Message from Tanner - SC in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #mechanics
Honda would be cheap, if your looking for something fast and cheap I would go either dodge peon or an older Toyota Supra my buddy just built a peon srt 4 for literally only 3k thing has 450 at the rear wheels
That's sweet. Those turbo neons were pretty awesome, I just think they were ugly.
It all really depends what your after. If you want to go really fast for cheap buy a fox body mustang ls swap it with a turbo.
But back to @Deleted User original question. A civic makes a fun little car that you can modify pretty cheap. Just don't get an auto trans.
Yeah of course lol
I don't know your budget but if your plans are only bolt ons I would go with a newer than 01 because they have the k series engines. They're similar to b series but more power and more responsive to modification. And easier to tune being obd2
Get 2006 or newer. They made big safety advances with the 2006 redesign.
What's your budget and what are your goals besides bolt-on mods? You can do bolt-ons on a minivan. Do you want something that looks cool, sounds cool, sharp handling, fast cornering, fast acceleration, does it need to have cargo capacity?
That's what I was thinking as well, I'm looking at a 2013 model @Tanner - SC
Budget is 8k for mods 10k vehicle
I'd like to keep it below 4k for mods and 5k for vehicle but I have wiggle room
In my area you can pick up a low mileage 06 and newer for 5-7k easy. With 4K for mods you can put a good set of wheels and tires, coil overs, exhaust, intake, and a good tune.
As long as you do the work yourself excluding the tune.
I was going to also add I prefer Acura rsx to the civics
“As long as you do the work yourself”
You must not know of Koba’s road trip debacle.
No I haven't heard about it. Lol.
The VW Jetta/Golf of the same era has a 5cyl engine. I think it sounds amazing with an intake and exhaust, far better than a 4cyl.
Agreed. Vw are fun also. I had a pal who had a vr6 with just intake and exhaust and it sounded good and was quick.
The VR6 also sounds good. Most manufacturers are abandoning the 5cyl design and moving to turbo 4 to boost mpg for CAFE regulations. Owning a 5cyl might be a once in a lifetime opportunity, I don’t think there are any new cars made with one and might never again.
Anyone into off-road racing?
Aw man I've never raced but I used to love mudding. I had a jeep wrangler and, believe it or not, a 6-cyl Chevy Cheyenne I used to mud with!
Ya I used to be into mudding I had a chevy k2500 on 37inch tires with a built small block. Then I got into rock crawling and built a pretty impressive trail rig Cherokee. Now for some reason I'm really getting into prerunners and buggys and even lifted bugs like the different kinds of cars you see race Baja.
@JesseJames You ever see those mud rigs where they strip everything down, even taking the cooling system off, and just go full throttle for about 20 seconds?
Sounds like you're describing a mud bog rig. Most of the time the ones I've seen move the radiator to the rear to keep from clogging air flow with mud. My step brother lives in lake placid and they're really big into mudding.
Yes sir. That sucks they won't let you temp store it.
Most storage unit rental places usually rent trailer parking places around here for cheap. Maybe try that?
I should be all set
What did you end up getting? Got any mods lined up yet?
2005 Honda Civic EX
Its alright, very economical. Going to pay off another thousand or so and close the loan, then I'll start modding it.