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View Poll Results: Which car to possible get???
97-98 mark viii 5 20.83%
93-96 mark viii 3 12.50%
lexus sc300 0 0%
lexus sc400 1 4.17%
contour svt 3 12.50%
89-95 SHO 1 4.17%
96-99 SHO 0 0%
96-02 Stang GT 5-speed 9 37.50%
accord coupe 2 8.33%
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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-20-2008, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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opinions on possible new car....

I'm considering purchasing a car to replace my xr7. These are the cars i'm considering but need some opinions. Yes this will be my daily driver.....thanx!

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GT 5-speed! I just picked up a 2001 Trans am ws6 6-speed and the manual trans never gets old to me at least.

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keep the XR7!!! or get the stang gt

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Gen II Mark VIII:

Probably cheaper than a Mustang
Many 96 - 02 GT's have probably been ragged on
Classier than a Mustang (everybody and his brother has a GT...)
Relatively cheap to repair and/or slightly modify
Exceptionally comfortable ride!!
32V, IRS, Air suspension

For the price you can get a lot of vehicle in a Gen II Mark VIII.

I like the Mustangs, but I think they are a "step back" from a MN12/FN10. But it all depends on what you want; a luxurous sports sedan, or a teenager's pony car.

But just my opinion/vote.

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good points but the only thing that worries me about the mark viii is the air suspension going fubar

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good points but the only thing that worries me about the mark viii is the air suspension going fubar

Dude, all those cars you just listed are 10 years old or more (didn't list a year for the Accord and I'm assuming you're not getting a newer Lexus SC), something's gonna break in any one of them. For a daily driver with no problems, I'd say the Accord.

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the marks are my choice and then there a company called strutmasters that make coil conversions for them

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Probably not a popular vote on here, but I would go for an Accord Coupe with a V6.

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There is a Silver Contour SVT down the road here for sale, 4K for it, looks good.

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run like hell from ANY contour , mystike or zn body cougar 99+

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good points but the only thing that worries me about the mark viii is the air suspension going fubar
They have air to coil conversion kits that run for $200 bucks these day. And the air bags aren't that big of a problem to fix. I voted "93-96 mark viii" just because I want one too and know they are faster than a GT.

EDIT: More like $400, but k. :p

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run like hell from ANY contour , mystike or zn body cougar 99+

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