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#4567577 - 11/08/17 09:36 AM Fun Car Recommendation
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Registered: 09/02/15
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Was thinking about getting a new Charger/Challenger Hellcat, but not sure I want to drop that kind of money into a “fun car”. Any recommendations on a used “fun car” In my youth, I owned a 1984 Camaro and a 2000 Pontiac Trans Am. Appreciate it.
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#4567582 - 11/08/17 09:39 AM Re: Fun Car Recommendation [Re: mbacfp]
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#4567596 - 11/08/17 09:52 AM Re: Fun Car Recommendation [Re: mbacfp]
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Heard the C7 Grand Sports were a good value. Thanks.
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#4567607 - 11/08/17 10:02 AM Re: Fun Car Recommendation [Re: mbacfp]
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What's "fun" for you? Speed, handling, drama, looks...?

What are some cars you have thought were fun? What are some you have thought were boring?

Have you ever driven a car that you thought was ideal, fun-wise?
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#4567608 - 11/08/17 10:05 AM Re: Fun Car Recommendation [Re: mbacfp]
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I'm not sure how much money you're looking to spend, but a C7 is going to cost more than I would spend on a fun car. I'd look for a clean, low miles C6.
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#4567611 - 11/08/17 10:06 AM Re: Fun Car Recommendation [Re: mbacfp]
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Why not a 911?
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#4567616 - 11/08/17 10:13 AM Re: Fun Car Recommendation [Re: mbacfp]
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I think my preference is more towards a traditional American muscle car. Never been in a 911. Don't plan on track driving. Was thinking $30,000 or less. Appreciate it.
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#4567619 - 11/08/17 10:13 AM Re: Fun Car Recommendation [Re: mbacfp]
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Most fun car I've owned was a 1967 Lotus Elan. Hard to find these days and not very practical. I'd consider a used Miata for a reasonably priced fun car. Of course it depends on your own definition of fun car.

Edit: Just saw your preference for an American muscle car. I'd look for an old Ford roadster hotrod project car, but I doubt that is what you're looking for. What kind of used Corvette can you get for under 30k?


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#4567621 - 11/08/17 10:14 AM Re: Fun Car Recommendation [Re: mbacfp]
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Been in a couple Mustang Shelby GT 500...one was newer, one was 60s. Also been in a Mustang R car. Those are fun to me.
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#4567637 - 11/08/17 10:29 AM Re: Fun Car Recommendation [Re: mbacfp]
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I'm a performance driver, but not obsessed with outright speed or "the best" track performance. Instead, I prefer and enjoy superb-fun driving dynamics over all. I absolutely love a car that does exactly what is asked of it, and does it without being "numb". I do like the C7's, but they are a bit on the numb side. Nor are they all that powerful. They drive like a Malibu, and they don't have enough torque to get the feeling of a really hard "pull" when accelerating.

I drive an S2000 with a turbo kit, not because it's the fastest thing out there. But because it's stupidly fun.

Similarly, the GT350 is a really fun car. Sure, it's not a bit faster than a base model C7. But it's a whole bunch more fun. Same with certain BMW models. But the Jaguar F-Type convertible is, in just about any form, a really fun to drive car.

I also really enjoy the Tesla Model S, p-85d on up. Instantly responsive, and fun to drive.


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#4567638 - 11/08/17 10:31 AM Re: Fun Car Recommendation [Re: mbacfp]
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I think my preference is more towards a traditional American muscle car. Never been in a 911. Don't plan on track driving. Was thinking $30,000 or less. Appreciate it.

SKip the Mopar garbage and go for Mustang, Camaro, or Vette. Used or new depending on budget.

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#4567640 - 11/08/17 10:32 AM Re: Fun Car Recommendation [Re: mbacfp]
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When I think of a fun American muscle car for a decent budget a Mustang with a V8 comes to mind.
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#4567643 - 11/08/17 10:35 AM Re: Fun Car Recommendation [Re: mbacfp]
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I've owned a lot of cars in my life including some faster cars. To me the convertibles were the most "fun". You can pick up a nice 1 year old Miata Club for under 25K. That would be my recommendation.
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#4567645 - 11/08/17 10:37 AM Re: Fun Car Recommendation [Re: mbacfp]
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Thanks Cujet. Great description. Appreciate the insights.

Honestly, am a little skeptical of Mopar...have no experience with them...just hear the hate. But am willing to learn.
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#4567650 - 11/08/17 10:41 AM Re: Fun Car Recommendation [Re: mbacfp]
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No frills fun: Honda S2000

Comfortable fun: BMW M2
*Edit: sorry just saw your target price window

Read reviews of each, both professional and personal, they speak for themselves.

*A new Miata would be fun and in that range.


Edited by gofast182 (11/08/17 10:55 AM)
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