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Old Fast Cars

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Scarfacé, 7 Jun 2006.

  1. Scarfacé

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Dec 2002

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    Discovered that I can insure cars TFPT for very cheap.


    Say a budget of around £2500 tops. Can anyone recommend a fast old car?


    No more than 200BHP.


    Just needs to be quite a bit quicker than my current 2L Focus.


    Was thinking of 200SX, Rover Coupe Turbo etc.


    Can't insure an MR2 Turbo sadly.


    Just want something fast + fun for summer. :D
     
  2. paradigm

    Caporegime

    Joined: 26 Aug 2003

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    Location: Staffordshire

    If it were me, i'd be going down the 200SX route.

    EDIT: You should get a tidy S14 for that kind of cash :)
     
  3. FishThrower

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Jul 2005

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    Porsche 944?
     
  4. Confused

    Sgarrista

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    200SX :)

    Turbo, RWD, fun :)
     
  5. paradigm

    Caporegime

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    Actually, having thought about it, you want something fun for the summer. I'd be looking at a soft-top of some variety then (assuming you won't be using it come winter).

    Could get a nice MX5 for that kind of cash, ok, so it won't be blisteringly fast, but it would certainly be fun. Hand-on-heart, the most "fun" car I have been in at legal speeds.
     
  6. Scarfacé

    Wise Guy

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    200SX I'm liking alot but an S14 for my kind of cash would be a dog? They all seem to be 4k+


    Would an S13 be reliable enough?


    They also seem to be as rare as rocking horse **** now...
     
  7. benlanky

    Gangster

    Joined: 1 Aug 2005

    Posts: 473

    Have a look at www.sxoc.com if you want to know about s13's and 14's, there's a lot of very helpful people on there and some cars for sale!

    And my tuppence is, the 180sx and 200sx are excellent cars & very reliable for what they are. I had a s14a for a couple of years and it was superb.

    However, the MX5 could still be a good option, possibly more fun than the nissan, but a bit slower.......
     
  8. William

    Capodecina

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    Location: Derby

    Could you maybe squeeze a Nissan Skyline into that? Probably a shed though.

    Maybe a Triumph Dolly Sprint...
     
  9. saitrix

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Loughborough

    Oh yes a nice Dolly Sprint. :D Tune it up nicely and it will really scare you!

    I could get insured on a Dolly Sprint for £850 for example.

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. mattpc

    Mobster

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    Location: Manchester

    Don't discount the S13. Ok they look a bit dated but they are fast and they dont attract much attention from the car crooks or joyriders cos they dont look fancy anymore. Very fun cars, I would love one although I'm not sure I would trade for my MX5.
     
  11. ramirez

    Mobster

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    No more than 200bhp ?

    4th gen Honda Prelude VTEC then! 0-60 in 6ish seconds, decent to look at, very reliable and awesome VTEC engine noise :D
     
  12. Siliconslave

    Man of Honour

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    yer the s13 is a great little car, some seriously nicely modded examples arount, but you'll have a hard time finding one thats stock :) Will also proberbly need to have had an engine rebuild, but most have - again proberbly won't swap my mx5 for one, but great cars none the less

    hows about i throw a bit of a weird one into the frey and suggest a rx7 fc :) lubbly cars and you really don't see them around much at all
    edit: like this one :) http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1989-MAZDA-RX7-2-RED_W0QQitemZ4646835679QQcategoryZ18211QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
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  13. SgtTupac

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    Rover Coupe Turbo would be perfect tbh. Its a fun car, you can thrash the nuts off it within reason! (Dont kill it in first gear lol) Its great for the summer as well! I had one breifly last summer and it was great with the glass roof! :D Went like stink to! :)
     
  14. Bug One

    Capodecina

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  15. William

    Capodecina

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    One of those tried to undertake me today...
     
  16. Bug One

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  17. GlasgowTitan

    Wise Guy

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    Corrado VR6 for the win. 190bhp when new, though as with all cars this age they will probably have lost some horsepower. (Remember the the old supercar challenge on TopGear?! ;))
     
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  18. Siliconslave

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    i'm very surprised you can get them for such little money, they always seemed to carry a serious premium from what i've seen before.... Although if i remeber correctly at the time of release the review rated the sx over the corrado.... + they have far more tuneing potential being fi :)
     
  19. eidolon

    Capodecina

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    Can you still get those G meters?
     
  20. Bug One

    Capodecina

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    If you think you can do a 0-60 in under 5.7 seconds then no. ;) :p