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I will trade my first newborn for a RX-7 FD3S in great condition. biggrin.gif.

I can get you as many of these as you need, facelift model too. They'd be RHD but maybe you could do a number job, or just get a dealer's license and drive it on dealer plates. redface.gif I don't want any of your kids though.

about $11K:
http://ucar.autos.yahoo.co.jp/model/mazda/rx-7/CU0714772844/

I don't have any money [or kids] atm for a project car. maybe in 5 years devil.gif

that is one sexy car though and looks like it's in great condition.

Too bad it's auto and not yellow
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Thread Starter 
MT cars are actually cheap here since nobody wants to buy one, kinda rare though. You have to be classified to drive a manual in Japan, it's a different driver's license test. I don't think many people get qualified for MT.
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that is ridiculous, what if you need to drive a MT in an emergency situation and you don't know how? (why would you not know how to drive a manual in the first place, it's so much fun)
post #12634 of 41438
Thread Starter 
there aren't that many MT cars over here man, really none at all anymore. I'm sure there were a lot back in the old days, but from the little 660cc kei-cars up to the supercars nowadays, they're all automatics. Manuals are niche or hobby status at this point, and it's only a very few cars that you can even buy with a manual over here - just the cars that only ever came with manuals, like old sports specials basically. Tons of 911's in Tokyo, they're all automatics unless they're GT2/3's - regular Turbos would be Tiptronic here. Ferraris are all F1, Lambos are all automatic, BMW M cars are all DCT, the GT-R is an all-automatic affair now, can't even think of anything that would be new and surely a manual.
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I'm not even a car person but i don't see the point in a sports car that's auto, or even tiptronic (clutch being the...clutch).
post #12636 of 41438
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I love a good manual car, but it'd be pretty impossible to drive one here. Just too cramped, no real place to drive anyway - Tokyo traffic can be horrific, needless to say, and parking is comedy. You'd think cars can just hover around laterally, the way you see cars parked. In a city like this, cars are A to B and more about style and less about 0-60 and their quarter mile, haha. In that sense, a basic 911 C2 with a tiptronic or a BMW M3 with an SMG is actually a great Tokyo car - they are nice and compact for parking, fit two comfortably and can carry small cargo (they have delivery on anything one buys here) and you can squirt around town in them on rare occasions.
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My friend's Acura TL is 11 years old and has 120K miles on it. It's starting to croak. The mechanic explained that the repair costs for it warrants the purchase of a new car.

He wants a car that can go from point A to point B reliably, looks decently presentable, and is as cheap as possible. He's considering to purchase a four-door 2006 Honda Civic with 9,100 miles, which is listed at $13K.

Any insight/suggestions are appreciated.
post #12638 of 41438
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Originally Posted by notwithit View Post

Mine's band collar rather than minimalist, but I almost always wear boots, either pull-on chelseas, side-zips, or back-zips. Sometimes burgundy CP training boots. Looks fine with both black and brown shoes, since there are some green and brown undertones in the medium grey.
Also, a friend of mine swears IKEA's chocolate cake is among the best she's ever had.

Thanks man, pretty much exactly what I was looking for.
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Originally Posted by laughter95 View Post

My friend's Acura TL is 11 years old and has 120K miles on it. It's starting to croak. The mechanic explained that the repair costs for it warrants the purchase of a new car.
He wants a car that can go from point A to point B reliably, looks decently presentable, and is as cheap as possible. He's considering to purchase a four-door 2006 Honda Civic with 9,100 miles, which is listed at $13K.
Any insight/suggestions are appreciated.

used car prices are ffffuuuu.gif these days. Seems like he is barking up the right tree, but I think Corollas are like the Miller Light to the Civic's Bud LIght and cost a little less, right? At least they used to be. A 2006 Civic with 9,100 miles though- that's old church lady status; my grandma has a 2005 or 2006 Civic with like, 10,000 miles on it too, she only ever drives to church. lol8[1].gif
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beeing 6.1' and about 155-160 lbs can I wear standard sizes in the mdr & varsity?
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Not standard sizes bone stock, but you can wear standard sizes customized with added length for sure. Being skinny is not a problem.
post #12642 of 41438
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Originally Posted by Rolfi View Post

that is ridiculous, what if you need to drive a MT in an emergency situation and you don't know how? (why would you not know how to drive a manual in the first place, it's so much fun)


To be fair, I think a lot of Americans don't know how to drive manual either. My cousin taught me how on her car when I turned 16, but I haven't driven one since and nobody I know owns a manual at the moment. I suppose technically my dad has a manual MG, but it hasn't run in a good 15 years.

 

On the duster front, definitely need to make one of these:

 

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post #12643 of 41438
Aloha Rag's got a BoO suede trucker jacket, original price was over $1500

Was the TOJ trucker jacket a one-off? Seems pretty rare.
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Yeah, somebody ordered one, but not in the original form. I probably wouldn't do that now, but that was a long time ago, and I really just wanted to make the T-1 jacket. It was a great one, nobody ordered though. I'm sure if I put it out again, it'd go off, but that's just another piece that can go in the reissue bin I guess.
post #12645 of 41438
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

I can get you as many of these as you need, facelift model too. They'd be RHD but maybe you could do a number job, or just get a dealer's license and drive it on dealer plates. redface.gif I don't want any of your kids though.
about $11K:
http://ucar.autos.yahoo.co.jp/model/mazda/rx-7/CU0714772844/

good god
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