Skip the $$$$ V8 and shop for an inline-six M3 with a needs-nothing price under $20k. The Type S exterior is not dramatically different from the regular TL, but the subtle styling differences are executed perfectly. Within an hour of making that purchase, your BMW is sure to be in the shop and you’ll instantly start shedding tears as you watch your credit card balance skyrocket to pay for all those exorbitantly expensive, unreliable German parts. You could argue that the G35 is a better handling car, but it’s not nearly as reliable or cheap to maintain as an Acura and every other person has one. My wife has the S60R and we don't have a need for an SUV. )00-06 Honda S200099-00 BMW M Coupe04-08 Mazda RX897-99 Porsche Boxster01-02 Mercedes CL60004-06 Pontiac GTO. The Type S also comes with Brembo brakes and a performance-tuned suspension which makes curvy road driving much more preferable than taking the usual dull highway to work. No, I’m joking, although I would want one of those. The latest generations of Acura are so blindingly hideous that it makes the 2004-2008 Acura TL look like an exquisitely designed Maserati Gran Turismo in comparison. The dash in my car was sticky like someone had spilled orange juice all over it the day before and the door paneling was peeling off along with an inordinate amount of rattling. Well, now you’re starting to sound more like me. Not to go to the drag strip, or to the track or to show Honda Accords who’s boss. I think that is reasonable if we're talking about a moderately modified vehicle. There’s also a cassette tape player in case you have your parents in the car who are bound to appreciate your good taste in automobiles while jamming to David Bowie tapes. Meanwhile a 400 whp AWD can launch at that power level to a 3.5 second 0-60 time with no wheel spin and it feels like you can't breathe. http://torqueaffair.com. I only want the sugary goodness of icing too—more horsepower, more torque and some more horsepower, no matter what it costs. you stole this from my favortie magazine, Audi B5 Turbo '01 or '04 B6, '05.5 B7 340hp AWD 6sp, but get a warrenty, many can be had for under $20k. In fact, the 2008 model is the last good looking TL Acura has built since starting the year after, the TL appears to have been designed by someone who has been obsessed with our feathered friends. Take a moment to sign up and enjoy all of the features our forums have to offer. It still blends in with traffic with a tad bit of edginess but doesn’t stand out like a Fast and the Furious Japanese hotrod. I already have a fairly quick car, so i wasn't looking for something that'd sacrifice reliability or practicality. It’s not hard to fall into a state of despair if you’re in need of a fun, reliable, daily driver but don’t have that much money to spend.
Should be manual. The ride is on the firmer side, but the Type S does have one of the best interiors out of any car made during that time. There is no such thing as too much power. 05-06 Subaru Legacy GT04-05 Subaru Forester XT (13.9 in the 1/4 mile isn't bad)04-05 Subaru STI (remove wing and install the M3 style trunk lip)06-08 VW GTI03-05 Mitsubishi EVO VIII07 Mazdaspeed 3, 06-08 Chevy Trailblazer SS (395hp V8! http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/a...n/DSC_0067.jpg, Car Audio, Video & Mobile Electronics Forum. It’s got power, excitement, won’t cost you an arm and a leg to maintain and can haul around all the assemble-yourself furniture and babies you need until the end of time. But if I ever needed the cake, I’d want the TL Type S. No questions asked. Discussion in 'Planes, Trains & Automobiles' started by MN4Lyfe, Nov 25, 2017. A daily driver doesn’t have be a car that you loathe so much that you’d rather Uber it every day. It looked great on day one and still looks good today. They will be $2-3K cheaper than WRXs of the same years. With four seats, a sizable trunk, and a gas-sipping boxer-four, the BRZ, FR-S, and Toyota 86 check all the boxes necessary for a fun daily. Absolutely. Also, I think the Acura TL looks the best out of the three. Hi Guys, I have been looking for a daily used car under 15k that is fast, fun and not horrendous on mpg. Its a blast to drive and highly addictive. Please sign up or sign in and take part in the conversation with other Volvo owners and enthusiasts. No way can you actually get 400 whp down to the road. It still puts a smile on my face when I start it. What if I told you that you’re not destined to a life of putting up with a dreadful driving experience in a Corolla or a Civic? Your coworkers will be wondering why you show up to work every day with that stupid smile on your face. Ive driven a 350z but wasn't impressed with the lack of power. Many new vehicles start at $20,000, and adding features