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post #23416 of 26303

Man, both the MR2 and GS-R are very good finds IMO. That is a clean ass GS-R even with the body that it needs. I'm looking mainly at the interior. You do not find them like that. For 3k I'd snatch that one up without question.

The MR-2 in N/A form will last you forever, and yes the hardtops are quite rare.
post #23417 of 26303
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Originally Posted by horndog View Post


Man, both the MR2 and GS-R are very good finds IMO. That is a clean ass GS-R even with the body that it needs. I'm looking mainly at the interior. You do not find them like that. For 3k I'd snatch that one up without question.

The MR-2 in N/A form will last you forever, and yes the hardtops are quite rare.

 

MR-2 is probably too sought after for the guy to trade me for it. Might look into the GS-R. Is the FWD an issue? KBB lists excellent GS-R at like 2.4k so the asking price seems high for something with damage.

post #23418 of 26303
Miatas are everywhere, clean late model (98 is late enough) GS-Rs with no mods and clean interiors and less than 200k on the odo are not. I'd buy it if the mechanicals check out. That generation Integra is arguably the highest performance FWD car ever. There is a reason Type R's are skyrocketing. And while a GS-R is not a Type R the DNA remains the largely same. I almost spent 10k on a super clean stock '00 GS-R with 80k on it but it was sold within hours of it posting.
post #23419 of 26303
Ah man, how much is a clean no-stories Type R?? Now THAT is the shit
post #23420 of 26303
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Ah man, how much is a clean no-stories Type R?? Now THAT is the shit

 

This 49K miles example just went for $34K of BaT: http://bringatrailer.com/listing/2001-acura/

post #23421 of 26303
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Ah man, how much is a clean no-stories Type R?? Now THAT is the shit

No stories is super hard cause they've all been stolen at least once biggrin.gif. This one was last year, museum quality: http://hooniverse.com/2015/04/15/97-acura-integra-type-r-sells-for-43300/
post #23422 of 26303

Just saw the miata.

 

The car's in pretty good condition, with a tiny rust spot on the wheel well. I'd obviously have someone check the car out, but the owner took me for a drive and it sounded good and there was no stuttering etc when he shifted.

 

2 issues, other than the spot of rust:

 

1) The top isn't in great shape. They say it doesn't leak, but it has a couple of small holes so it's more like a question of when will it leak.

2) The car doesn't have AC, which honestly wasn't that big of a deal during the drive today and it's the hottest it gets here in the summer.

2a) The car is black.

 

Pros:

 

1) 97, so it's got the engine I want.

2) Guy seems to know cars and has owned a few. Said he had receipts for oil changes and timing belt etc. That's huge.

3) Coilovers (supposedly?) and Al hood.

4) It's got aftermarket wheels and tires on the rear still had decent tread left.

5) They're cool with letting me have someone look it over and have a friend drive it.

6) They'd throw in 500ish on top of my bike. I think the number should be a bit higher (haven't priced out a miata), but I can also hold onto a few accessories from my bike that I know will sell for a decent amount. I also still have a bunch of stock parts that I'd get atleast 500 for. I'd consider 500+ a used top.

 


Thoughts? I'll post some pictures soon.


Edited by ridethecliche - 7/15/16 at 3:41pm
post #23423 of 26303
That type r yellow is hideous though I was at one point as fanatical about type rs as I was m3s. I put together an r motor in my base model rs back in the day and that shit was pretty fast coupled with skunk ecu (no rev limit), adjustable cam gears, mugen thin metal head gasket, etc.
post #23424 of 26303

Pictures:

 

 

 

 

 

post #23425 of 26303
Looks like a miata. Get it if you like it.
post #23426 of 26303
Looks good if it's virtually no money out with the bike trade. Have a PPI done and buy it if it checks out. The rust sucks but at this price point you may have to live with it
post #23427 of 26303
A guy just offered me an RX8 as a trade then started reconsidering. Thing had 160k miles on an 07 touring.

Rotary engine? Bullet dodged? Or do I try to throw some money in? Car looks pretty damn well maintained.
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Looks good if it's virtually no money out with the bike trade. Have a PPI done and buy it if it checks out. The rust sucks but at this price point you may have to live with it

In a sense it's some money out. If I returned my bike to stock and sold it and the parts separately, I'd probably get more cash.

I could probably get 3.5-4k for the bike while still holding onto and selling some of the parts and selling on eBay. I think that might buy a better miata since cash is king.

If they threw in 1k with the car, I think it'd be more fair, especially given a top that needs to be replaced and a rust spot oh and the fact that there's no ac lol. I think they can expect 2500-3000 for the car in the current market with a 3500 asking price. On the other hand, if I held on to some of the accessories, I'd get the money back that way. I figured my bike would net 3500-4000 with the suspension work, or a solid 4000 with the other goodies.

Here's the bike for reference.

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Edited by ridethecliche - 7/15/16 at 10:36pm
post #23428 of 26303
Nice bike. But if the rx8 is a manual, and maitained?
I'd throw in. They might be the ugly girl at the bar, because they followed the last rx7 which was gorgeous. But as Mr Regular says, "the ugmo will do you right" nod[1].gif

No secret i love Z's. And am surprized at how cheap that one is. But in your shoes? Both it and the MR2 are cool. If the Z is a manual, and in good shape? Buy it and throw 1k at maintenance to iron out bugs and make it enjoyable. Still a great car when you consider all angles. satisfied.gif
post #23429 of 26303

rtc: couple things:

 

- A guy considering a trade is a rare thing, so make it work, or sell the bike separately.

 

- that "small rust spot" is anything but. It's a giant rust area several inches wide. General rule regarding rust: If you see a rust spot on the surface of a body panel, it's very likely to be like an iceberg. The majority is underneath and unseen.

post #23430 of 26303

My rust estimate:

 

 

 

The other side is probably similar. This isn't a deal breaker, but it's typical and you need to know what you'll be getting into. 

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