Well I'm on my way to buy my first car. Got to have it before Senior year of High School starts. Anyways, I've been looking at a quite a few cars. I don't want to go new because of the some maintenance costs and the fact that some new cars don't offer what I want. I'm not going to go stock and don't look to heavily modify the car too much. My budge is $5K or if higher it would be $7K. I have looked at many cars and have come up with these two as the top of my list, if possible I might also consider a 2001-2004 Lexus IS300. I'm wanting to go manual but automatic is also fine. 3000GT: There are three bases for this model...stock, 3000GT SL, and the flagship 3000GT VR4. I'm looking for going between the years of 1995-1999 for this model. I have found a no VR4s over the year of 1993 in my radius, so if it's a option it's most likely between 1991-1993. What I'm not sure of is if it still has a back passenger area even though it's a 2 seater? I like the 3000GT because of it's body, power and mostly handling. The base 3000GT and the 3000GT SL both have Front-Wheel Drive whereas the VR4 is All-Wheel Drive. The VR4 model has a nice twin-cam, 24 valve, 3.0L goodies. Although, I heard it's heavy causing steering and shifting to be a problem. The VR4 is a much more different experience than the stock non-turbo GT. I'm wondering if it's worth it to get the stock one and build up from there or go with the VR4? 300ZX: I haven't done too much research on this car but it has recently gotten my attention. What this has over the 3000GT is mainly power. The body is also really nice and a little more hefty/boxy. It already comes with a twin turbo at 276HP compared to the GT's 222HP non-turbo. It has more space as a 2 seater but no passenger space in the back. I think it also comes stock as a 4 Wheel Drive suspension. Don't know much else about the 300ZX... Anyone want to enlighten me on this car? _________________________________________________________________ So any recommendations?