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hey guys<BR>i'm graduating from college in two weeks and getting a job that requires a lot of driving around the ocean state. although my 244 DL has done me well the past few years i want to get something with an extra cylinder in there. the 6 cylinder is too much of a gas hog. any reccomendations, the 60 is still out of reach for me. <BR>...and i'm almost at my second medallion
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Drew:<BR><B>hey guys<BR>i'm graduating from college in two weeks and getting a job that requires a lot of driving around the ocean state. although my 244 DL has done me well the past few years i want to get something with an extra cylinder in there. the 6 cylinder is too much of a gas hog. any reccomendations, the 60 is still out of reach for me. <BR>...and i'm almost at my second medallion</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Drew,<P>there are plenty of 850s out there that will fit most budgest or if you want to splurge a bit, you can get decent S70s for mid- to low $10Ks...<P>Congratulations on your degree! You are assured of one thing; you will NEVER starve! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>Yannis<P>
 

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There are a lot of used 850's running around out there in all price ranges, so you have a big choice. I think that a blue 850 N/A or Turbo with some Titan wheels & tinted windows would look sweet and different.<P> <IMG SRC="http://cybervolts.com/acsf/850tebay.jpg"> <P>-Drew
 

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Hey man, I've actually decided to sell my 850R. Right now it's stock with 240hp getting no less than 21mpg, but usually closer to 23+. Shoot me an email if you want some more info. Asking price would be around $16,500.<P>Even if you don't go with my car, the R is definitely the way to go, or at least an 850/S70.<P>
 

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Drew~~~<BR>No joke here man, go for an R, either a 1995 T-5R (the original) or a 1996/97 850R they're pretty great, and a totally different experience than the normal T5's.<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by fhdt5r:<BR><B>they're pretty great, and a totally different experience than the normal T5's.<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>In what way they give a totally different experience? How about a modified T5 against the T5R or R?<BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The_one_n_only:<BR><B> In what way they give a totally different experience? How about a modified T5 against the T5R or R?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>In that sense, the difference would be the interior (Leather/Alcentra seats, wood standard, etc)<P>
 

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hey guys, yea i was definately thinking 850 but whats the difference between the R and the T5?<P>-drew
 

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Drew,<BR>go to my website FAQ's for tech. specs on all T5 variants. 850R is best of 850 series!-bigger turbo and stronger internals than the T5R; but T5R more collectable.
 
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