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    Thread: JD’s old articles: SCC 10 Great Used Cars Under $10k, circa 1998

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      10-17-2011 04:19 PM #4
      I like all of them, but the Mazda seems outclassed there. Can anyone confirm/deny? I haven't driven one of those, but I've driven several others on that list and they seem like they'd be head-and-shoulders above the Mazda.
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      10-17-2011 04:23 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      I like all of them, but the Mazda seems outclassed there. Can anyone confirm/deny? I haven't driven one of those, but I've driven several others on that list and they seem like they'd be head-and-shoulders above the Mazda.
      one of the greatest drivers cars of the 80's.....outclassed by economy cars? ok.

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      10-17-2011 04:25 PM #6
      Excellent list. It's amazing how accessible used sporty cars were then. It was possible to find a 10 year old GTI 16v with under 100k for $4000 or so. If only we could be so lucky!

      It also goes a long way to explaining why the sport compact market was so hot in the 90s and early 2000s. Young people could afford decent sporty cars and to modify them. In 2011, most young people either cannot afford a car, are driving their parents car, or driving the cheapest thing they can afford.

      While there are fewer jobs, cars (new and used) are nearly twice as expensive and gas is 3-4 times what it cost then. It's harder to be enthusiastic about cars if you are in debt and can barely afford reliable transportation.
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      10-17-2011 04:25 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by a2a4raddo View Post
      one of the greatest drivers cars of the 80's.....outclassed by economy cars? ok.
      Yeah... I was gong to reply and thought "this has to a be a trolling comment.. he can't really be THAT stupid"
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      10-17-2011 04:27 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      I like all of them, but the Mazda seems outclassed there. Can anyone confirm/deny? I haven't driven one of those, but I've driven several others on that list and they seem like they'd be head-and-shoulders above the Mazda.
      The RX or the 323?
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      10-17-2011 04:33 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Yeah... I was gong to reply and thought "this has to a be a trolling comment.. he can't really be THAT stupid"
      But I shouldn't underestimate the stupefying power of the internet.
      He's gotta be talking about the 323, if he isn't, well, yeah.

      I didn't even notice the 323 on the list at first.
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      10-17-2011 04:38 PM #10
      I remember that article.

      That was the golden age for that magazine, I wish it was still around and in that form.

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      10-17-2011 04:57 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by two.twoliter View Post
      Excellent list. It's amazing how accessible used sporty cars were then. It was possible to find a 10 year old GTI 16v with under 100k for $4000 or so. If only we could be so lucky!
      In 2001 I picked up my 1992 GTI 16V with 99k miles, a fresh timing belt, thermostat, alternator, and valve cover gasket for $5,500. Second owner (in the same family), 1 mechanic it's entire life, and female owned. Loved that car.

      Laughing at the gearbox comment though. My GTI wasn't raced/abused, and it threw rivets out of the carrier. 020's love doing that...
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      10-17-2011 04:59 PM #12
      CRX Si damn straight. And MR2 and RX-7 and that Work Wheels advert

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      Old school Rota wheel advertisement.

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