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      11-16-2007, 10:50 AM   #1
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Is the 128i the only RWD, coupe import under $30K?

Is the 128i the only RWD, 6-cylinder, coupe import under $30K? If not, what are the others?
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      11-16-2007, 11:08 AM   #2
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Here are some close matches:
350Z (no backseat)
RX-8 (not a 6-cylinder)
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      11-16-2007, 11:37 AM   #3
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Here are some close matches:
350Z (no backseat)
RX-8 (not a 6-cylinder)
those will not be under 30,000
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      11-16-2007, 11:41 AM   #4
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Hahaha. When you narrow the qualifications that tightly, then yes.

But the VW R32 (AWD) will give a moderately-optioned 128i a serious run for its money.

And the Mustang GT still gives you 300hp for around $25k.

Also, the G35 Sedan has 305hp and starts at $31,600, so it is also in the same universe as the 128i.

Just depends on the package you're looking for. There's lots of nice metal available for around $30k.
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      11-16-2007, 12:11 PM   #5
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uhhh...

the Nissan 350z's MSRP is at $27,900. that's for 305hp with no back seat.
the Mazda RXB's MSRP is at $26,435. not 6 cylinders... but oh well.

... both the Infiniti G35 and G37 coupes are within range, you get what you pay for, especially in terms of interior comfort.
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      11-16-2007, 12:14 PM   #6
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those will not be under 30,000
Go build them with no options and base trim...they are both under 30k with dest....:iono:
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      11-16-2007, 12:55 PM   #7
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Go build them with no options and base trim...they are both under 30k with dest....:iono:

I think he means the G's ..

G37 Coupe

From: $34,250*

G35

From: $31,600*

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      11-16-2007, 02:27 PM   #8
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I think he means the G's ..

G37 Coupe

From: $34,250*

G35

From: $31,600*

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Unless I'm mistaken the two G's come standard with some very nice looking leather sports seats, that you need to cough up another $2500 for on the 1 series!
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      11-16-2007, 03:00 PM   #9
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those will not be under 30,000
Neither will a 128i. For one with decent equipment you're looking at 36,000
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      11-16-2007, 03:02 PM   #10
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Neither will a 128i. For one with decent equipment you're looking at 36,000
after tax and tag maybe... Only options i am getting are xenons and maybe paint that brings me to 30.1 or 31...then 35 with tax and tag
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      11-16-2007, 06:51 PM   #12
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i know its not a 6 cylinder... but the S2k is about evenly priced i think with the 128 and hp wise as well
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      11-16-2007, 06:53 PM   #13
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i know its not a 6 cylinder... but the S2k is about evenly priced i think with the 128 and hp wise as well
He framed his question so narrowly that there was only one answer. Plenty of cars realistically compete with the 128i. You raise a good point about the S2000.
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      11-16-2007, 09:56 PM   #14
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i know its not a 6 cylinder... but the S2k is about evenly priced i think with the 128 and hp wise as well

An s2k is $35,000. Its a 4cylinder with 240hp. Its more inline with the 135i. But there is no options whatsoever with the s2000.
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An s2k is $35,000. Its a 4cylinder with 240hp. Its more inline with the 135i. But there is no options whatsoever with the s2000.
oh yea it 35...my friend bought a 2007 a couple months back with 3k miles on it for like $29k...but thats not new. good deal though i think
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I can't think of any other sub $30k RWD cars with a back seat and decent MPG (thus excluding the RX-8.)
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      11-17-2007, 04:02 AM   #17
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oh yea it 35...my friend bought a 2007 a couple months back with 3k miles on it for like $29k...but thats not new. good deal though i think
Actually, I bought mine for $26k in 04 with 3k on it. It was from a very wealthy man that had it until his porsche conv. was delivered. I'm planning on selling it for 20k. Thats a $6,000 difference in 4yrs.
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I can't think of any other sub $30k RWD cars with a back seat and decent MPG (thus excluding the RX-8.)
what about the miata and mustang? well, im not sure how they sit on mpg though...

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Actually, I bought mine for $26k in 04 with 3k on it. It was from a very wealthy man that had it until his porsche conv. was delivered. I'm planning on selling it for 20k. Thats a $6,000 difference in 4yrs.
yea, thats actually really good. Id never get what I wanted for me subie, so now thats its payed off ill just keep it around and slowly turn it into my race car.
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      11-18-2007, 05:40 PM   #19
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Actually, I bought mine for $26k in 04 with 3k on it. It was from a very wealthy man that had it until his porsche conv. was delivered. I'm planning on selling it for 20k. Thats a $6,000 difference in 4yrs.
If it looks the part you wont have any trouble getting 20 for it. Those cars have very high residual values.
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      11-18-2007, 05:50 PM   #20
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Is the 128i the only RWD, 6-cylinder, coupe import under $30K? If not, what are the others?
RWD is the only uncommon factor here. The Genesis Coupe is the only other forthcomming model that comes to mind, which of course is why I automatically like that car too.

Presently you have the 350Z, which should be redesigned for 2009 as well.

It's pretty slim pickings on paper.
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