what do you guys think i should do

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  1. septor tit

    septor tit corrado crew

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    heres the deal....i absolutely love European cars.

    i got a promotion at work, i am a mechanic at the local lexus dealer working flat rate.

    im making roughly between 40k and 50k a year. im 22 years old and drive a slightly upgraded 1997 saab 900t as a daily driver. im looking for a fun car to upgrade, take to race tracks, car shows. the whole 9 yards

    heres the cars i have been interested in

    -vw corrado slc (been my dream car for years)
    -vw gti 1.8t or 2.0t
    -02+ audi a4 turbo
    -maybe a late 90's m3 (although i kinda want something thats a little cheaper to get power out of)

    then the japanese ones that catch my eye....wrx, evo, 93 rx7

    aside from the corrado which i can get for under 10k i have been looking to spend maybe 15-25k on the car. if the car is around 15k i will prolly buy it in the next 2 months, but if it is more towards 25k i will save up some extra cash and wait till march or so of next year to buy it. what do you suggest?

    EDIT : btw i am looking to make the car into a low 13 possibly high 12 sec car on the 1/4
     
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  2. Mjolnir

    Mjolnir WHM6D > *

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    Get an SC300 and throw a turbo at it.

    You have access to parts at a discount and all the tech manuals and expertise you need to keep it in top shape while you mod it.
     
  3. septor tit

    septor tit corrado crew

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    that crossed my mind a few times but im kinda partial to the design of them and i havent seen any at a good price with decent mileage

    and i kinda want something a little faster than that stock
     
  4. Spin

    Spin You spin me right round baby, right round

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    I would go the RX7 route, but I am not that familiar with rotary engines so I am basing my opinion solely on how sexy the last body style can look.
     
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    septor tit corrado crew

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    haha i also dont really know much about them and am pretty much basing it off the same you are....i know the grenade alot and thats not to big of a deal since whatever i buy will need a rebuild at somepoint anyway
     
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    you'd probably retain better value out of a Corrado if you keep its tastefully modified and in great condition. Most Corrado buyers are VW enthusiasts, and I don't think most like 'rados that have been riced. Rebuilding a stock SLC/G60/whatever you end up getting could bring in a good bit of cash if you need to sell it, probably close to what you paid perhaps?

    That said, I can't deny the WRX
     
  7. septor tit

    septor tit corrado crew

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    i would be going vr6-t if i get it and everything would be very tasteful

    i dont plan on ever selling the next car that i buy
     
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    Sirius OT Supporter

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    tasteful Corrados are great, that gets my vote

    but dont be too sure about selling a car...never know what may happen
     
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    corrado :bowdown: can look so fucking tight
     
  10. septor tit

    septor tit corrado crew

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    i know, its been my dream car for so long but now that i have some money im wondering if it is worth it to go with something that old and fwd......since i want to track it and race it i dunno if i should give up that dream or not
     
  11. deusexaethera

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    Get something you won't be shitting yourself over if you wreck it. Then learn to drive it really well.
     
  12. Noah

    Noah The things we know best are the things we haven't OT Supporter

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    06+ GTI with 2.0t FSI motor.

    Add APR Software
    APR Intercooler
    TBE Exhaust
    Quality Intake

    Mid to low 13's all for under 4k
     
  13. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    WAY too expensive for a track car. If you're going to lose anything if the car gets smashed up, make sure what you lose is time and effort, not money.

    That is, unless you make enough to pay for a new car every few months.
     
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    septor tit corrado crew

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    car wont see any road courses for a few years....at first it will upgrading it and some occasional drag racing maybe some autocross, street racing occasionally when my friends run their mouths to much and just a fun car to have and depending on how much show i put into it maybe some car shows
     
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    Chris87 flatoutperformance.com

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    Get one of the Jap cars if you're looking for a 12sec car, or else stage 3 a 1.8T or 2.0TFSI, or turbo a VR6 Corrado. I'd say probably a Jap. car though

    I'm warning you right now though, if a Corrado has been your dream car for many years, that dream won't go away.... I know, so I finally gave in and bought one. :o
     
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    septor tit corrado crew

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    you have a corrado?

    see what i have been kinda hoping is the next car i will get will keep my corrado dreams at bay for a few years till i get enough money to buy a corrado and do like a full restoration or something but everytime i look at my background (its a corrado) i go right to vortex and look at which ones are for sale. i see myself probably ending up with one of those
     
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    It better see some road courses in the first few years. You can't just bolt shit on without driving it between mods on the types of courses you're going to race on.

    Also, a newer car really isn't ideal for racing anyway. The community doesn't know what works and what doesn't, not all of the major problems have been discovered, and the complex engine management systems haven't been fully dissected yet. Hell, Forge just recently finally released an upgraded diverter valve for the new 2.0t, and it's been out for a couple of years. A 1.8t like mine, on the other hand, has all kinds of shit developed, tested, and ready to be bolted on.
     
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    Chris87 flatoutperformance.com

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    I've got 2 :fawk:

    One is my daily summer driver / autox car, and the other is a project car that will either be turned into a dedicated track car or sold, but most likely sold b/c I have too many projects on the go and I won't even touch this one for another couple years.
     
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    saxman Burninating the peasants

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    I love mine
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  20. septor tit

    septor tit corrado crew

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    you lucky motherfucker.......g60 or slc? or one of each lol?
     
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    Chris87 flatoutperformance.com

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    One of each, but the G60 doesn't run. It's been stripped down to the shell. I also had another 93 VR6 for a short while, but it was just a parts car, so it doesn't really count. Nonetheless, 3 corrados >1.
     
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    septor tit corrado crew

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    maybe il just try and find a nice slc with a solid body and turbo it.....
     
  23. Noah

    Noah The things we know best are the things we haven't OT Supporter

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    Actually the Forge DV has been shown to cause Compressor Surge among other issues. APR is working on a DV that should be released by years end. :x:

    Also, the major problems remark...meh. If you are racing, parts will break. You should expect that and work that accordingly. Otherwise find a new hobby. This one ain't cheap.
     
  24. deusexaethera

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    The issue is not that stuff will break when you race. The issue is that nobody knows which stuff will break when you race, on the newer cars.

    I'm gonna chalk up the compressor surge to a diverter in need of a spring-rate change. I'd still be inclined to try to replace it with an all-mechanical unit for the older cars, though.
     
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    septor tit corrado crew

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    just because the car is older doesnt mean you know what will break............anything can happen and anything can break
     

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