I’m sure everyone’s been through this… I’ve got a friend who’s shopping for a car right now, and I can’t help but want him to buy what I like. I know it can be selfish, given the challenge of the Car Hunt as it is. But, like anyone else in my shoes, we just know good cars. He’s got a budget of about $5,000 (Pretty good budget for a guy workin’ part time while going to school) and he wants something with 4 cylinders and a manual transmission. I keep urging him to consider 240s or newer Civics. However, he seems set on getting a B15 Sentra Spec V! He’s even looking into salvaged title vehicles so that he can get the SE-R within his budget. Then again… The SE-R Spec V is a pretty good car. My friend Ramon Sosa had one in high school. I actually kind of miss riding in that car. Maybe I just miss the carefree high school days. Ramon’s car was a great example of a clean daily driver and was the envy of a lot of the car guys at our school. He had a carbon fiber hood and trunk, some 17s (maybe they were 18s…), a pretty nice stereo, and it was lowered a little. Much nicer than the EG Civic coupe he’d had before that. In addition, he also had a 2.5 inch cat-back with a super loud muffler. It was because of this muffler that his car came to be known as the “Bumble Bee.” Let’s not forget Joe Ippolito and his NASA-winning SE-R either. Joe took the trophy for his class at the NASA Nationals last year, and will probably do just as well this year. He’s also stolen a few track records throughout the south-east United States. By the way- Joe is running KSport suspension. Well, maybe the SE-R Spec V isn’t such a bad choice after all… In conclusion, good luck on the car hunt buddy. Stay tuned for more KSport blogs and content!