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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 11:17 am 
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Well, thought Id make some use of this forum. My car is pissing me off beyond belief, so much money has been thrown at it, basically all my ages from my part time job. come september Ill be starting a proper full time job with a regular wage, allbeit quite small for the first 8 months whilst I go thro training, but I wont need a car then anyway. So for those 8 months Im gunna save up and buy something jap, I was thinking spending a bit of money and getting a mint mk2 MR2, and spend some serious money on the engine, maybe get an ITB conversion etc, then probably buy a diesel as well to have as a daily car.

What would you guys go for, I kinda just really want an MR2 even though Im sure that there are better buys out there? what would you all recomended?

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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 11:34 am 
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estimate price range?

also how high a group insurance can you muster?

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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 11:34 am 
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but yea depends on the money you have.

they are quite nice :)

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Need to know price range before we can reccomend! :chill:

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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 11:42 am 
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Yea I suppose price range do need to know, well I was looking at group 16 insurance for the MR2, so around that. As for price range, 3/4k maybe?

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my mates building up a mk2 mr2 now, its mint minus the conrod shaped hole in the block!

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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 11:56 am 
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I know dude, hence the :insanity: :lol:

4k and group 16?

that's a nice wad of cash.

2 more insurance groups and you could get a teg for that money :hsugh: I must stop bumming Honda.

You could easily buy a clio 172 for that. or a 306 rallye, seat ibiza cupra r, Nissan S14a springs to mind! (maybe too much on the insurance though?) golf gt-tdi for best of both worlds.

Rock out a great example of a clio williams too 8-)

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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 12:02 pm 
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Yea, I may not have that much money, but Im guessing, whilst training Ill be on about 800 a month for 8 months, thats with food and accomodation paid for and not much opportunity to spend my money. Some good examples have been put forward, clio etc, but for some reason I just some lush real wheel drive lol. Teg sounds quuite tempting.

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whilst training Ill be on about 800 a month for 8 months, thats with food and accomodation paid for and not much opportunity to spend my money.


You'll be surprised! I some how managed to spend it all! :lol:

You want FWD, RWD or 4?

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200sx is group 18 insurance, but do some quotes and you may be surprised ;)

Don't forget to take into account the price of petrol. Performance cars are getting raped more so than everyone else. I'm in the petrol station every other night :lol: And can't run normal unleaded, so something you may want to budget for would be your preference to buy V-Power or at least Super/Ultimate.

Integra's are nice cars aswell though, something to look at.

I think you should narrow your searches down to a couple of cars, and do some quotes to see what's realistic for you. Also, don't just choose a country of origin, and get a car. Get a car YOU actually like, be it French, German, Jap or whatever. Just get a car you really like :)

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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 3:41 pm 
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O yea, Im not gunna rule cars out because of their coutry, but I just fancy jap. I did see a real nice integra out and about today actually, I want RWD, or 4WD, one moment I think, nahh defo rear wheel drive, but then I think hmmm traction. Hard one, well got a long time to make my decision up yet!!

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O yea, Im not gunna rule cars out because of their coutry, but I just fancy jap. I did see a real nice integra out and about today actually, I want RWD, or 4WD, one moment I think, nahh defo rear wheel drive, but then I think hmmm traction. Hard one, well got a long time to make my decision up yet!!


indeed. It took me 8-10 months to finally decide on a 306 from the fiesta, and i've been heavily pondering an integra for the past 4-6 months... :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 7:53 pm 
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If you're looking at MR2s then there's only the import Turbo to consider. An easy 300bhp to be had really but has a reputation as a widow-maker for a reason. Going a Fiesta to something like that is a big leap. The Integra sounds the best bet. Get over onto http://www.itr-dc2.com for some juicy gossip.

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I'm toying about the idea of going jap, the crazy fuel prices are putting me off though. I'm looking for a manual galant vr4 for next summer. Will be keeping a close eye on house prices though, and may invest in one if the time is right.

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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 9:48 am 
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Im pretty sure if I got the turbo Id stack it. Id prefer to get a 180bhp version, drive that for a few years, and then get a decent turbo engine built for it.

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my mate has a nice black mr2 turbo for sale i will get pics up soon of it, as he has just bought a aero top supra twin turbo 8-)

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integra Type-R(gotta be in white) as said and put a HID kit in it cos that looks so good


or as i'm sure i told you before...a Mazda Lantis Type-R....cos no1 knows what they are lol

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Buy an integra Type R DC5 theyre great


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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 3:34 pm 
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Buy an integra Type R DC5 theyre great

but cost about 12k :0

do look nice though.

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since i bought my gt-four st205 i have been soo happy with it. looks great, sounds awesome with the exhuast and dump valve and turns heads like no tommorow.. everyone comments on it and its fast as hell.. i paid £4k for it and considering it has a/c, electric retracting mirrors, leccy windows etc etc and was £30k when new its not a bad buy at all and much cheaper to run and insure than an evo like most people bang on about

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