I plan on purchasing a used car by the time summer rolls around. I am looking to spend ~$6-7,000 (or less.)
What I am looking for is a car that isn't going to be a money pit (something decently reliable.)
I would like it to be a manual.
It must be a 2-door.
It HAS to be "fast/quick" (ie; it must be able to do 0-60 in ~7 seconds or under.)
There are currently two cars I am looking at:
2nd generation Eagle Talon/Mitsubishi Eclipse
curb weight 2789 lbs
0-60 6.4 seconds
1/4 mile 15.1
6th gen(1997-2003) Pontiac Grand Prix GTP
curb weight 3396 lbs
0-60 ~6.6 seconds
1/4 mile 14.9
I am VERY into the DSM - I love the looks, it's small and nimble and offers 5-speed.
The GTP looks VERY sexy. It's got tons of power The drawbacks are that there is no 5-speed :cry: and it seems like a boat.
Any other ideas?