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anthony560
03-24-2008, 06:19 AM
So yeah like the title says im thinking of buying another car. Rightnow I have my 5th gen Celica GT Conv. and used to have a 300zx z31 that I drove on the weekends before that got totaled. Now I was looking for another great 80s classic to start driving on the weekends again. The 300zx was a great car but before the end there that car became a great money pit at 189,000 miles with a new turbo motor (VG30ET) and new tranny. I was kind of looking between a couple cars. First I thought about a Pontiac Fiero GT but then much research later I said no way. Then I came across the 80s MR2 and test drove my buddies. I thought this car isn't the fastest thing around but it sure is fun. Then another car popped in mind and that was the 240sx but then I thought would that be another money pit at 150,000 miles i mean i heard those KA motors were pretty strong. Lastly I thought about my lil bros first car in which he had an 89 Supra N/A and since he didn't kno how to drive stick and he's such a slow learner I drove that thing around alot and enjoyed the smooth but torquey ride of it not to mention the target top which was awesome. So yeah Im down to three cars here and I thought I would get your guys opinions on them. The 240sx, mr2, or the supra. Anyways just need another 80s car and weekend car.

celicaGT90_05
03-24-2008, 06:36 AM
well I do love my 80s grand am lol but it seems you are lookin for more of a sports car. I personally am not a fan of those gen MR2's, MKIII's are fun to drive, they really are, and 240's I hear are fun, but but tend to hear they get problematic. I wouldnt do the supra personally because of it being auto, but for your standards thats what I'd be leaning to

geebes
03-24-2008, 02:25 PM
The 300zx I have is neat, but a pain in the butt to work on...I wonder if that would apply to the 240 as well?

I really like those mr2's from the 80's, personally I would get one of those.

anthony560
03-24-2008, 04:13 PM
Yeah the Z is a great car but they do get problematic at 150,000 now matter how well you take care of it. Thats what im afraid of on the 240. But yeah Im leaning more towards the supra as well. Pretty much it's between the supra and the Mr2. Yes im looking for something sporty from the 80s. If you guys come across somethin else please feel free to shoot me some ideas.

ciento44
03-24-2008, 04:15 PM
I vote for a space wedge.

Cavanagh
03-24-2008, 04:43 PM
Nah, Supra...semi-practical (compared to the MR2). But i would be satisfied with both MR2 And/Or Supra.

19celica90
03-24-2008, 04:56 PM
i need a new car too...i just sold my jeep this week. Im looking for any toyota that is under 1000. I just need a commuter car. something like a tercel, corolla.

ciento44
03-24-2008, 05:07 PM
i need a new car too...i just sold my jeep this week. Im looking for any toyota that is under 1000. I just need a commuter car. something like a tercel, corolla.

Mmmmmmm.... paseo.

VikingJZ
03-24-2008, 05:12 PM
Import a Sera and put a flux capacitor in it.


Hurry Marty!

anthony560
03-24-2008, 05:22 PM
yeah u could find a paseo

hobbie2k
03-24-2008, 05:24 PM
I would go for the 240SX, assuming you can find one in decent shape. I've had two of them (and one JDM Silvia) and I miss them every day. The first one I had survived three crashes (only one was my fault), dozens of Minneosta winters, and was still running strong after 155,000mi. They are also fairly easy to work on because they use an inline 4 rather than a wider V6 and have larger engine bays than the 300ZXs.

If you want to go serious classic, I would look at a series B 2nd gen Celica coupe or Sunchaser (1980, 1981, I believe). They look great, feature RWD, and get the chixxors. (3rd gens look like spaceships, though, so they only get you probed).

19celica90
03-24-2008, 05:24 PM
ugh on a paseo. i never liked them. although i believe they have the same motor as a tercel. Theres one out here in dekalb, its pretty nice exterior wise, but it needs a new clutch and the guy wants 1800, pssh...tercel or nothing!!!! lol

celicaGT90_05
03-24-2008, 05:36 PM
you like a tercel but not a paseo? You sicken me :puke:

burnyd
03-24-2008, 05:47 PM
Get a s13 grant it you can find one in your area for a KA motor that the owner wantsa a ton of money for because its a cool drift car or rusted away....

19celica90
03-24-2008, 06:09 PM
you like a tercel but not a paseo? You sicken me :puke:
if i had a glove on id take it off and slap you, then challenge you to a dual. :thefinger tercel's are badass!