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Old 10-17-2008, 08:38 PM
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Hey guys! First, I will like to describe my situation at this moment. I am an undergraduate majoring in Mechanical Engineering. When I graduate, I will like to go to graduate school and obtain a career in the automotive industry. I love cars, but I never had the life of being able to build a project car with my dad. Thats not the type of family I have. Also, I live in New York.

I have been loving cars ever since I laid my eyes on a Toyota supra when I was 9 years ago. I want to buy a car so that I can work on it (make it perform better and faster, put aftermarket engine parts, stuff like that) and understand the structure and fundamentals of engines, transmissions, etc. Let me tell you, I am not rich, nor are my parents (family income...$25,000/yr ). I only have $1500 saved up. I am more interested in purchasing old import cars (2nd generation Integra's, civics, etc.) but I wouldn't mind a 1988-1991 Mustang or something along that line. What do you guys suggest I do?
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moe in wichita ks first off, the first job you get start saving for retirement, at first you may be able to only save but 5% but when you get a raise bump it up. in 10 to 20 years you should be saving 20%. i dont know any thing about investmets, but stay a way from the stock market. and dont buy whole life ins, buy term insurance as soon as you can, get at least $500,000, better $1,000,000. also you could have your own copany. to start a co it takes lots of thinking, planing, start small, when you get big enough go llc, and dont break any laws, keep good records. good luck [email protected]
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American cars blow.
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Hi gc,
If you want to buy an old car in $1500 then you should look for the pre owned cars,they will be cheap as well as fulfill your requirement.You can buy the car in the stallments,Finencing a car will be a better option,you will have time to pay the money,and can start working on the car you buy.

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An Old Honda Civic. Tons of them around. Many parts available. Lots of mods for Honda's. If taken to extreme with turbo's and other goodies, they can be very fast.
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You should fit and they feel fast in a deathwish sort of way with a 4.10 rear end.

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