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Old 01-09-2013, 07:49 AM   #1
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Got here a few weeks ago, living mainland in NAF Atsugi! I've been looking for a GC8 STI for a little and haven't really seen anything in the area... Heading to a car auction on Friday... Hope I see something. If anyone is selling one let me know
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:56 AM   #2
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Welcome new guy from Japan.. I'm the old guy from Japan...

J/k,

There are several of us out here that has STI and WRX, legacy B4 and Foresters.

I know many of them from Okinawa.. Bt if you want to get in touch with a few guys from the mainland... Join

www.gaijindrift.com

For Okinawa

www.zeroyon.com

Some of these sights are a lot of Nissan guys in it.. They like to talk some **** sometimes! But don't mine them!
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:10 AM   #3
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Haha thanks a bunch man, ill check those out!
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:40 AM   #4
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You can also look for cars here. Even though I live on Okinawa, I bought my gc8 STI RA from Gumma prefecture. An hour north of Tokyo. I had it shipped to me for additional $1000. Since you are on the mainland Japan... Shipping should be much cheaper.

http://exchange.goo-net.com/

You can narrow down to the close to exact car you want.. Get a ver 5 or 6 1999 STI RA limited or Ver 5 or 6 1999 or 2000 STI type R. They are fun cars to drive. Reasons why I said that is because the will have DCCD 5 speed trannies, 4 pot / 2 pot brake calipers, STI RA has roof vents(some type R have roof vents also). Don't just jump on the first STI you see... Shop around.


http://exchange.goo-net.com/php/search/grade_search.ph

You can find cars like this:




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http://exchange.goo-net.com/usedcars...001/index.html
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:20 AM   #5
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It's probably the best time to buy a car in Japan. Yen to the dollar isn't to bad. Almost 90 yen to the dollar
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:04 AM   #6
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What are your thoughts on this one? http://exchange.goo-net.com/usedcars...001/index.html
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:07 AM   #7
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I really do like that yellow one, do you think the seller would take a slightly lower offer?
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:01 AM   #8
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I really do like that yellow one, do you think the seller would take a slightly lower offer?
You can always ask.. Have some that speaks Japanese talk to them
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:13 PM   #9
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Thanks man, no luck today at the auction... No STI's
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:40 AM   #10
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Be patient and look for a good one. If I were you.. You should look into getting a GDB STI... 04 and up!

http://exchange.goo-net.com/php/search/summary.php


How much are you looking to spend?

Here are some non-DCCD STI.

http://exchange.goo-net.com/usedcars...003/index.html

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Old 01-11-2013, 06:43 AM   #11
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:00 AM   #12
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:19 AM   #13
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This is a very good price for this car... Ver8 twin scroll VF37 turbo, ej207 AVCS heads motor.
Also have 6spd with auto DCCD



http://exchange.goo-net.com/usedcars...002/index.html





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Old 01-11-2013, 08:23 AM   #14
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This has everything.. 4pots, 2 pots brake calipers, DCCD, roof vent, early model EJ207...


http://exchange.goo-net.com/usedcars...002/index.html

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Old 01-13-2013, 03:13 AM   #15
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When I first got here I emailed goo about the blue and white one and they never got back to me, I really like the RA and I'm about to call them to see if it's still available... I've been looking at another one, a 98 with 74k on it for about 3500 American... The guys going to get back to me tomorrow so hopefully ill get a chance to check that one out. The RA is more ideal though and I really like the DCCD and the 4/2 pot setup, it's also in the same prefecture.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:19 AM   #16
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:42 AM   #17
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Normally, just call... Have some Japanese or if you can speak Japanese, then call. It's the best way to try to get these cars.

I would still go after the Ver 5/6 STI RA... The gear ratio in the tranny is really nice... Driving through the mountains is really fun. Trust me! I had that tranny in my STI RA and it was awesome. But I had a 6spd sitting in a box in my back yard so, I sold the tranny and installed the 6spd.
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:50 AM   #18
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Yeah, that's what I'm going to do... I just to find someone that speaks Japanese and is willing to help me out -_-
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