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ok... im going to need some help on deciding on which car to get. i can go budget based, but i really dont have to, so here are the cars of my choices. an sti, evo, 350z or an rsx type S. what would you guys advise to choose and what not. i can get the evo, sti and 350z, itll just cost more money and might put me under a bit of financial pressure, if i get rsx, i feel like im losing out to the more powerful cars, etc. need some big help info please :confused
 

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ok... im going to need some help on deciding on which car to get. i can go budget based, but i really dont have to, so here are the cars of my choices. an sti, evo, 350z or an rsx type S. what would you guys advise to choose and what not. i can get the evo, sti and 350z, itll just cost more money and might put me under a bit of financial pressure, if i get rsx, i feel like im losing out to the more powerful cars, etc. need some big help info please :confused
Well first off, you posted in the "Prelude" forum, which is the wrong forum. This area is meant for Honda Prelude Tech/Non-Tech threads. Something like this should be posted in the Off-Topic forum.

Anywho... Something that you should consider is the price of gas when looking at the STi and Evo. I'm not quite sure of the Z, but I know that the STi and Evo get 19-21 mpg on average (totally staying out of boost, shifting at about 2500RPM). The RSX-S get's I believe 25mpg. All 4 take premium, which isn't a huge deal, but I can see gas prices adding a significant amount of costs to car ownership if you buy or build anything high horsepower.

How old are you? What kind of job do you have? What are your other financial obligations? All things that I need to know before making a suggestion. My buddy bought a 2004 STi 2 years ago and ended up working 3 jobs just to meet the loan payments and insurance costs... ended up selling it because he couldn't afford it.

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ohh...

i forgot to mention that i have a prelude, and i dont know yet if i will be keeping it as my daily driving car or if i will sell it. just asking the prelude group first to see what most people would get ? :rolleyes.. im 19, and i work at a credit card company. salary is enough to pay for either 4 of the cars, were talking around after paying all the bills, about a grand left for just the car in a month. would that be enough? if i was going to buy the evo or the sti, ill probably have to sell my beloved 5th gen lude. i will save up in the meantime and im was planning on downpaying for 12--14? grand maybe, and then pay monthly for the next 2-3years maybe. is the car worth it? would it kill me financially or should i just go the safe route and get the rsx type S? does anyone know the difference well enough ? its just that i dont know if i should be really paying that much... just asking what would you do if you were in my shoes :p

on a more serious note, gas prices can be a big deal, i drive about 10000 miles in a year, so if anyone knows, any info would be good
 

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if i'd give up my lude, i'd go for 350z MT.. nice HP + cost effective mpg. if you're looking to get a car to for boost, consider the other choices, otherwize i'd say stick to the Z ..

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i forgot to mention that i have a prelude, and i dont know yet if i will be keeping it as my daily driving car or if i will sell it. just asking the prelude group first to see what most people would get ? :rolleyes.. im 19, and i work at a credit card company. salary is enough to pay for either 4 of the cars, were talking around after paying all the bills, about a grand left for just the car in a month. would that be enough? if i was going to buy the evo or the sti, ill probably have to sell my beloved 5th gen lude. i will save up in the meantime and im was planning on downpaying for 12--14? grand maybe, and then pay monthly for the next 2-3years maybe. is the car worth it? would it kill me financially or should i just go the safe route and get the rsx type S? does anyone know the difference well enough ? its just that i dont know if i should be really paying that much... just asking what would you do if you were in my shoes :p

on a more serious note, gas prices can be a big deal, i drive about 10000 miles in a year, so if anyone knows, any info would be good
Depends how much money you're putting down and what insurance rates you can get. Last time I looked, if I put down $12,000-$15,000 on a new STi my payments would be a bit over $400/mo. Add that to your insurance rates on a sports car while being under 21... and add in the price of gas which will probably be about $100-$200/mo depending on how much you actually drive... and then you have maintenance on the brembo brakes and drag radials which need to be replaced more frequently than standard parts.

Are you planning on going to college? If so, how will you pay for the car then? Planning on modding it? Doesn't seem like you'd have much money to do so for a while considering that a turbo-back exhaust costs $1000 bucks...

Seems like you may be overextending yourself... Buying a $33,000 car @ 19 is no easy feat. Like I said, my buddy was working 3 jobs and had to sell his STi after a year because he had no time to enjoy it after all the work, and no money to mod it a year later.

