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Old 10-01-2004, 11:41 PM   #46
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Re: Re: N/A 300zx or SVT Contour

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Re: N/A 300zx or SVT Contour

hahaha awesome
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Old 10-01-2004, 11:54 PM   #48
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Now made even better: Daily threat level warnings

Anyway, if you can't afford the NA Z32, look around for a 240SX. Another great car though no where around the NA Z32s level, they may be cheaper, or if another Initial D video has come out, they may be more expensive. Anyway, if you can afford the NA Z32, go that route and much joy and good karma shall come to you.
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Old 10-01-2004, 11:55 PM   #49
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Re: N/A 300zx or SVT Contour

(and by karma... he means women)
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Old 10-01-2004, 11:58 PM   #50
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Well that too. Its a well known fact that:

Z32 = tail magnet
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Old 10-02-2004, 10:04 AM   #51
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Re: N/A 300zx or SVT Contour

Everyone loves "tail". If I got a 240sx I wouldn't keep it stock for long because they are slow as snails. The pro of the 240 is that it is RWD and you got to love RWD. I would at least try to obtain one of those monster machine SR20DET. or something like that. BUT you won't get as much tail with a 240. so 300zx wins. Hands down. Faster with chances of more ass, if i don't screw it up
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Old 10-02-2004, 04:05 PM   #52
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Re: N/A 300zx or SVT Contour

I suggested the Z31 because the Z32...most likely na or tt...will be really high for a 16 yr old...definately so for the tt. My insurance wasn't too horrible when I got my first Z31, but it was pretty steap...I'm not sure if the newer, more powerful, more expensive...yet safer Z32 would be more or not...insurance confuses the hell out of me.
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Re: N/A 300zx or SVT Contour

What is good mileage to buy a Z32? I don't want to buy one with 250,000 miles, but what is a good amount to buy with? like 80,000?
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Re: N/A 300zx or SVT Contour

depends on what you want to pay. if you don't want to pay more than $7k, then plan on getting one with over 100k miles. but the vg, if taken care of, will last 200k miles. just don't hurry up and buy the first one you see, take your time.

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They'll last vitually forever...here's a good rule of thumb for you. 5-10K per year = low milage, 10-15K per year = average mileage, 15-20K per year is getting up there a bit, 20K+ per year = I probably wouldn't mess with it...there are exceptions to these rules, of course, but this is a pretty good rule of thumb. So...if you find a 1992 with 100K on it, that's not too bad...12 yr old car...that's less than 10K per year...probably has a lot more in it. Just a guideline, but it helps. Also, www.kbb.com is the industry standard for finding a car's value. Check the price of what you're looking at there.
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Re: N/A 300zx or SVT Contour

kelly blue book underestimates the z a lot. you can try using that when you talk to the seller, but if the seller knows what he is doing, he will sell it for mor than the kbb listed value.

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Re: N/A 300zx or SVT Contour

He may TRY to sell it for more...the kbb guys kinda help when it comes to buying a Z cuz you can use their low ball number to your advantage sometimes...even though we all know it's probably worth more. What you have to keep in mind though is that there will always be someone willing to pay more for the same car than the next guy...you just have to find the right person...
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Try going to Autotrader.com and seeing what equivilant cars are going for. KBB is pretty good but the direct source is usually more accurate. If you can't find the right person, kidnap a stranger, brainwash them and make them the right person. Then do that a 100 million times and create a living zombie army to do your bidding.
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Re: N/A 300zx or SVT Contour

You know that zombie army thing doesn't sound too bad! I will have them steal 300zx and 350z. I shall hand them out accordingly not to some faggot who wants the eifel tower on the back of it. Thanks for that "chart", longlive. I will use that when purchasing a car...I hope i can find one under 100,000! That would be ideal, the bad thing is that there are ZERO 300zx's for sale around here none in auto trader none in any of the local car magazine things. Ill probably have to drive a few hundred miles to find one that is in good shape.
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SVT or Z32????????

My first Z was a 1992 NA Z32 2+2 that I bought as my first Rwd at the age of 24. I'd have to agree with everyone else when they say that at 16yrs old the Z is too much car and that "most"(not all) kids at that age wont respect power of this car. However... The SVT can be made into a extreamly sick NA killer. True F@#$ing Story.

Back when I had my frist Z32( I have a 1993 Z32TT now) I use to do alot of drag racing and drag racing in Seattle.
** NOTE: Z32 is not made for DRAG Racing!!!!! **
I remember this one dude with this SVT Ford Taurus who would always seem to smoke the Hell out of the honda's as if they were standing still. It was pretty damn funny thinking back on it... Until the one time I got bored and raced this dude myself and had my ass handed to me . Not I had a full Greddy cat-back and JWT ECU and Apex intake on my NA and thought that I was King Sh!t at the track. I found out later that the SVT was packing a 50 shot NOS kit and a flowmaster muffler!!! WTF!
I have to give that car It's props. During that time the only other real competition I'd have was from the mustangs, BMW M3', and Corvettes.
I wont sleep on the SVT anymore but my TT has added more of an insurance policy of that ever happening again thou.
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