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    Well this is just great, now I want a honda sedan. Jesus guys...
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    Protege sedan or Protege5 are good cars and handle well for an economy car. Super reliable too and easy to work on. The replacement - Mazda3 would be a good choice too and should be around that price range maybe?

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    Something you don't see everyday:
    1st gen GS300?
    Mazda 929, or Millenia that have some funny SC'd engines don't they?
    One of those 5-cylinder Acura's from the early 90s? Vigor or Legend(longitudinal mounted engine FWD supposed to handle nicely?)

    If 4dr is not a must, these 2 are pretty cool I think:
    Infiniti M30
    1st gen Isuzu Impulse, a turbo RWD hatchback with suspension package by Lotus for those of you that don't know, but good luck finding one(and parts for it).

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    ^^^^Any of those cars would be a disaster and may lead to a death wish except the mazda,maybe
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    The Mazda Supercharge is a nightmare to work on and parts are pricey. Ignition coils go out and they are like $200 each and it's so much labor to pull the back ones on the rear head you might as well change them all.

    And the early ones the supercharger fails and blows oil into the intake - ok under warranty but pricey if you have to buy one.

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    Chevy Cobalt SS turbo. The supercharged version is probably cheaper. They run some pretty good laptimes for a FWD econobox. I think they are still the fastest FWD car out there. Hard to find a 4dr.
    MR2 Spyder 2zz turbo
    Mazda RX7 FD
    Porsche 911E

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    Hhr ss
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    A reasonably maintained 97-98 328i could be found for that money,and it satisfies all your conditions close to 100%.An example with not too much deferred maintenance could go more than 200k easily and is relatively cheap to maintain and repair.Not a whole lot slower than M3,and with bumpers and skirts from M3 looks pretty decent.

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    Have you looked into one of these?
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    You should just adjust your desire for 4-doors, adjust your desire to spend no more than $5,000, and just buy an NSX. Trust me, you won't regret it. Just sell some $h!t you don't need. Like your wife . . .
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    Dodge Neon. Seriously.

    Really!

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    I was going to throw Nissan Sentra SE-R Sedan. Ugly as hell, but the motor is nice.

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    And the Sentra interior is crap, even on the hopped up models.

    Like someone earlier mentioned a G20 is actually a decent car and handles pretty well for a DD. I have 2 friends with G20's as DD's and love them. Cheap to buy, cheap to run, parts are Sentra parts so they don't cost too much. Not going to get a stickshift but in LA traffic, it's almost not worth having one.

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    I kind of dig the SE-Rs, but the prices are typically higher than I was looking to spend. I drove a G20 once. I liked it and I did do a few searches, but couldn't find anything with a manual transmission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    Amir -

    I'll accept your word for that, but can you buy an E36 4-door sedan with manual gearbox that is not a FRIGHT PIG for $5,000-? I don't think so . . .
    I'm not sure exactly what the definition of a fright pig is, but it took me about 30 seconds to find this beauty for $3,500: 1995 BMW 325i

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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    I'm not sure exactly what the definition of a fright pig is, but it took me about 30 seconds to find this beauty for $3,500: 1995 BMW 325i
    Beautiful.
    White.
    Not reliable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    I'm not sure exactly what the definition of a fright pig is, but it took me about 30 seconds to find this beauty for $3,500: 1995 BMW 325i
    I stand corrected. And I might buy that. I had a 1992 325is 5MT that was a great car. I had it for 3 years until I traded it in on my '95 E36 M3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
    Not reliable.
    Which one is the unreliable part?Ever heard of E36 left someone on the middle of nowhere?(Except overheating,but that is a known maintenance required, $500 spent every 80 k miles)

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    Quote Originally Posted by comradefks View Post
    And the Sentra interior is crap, even on the hopped up models.

    Like someone earlier mentioned a G20 is actually a decent car and handles pretty well for a DD. I have 2 friends with G20's as DD's and love them. Cheap to buy, cheap to run, parts are Sentra parts so they don't cost too much. Not going to get a stickshift but in LA traffic, it's almost not worth having one.
    Yes. I drove one for a long time, and one of the things I liked was the nice trim level.

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    You want something 4 door.....I know a "cheap" Alfa Romeo Alfetta for sale It's got 4 doors & fun to drive...when it works correctly All jokes aside the G20 is a really cool car. My buddy has a 5 speed and it took him a long time to find it. If I find one I'll post it up

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