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If you go with any of those cars, I'd suggest the RXS-s simply because it's economical and has great resale value in case you change your mind (not to mention an almost functional backseat). But the Evo and Sti could work since they are both 4 door and if you plan on keeping it for a while you'll have something to haul maybe a wife and kids in. In fact, a regular ol' WRX might be a good compromise, there is a new stripped down model thats priced right around 23 grand. I agree with IHIPrelude94 though, don't overextend yourself. Who what your situation may be in a few years while your still paying it off. Good luck
 

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I own a G35 coupe (basically a 350Z with a back seat), and it gets 17 MPG on A GOOD DAY!!!, only premium gas, like the lude....If milage wasn't an issue, definately STI, if it will be (i.e., less money for more of a car), then go for the Type S. I think if the $$$ of a higher priced car will put you under a financial strain, then go for the lesser car, as you probably cannot afford the higher priced cars with gas and maintenance. It cost me $60 to fill up the G, so I drive the lude a lot. Even with the mods, it still gets 20-22 daily MPG...
 

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Not to sound like a tiypical prelude owner.. But if u got an extra 1000 a month and u have a nice car thats already paid off why not just drop all that money u have left over into the luda i mean yea the prelude doesnt have 200 and some odd horsepower nore is it turboed but u could have a pretty mean luda in a few months that u would hardley have any money to put into the new cars u listed.. just a thought man i wish i had an extra 1000 a month
 

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hmmm...

thanks for all the info. after a close analysis on all of the responses, i guess its just my users preferences. but you guys do bring up a good point. maybe i might be just overextending myself. its just that i love the sti, evo and maybe the 350z to death. rsx is like the bang for the buck car. hmm... perhaps even a used one might be way too much? would it have too many problems? i am currently attending school right now, and in a few years, will be going into grad school, which means more money. for the time being i am really lost on what is really tugging at me more, the money or my passion. its a tough choice. i guess im going to calculate my costs and most likely i might just end up with the rsx-s. we will see.. wish me luck :D

P.S thanks for the big info IHIPrelude94
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If your in school....don't buy a car....hell man....just keep the lude....whatever money you have left over....invest.


I could buy any of those cars you just named 4 times over with cash....but I drive a 05 chevrolet aveo as my daily driver and a 99 lude as my second fun car.

I am just trying to get a huge cash flow going with work and trading before I start throwing money down the drain on crap like cars. I would just keep the lude and start socking money into investments...or learn how to swing trade.


If you become a good enough trader and earn 2.5% return a week....roughly what I manage to do. The return looks like this with an initial investment of 10K. I have been investing for 1-1.5 yrs and really got into swing trading. With an initial investment of 10K calculated over 100 weeks....you would be left with 115K. Definitely not bad at all....not bad at all:) I have more....but I have been adding along the way....and it took me a little while to get really good at it. So is an STI worth missing out on millions of dollars down the road?

to me its not even a thought.


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If your in school....don't buy a car....hell man....just keep the lude....whatever money you have left over....invest.


I could buy any of those cars you just named 4 times over with cash....but I drive a 05 chevrolet aveo as my daily driver and a 99 lude as my second fun car.

I am just trying to get a huge cash flow going with work and trading before I start throwing money down the drain on crap like cars. I would just keep the lude and start socking money into investments...or learn how to swing trade.


If you become a good enough trader and earn 2.5% return a week....roughly what I manage to do. The return looks like this with an initial investment of 10K. I have been investing for 1-1.5 yrs and really got into swing trading. With an initial investment of 10K calculated over 100 weeks....you would be left with 115K. Definitely not bad at all....not bad at all:) I have more....but I have been adding along the way....and it took me a little while to get really good at it. So is an STI worth missing out on millions of dollars down the road?

to me its not even a thought.


