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Newbster
10-18-2007, 01:54 AM
Right now I am content with my 90' celica GT (Was/Is my first car), but am looking forward to buying my next car soon, within the next year or so. I am planning on getting something a little more powerful.

At first I was leaning towards an MR2, either an MKI or MKII, but reading a lot of reviews it seems like a not-so-practical car, especially for a teen. And very hard to drive/easy to spin out.

My next ideas are along the lines of an 86-92 Supra, 88-92 Mazda RX-7, Mitsubishi 3000GT (If I can find one), or 90-93 Celica Alltrac (If I can find a decent one).

Any recommendations or reasons to stay away from a certain car?

Joeye27
10-18-2007, 02:07 AM
mr2s are awesome! i owned a 86 mr2.. was not that hard to drive, nice handling. 86-92 Supras are also very nice, but i keep seeing people having problems with the head, theres 1 locally on craigslist for 800, you can find those two cars not expensive but turbos will be a lil more, Mazda rx7s are fast but people that dont know the rotory engine say its difficult to work on. 3000gt's are nice but people need to take really good care of them, and not push them hard all the time or your going to have problems. 90-93 all trac is your best bet but im biased:D

geebes
10-18-2007, 02:20 AM
Depends on weather, if its very snowy in your area...I'd stay away from mr2 and hold out for an alltrac. Actually, go nuts and get a wrx. :)

Murgatroy
10-18-2007, 02:21 AM
Deep pockets eh?

I just plan on buying another Celica.

Unless I find that perfect deal on another Camaro.

celicaGT90_05
10-18-2007, 02:36 AM
I wouldnt go for the RX-7 for sure if you're looking for it to be pratical. Rotaries require more TLC to keep running properly, and they are pretty much gas hogs. 3000GT's are everywhere, its the VR-4's that you'll have to do some hunting for but are still out there, I had a chance to get a 1st gen VR-4 once but never would have had the money. As far as the supra goes, they are pretty wicked cars, you might wunna consider one but I'd prefer getting the alltrac. And the MR-2, as long as you familiate yourself with a RWD car you will be fine, they are easier to drive than most people thing, but you have to build a knact for it, it really shouldnt be worse than a RX-7 or supra

Ads28
10-18-2007, 02:55 AM
nice list of cars...id go with a 2005 WRX STi personally if i had the money, but an alltrac would be sweet as well, my buddy has an Rx7 and its a blast..but he has nothing but problems with it, a supra would be sweet but alltrac is the best choice outta ur list by far

Newbster
10-18-2007, 02:56 AM
Theres no way I can get a WRX, my pricerange is about $6K, thanks for the tips, I guess I can rule out a RX7.

Mafix
10-18-2007, 03:18 AM
6K get the rx7. 6K won't touch a good 3KGT, it'll work for a 185 if you can find one, rx7 would be fairly reliable if you get a low mile one, and the supra will either be a great N/A or burned out turbo. out of your list i'd go rx7.

Hookecho
10-18-2007, 03:38 AM
get a truck and maybe PC will cuddle with you.

5S-FE
10-18-2007, 03:43 AM
after my baby was written off i wish i could jump into another 5th gen, but its IMPOSSIBLE to find one that hasn't been thrashed. i've basically given up, most likely going to go with a 240 and drop a sr in it in the future.

RIP sexiest car on the road

geebes
10-18-2007, 07:44 AM
Just hold out for another celi in all honesty.

celicaGT90_05
10-18-2007, 07:59 AM
6K get the rx7. 6K won't touch a good 3KGT, it'll work for a 185 if you can find one, rx7 would be fairly reliable if you get a low mile one, and the supra will either be a great N/A or burned out turbo. out of your list i'd go rx7.

