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Old 05-24-2004, 08:18 AM   #1
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Hey everyone.

Alright, awhile ago, I wanted to get a 94-2000 2.5rs, and being young and not knowing much, I figured I could afford it. Yeah, right...that's not gonna happen..15 grand..pfft..

SO here's my criteria:

Preferably AWD or RWD,
Turbo would be a bonus,
Price range....well..anything upto $6500 MAX.
It'l be a daily driver, and eventually a rally-Xer within the next year.
Doesn't need to be insanely fast stock, but MUST have growth potential.


I think that should be enough...So..what do you guys think my choices are?..

I was also looking at 87-91 RX-7 N/a and TII"s, along with 3rd gen turbo supras.
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Old 05-24-2004, 11:22 AM   #2
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Talon TSI would be good.
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Old 05-24-2004, 12:19 PM   #3
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get an 89-94 240sx.
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Old 05-24-2004, 03:10 PM   #4
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For daily driver, better stick to NA unless it is a relatively new car (i.e. less than 3-4yrs old)

For that money, 6500, it would be pretty hard to find RWD let alone AWD.

If FWD is ok with you, then a Civic Hatch would be a sound choice, it has great growth (B16B, B18CR, JRSC, even K20A!!)

Or a integra/prelude is not a bad choice too.
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Old 05-24-2004, 05:53 PM   #5
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Hi predwolf here's my suggestion's I hope they are within your price range they should be if not really close any way 1) toyota calica all trac 2)mazda 323 gtx 3)isuzu impulse rs .All three are close to 15 years old they all have awd and turbo and 2 of them come with a stock intercooler.If you can find any of these car's they will probaly have maintence issues (lot's of work) but for me it would be worth it.Any one of thoes three can be fast on a fairly small budget if you can do car work yourself.Good luck.
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Old 05-24-2004, 06:09 PM   #6
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Celica All Trac was sold in Canada? I thought that thing was only sold in US. 323 GTX is pretty hard to find these days. Another car I can recommend would be a Miata. I seen a few 90 to 91 been sold privately for around 6K.
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Old 05-24-2004, 06:10 PM   #7
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get an 89-94 240sx.
I 2nd this choice as its a good car with lots of possibilities.
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Old 05-24-2004, 09:27 PM   #8
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Alrighty, I'm consiering the 240 now..

I don't have anything agains't FWD, but seeing that i've been driving FWD for 2 years now, I'd lke to try something different.

I aslo was considering Celicas, but I only saw one Gt-Four, and it was around $9k.

as for the miata, I don't really want a convertable..rather have a solid body..My only exception would be a targa..

And as for the civic. haha..My bro's first car was a 5 speed 87 S.

was pretty fun..felt like you were going 3 times faster than you were

Not sure about the Isuzu impulse Rs. Can't picture on in my head..I'll research it and maybe consider it.


Ok, so I'm considering:

3rd gen Supra
2nd gen Rx-7
89-94 240sx
Isuzu Impulse Rs.(maybe)
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Old 05-24-2004, 09:49 PM   #9
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One thing about rwd cars is that its gonna be a pain in the snow. But then again its not like it snows much here anyways.
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Old 05-25-2004, 01:41 AM   #10
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Old 05-25-2004, 03:50 AM   #11
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not sure what they go for nowadays but id go with an older eclipse or talon (turbo)
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Old 05-25-2004, 04:24 PM   #12
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not sure what they go for nowadays but id go with an older eclipse or talon (turbo)
I second that, Ive seen a few around within your price range,
the eagle talon is a good fast awd/ turbo car , back in the day I raced my RX7 against one , he beat me off the mark ,but the 10K+ shifts in the RX7 shut him down in the long run.

I think the eagle would make a good rally X car, I am also looking for a rallyX/ TSD car too
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Old 05-25-2004, 06:05 PM   #13
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Why not consider a MR2?
It's RWD
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Old 05-26-2004, 12:44 AM   #14
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I second that, Ive seen a few around within your price range,
the eagle talon is a good fast awd/ turbo car , back in the day I raced my RX7 against one , he beat me off the mark ,but the 10K+ shifts in the RX7 shut him down in the long run.

I think the eagle would make a good rally X car, I am also looking for a rallyX/ TSD car too

Yeah, those are also choices..wow..lots of options....i'm guessing for onroad-off road RallyX and a daily driver, those would be good..I REALLY want an AWD car..

I haven't seen ANY IMpulse Rs.'s around for sale.

I'll take a look into them.



And yeah, I also looked at an old school MR2. But I donno how that'd fair as a RallyX car.
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Old 05-26-2004, 01:17 AM   #15
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Budd Stanley has rallied an old school MR2 well beyond it's advertized destruction date. The exhaust seemed to be the only part he would regularly donate to the scenery.

Budd works at the North Van Audi dealership and can be contacted through the rally club if you end up seriously considering an MR2.

There's also a FWD Subaru rally car for sale in Vancouver for just $600. Caged, seats etc. Extra wheels and tires, helmets intercom etc all will push the price up to a princely $1100.

I'm not going to post the email here. But if you're interested, be quick.

http://www.rallybc.com/html/classifieds.html

Why not get a bunch of you to club together and buy this as a rallycross beater. Just insure it for the odd day at each event and drive the none existant back seat out of it.
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Old 05-26-2004, 01:28 AM   #16
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Old 05-26-2004, 05:28 PM   #17
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Budd Stanley has rallied an old school MR2 well beyond it's advertized destruction date. The exhaust seemed to be the only part he would regularly donate to the scenery.

Budd works at the North Van Audi dealership and can be contacted through the rally club if you end up seriously considering an MR2.

There's also a FWD Subaru rally car for sale in Vancouver for just $600. Caged, seats etc. Extra wheels and tires, helmets intercom etc all will push the price up to a princely $1100.

I'm not going to post the email here. But if you're interested, be quick.

http://www.rallybc.com/html/classifieds.html

Why not get a bunch of you to club together and buy this as a rallycross beater. Just insure it for the odd day at each event and drive the none existant back seat out of it.
Yeah, I saw that. I don't get paid for a little while though. If he could keep the car for longer, I'd grab it as soon as possible..especially all those tires.

It seems my choices aren't as limited as I thought. So i'm gonna bring one more factor in to narrow it down:

Reliability. Not just for RallyX, but for everyday driving. That's one thing I'm worried about with the RX-7's(turbo or non-turbo)..I've heard horror stories about them. And as for DSM's..I always hear people talking about how they didn't know what they were getting into when they bought one.

Argh..
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Old 05-26-2004, 05:29 PM   #18
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haha ..I've looked all around, and the only ones I can find are all Auto Legacy's. If I could find a 5speed, then maybe, a 91' 5speed turbo..now your talking..
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