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I finally found my perfect winter beater car....

Discussion in 'NorthEast' started by 94RedSiGal, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. 94RedSiGal

    94RedSiGal Senior Member

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    After interviewing many interesting cars from the '80's for this position ('84 CRX, '89 Peugeot Mi16, '86 Saab 900 and a '81 Datsun 280ZX), the winner is:

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    The mileage is a high 195K, however that is still 75K less than what I have on my Si. Need to do the timing belt/water pump right away, then a tuneup and the suspension needs upgrading. The body is overall very clean on the car and the paint is still shiny (unlike the Si's finish). There is a little rust along the edge of the roof, but it's still manageable. Importantly, the price was right on this car... $2500. And later on, my two cars could merge as one (yay OBD1 harnesses!). ;)

    I never thought that I would ever own a sedan... can the world be about to end? lol. But the car is quick and very refined. I suspect that I will always be a happy Honda/Acura owner. These cars are just the best and fit me so well. A Valentine1 radar is now on my want list, and a good car stereo system. Surprisingly, after an afternoon in the teg, my Si still feels good and not slow at all.
     
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    so whats going to happen to the integra when you swap out the motor? oh and good find!
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    Congrats on the find, now hurry up and get the parts, and I'll slap it together.
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    Not to bad, the price was right an it is kinda hot. I would drive it :thumbsup: :burnout:
     
  5. 94RedSiGal

    94RedSiGal Senior Member

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    Thanks all! I guess I could part it out afterwards. But it'll be a long while before the swap, if at all. I kind of like my Si the way it it. The engine is sound and I can use cheap gas with it.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    muahahahaha!!

    perfection, and almost as cheap as a whole gsr swap. :D
     
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    I'm still struggling with the 'sedan' aspect. Is this the Martine we know? :lol:
     
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    Tonyd0821 Banned

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    how in the hell did you pick up a gsr for only 2500.00????????????

    nice find !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    wish gsr's sold for that little out here in cali
     
  9. 94RedSiGal

    94RedSiGal Senior Member

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    It's a high mileage car so I think that scared off others from answering the ad as quickly as I did. And it's a sedan not the coupe. Although it drives beautifully, it is overdue for its maintenances and the suspension is shot. Then there is the rust on the roof.

    Chip: The Peugeot and the Saab were both sedans. It was more that owning a GS-R won out over it being an icky sedan. Most of the parts can swap into my Si and it's very compact for a sedan. I could build this up and let my dad have it eventually. It's so much more car than his V6 Camry.
     
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    94RedSiGal Senior Member

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    Also, most of the cars I was looking at were considerable cheaper in price. This GS-R was in a whole other price range. This was the only other tempting car, but my mechanical comfort level is with Hondas and Acuras:

    1982 BMW 320i FOR SALE:
    ***EXCELLENT CONDITION*** CALIFORNIA CAR- NO RUST!!!!
    RUNS FAST & EXCELLENT
    • Recently tuned at Albright’s Mighty Motors (Cambridge)
    • Exterior: Black
    • Interior: Black leather
    • 5-speed, manual transmission; 180K mi; engine rebuilt < 10K ago at Berkeley Motor Works (CA); transported to MA on trailer.
    • Engine bored & ported for racing- owned & raced by BMW mechanic
    • TIGHT Sports suspension- Bilstein shocks, rack & pionion steering, BMW premium rims, Bridgestone Potenza tires
    • New starter, alternator (& battery), clutch replaced within last 18 months.
    • Blaupunkt in-dash CD w/ Infinity speakers
    • …and much more…. This is truly a driving enthusiast’s car!

    PRICE: $2700
     
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    Bob Vila ɐןıʌ qoq Admin VIP

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    I need a beater too...

    That GSR would have been perfect, but I dont want to spend that much...

    :(

    edit: good find.
     
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    Best $411 you'll ever spend!

    Good find on the car.
     
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    If I find any other good cars, I'll let you know. What's your budget? There was a Civic DX 5-speed sedan listed the other day for $1850 in my area. Or what about an '85 Audi 5-speed sedan... AWD! for $1000. And there have been a number of Saab 900 sedans for around $900 and some were from the early '90's. Can you tell that I love to shop? :D

    Edit to add some more cars.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Very nice! Congrats on the purchase.
     
  16. 94RedSiGal

    94RedSiGal Senior Member

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    Thanks Mike! Btw everyone, I am not actually going to "beat" on this car. I have never abused any of my cars. If the road conditions are that bad out, I will just stay home.
     
  17. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    :thumbsup: Very nice find. I would love a find like that in my area, except for insurance feasibility wise.

    For some reason, I really like that color..
     
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    I wish my daily driver was half as good as your beater. :ph34r:
     
  19. 94RedSiGal

    94RedSiGal Senior Member

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    Well I was looking at cars that were $600-1500. But for a little bit more, this seemed a wiser purchase. I had to sell something out of my antique collection to pay for this. :(
     
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    BlackFrog Neighborhood Lush

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    nice ride. its funny that all of the cars you passed up, dont have engines that will bolt right into the civic.....hmmm ::scratched head::

    -Chris
     
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