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I have a 07 FA5 Si, that i've put more than 41K miles on it since I've gotten it. I've decided that i want to started making this a more AutoX/Road Course car. So I want put it to rest as my DD. I'm trying to find a decent midsized 4DR sedan to replace it as DD. I don't want to spend more that $4K on it, and it not be a little S#%* box. It needs to be decent on gas, and reliable. I was thinking to stay in the family a 96+ Civic EX or Accord EX. I also like the 69+ Nissan Maxima SE's. I wanted to get opinions on these cars and other options i may be over looking.
 

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go for one of those older Civic's that has all-wheel drive. You can probably get one for ~$1000 and they are solid as ****.
 

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Wait.. 69 Maxima? Datsun 510?! If that's what you meant then it definitely gets my vote.

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Otherwise I'd probably look for something like a 92 Accord or something.
 

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For most drivers that may be true, but the civic also has a lot of potential as a track/autoX car. After watch a CTR stock and tuned beat both a stock an tuned S2K. I decided that i wanted a more aggressive setup for this car. Stiffened chassis, coilovers, etc, are not the most comfortable setup to drive daily up and down the freeway. Or back and forth with my kids.
 

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For most drivers that may be true, but the civic also has a lot of potential as a track/autoX car. After watch a CTR stock and tuned beat both a stock an tuned S2K. I decided that i wanted a more aggressive setup for this car. Stiffened chassis, coilovers, etc, are not the most comfortable setup to drive daily up and down the freeway. Or back and forth with my kids.
I'm planning on tracking my civic around next year. It's still gonna be my DD.
 

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si can b moded as a track car takes a decent sum of money but yeaa..
go for an older civic. civic 03 , parents have one, great on gas, nooo power, decent in snow with snow tires.
 

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I'm planning on tracking my civic around next year. It's still gonna be my DD.
I currently drive my Si about 20K+ miles a year. At this rate it will be worn out in no time. Especially once i go with some more aggressive mods. I take it easy on my drive to and from work, so i want some comfortable for back and forth the work.
 

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si can b moded as a track car takes a decent sum of money but yeaa..
go for an older civic. civic 03 , parents have one, great on gas, nooo power, decent in snow with snow tires.
That was my first choice but i wanted something a little bigger. Thats why i was looking at the maxima, accord & Camry. But the civic is always the reliable fallback plan.
 

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How about doing the reverse, buying an older civic for the track and keeping the nice newer car as your everyday? I guess you have thought about it.
 

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:yeahthat: If I were in your shoes, I'd try to put my hands on a 94-95 Accord. You can get one for waaaaaaay under 4K, and you could use the rest of that budget to get everything in order on the car, or even put another engine in it.:thumb:
 

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You should get a 1990 Accord. those things are built Ford Tough. I had one with over 130k miles. Im not sure exactly how many cause the odometer was broken. I drove it like that for over 2 years and never gave me a problem. Parts are cheap and you can do it yourself.
 
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