how about this?


drews
06-20-2003, 04:06 PM
hey would it be smart to buy an rx-7 twin turbo with 70000 miles on it for around 4 grand? its a 93 3rd gen, and the passenger door handle is broken but everthing else works fine, o i forgot to mention its a manual, stock. and the previous owner bought it for 8 grand, he wants to sell it cause he can't do nothing in it and he likes to bike alot and the rx can't hold the bike unless he takes it apart, so he's wanting to get a truck? what do yall think?

Steel
06-20-2003, 05:42 PM
go for it. The engine may be a little tired, so you might have to put down a couple grand on an engine rebuild sorta soon, but 4 grand is a steal!

drews
06-20-2003, 10:50 PM
when does the rx-7 engine usually go out?

drews
06-20-2003, 11:10 PM
im really worried that the car wont last that long, since it will be driven daily...and if you can, give me some sites that have information on rotary engines

thanks

dayna240sx
06-20-2003, 11:46 PM
Wheres the car at? If you dont want it, I might buy it. That is an awesome price. If you dont know anything about rotarys, you will have a lot of money invested in this. The engine usually goes out around 80,000 miles. If you buy it and need any help with it, let me know and myself or most of the guys on this forum can help you out.

They are beautiful cars, but they are also a lot of work.

dayna240sx
06-20-2003, 11:49 PM
I read in another post that you might want a 2002 civic si? I have a 2000 (better than 2002 IMO) Civic SI with less than 20,000 miles for sale. Its also completly stock so you can do what you want to it.

Let me know where your located!

drews
06-21-2003, 12:22 AM
im currently located in houston texas, and im on a low budget right now so i really can't afford something over 10 grand, yeah the rx-7 is a very clean car, but i wish it was more reliable.

rxtacy
06-21-2003, 09:19 AM
buy it as a project car if you can. because if you're on a budget, don't expect to be able to keep up with all of its maintenance needs while still keeping it on the road. if you need it to be in good shape, a rebuild is inevitable in the near future, but if you're willing to spend at least $5000 on fixing it up and basic performance upgrades, then you will have a badass, healthy rx-7 for under 10 grand, which is a major accomplishment. this is a good opportunity, but just be aware of what the car's going to need to be reliable.
btw, if you want to look at some prices, . here's somewhere to begin (www.pettitracing.com)

drews
06-21-2003, 11:42 AM
thanks man

drews
06-21-2003, 05:55 PM
should i still get it, cause i only have money for one car. a project car will come later

dayna240sx
06-21-2003, 06:00 PM
If you only have money for one car, I wouldnt get it. The car will need fixing a lot and usually people who have turbo rx-7's have more than one car.

Also, if your kinda strapped for cash and your under 25, insurance will be a bitch for FDs. About 1,200 a half if you have a clean record. :eek:

drews
06-21-2003, 06:19 PM
yeah i pretty much have a clean record, do you have an estamated price for insurance for someone with a clean record, having a fd?

thanks

dayna240sx
06-21-2003, 06:24 PM
Yep, he was 19 years old, perfect record and it was $1,200 a half.

drews
06-21-2003, 06:56 PM
thats not that bad

dayna240sx
06-21-2003, 08:46 PM
yeah it is! the car is 10 years old! I would hate paying $2400 a year to insure one car.

rxtacy
06-22-2003, 10:39 PM
i bought mine when i was 17 and lucked out with insurance. it only costed me $80 more per year than my last car (a sedan). i'm payin about $1000 a half with a clean record and i'm still well under 25 years old. i guess it all depends on your insurance.

drews
06-22-2003, 11:03 PM
im 16 and havent gotten my license yet, but soon. and i got a deal on an rx7 3r gen tt, but wondering is it worth the money or not

dayna240sx
06-22-2003, 11:22 PM
If the car is only $4,000 it's defiantly worth the money. What color is it BTW?

BUT, your only 16 and this car is alot to handle. Its not a car for inexperienced drivers. You will A.) kill yourself, or B.) kill the car and have to come up with a ton more money to fix it.

I'm not going to be the one to tell you not to get it, it is a great deal, but you should also have a beater car unless you know a lot about rotarys and will be able to fix it right away when it blows.

drews
06-23-2003, 10:42 AM
im trying to hold the car about 4 years before i get a new one, and it'd be a daily driver to work and school etc. and im not going to be a reckless driver with a ledgend, but if i had like a civic i'd wouldnt care but its a rx-7 tt. if the engine dose blow up then im probly screwed, whats a reasonable price for a rx-7 tt with 70 plus miles? do you know?

dayna240sx
06-23-2003, 11:03 AM
Originally posted by drews
im trying to hold the car about 4 years before i get a new one, and it'd be a daily driver to work and school etc. and im not going to be a reckless driver with a ledgend, but if i had like a civic i'd wouldnt care but its a rx-7 tt. if the engine dose blow up then im probly screwed, whats a reasonable price for a rx-7 tt with 70 plus miles? do you know?

A reasonable price for that car that is in pretty good condition is between 11-12K. So it is a very cheap price for it. But the engine will go soon, its not a matter of "if", its a matter of "when".

rxtacy
06-23-2003, 12:13 PM
do not buy this car for two main reasons. first, you should not drive an fd3s as your first car. you would be lucky not to crash it, and just driving carefully is hard to do when you actually feel the performance of this car. i go wide open throttle at least once a day. you need to get used to driving an easier car first. it would just be the best thing to do. second reason is that if you are not able or willing to drop an extra $5-10,000 on this car at any given time (while you're still not familiar with the car), then you should not take the chance.

drews
06-23-2003, 01:23 PM
i have already experinced per say an easier car (crx, civic, crv, odessy, rsx)

rxtacy
06-23-2003, 05:26 PM
this is no honda. if you've never owned a rotary car before, then you're starting almost from scratch when it comes to knowing the car. this car has many specific needs that you would not get with a honda. it just takes time to learn, that's the way it is.

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