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Old 2nd February 2005, 16:37   #1
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i am looking to replace my galant with a new car, the price should be less than $30,000 and needs to seat four. doesnt have to be a luxury car but needs to have some pep. thanks in advance guys. i have some cars in mind like the new avalon or the evo. but would like to know what u think.
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Hey aditya,

I take it you are no longer in Navi Mumbai as your ID says BTW, are you from Aus? (seeing that you mentioned you had a Galant) Now for what car to get under $30,000, man, I'm sure we all would love to have that problem!

Why would you consider an Toyota Avalon?? That's a granny car! I don't see how you could be looking at that and the Evo, they are at opposite ends of the spectrum.
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sorry abt that i forgot to change it. i live in new jersey. the new avalon looks nice with the redesign. i have to reconsider that option.any suggestions
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30K USD would accomodate almost all Jap large cars. On step larger than Camry and Accord. If I were you and I wanted a 4 seater that was reliable I'd not look beyond toyota or honda.
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I think a Nissan G35 (either the Coupe or the Sedan) would be an awesome buy. Great styling, great engine and super performance! Plus, there is a whole aftermarket of performance enhancing equipment available.

Ofcourse, you could go the traditional desi way and get a Merc or a Beemer, but it would be the no frills base model for that amount I would think.
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Hi Aditya,

Nice to see a NJ guy here, I am a former NJ guy myself. You want a car with pep and little luxury, you don't have to look any further from Acura TL.

Engines 3.2L 270 hp V6

Transmissions 5-Speed Automatic Overdrive
6-Speed Manual Overdrive

More info.

Falls just within your budget as MSRP itself is 32K, you should get it for 29k-30K. As a former Acura TL owner I would say go for it dude...

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thanks guys for your suggestions. now i am considering the g35, tl or the evo.
rtec i would have gone for another merc but i already have 2(c230 k and E55 amg) so i want to try somehing different. btw is the honda accord coupe any good.
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My dream vehicle would be the Nissan Murano, or the Nissan 350Z.. Check it out..
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frankly i dont like the looks of the murano and the G35 is the 350z with some luxury.
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Ok here's a list from "THE" honda fan.
Listed cars are priced below or around $ 30,000.

1. Acura TL
Engine - 3.2 ltr V6
Power - 270bhp@6200
Torque - 238lb/ft@5000
0-60 - 5.7 secs
Top Speed - 152mph
Price - $ 32,650

2. Honda Accord V6 Coupe
Engine - 3 ltr V6
Power - 240bhp@6250
Torque - 212lb/ft@5000
0-60 - 6.2 secs, 7 secs (A/T)
Top Speed - 130mph (electronically limited)
Price - $ 25,900

3. Acura TSX (aka Euro Accord)
Engine - 2.4 ltr I4
Power - 200bhp@6800
Torque - 166lb/ft@4500
0-60 - 7 secs
Top Speed - 145mph
Price - $ 26,490

4. Honda S2000
Engine - 2.2 ltr I4
Power - 240bhp@7800
Torque - 162lb/ft@6500
0-60 - 5.5 secs
Top Speed - 150mph
Price - $ 32,800

BTW do yo'll have the Civic Type R there?

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frankly i dont like the looks of the murano and the G35 is the 350z with some luxury.
Oh, Okay i wasn't aware of that.. Let us know which one you decide.. If possible post some pics as well..
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i dont like the looks of the murano but i love th looks of the infinity fx. right now i am zeroing in on the TSX and the Accord V6 coupe. i am going for test drives tomorow and dayafter. so i will decide the car based on the drives. thanks for ur inputs guys
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thanks guys for your suggestions. now i am considering the g35, tl or the evo.
rtec i would have gone for another merc but i already have 2(c230 k and E55 amg) .
Hi Aditya,

I am a little confused here. Currently you own a Galant which I always thought as an also ran car among the numerous midsize sedans in USA. I mean I wouldn't give even a first look if a Galant passed by me. And then you say you also own two mercs.

Why would you buy a run of the mill Galant after owning Mercs, that just beats me. That's like switching to Maruti 800 after driving a VTEC. Would you mind sheding some light here if you don't mind...
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right now i am zeroing in on the TSX and the Accord V6 coupe.
Well, from what i've read, the TSX (Euro Accord) is one off the best handling FWD cars you can buy today but, in a straight line drag, the Accord V6 Coupe will beat it hollow.

2004 Acura TSX vs. 2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor vs. 2003 Saab 93 Arc



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Hey,

Might i add the Mazda 6, looks very nice with the sports package.

ALSO, the Subaru Impreza WRX STi falls right into your budget!!!! check it out.

What kind of a car are u lookign for exactly? you havent really specified any criteria...?

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