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27 / M / Oklahoma
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Posted 7/10/08
I wasn't even talking about the FD2, I love the FD2. The CTR I was talking about was the new hatchback one. The one that's full of weaksauce.

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/GeneralFuture/articleId=115424

This unsightly Type R with rear torsion bars. Understeering has never been so much fun.
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29 / M / California
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Posted 7/10/08

SenbonzakuraMaster wrote:

Ok i`m not purchasing a new car actually but modding my 2000 Nissan Sentra.
I`ve found a website to purchase some parts and body kits from. But there is also a few modding shops close to me. so give me the heads up on whats better.

Oh and I will change the overall color to silver or chrome like paint job.
This is ofcourse only the visual appearance i`ll switch up the overall output of the car later but baby steps ^_^.

http://www.yourhotcar.com/prod/Tenzo_Racing_Sports/Car_Interior/Racing_Seats/Type-R_Evolution_Sport/231 - of course some racing seats since the sentas seats are just flat out ugly and uncomfortable.

http://www.yourhotcar.com/prod/AA/Exhaust/Exhaust_Tips/Universal_-_2.25_Tip/549554 - and gotta go with a exhaust to match...

Give me your thoughts please


1. The bodykits you posted and cf hoods you posted are PURE RICE. Especially the 'octane' kit, which was a big thing in the early 90's, but now is dated and honestly you'll see it at lowrider conventions or little shop garage shows as opposed to actual car shows.
If you're going to get a kit, get something that's NOT played out.

The thing you need to think about is: "Am i going to keep this car for AT LEAST TEN YEARS, or am i going to sell it once i'm bored with it?" If you're going to hold onto it for 10 yrs, then ignore all of us and do whatever the hell you want. it's your car. build it to YOUR tastes, not OURS. BUT, if you intend on selling it or taking it to a carshow or making it look nice to actually IMPRESS people, THEN you need to really crack the whip and look into true upgrades that're subtle and clean yet still scream "i'm not the average ricer".

Get a lip kit. a small extension that makes the car lower to the ground and if you pay the extra cash for a name-brand, you'll get the proven downforce and air travel increase you're looking for in most applications.

2. Next is the rims. why the hell do you want to go on dubs? Big shiny rims = rice. ESP. if you picked them out of the low-baller pages of a magazine. Are you going to run bigger rotors and calipers? If so, then obviously 17" or 18" rims would be necessary for clearance of the brake upgrade. If you're fine with your stockers and just throw on some HAWK pads and some stainless steel braided lines, then go with some smaller low profile rims that're light yet incredibly durable.

3. Tenzo seats do NOT equal RACING seats. What do you want out of a racing seat? do you want one that the rally guys use or ones that're proven in races? then you'll want FIA-approved buckets with harnesses. do you just want the look with some added comfort and the ability to recline it? then go with whatever. It also depends on how much you're willing to spend. I'm trying to build my car up for actual amateur rally, so i went with actual FIA-approved seats and harnesses (Sparco's Evo series) and am right now working on getting a rollcage by cusco which needs extra parts to meet FIA guidelines. Price of seats? $700-$800 each, excluding the brackets, hardware for installation, sliders, and sidemounts).

4. Exhaust tips are just that. TIPS. Big, shiny bean cans. If it's just a tip or a canister, expect your car to sound like sh!t.
If you want one with a deep throaty sound, you'll also want to increase the overall size of your piping. and considering the type of sentra that is (body style gives everyone an idea of what year it is) you may want to get a new catalytic converter while you're at it.

Start going to auto forums esp. ones related to sentras and ask around.

but a good starting point for you is Stillen.com as well as automotiveforums.net.



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31 / M / Delirium
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Posted 7/24/08

A Volkswagon gti(2 or 4 door) - A great car VERY expencive insurrance

Minicooper clubman s - Spare parts are rare and expncive for this one

Toyota Prius - Its fine cheap and reliable, albeit spare parts aren't cheap

SmartTwo??? - it's a Mercedes

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Posted 7/24/08
IMO, if buying new, the Honda Fit (Jazz) would most closely fit your needs. Wait for the '09's. 20 more horsepower, runs on regular grade fuel, same mpg ratings, and possibly lowest price (but, no IRS or 4-wheel discs on current version, don't see that changing on the new one). Still, best to test drive first.
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26 / M / SoCal
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Posted 7/25/08
Out of your list Id choose the mini cooper. They handle like gokarts but with your budget Id say get an 08 Lancer, awd good fuel econ and decent sized boot.
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76 / M / Florida, US
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Posted 7/25/08
The GTI isn't bad for decent performance, good gas mileage, price, resale value, customer service.
The Prius is more comfortable, way better gas mileage, good resale value, great customer service; but less performance. It might help you pick up girls if you drive an eco-friendly car too. Unless you wanna pick up high school girls who only care about guys with sports cars clothes their parents bought them.
Posted 7/15/09
We have a Cars Help thread now so post in there instead

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