old Member

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    btw, I'm asking this for my cousin.

    female, senior in college, wants new jap made car. she was actually looking at the new civic si but at $23k i think it's too much. so what do you guys think?
     
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    look 2 or 3 threads down....
     
  3. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    best at what?
     
  4. i64X

    i64X New Member

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    For a new SI you might as well get an RSX-S. Costs about the same and has a much nicer interior and IMO is more fun to drive.

    I just compared the two back to back on the same day a month ago and ended up getting the Type-S. I like the looks more too (again, MHO) and it doesn't have the obnoxious gauge setup that the SI has.

    That and it's a Honda so it'll last forever.
     
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    mazdaspeed3
     
  6. Notorious R.I.E.

    Notorious R.I.E. Queen Bee

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    a mazda 3 I've had both a regular 3 and now a speed 3 it's a great car, good gas mileage, smooth ride, no complaints at all
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    +1 for the Speed3..
     
  8. crontab

    crontab (uid = 0)

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    hmm, doesn't follow the rules, but a slightly used TSX, perfect chick car.

    if she can afford/finance another 3k, then a new 2006 one.
     
  9. shiba

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    why the si? why not the regular coupe civic?
     
  10. HYEST

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    Female college student?
    Scion TC.
     
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    rtevans86 New Member

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    WERD!
     
  12. Zerobar78

    Zerobar78 New Member

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    Speed is out, driver is a female!! Subaru is running a good deal on an Impreza 2.5i for $179/mo, I'd go for that.
     
  13. Notorious R.I.E.

    Notorious R.I.E. Queen Bee

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    I have a speed 3 and I'm female....:hsugh: although with the price limit of 25k i wouldn't recommend it. I'd go with the Reg. 3
     
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    WRX FTW...nothing like AWD
     
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    stickshift? cause the civic si and rsx-s are only manual. of those two id go with the rsx-s only downside is that the si gets a lsd and the s doesnt
    despite that id go for the rsx
     
  16. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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  17. koretex

    koretex *insert something clever here*

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    WRX, Jetta GLI, MazdaSpeed3

    In that order, and I know a GLI is German
     
  18. Jonathan77

    Jonathan77 Dreamer, Nostalgic with the state of mind

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    06+ Civic Si's are assembled in Ohio Honda Factory. That same factory had a major recall on TL's/CL's and since have had a bad reputation. The recall i believe was for a engine gasket that a majority did not have. Rsx-S, made and assembled in Japan and shipped here.
     
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    Used S NI SEN

    s2k

    s2000

    s2hawtness

    O and you can only get it in black.
     
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    Subaru WRX TR (tuner ready) 23k.
     
  21. Scud

    Scud I'm an aquired taste.

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    MS3, tC, Civic Si
     

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