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Old 08-08-2010, 10:13 AM   #1
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So last Saturday I was driving through a town near my house when I saw this black 93 rx7 sitting at a dealer. It had a license plate on it so I assumed it belonged to someone who worked there, or perhaps it was a customers car. I went in and asked anyway cause the car was the sharpest looking black 93 I have ever seen. The dealer told me it was being sold for a friend on consignment and it was priced just under book value...the price was $15000. I was like, "$15,000? Still? The car is seventeen years old...". Oh yeah, it also was automatic, but it was a 1 owner car with 62,000 original miles on it and it was all stock.
So why do these cars still remain high priced? I mean, I can get an ls1 vette for that kind of money...
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Supply/demand, go take economics again. MK IV Supra is the same deal.
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I just got back from st Lucia and while I was there I saw 2 Supras like you speak of, but no rx7's. I just find it funny that a lot of people claim many problems with a rotary engine, and they really don't get that great of fuel economy, but they still are 15 grand after 17 years.
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Supply/demand, go take economics again. MK IV Supra is the same deal.
^^This

I had enough money to buy a MK IV 6-speed a couple years back. Had been saving for a couple years. After it sat waiting in my checking account for about 4 months while I tried to find the right car, I decided it was WAY too much money to spend on a car that was 10 years old, and would likely have 100k or more miles on it.
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Supply/demand, go take economics again. MK IV Supra is the same deal.
i did research on this some time ago

i think total production here in the US was

13xxx FDs produced
9xxx MKIV Supras produced

i was surprised to hear that more FDs were created than Supras. ide probably purchase the Supra, even though its a fat pig.. overall a stronger car. although i prefer the looks of the FD, the motor is a big no no.
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LS1 swapped cars are available for the same 15k-24k. 30k will get you a HIGHLY sorted out CLEAN one.
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This thread is yet another example of why it's still better to own a miata. Instead of 15 grand for a stock automatic 93 RX-7, anybody can have an insanely fast Miata for that kind of money. Hell, I'm seein 01-ups for around 8,000 in 1 owner stock form...
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I completely agree that the price the FD's go for is over the top. There was a mint condition green FD on consignment in Stock Island a few months back. The owner bought the car brand new in 93' and used it as a grocery getter and weekend car instead of putting miles on his Ferrari.

35,000 miles, 6 speed, wood interior trim, Bose stero, 100% stock and always serviced at the same dealership it was bought from. Asking price 28 grand.....sold for 23 grand to a high school kid as a gift from his parents

The car was found wrecked in Key West 2 months later

Personally i'd take a MA70 Supra over a MKIV any day. Love for the 7M!
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This thread is yet another example of why it's still better to own a miata. Instead of 15 grand for a stock automatic 93 RX-7, anybody can have an insanely fast Miata for that kind of money. Hell, I'm seein 01-ups for around 8,000 in 1 owner stock form...
But you get a more refined car with the FD then in the Miata. For a track car, the Miata wins hands down. For a street car where your not replacing pads, rotors, wheel bearings, tie rods, and everything else constantly, the RX7 wins for comfort. For doing LS1 swaps, the RX7 again takes the win, as they are FAR easier and about the same price if not cheaper to do the swap in.
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Sounds like the old school fox body Mustang. overpriced all day long.

Rx7 for 4 grand - click

or.........

Rx7 for 19....

Between the 93 Supra or the FD RX7, Supra wins IMO.
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This thread is yet another example of why it's still better to own a miata.
assuming one wants a convertible. the fd has a stiffer chassis and is obviously a great gt car


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Personally i'd take a MA70 Supra over a MKIV any day. Love for the 7M!
eww... ugly exterior looks and an interior that makes me want to slit my wrists. the mkiii is antiquated and mkiv is a million times better vehicle. ide take a z32 before i take a mkiii supra, even though the z32 is a ******* nightmare to work on.. at least it doesnt have magnum pi 80's-era styling
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eww... ugly exterior looks and an interior that makes me want to slit my wrists. the mkiii is antiquated and mkiv is a million times better vehicle.
Thats funny considering you drive the ugliest, most played out car ever made, the s13.

MKIV's are a million times better? Pshh..please. Go home newb. Damn 2010 crowd.
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FD's are still high priced for sure. Never seen one in any form of decent shape for under $10-$12k, a good condition one is like stated, $15K+
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Thats funny considering you drive the ugliest, most played out car ever made, the s13.

MKIV's are a million times better? Pshh..please. Go home newb. Damn 2010 crowd.
tell me about it

now you know how i felt owning my s13 since the mid 90s when people thought they were secretary cars

7mgte.. much better motor than the 2jz-gte. what was i thinking haha
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I'd trade my Miata for an FD.
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I'd trade my Miata for an FD.
I know I would. I'd trade my Miata plus half of my other belongings for a mint condition FD, and maybe one of my nuts.
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I sure do miss the 90s.

3000GT TT
300ZX TT
RX7 TT
Supra TT

What happened to all the Japanese factory twin-turbos? 90s = best car decade ever.
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They all were priced too high for Americans toward the end of their era.

The Supra was slow when stock, but had great potential- crap 80's interior
The RX7 was great, but the engines are far from reliable- good interior
The 300ZX never caught on, but it really was a nice car with great potential.
The 3GT TT- a freakin PIG, eats transmissions, turbo's, and everything else..... Typical Mitsu "quality".
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Dodge...US_Cars_Trucks

If your going to drop 30k into a 90's sports car.. why not this one.
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