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Old 14th January 2010, 12:33   #1
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Default Top 10 300HP cars under $10K (used ofcourse!)

Here's an interesting article I just came across -

Winding Road | List: Top Ten 300 Horsepower Cars for Under $10,000

A better bet than hunting for those hard to maintain classics I think.
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Old 14th January 2010, 14:28   #2
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Wish this is in India - I would have gotten the Corvette with eyes closed.

No, wait the GS400.

Nah, the XJR is the right one

Oops! The 300ZX

Its gotta be the Camaro!

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What the heck, I'd wanna get all of 'em!
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The E36 BMW M3 should have made it to this list without a doubt! I'm surprised as to why it didn't! It's a fantastic sports car that looks great! And if the 850i could have made it to the list with a price tag in the late $9000, I'm sure the E36 M3 would've been a hot favourite!

Sure, the E36 makes only 286 horsepower but I think that's good enough! And it's rear-wheel drive! It would be amazing!

The presence of the Lexus GS400 and the Jaguar XJR isn't right me thinks! If I had to make a list, I'd include the E36 M3, an R32/R33 (That roughly makes 300) Nissan Skyline GT-R, A Mercedes Benz W202 C36/C43 AMG (3.6 Straight-6, 24V 280hp/4.2 V8, 24V 305 hp) or even a 4th generation Ford Mustang GT V8 (which falls slightly short of the 300 hp mark though) instead of the Lexus, Jag or even the Ford SVT Lightning!

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Old 14th January 2010, 16:07   #4
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@Suhaas - I guess whoever compiled this list was looking at 300BHP AND $10k as the key criteria. We have our own list of cars - and in mine the Mustang tops!
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@Suhaas - I guess whoever compiled this list was looking at 300BHP AND $10k as the key criteria. We have our own list of cars - and in mine the Mustang tops!
Ph03n!x,

I was aware of the 300 horsepower + $10k criteria my friend! That's precisely why my list consists of cars that make 300 horses and fall in the list of cars that are available for under $10k in the used car market.

The E36 M3 makes just about 300 and would cost $10k for sure where as the C36/C43 Merc AMGs (280hp-310hp) would also fall under that price point. I'm sure the Mustang would too!
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I would go for corvette,1988 porsche 928 and BMW 850i

I am suprised to look at this 1988 porsche 928 which has still a high value where has others seems to be >1996.porsche has some real value.
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get a 3000gt, its fast, great enthusiast community and looks way better than any 90s car ( for the price )
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Have seen a 300bhp Skoda RS.
Car cost - 5lakhs
Mods - 3lakhs
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Have seen a 300bhp Skoda RS.
Car cost - 5lakhs
Mods - 3lakhs
Are you talking about that Indian Octavia RS peted to 300? In that case, the car used to cost 15 lakhs (Showroom) and would cost around 6 lakhs in the used car market. As for the mods, for 3 lakhs, you'd probably get only the exhaust system and the intake system for that price!
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get a 3000gt, its fast, great enthusiast community and looks way better than any 90s car ( for the price )
Any word on your 3000GT
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Yes, I am talking about the Indian Octavia RS but not talking about peted RS.
I guess you have to meet akshay (v1p3r) who has done the mods and all under 3lakhs for a 300bhp RS. He has also clocked a 13.xx for a 1/4 mile in Hyderabad drag.
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Are you talking about that Indian Octavia RS peted to 300? In that case, the car used to cost 15 lakhs (Showroom) and would cost around 6 lakhs in the used car market. As for the mods, for 3 lakhs, you'd probably get only the exhaust system and the intake system for that price!
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Yes, I am talking about the Indian Octavia RS but not talking about peted RS.
I guess you have to meet akshay (v1p3r) who has done the mods and all under 3lakhs for a 300bhp RS. He has also clocked a 13.xx for a 1/4 mile in Hyderabad drag.
We're going terribly OT here but just to clear a few things out, I never said that you cannot mod an RS and squeeze out 300 horses from it for just 3 lakhs.

If one were to consult Pete's for the mods, you'd probably get only a few mods like a larger Intercooler and an Exhaust system and possibly, a Stage I Remap. Which would definitely not yield 300 horses.

And yes, I know Akshay.

P.S. A 300 bhp Octavia has nothing to do with this topic. This thread talks about 300 horsepower cars that can be acquired for under $10k which would roughly be 4.5-5 lakhs.
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A 300 bhp Octavia has nothing to do with this topic. This thread talks about 300 horsepower cars that can be acquired for under $10k which would roughly be 4.5-5 lakhs.
I know but was just mentioning the possible cars in indian market though its a bit expensive.
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