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Best sports car I can buy for $3,000
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Best sports car I can buy for $3,000
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Did you forget a zero?
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Foxbody Mustang.
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>>14206583
Toyota MR2 Spyder
Miata

BMW or muscle car if you are ok with being pigfat and paying more out the ass to turn and handle well
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>>14206583
$2500 for a Mmiata
$500 and and afternoon for an LS swap
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>>14206583
2.3 Focus and the SVT suspension swap.
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Read the fucking sticky.
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>>14206583
Anything on the sticky should be good. If you want help looking, any additional requirements besides your budget as well as you local craigslist would help us a lot.
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>>14206620
50 bucks and a lunch break
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>>14206611
where can i get a mr2 spyder for $3k that isn't wrecked
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>>14206583
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>>14206656

The midwest. They're fucking everywhere.
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>>14206656
>>14206611
MR2 Spyder refers to the ZZW30 chassis, I think that's a bit hard to get for under 3000. I could be wrong. Earlier MR2 easily, if OP doesn't mind the N/A versions and/or serious cases of rust/rot.
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>>14206656
>>14206668
https://atlanta.craigslist.org/eat/cto/5383475076.html

Georgia is car heaven.
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>>14206660
OP didn't type 30,000 read it again
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>>14206676
>under $3000
That's still a damn good price but well out of OP's budget.
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>>14206685
https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/5361336104.html

here you go
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>>14206583
Craigslist
limit price between 2000-3500.
search "sports"
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Foxbody, Firebird/Trans Am, Camaro, Miata, S13, Grand National, and a few others can be had well under $3k.

Best bets would be a Miata or Foxbody. They have the most aftermarket, and the cheapest parts. S13s are cheap, but often require a lot of repairs or complete rebuilds to get operational. Firebirds, Camaros, Grand Nationals, and other old murrican muscle are often in trash condition or aren't as common.
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>>14206803
>Grand National under 3k

I don't believe you
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>>14206809
They can be found if you're lucky. My dad bought his for $1.5k, completely trash interior, but the car itself was in fine working order. He ended up gutting the interior, and refurbishing the whole thing. Now it runs like new.
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>>14206803
> grand national
not really an expert on these things, but do they count as sports cars?
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>>14206877
Meh, kinda?

I mean for modern standards, they do. I always considered them a sports car lite.
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>>14206905
more like sports car heavy
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>>14206916
I mean, that were hundreds lighter than the modern pony cars, and only slightly heavier than a new Civic Si
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>>14206583
Porsche 944
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>>14206676
it's also Georgia
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>>14206583
$1500 for a manual V6 Mustang, $1500 for a full 351w swap and you have yourself a bad ass car.

Pretty much plug and play, though you'll probably have to go carbed and the hood clearance will be shit unless you find a way to lower the motor mounts.
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>>14206583
>240sx
>300zx
>Mr2
>SN95 Mustang (Not a Fox, Foxes can't handle for shit)
>E36
>DSM Eclipse/Talon
>Miat


>>14206809
GNs can be had in pristine condition for 9-11k. Projects, although rare, can be had for 2500-5k depending on how bad they are.

Thing with these is most of them were preserved very well and projects are few and far between.

Also, people greatly overvalue these cars. They see a 11/10 example sell for 30k at a televised auction and think their car is worth the same on the free market. There's 5 GNs for sale here locally between 15-20k and all of them have been sitting for sale for over a year. People just don't buy them at the prices most people are asking nowadays. They're fun cars, but at the end of the day it's just a G-body and with an LS swap any 2k Monte Carlo or Cutlass will outrun them.

>>14206877
Nah, they fall into the Muscle Car category. With some mods they're fast as hell in the straight but a sports car has to be able to corner.
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how does the e36 compare to the miata?
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>>14207403
A turbo miata will smoke all of them but the M3.
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>>14207166
You'd be hard pressed to find a well maintained 944 for 3k. If it's not well maintained, you'd be better off spending the money on a gun and one bullet.
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>>14207320
>240sx
>300zx
>E36
>$3k
Have fun with their salvage title pile of rolling rusted shit.
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>>14206803
>>14207320

not OP but I literally can't find any of those cars in my area
k body
g body
are gone too
im just miserable guys
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>>14207848
Not necessarily. Bought a nice 32 valve 928 5 years ago. Neglected the fuck out of it ever since.

only just starting to feel the pain.
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>>14208050
boondock saint
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MR2
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>>14208258
Oops
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>>14208258
Looks like a Soccer Moms sports car
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>>14208518
Soccer moms like the idea of performance, but want to be safe and don't want scary thing to happen. That's why they buy shit like Dodge Magnums.

MR2's can get very scary very quickly if you're an average driver taking things too far.
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>>14207942
If you want help, list all of your requirements and your local craigslist.
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