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Old 03-31-2007, 08:21 PM   #1
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i'm looking into buying this wholesale trade in at work..... it's a 1993 240sx se

here's the details...

interior = mint

exterior = very nice for it's age, NO RUST, a bit faded but I'm a painter, what do I care?

engine = has 150k, but seems to sound great, has one noise that I am told is a guide for the timing chain that wears and makes a knocking sound (all my mechanic buddies said the same thing). otherwise in great shape, also it's the twin cam.

tranny = 5spd shifts nice, no problems I can tell.


car is UNMODDED, completely stock and it seems it has always been that way
It seems to me that it has been exceptionally well taken care of.

what would you pay? I'm looking at 1500 plus what it costs for inspection, tags, and title..... Fair? Great deal? stay away?

If I get the car it would be a daily driver (at least until the engine gives up or something), I'd try to keep myself from putting aftermarket stuff on it, as I need to concentrate on the miata!
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also, it's fully loaded... sunroof, HUD, power everything, etc...
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$1500 sounds like a steal for that car.

Removing the upper chain guide is super easy and should be done asap. I waited too long to remove it on mine and it cost me a timing chain and some bent valves.
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Yeah, I figure I'll just pull the valve cover and remove the thing asap....
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you need to buy that fast. bone stock s13's bring good money on ebay if you need to sell it in the future. it is very hard to find an unmolested 240 these days.
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I figure worst case scenario, i'll re-sell it and make a buck.

it'll allow me to spend more time with the miata torn apart, and only cost me like a hundred bucks a month
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for 1500...**** yes do it. Those cars are fun to mod, but bone stock you could sell for at least 3k from the going prices of a mint car. Damn F&F drifters yo.
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damn,guys i remember looking at 240sx(in that shape) for 500 dollars.
its crazy that they inflated to 3000 because its so popular/ well that does make ssense.supply and demand
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Do it. Double the money, yo.
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I'll find out tomorrow how much inspection is going to run..... think I'll probably get hit for brakes, tension rods, and wipers (or something else stupid)

most likely I'll end up paying around 2 for it, which ain't half bad. Any more than that and I'll eat the inspection fee and wait for something else cool
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