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Old 05-18-2005, 11:33 PM   #16
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Haha i have NO IDEA what i could be getting into to be honest. I may have a feeling but i dont really know. I do know that it very well could (and probably will be) costly to work on an older car, and that it is time consuming but it would be worth it in the end. My dad knows what he's doing (when its older cars) and so i shouldnt have TOO many major problems except for maybe money. Probably abort to import if all goes wrong . I'd rather a rear wheel drive if theres good rear wheel imports (if i go that route).
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:36 PM   #17
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I don't know a lot of cheap ones except 240sx's, 300zx's and of course the nsx but there are a lot more i know of but not on my mind right now
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:38 PM   #18
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Haha, well i like the 240sx but mostly only the newer ones, i think 1994 and up(?) And also the car doesnt HAVE to be rear wheel drive cause i know most newer cars (domestic or import) are front wheel so its no big deal really.
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:40 PM   #19
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I hate the body style of the newer ones I like the old ones that look like an old 80's 300zx like a 91 240
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:42 PM   #20
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Well i also may be confused and getting the body styles mixed up (very possible). All years on 240sx (as far as i know, like i said, maybe be confused lol) are nice, theres just one style i know i like better but dont nkow the year. Maybe i should check that.
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:43 PM   #21
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just look in www.autotrader.com and look through all the years
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:49 PM   #22
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Do you need to know a zip code to use that one? (cause i'm in Canada so i got a postal code).
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:49 PM   #23
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Personally, I ws going to start off driving with a 96 Saturn SC1 (1.9L of Saturn fury ) but then we sold that car before I got my license and bought a 1990 Beretta GTZ (Just because Im a brat and guilted my parents into it). The Beretta was a very cool car. High Output Quad 4 engine mated to a 5-speed getrag transmission, allowed me to do 100mph in 3rd gear, 130 in 4th, and a 15.798@87.93mph(This is all bone stock btw). However, as fun of a car as it was, it was insanely unreliable. We paid 3000 bucks for it, and put another 4000 into it in repairs. I now have a 1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3100SFI Auto. It's reliable, quick, and overall a good first car and good daily driver. However, I miss driving stick shift so Im saving up for an Impreza STi.
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:51 PM   #24
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I've never really driven, never mind tried stick. I think i could do it (up shifting atleast) from watching so often, but to me the downshifting (or knowing WHEN to donwshift seems harder, while braking).
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just put it in neutral when braking or get it matched to a lower rpm an then shift and if u want me to explain it more if you don't understand what i'm saying ask me
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I've never really driven, never mind tried stick. I think i could do it (up shifting atleast) from watching so often, but to me the downshifting (or knowing WHEN to donwshift seems harder, while braking).


You don't need to downshift when you're stopping. You can just put it in Nuetral and use brakes only to stop. But if you prefer to downshift (engine brake), you can get the hang of it with practice and knowlege of shift points. Also, for me, the hardest things to learn was starting off in 1st gear and starting off going in reverse. It's tough, but once you get the hang of it, it just seems so easy.
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oh okay, i thought you had to down shift to keep the rpm's matching the engine speed, i didnt know you could just put it into neutral. Thanx 99integra and Satty101.
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The only thing you want to not do is go over the rev limiter
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Is it harmful to go too far under the rev limiter?
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The only thing you want to not do is go over the rev limiter


haha, yeah. 10,000RPMs on an engine that has a 7000RPM rev limiter is not good.
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