only increases the price tag. No, and that’s the beauty of the Type S. You see way more Lexus IS350s and Infiniti G35s around which are comparable cars obtainable for a similar price range. Parts and labor at BMW dealers reflect the fact that BMW is profitable worldwide. https://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=114060. You could buy four used Acura Type S-es for the price of one brand new Lexus ES350. There is one drawback: torque steer. This was, hands down, the best sedan Acura ever made. If you read this, then you know that 200,000 miles for an Acura TL is no big deal. I have a strict weight and size limit for my cars, so that complicated things a bit too. You're currently browsing Swedespeed as a guest. This is good because there’s not much of an exhaust note to listen to anyway and you’ll want to crank it up to sing along to Demi Lovato lyrics: “What’s wrong with being... what’s wrong with being... what’s wrong with being confident?”. It looks and feels much better than what I had in my previously owned 2008 Lexus IS-F. For about $10,000, you can get your hands on a Type S that is much more interesting than your garden variety monotonous commuter car. Acuras, and Hondas, are known for their legendary reliability and so you can rest assured knowing that an Acura with 100,000 miles under its hood is just getting warmed up. fun and reliable daily driver under 20k. It’s a Toyota Camry with a V8 swap, of course! If you can find one with low miles go for it. My wife has the S60R and we don't have a need for an SUV. Normally, I wouldn’t want to buy a used car with so many miles on it, but it’s different with the Acura TL Type S. You will have to take a sledgehammer to the engine to kill it, but even then, it might find a way to keep going. The good: Go anywhere … I have said it before, but mine was even more fun to drive than my S5. I just went through this agonizing decision myself. Nothing, when you are in this fine machine. It's the only car that makes me feel like a kid again -- that's the best way to describe it. The most fun you will have in a car at this price point, period. Depends on how you define "fun". Price: You should be able to find a decent 2007 model under $20,000, but most will have well over 100,000 miles on the odometer. Minis are not bad looking - a neighbor w/ a fully decked out JCW (huge Hellas in front, not sure if factory or aftermarket) that sure "sounds mean", but I wouldn't trade my Speed for it. My good friend Scott has a 2007 Type S that has just crossed the 100,000 mile marker but feels like it has barely been driven. The Type S also comes with a smooth shifting manual six-speed transmission that will only make the weekend trips to Home Depot a lot less agonizing. Who cares about the cake! I had a 'friendly run' w/ a JCW Mini back in January from 40mph (shut down at 90) & when that wasn't enough, he tried again from 70 & it was no contest (closed course, ). Those seeking extreme speed without breaking their wallet may have to start looking at classic cars to find their dream vehicles. But, don’t worry, cheer up and turn off Fuller House! I'll cast another vote for the 1st Gen Speed 3. FWD, but nice LSD keeps launches under control. Interesting daily/family car for under £20k . Let me put it this way. I have been modding turbo cars for years & don't expect to be blowing up motors, like some have w/ Speeds, T5 Volvos, & the list goes on... To the OP: Good luck, whichever ride you decide on. I'm not talking numbers or anything that can be translated on paper. A lightly-used M3 will likely be closer to 30k, not my 20k max. Drive one. More bang for your buck w/ the MS3, in more ways than 1. 8 mos old & 8k on the clock & the mods have begun - expecting, easily, another 30 hp (for starters) w/o a whole lot of $$$. Now, you might want to write this car off immediately if you’re hell-bent on rear-wheel-drive vehicles, but before you do, first think about why you’d want to get this car in the first place. All European cars will cost you when routine maintenance comes due or something major fails. That person was either a parrot in their previous life or loves parrots so much that they felt compelled to incorporate its beak into the Acura’s front end. The Type S, on the other hand, is much more solid. Most tunable and reliable daily driver for under $20k? It does fast, fun, driver involvement with a modicum of practicality better than most things. I was going to say last gen WRX, but I know they get the boy racer tag. Very fun, refined, good bargain, and mods galore available for that engine. It’s not hard to fall into a state of despair if you’re in need of a fun, reliable, daily driver but don’t have that much money to spend.
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