Yeah right you can get a regular 3000GT for $4g, believe me I've seen people do it.

celicatrd93
10-18-2007, 10:29 AM
get a truck and maybe PC will cuddle with you.
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


i would grab a nice all trac or mr2 for that price, forget the old supra, old rx-7 and the 3000 gt if its not a vr4. thats my opinion

Cavanagh
10-18-2007, 06:10 PM
FC Rx7 would be one of my choices, but the only problem is it seems like alotta places dont quite know how to work on them. But IM biased, and would get an MR2 or Alltrac personally.

SO i guess i didnt help :D sorry.

burnyd
10-18-2007, 06:19 PM
alltrac/mr2

92st184
10-18-2007, 06:29 PM
be like me and get a scion tc! he he...

Newbster
10-18-2007, 10:30 PM
Well after looking through qoutes from my insurance company, looks like the only available options are an N/A MR2 (Any year), or a celica alltrac. Anything else (Supra/RX-7/3000GT/MR2T) is double, sometimes triple what I'm paying now. :eek:

It don't matter though, because I already was leaning towards an alltrac. :bigthumbu

geebes
10-19-2007, 01:37 AM
I agree with the alltrac choice, but an n/a mr2 can still be a blasty blast! Or do a turbo swap, and have the n/a insurance rate!

85gtsblackman
10-19-2007, 02:06 AM
mk 3 supra

or mk3 celica with 7mgte = 13 sec car at only 6 lbs

or an rd2 chassis tiburon, like the one in my sig 00-01

cheap 2.5 rs impreza 2dr

StormyBklyn
10-20-2007, 05:03 AM
Right now I am content with my 90' celica GT (Was/Is my first car), but am looking forward to buying my next car soon, within the next year or so. I am planning on getting something a little more powerful.

At first I was leaning towards an MR2, either an MKI or MKII, but reading a lot of reviews it seems like a not-so-practical car, especially for a teen. And very hard to drive/easy to spin out.

My next ideas are along the lines of an 86-92 Supra, 88-92 Mazda RX-7, Mitsubishi 3000GT (If I can find one), or 90-93 Celica Alltrac (If I can find a decent one).

Any recommendations or reasons to stay away from a certain car?

IMHO, if you can find an ST185, I'd grab that. It's a blast to drive. I would love to get my hands on an MR2 turbo, that will be the next car that I buy. Supras are really nice, and a better choice than a 3000GT. Too bad Toyota never made a Supra turbo AWD like the VR4.

Chris
10-20-2007, 05:06 AM
Whatever you do, get something easy to work on. (ie, no 300zx's)

T-spoon
10-20-2007, 03:02 PM
You talk about practicality for a teenager. Well, as far as that goes. Here's my list for what you're looking at.

MKI NA MR2
MKII NA MR2

That's it. Not terribly expensive parts, gas mileage pretty decent, not really that hard to work on compared to the other cars and less likely to require a bunch of regular maintenance. Any of the other cars you mention, where they are good cars, and I'm sure a few here and there are different.. but for the most part.. they're going to require a good bit of maintenance. They will also be extremely tempting to start putting money into making them faster, since they have plenty of potential for it, which will lead to more maintenance.

85gtsblackman
10-20-2007, 03:40 PM
nah t-spoon

tell him to get an 85 celica gt-s car is as hard to work on as a go kart and modding said go kart is cheaper than most domestics

T-spoon
10-20-2007, 04:59 PM
Pfft, I'm just going on what he listed, since that's what he's already interested in. I swear Joe, joo are the official 3rd gen Evangalist :hehe:

TheNefariousOne
10-20-2007, 08:00 PM
3rd gens = hard to find in good condition, if at all.

MarcusM2007
10-21-2007, 01:35 AM
Nice I'm in the same position, but don't want to let my car go. Since I'm in Michigan an MR2 would be a bad idea. I'd like an alltrac or Eclipse GSX/GST. Out of your list I would say alltrac :)

5S-FE
10-21-2007, 09:51 PM
im in a similiar position, one gripe i had with my celcia was that it wasn't RWD. so my next car will be a RWD!

either miata or 240, leaning towards miata because most 240's are rusty as hell, a nice 2 seater miata convertible with some mods is sexyyyy but im 6'1 :(