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Old 07-26-2004   #1
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IF you could start all over...

what would you do to your car?

If i could start over i would have first gotten a 5 speed but at the time i didnt really want one.

Then i would have saved about 1500 bucks and bought a complete lowering kit along with some nice 5zigens and then a cf hood.

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if i could start all over, i would have never boughten a 7thgen!
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i would of bought a 1992 hatchback so i wouldnt have any monthly payments and full coverage insurance. with all the money i would have saved by now i could of been got a type-r swap and fixed it up super clean.....man just thinking about that makes me sad.
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i would've done a swap instead of purchasing that awful SF kit.
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ya i am thinking about trading or selling my car for a 98ish hatch and turboing the hell out it.

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I would have gone with a wrx or accord coupe v6. But otherwise I would have gotten a manual. But like injen said, I really didnt want one at the time.
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I would have kept the car and modded it instead of getting a g/f, thankfully she's gone now but the car's still here.
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i would not have gotten an A/T coupe. i'd get the Si/SiR hatchback, which is what i'm looking for right now.
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Like others have said...Definately not bought an automatic...

I would have liked a Nissan Spec-V or a Jeep Wrangler (thats what Im looking to get now, an old Wrangler )
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if i could start all over, i would have never boughten a 7thgen!
I agree!
Everytime a car beats me I think of it.
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umm not streetracing my car into a house?
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Never bought it dropped the loot on my MR2 make it faster, engine swap upgraded turbo etc..........
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i would have never got a body kit or done all this exterior work and would have just done rims and a drop and with all the saved money i would have built a nice turbo kit
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I would have got a G35 coupe?
If I could afford it.
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Should have kept old Tein ss i had on Ex and use it on si.

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Honda Element 5 speed.
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I should have gotten a manual instead of auto, an Si or RSX instead of EX Coupe.
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I would have gotten an older civic or accord and modded the hell out of it with the money I would have saved, and had a SOLID car.

I like my 7th gen, but it's potential sucks.
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i would have gotten an integra gsr or 00 civic si if i could not afford them i would have just gotten an integra.
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If I could start with the $ that the civic cost in 2001, then I would have a nice little R32 in my garage.
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wouldnt have quit my old job so i could have money to do a swap...i mean within 6 months of working i made $6500+ working part time at a minimum wage job while going to high skool
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I would of left it stock!!
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i would have bought the 00 type-r instead of the 7thgen.
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stead of all the "show" stuff like my audio, kit, rims, neons, lambos the flashy stuff i would have went straight for the k20 plus turbo then just dropped it with some nice 16's, cf hood. i like the showy type while my gf is the jdm speed sleeper type and she makes fun of me for not doing it. i should have listened. always listen to the woman uh? lol oh well i love my car and what ive done. turbo will be coming soon anway.
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I had the choice to get my car right then in the summer of 2003 or wait about a couple of months and get a nicer car. The car that i really wanted back then was a GTI 1.8T. But, i just couldn't wait so I just got the 7th Gen.

I think that I should have waited and gotten a better car, i probablly would have ended up with a Type S

But i'm not just going to sit here and dwell on it because i feel bad whenever i think about it. All i know is that my next car will either be a IS300 or a Bimmer
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I had no choice I have to cooperate so that I get my bmw later on
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I should have not bought the 7thgen and bought a e36 m3 or saved up lots more money for a e46 m3
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i should have bought an rsx...but o well. live within ur means right
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INSTEAD OF BUYING 12 KITS 4 SETS OR RIMS AND 14 SYSTEM SETUPs i woul dhave done it once and left it alone
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Start all over, I would of not bought my kit, put money on painting it. kept more stock like it is now.
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if i can start over....i have should have talked my dad into letting me buying the GTI
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