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Old 08-09-2010, 10:51 PM   #41
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I don't think the price will go up. They're just too crappy and unreliable in stock form for the general public which means that the price will keep dropping.

I would be pretty happy with a mk4 Supra. I saw one a few weekends ago-- quite a small car by modern standards. Very nice lines. The new GT-R looks like it could fit two supras inside it.
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:24 PM   #42
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Not sure if these guys still have them, but they are all apparently running and less than $7K. Hit up the Rotary forums maybe? Lots of stuff there.

Clicky.

It's auto, but if you're going to be working on it, might as well throw a 5-spd in there, yeah?

Or click here or here if you're keen on driving out of Province.
Jesus christ, those are some facking amazing deals. And only like a days drive. How much does it cost to import from Canada to US?
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Thanks mang.
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I don't think the price will go up. They're just too crappy and unreliable in stock form for the general public which means that the price will keep dropping.

I would be pretty happy with a mk4 Supra. I saw one a few weekends ago-- quite a small car by modern standards. Very nice lines. The new GT-R looks like it could fit two supras inside it.
Yeah the MkIV's are super tiny for the amount of power you can put into them.

However, touching on your reliability statement, every car will be unreliable if the owner isn't made aware of proper maintenance rituals for his/her specific vehicle. I know loads of people that were never informed by the dealer that they had to add oil to their RX-8 every month (however tiny the amount is irrelevant) because it's a 2-stroke, or that the USDM flash was different from the J-Spec flash and required less-than-normal warm-up procedures.

If you properly maintain a rotary it will be just as reliable as any other vehicle you will own. The misconception surrounding the Wankel design is unwarranted, in my eyes, since people turn a cheek to the extra maintenance steps they require.
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Yeah the MkIV's are super tiny for the amount of power you can put into them.

However, touching on your reliability statement, every car will be unreliable if the owner isn't made aware of proper maintenance rituals for his/her specific vehicle. I know loads of people that were never informed by the dealer that they had to add oil to their RX-8 every month (however tiny the amount is irrelevant) because it's a 2-stroke, or that the USDM flash was different from the J-Spec flash and required less-than-normal warm-up procedures.

If you properly maintain a rotary it will be just as reliable as any other vehicle you will own. The misconception surrounding the Wankel design is unwarranted, in my eyes, since people turn a cheek to the extra maintenance steps they require.
Righteo, and those are the reasons the price will keep dropping.

I want a ls rx though because i want mad power in that gorgeous chassis.
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Righteo, and those are the reasons the price will keep dropping.

I want a ls rx though because i want mad power in that gorgeous chassis.
Mad power? There's lots of Japanese tuning companies that will give you reliable 500+ RWHP out of a 13B-REW. Even some American companies can kind of achieve that...
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Mad power? There's lots of Japanese tuning companies that will give you reliable 500+ RWHP out of a 13B-REW. Even some American companies can kind of achieve that...
How much does it cost to get there?
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How much does it cost to get there?
No clue. Hey man, just because I have squinty eyes doesn't mean I am down with the Yen talk, you racist bastard! Ha ha.

But for real, you could probably dump 7-8K into that car and be very well off, assuming you use some of that money for cooling (oil/water/engine bay).
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hmmm, would be tempting if I could bring it home when I leave here:

http://baumholderyardsales.com/item1...286&src=SEARCH
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No clue. Hey man, just because I have squinty eyes doesn't mean I am down with the Yen talk, you racist bastard! Ha ha.

But for real, you could probably dump 7-8K into that car and be very well off, assuming you use some of that money for cooling (oil/water/engine bay).
peep my ride i got like 12k in it
http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/cto/1886874134.html
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What? No pictures!? Not cool.
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