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Old 10-02-2011, 12:54 PM   #1
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I want a DD that's fun while I toy and break **** on the miata. Also winter time is coming up, and my soft top is not really water proof. So I'm looking at s13 240sx's to buy for this winter, etc. Anybody here own one? What should I look for when purchasing one? I'm not expecting a great car here, just looking for something that will get me around and get the usual pamper I give my cars.
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Not sure where you're located but I think your biggest problem is going to be finding one that hasn't been completely destroyed to **** by drifter kids. If you're in California, they are apparently really difficult to get through smog. A friend of mine used 2 cats in line and changed everything emissions related and still couldn't get his to pass.
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I have one lined up, for 1000$. The guy wasn't into drifting, so thats a plus, and it's almost stock. It's got issues and it's an automatic, but he's including the five speed transmission and swap kit. I think that's what I"m going to end up getting.
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oh lawd
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Get a hardtop for the Miata.
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I was thinking about that too, but honestly the 240 sounds better. I tend to **** stuff up when I work on my car and if something breaks, the hardtop won't get me to work. A 240 might, unless i **** that up too.
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Another Harbison ricer? lulz
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I was thinking about that too, but honestly the 240 sounds better. I tend to **** stuff up when I work on my car and if something breaks, the hardtop won't get me to work. A 240 might, unless i **** that up too.
so why spend $1,000 on a car that you'll have to rely on/can't fix yourself because of your incompetence?

for the love of christ, buy a stock EG hatch to daily and never look back
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Well I was mostly kidding about my wrenching skills. For the most part things go smoothly but there's always that time when something doesn't go right or something breaks. I really don't want to get anything FWD either. 240 seems fairly cost effective. And yes, I'm a harbison ricer.
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well here's the 240 I'm really considering



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If all you're going to do is DD it, I don't see why not.
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I'd drive it, but not without the 5 speed. Then sell it way overpriced to some drifter ***.
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lol a pig nose

i have a 240.. its deffinetly something you have to get used to when coming out of a miata. i traded my miata for a clean 91 coupe with a full cage, welded diff, intake, and practicly no interior lol.

actually just got a sr20 swap that im picking up on tuesday for it
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It will be my DD and I may mod it. But I will make sure the other car is reliable before I mod the opposite car. needs a five speed and that will happen.
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if you do mod it and still want to use it as a daily dont weld the diff... it makes horrid noises while making tight turns at slow speeds
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240 can be a great DD. Make sure that the frame rails aren't rotted to all hell. It actually looks in great shape all things considered.
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Check the frame rails and if it came with one of those "Aero by Nerf" foam rear spoilers the odds are the hatch under it is completely rusted out. The hatches also tend to rust inside the rear wheel wells.

I had a KA-T S13 hatch for about two months and then sold it because I didn't really care for it. It wasn't too awesome to daily. The stock seats suck, it's really noisy inside (very little factory insulation), the interiors on those cars are super ghetto too, most stuff splits/breaks from sun exposure, mileage isn't too hot either (even when not turbo'd).

Like was mentioned above, buy an EG Civic hatch for equivalent cash, relish in the sweet mileage and near 0 maintenance/issues.
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The guy took the spoiler off so I think it probably lacks rust in that area. As for the frame rails, I will take a look when I go to Charlotte Thursday. I'd really prefer a 240 regardless of the interior/gas mileage because of the cheap price, RWD, and good aftermarket support. Plus try finding a decent EG hatch around here. Those things are gold to everybody around here, and priced as it too.
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cheap price, RWD, and good aftermarket support.
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I have one of those. I want a different car to compliment the miata, that also shares similar characteristics.
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