THINKING ABOUT MY NEXT CAR
Recently I've been wondering, what if I changed my car, what car would I go for?
Before we carry on, I need to let you know that I still love my Volvo 440 turbo, it still drives well, this thinking is mostly for fun, even if it would represent a true likely choice for me. Let's start with my criterias then.
First, I developped something for coupés recently, so I would like a coupé as my next car, as I find the shape of those quite nice. I want to find a nice-looking coupé, in my taste of course. But I also wanted something original and fun.
My second criteria would be the size, I wouldn't want something too big, as I'm going to live in a city starting from August.
Finally, I wanted to look for a coupé with a nice and fun engine, which is fun enough but not too thirsty.
For the budget, I would like something up to 3000 euros, but I could climb up to 3500 euros for a decent car.
THE CONTENDERS I FOUND
FORD PUMA 1.7
First, we have the Ford Puma. I always had something for those. I know the look is a bit debatable, especially the rear end, but I still like the overall look of this car. Thanks to its lightness, it's apparently quite fun in the corners, sometimes compared as a bigger go-kart.
For the engine, multiple versions are available, but the one I would be looking for would be the 1.7L Yamaha engine, which produces around 125hp. This engine gives a nice power to weight ratio. I could go for the 1.6L if I can't find a decent 1.7 through.
I really really like this car, overall a nice little coupé for a daily driver!
TOYOTA CELICA ST182
This one is antoher of my findings, even if to find a decent one, you need to climb to 3500 euros. However, you get a nice looking coupé, pop-up headlights, which are always cool!
Another advantage is the legendary Toyota reliability, and it's apparently a fun car to drive. When it comes to daily driving, its size seems not too terrible, and should be okay in the city.
TOYOTA CELICA 2003
I think I really have something with Celicas. The 2003 model is easier to find in a great condition, than the St182. I really like the looks of it, and for 3000 euros, I find it a great deal.
You get Toyota reliability, a nice sporty look in my opinion, and it's quite rare around here. You can get a 1.8 engine with it, which seems quite okay to have fun. Plus, you get a "modern" enough interior.
I recently saw one of those at my work, and I really liked the look of it. I immediately looked for how much you need to find a decent one, and happily, it's in my budget. The Fiat coupe has a quite special design, but it looks quite sporty in my opinion. Pinninfarina designed it!
You can find it with a 1.8L 16v engine, producing around 130 hp, which is quite acceptable for a car like this. You can even find a 2.0L turbocharged version, but for 3000, you won't get a decent car.
Have you got any idea for a car that would meet my criterias. I'm open for suggestions, maybe I didn't think about some nice cars!