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So I been thinking about selling the fireturd and getting a new daily driver, but I cant seem to find a car I like and that fits under my criteria, at least browsing through craigslist. I want a manual 4 door car with a turbo/supercharger option and less than 70000 on the ticker. My price range would be less than $7k. So far the only thing I can think of is a4 1.8t but I heard that its a shoot and miss kind of car, meaning I either by an a4 that runs good for a long time, or I buy on that needs a lot of maintenance work and parts are supposedly expensive. So what do you guys know that my fit under my criteria. Kinda wanna stray away from sc 3800 and try something new.
 

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My friend just got an SRT4 for a steal with 80k on the clock. Nice car. He got it for just around that price. Look around craigslist and something will pop up!
 

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What sites are out there to look at listings. I use cars.com, autotrader.com, craigslist, carmax, ebay.
 

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I second the srt-4. Fits everything you want, gets decent mpg's and they sound awesome (like a dump truck)
 

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I know its not super/turbo charged, but have you looked at 2003 Nissan Maximas?

2003 SPECIFICALLY was the first year of the 3.5 in the Maxima, but the last year of the 'older' bodystyle which I like quite a bit more than the 04+'s. It is lighter, came in manual, and had some pretty serious kick to it.

 

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I know its not super/turbo charged, but have you looked at 2003 Nissan Maximas?

2003 SPECIFICALLY was the first year of the 3.5 in the Maxima, but the last year of the 'older' bodystyle which I like quite a bit more than the 04+'s. It is lighter, came in manual, and had some pretty serious kick to it.

You have the gayest taste in cars. He wants something fun and manual....not something a 50 year old woman would drive.
 

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I know its not super/turbo charged, but have you looked at 2003 Nissan Maximas?

2003 SPECIFICALLY was the first year of the 3.5 in the Maxima, but the last year of the 'older' bodystyle which I like quite a bit more than the 04+'s. It is lighter, came in manual, and had some pretty serious kick to it.

02 was the first year of the 3.5 in the maxima...
 

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even though i <3 Nissan.. yea a maxima doesnt really sound like what he was asking for.

better than a wagon. :s00ls:
 

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SRT-4 is a solid option. If you're looking for a little more upscale feel, try the Jetta GLI.

 

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srt4's can be had for DIRT cheap and are a blast to drive. make sure to find one w/ the viper seats.
 

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You can get a 50-60k mileage 04/05 for under $10k. That's a steal and a half imo
 

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You have the gayest taste in cars. He wants something fun and manual....not something a 50 year old woman would drive.
Have you driven that generation of Maxima with a *6 speed? they are a blast. 255hp, A decent size, comfy, can be had in that price range...

02 was the first year of the 3.5 in the maxima...
Yuppers, my bad. And the body style changed in 05 it turns out.
 

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