- Jul 27, 2004
- Frankfort, Kentucky
My plan is, around April or May of next year to return to the States. Here in Japan, I own a car that can barely get out of it’s own way. When I get back, I want a car that can get out the guy in front of me’s way. So I have been making some requirements, and setting some parameters. Here are the requirements Able to run a ¼ in at least 14/high 13’s Gas mileage of at least 20c-30h (I pay $4.20 a gallon for gas here, so the $3 something at home won’t phase me) Amenities Less than $10K finished (meaning fixed, modded etc.) Here are my choices T-56 LS1 (love to have one, insurance as of now is about $100 more than the rest of the choices, but I will be 25 when I get back, so that should go down) 18-20 city 28-32 highway Saab 9-5 or 9-3 (read about the oil/PCV problems and pixel problems and feel that they would not keep me from the car) W-Body (I had one, and would like another one, but I would probably mod it some, and the tranny just doesn’t like it) OR My parents told me that I could take their Elantra when I get back. It’s not powerful by any means, but it can get out of it’s own way, and I could have enough money left over for a bike if I wanted. They bought when new, and aside from it being auto and the oil filter fiasco that is going on with FRAMs “blowing up engines”, I think it’s a good car. The tranny is a little picky, but nothing a good dealer and a hydraulic filter wouldn’t fix. I know that money, job, and location will all play a major role in this decision, but since don’t have info on the job and location, I am shooting for my hometown, Georgetown Texas, as the location of return. If you have any other suggestions, within the parameters, then please advise. If there is money left over for a bike, then the speed factor is a non-issue. Any opinions, even the you are retarded for wanting this because… with a good reason are welcome.