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i was thinking about that tooo... what is this swing trade? entrepeunurship ? hmmmm, sounds like money making money, kina interested but going to need a bit more info? :p.... a bit more thinking is going to be involved :eek:
 

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i was thinking about that tooo... what is this swing trade? entrepeunurship ? hmmmm, sounds like money making money, kina interested but going to need a bit more info? :p
Yeah, need more info. Any good books would help. I already took your advice (and my teachers') and dropped $4,000 into my Roth IRA with another $4,000 ready to be dropped in as soon as I can. If I could take that $4K I have laying around and make it work for me, I might as well. Any suggestions? People have been telling me about "ING Accounts". I guess my mom is getting about 14% Annual return from hers. Something to consider? I literally have $4,000 cash in hand and can't think of anything to do with it... And no, I'm not putting it into my car guys, so don't even suggest it... :lmao

Yeah man, keep the lude, and bank your money. If you were to buy ANY new car, I would suggest looking into a Fit. $13,500 new and they get 38mpg. Then when you leave school you can get a kick ass suspension and tires and have an awesome auto-x car, and then add a K24/K20 swap to it and run 13's. All for probably under $22,000 when all is said and done... haha

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hehe the fit...

i would get the car but i think my brother is getting it so..... cant have a two of a kind in the house. got to have something different.... will ponder though, and im starting to really like the idea of investing. invest in ing, and maybe i can even get more money in the end. patience is a virtue after all. :clap
 

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Yeah, need more info. Any good books would help. I already took your advice (and my teachers') and dropped $4,000 into my Roth IRA with another $4,000 ready to be dropped in as soon as I can. If I could take that $4K I have laying around and make it work for me, I might as well. Any suggestions? People have been telling me about "ING Accounts". I guess my mom is getting about 14% Annual return from hers. Something to consider? I literally have $4,000 cash in hand and can't think of anything to do with it... And no, I'm not putting it into my car guys, so don't even suggest it... :lmao

Yeah man, keep the lude, and bank your money. If you were to buy ANY new car, I would suggest looking into a Fit. $13,500 new and they get 38mpg. Then when you leave school you can get a kick ass suspension and tires and have an awesome auto-x car, and then add a K24/K20 swap to it and run 13's. All for probably under $22,000 when all is said and done... haha

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I bought my aveo for 7500 bucks new.....it gets mid 30's for MPG. no point in buying anything more expensive for me.


Swing trading is short term trading riding the ups and downs of stocks. I usually ride 5-15% swings in a week or two.....all depends on the stock.

right now for instance...I am looking to short sell RIO tomorrow. I am betting it will go down. The market overall just hit a peak...and I believe tomorrow and some days after...the market will keep going down....earnings and news could make it act funny though....so I am being brief through earnings...and watching my back.


I can teach you guys how to swing trade if your interested....it does take some patience...and some practice. But you could easily turn a couple hundred precent a year if you get good. I am also in the learning process...but I am really started to smoke it;)

I made a good 10K last week.....;)

This week I had too much work and didn't see many good set ups....but I am starting to see good set ups today.....
today I was betting on

WLP, UPL, LIFC, CELG, RIO on going down.

I am suspecting RIO to go down tomorrow...I opened a short sell today....I dropped a 1000 shares. I am up 1% as of right now....so 220 bucks roughly I am up for 1 day. I suspect a good down day tomorrow. I am also keeping my eye on ARD to short sell. And MTW to go long in.

My aim is ilikcagrls if you want to chat sometime about trading. patience is key...and it is addicting....especially if you win most of the time. thousands of dollars once you get up there.
 

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I bought my aveo for 7500 bucks new.....it gets mid 30's for MPG. no point in buying anything more expensive for me.


Swing trading is short term trading riding the ups and downs of stocks. I usually ride 5-15% swings in a week or two.....all depends on the stock.

right now for instance...I am looking to short sell RIO tomorrow. I am betting it will go down. The market overall just hit a peak...and I believe tomorrow and some days after...the market will keep going down....earnings and news could make it act funny though....so I am being brief through earnings...and watching my back.


I can teach you guys how to swing trade if your interested....it does take some patience...and some practice. But you could easily turn a couple hundred precent a year if you get good. I am also in the learning process...but I am really started to smoke it;)

I made a good 10K last week.....;)

This week I had too much work and didn't see many good set ups....but I am starting to see good set ups today.....
today I was betting on

WLP, UPL, LIFC, CELG, RIO on going down.

I am suspecting RIO to go down tomorrow...I opened a short sell today....I dropped a 1000 shares. I am up 1% as of right now....so 220 bucks roughly I am up for 1 day. I suspect a good down day tomorrow. I am also keeping my eye on ARD to short sell. And MTW to go long in.

My aim is ilikcagrls if you want to chat sometime about trading. patience is key...and it is addicting....especially if you win most of the time. thousands of dollars once you get up there.

yea seriously.... that would be great. i would love to learn how to swing trade?
 
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