I have to say, some of these answers weren't exactly what I wanted to hear, but I think they were what I needed to hear. This whole time me making it to 25k was going to be a stretch. I was probably going to have to rely on my dad a little bit to make it that last extra bit. I wouldn't say you guys talked me out of it, I would say you guys talked some sense in to me to realize that it wouldn't be good to get any of these 3 cars in college.
You guys are definitely right about what I was fearing, damage at college. Funny story, I was actually driving over to my dads house today and next to me my friend pulls up in his new car. He got a 2007 Acura tl type s, but he said he won't be taking it to college because of stuff like that. He said while he was there, his old car was just sitting on the street and someone just smacked the passenger mirror right off the car. I was just crazy that one of my college friends that I saw today said the same exact thing.
I had my dad read this thread also just to see what he thought, and he definitely agrees with what you guys are saying. Damage without a doubt and getting the money would be very hard to reach. And even if I was able to get the money, it would be horrible being so paranoid about the car, and I know something would happen to it. And like swinglo said, I would literally be saving every penny possible. And that sucks cause then you just can't have any fun at all.
So then I suggested to my dad that I want to get another 05-07 mustang gt, or an 05-06 gto for around 13k. That should be right around what I can get for my car. And then I want to add a supercharger with the rest of my money that I have saved to either of those cars. The only thing that sucks about both of those cars, is that I've actually owned both of those, and I sold them...
. I liked the mustang gt a lot more than the gto though, even with less power.
That would be a much more reachable goal, more fun with the sc, more reasonable, cheaper... Dad is on board already. His first response was, you know, I've always wanted to supercharge an ls2... But I love the mustangs a lot more...
So what do you guys think about the new idea? And would there be any other v8, or v6 turbo rwd cars that you guys would recommend in the 12-15k price range? I would only like to spend around that much so I have some extra money for some mods!!