Fun weekend/daily car

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  1. datechboss101

    datechboss101 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I had it with the Nissan Rogue that I've been driving since June as a daily. Since I live in Miami, I have to look at that POS while others are driving in great cars (tell me about appliances and boring lifeless vehicles :henry: ). I am looking into possibly getting rid of this junk or giving it back to my parents, but not sure whats the best replacement for it. Clearly, I ain't getting any motivation by seeing this car, and probably am looking at modding the CG, cause it already has aftermarket suspensions.

    I would like to take the CG, but the 4spd isn't enough for me on the highway, since the on ramp from the service plazas on the FTP is short af. Is there anyway for me to tune the AT to make it a bit faster?

    Also, I was being told by few friends to get a foxbody as a project car, but I need input on that before I decide.
     
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    Nam1911a1 Well-Known Member

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    Project cars are money pits. But if your parents are giving you an allowance for the car so be it and get something that will make easy power. Older mustang gts are everywhere and cheap and already have a 4.6L V8 that makes great power with simple bolt ons.
     
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    Enne Well-Known Member

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    Ungrateful to your parents much? Jeeze. :eh:
     
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    Nam1911a1 Well-Known Member

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    ^^i was grateful to have a 1994 Mazda protege to even drive when I was 16. But I worked 70-80 hours a week for my dad every summer since I was 14 years old to earn that car.

    Best advice that made me the man I am today is "if you want something work hard for it, nothing is free in life"

    But that only goes for people who work for things and aren't given $20k cars
     
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    datechboss101 Well-Known Member

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    Um... please take that comment back... I am grateful that my parents are paying my freaking college fees (which is roughly $6k per semester), toll money, gas money, and repairs, and also the State with the tution fees too. Its just that this car ain't giving me any motivation tbh.

    There are two ways that I see this car.

    First way. The potiential it has for modifications (similar to the CG) and that my dad still claims that its a $31k vehicle, which its current private-party value is near $16k and dealer trade-in is like $13k. Plus its nearly fully loaded (opted out on that premium package) cause I didn't like all those s***ty driver assistance things.

    Second way. It is not that interesting of a car when there are bunch of bimmers, benz, mustangs, vettes and Honda/Acuras around it. Makes me want to have a better car.

    If I go with modding this SUV I currently drive, is Stillen a reputable brand for exhausts? Clip of their exhaust on a 2.5 Gen Rogue.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBJF6eO2uks&t=30s

    I am being told by few people to get a foxbody mustang. I know that any mustang GT can have instant gains with bolt ons, especially with the New Edge gens, since they share the same V8 as the Crown Vic.

    Whats so great about these foxbodies vs any other mustang generation?
     
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    Go ask on a mustang forum?
     
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    1st gen Infiniti G35 sedan/coupe, and the Nissan Maxima are quick stock.

    I don't know anything about Mustangs, but please record a video, when your parents see the insurance premium for an 18 year old male driving a V8 so I can submit it to America's Funniest Home Videos.
     
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    So basically, you want something cool and the Rogue isn't cool.

    Here's a really tough life lesson man, get over it. It's free. It's paid for and I'm assuming gets good gas mileage. Use it for college, throw it away, burn it, sell it after college, and go get your Benz when you graduate. Hell, maybe M&D Motorsports will buy one for you then.
     
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    Not being happy with a free car your parents gave you IS being ungrateful. Simple as that. We aren't knocking you for being that way. It's just the way your parents raised you. But you do need to realize that.

    The older fox bodies are meh. Yeah they can be had with a 5.0 but it's really not that great of a stock motor. Even with bolt ons it's an old mustang. And one of the ugliest generations available.

    Find a 99-04 mustang gt manual and call it good. Take some driving lessons and learn how to drive a rear wheel drive v8 and then practice driving.

    Just because you drive a fast car doesn't mean squat about your driving skills.
     
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    My first car when I was in high school and my first year of college was a 1984 Mercury Cougar with the 3.8L v6 engine.

    It had it's issues, but I knew how to drive it. It wasn't "cool" by any standards of the day but I was very happy to even have the hand-me-down car available to me.

    I stand with enne on this one. You are definitely being an ungrateful towards your parents for what they have already provided you. You are basically being fed with a silver spoon and you don't even care. And if you do, you are giving us all the impression that you don't.

    Why are you going to get another car to work on? It's your parents that control what you drive. You don't work. All you do is go to school. Every time you make a post about something going wrong with your CG and you say you want to fix it, you don't. You parents, who are in control of your vehicle situation are the ones resolving whatever the issue is.

    Until you can afford a vehicle with your own money, why even think about getting a car to have as a project car.

    This

    I think many of us here are in agreement with this. If you were to see some of his posts over on DriveAccord, it's often more subtle about how he states his wording because it's (generally speaking) an older audience over there. This is by far the worst post I've seen of the OP in terms of his relationship with "his" vehicles that was given to him by his parents.

    The Fox Body Mustangs I think are awesome. I don't see many of them around these days. If I could (have the money, time, space) for one, I'd pick up a 92 or 93 as that is my favorite. The 5.0 in those is a bit anemic out of the gate, but the aftermarket support for these (the Mustang generally) is immense and can make awesome loads of power, and being as light as they are will make for a hella fun drive. The SN95 Mustangs are cool too, especially the revision 2 of the SN95 ('99-'04).
     

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