Re: What Car should i get?
It depends on what you want to do (IMHO). If you're looking to really mod it and get the best from it, i would actually go a late model EL (should be able to pick one up for about $8-10k with reasonable kms), and use the rest of the $$$ to mod it.
If you're looking at just basic mods (i.e. lowering, exhaust, sound system and not much more), then you may very well find that an AU2 Forte or something is the go, in which case you could get one for around $14k at an auction.
2002 Focus CL Hatch
too slow..............for now