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Old 05-13-2001, 11:40 AM   #1
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Question SVX or not?

Thinking of getting a use one. Is it a good idea? L or LSi? What about a 93 RX-7? I'm looking around 12k-16k. Thanks


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Old 05-13-2001, 02:25 PM   #2
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Awesome car! You should be able to find one for less than 12k.
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Old 05-13-2001, 02:50 PM   #3
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Depends the RX-7 is a sports car, while the SVX is a GT. The 92 SVX is the fastest by more than a little bit, and from what I can tell, the newer ones are only new, not any better.

Plan on a Tranny rebuild in the near future unless it was just done by a GOOD shop (not ammco). The rear wheel bearings (nissan part?) also pack it in frequently.

The RX-7 will eat your wallet alive though unless you get a pristine one, and then it will simply take the time to slow roast it, before consumption.
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Old 05-13-2001, 04:29 PM   #4
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I have a 92 SVX that i am looking to sell. It is in excellent shape. Has just over 140,000 miles. It has already had the transmission replaced and the both major services done with 2 timing belts. It is solid green with grey leather. Slight cracking on the drivers seat but no tears. Suede dash and door panels are in great shape. I am the second owner and the previous owner lived in New Jersy with the car till a couple of years ago. The paint is in great shape. There is a some salt rock chips in the paint on the front bumper. None of the paint is oxidized. Everthing works and is one of the cleanest you will find. Last time i checked blue book was around 9,000. i am asking 7,000 for it so if your interested drop me an email and i can shoot some pictures and send them to you.

Have a good one!!!
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Old 05-13-2001, 06:19 PM   #5
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Old 05-13-2001, 06:23 PM   #6
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If I had around seven grand for a used car I would certainly consider the SVX.

It is a very unique car and despite the tranny problems, a real winner.

And those windows are just too cool.

I'd make sure to get the AWD model if you can. AWD is fun!
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Old 05-13-2001, 07:38 PM   #7
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Old 05-13-2001, 08:48 PM   #8
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Well, if you really plan to get a 93 RX-7, it will be tough to find one for 12-16K. I'm not saying they can't be had, but a good, running, stong one will be hard to find till right up around the 15.5-16K. I love the cars though, we did 142 in one yesterday, and then we backed off cause the guy we were racing got stupid, and we wanted to live.
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Old 05-13-2001, 08:57 PM   #9
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i have been driving my sisters 94L the last few days .. great touring car but no where as nimble as my rs (heavy)... i am considering buying it when she looks for her next car

the two wheel drives have horrible torqesteer i (i also used to have a 94Ls myself)
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Old 05-13-2001, 09:17 PM   #10
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I used to love the SVX. It was my dream car - all wheel drive, comfortable not cramped, somewhat usable back seats, neat windows, decent power, and great handling.

After working at a Subaru Dealer for a while, and seeing the kind of BILL$ that SVX owners were paying for repairs, my illusions faded. Anyway, by that time, I was hooked on the WRX and dreaming of importing a drivetrain. Now it's just a matter of fundage and I can go down the road and buy one.

If you can't live without the SVX, just do your research. There is an SVX group on the Members page. There should be some SVX pages on Yahoo, too. I found two:

Just be prepared to pay a little more for a clean car, and a little more for upkeep. The car is a blast to drive, though. Not a razor rocket like the WRX but a true Grand Touring machine.

Good luck.

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